Hey hey bloggies!
It seems like it's cold season. I know Heather was sick last week and it seems like everyone around here has been calling out -- and it's not a case of spring fever, either, because the weather's been nasty. I've been fighting upper respiratory gunk since Sunday.
So what's a girl to do when it's not bacterial and the doc just says to pound nyquil like it's your job?
First, if you don't have a pet, you need a ridiculous stuffed animal to keep you company in bed.
This is Penguin, who is obviously quite aptly named. Max got him for me 3 Valentines Days ago -- we went to the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. :) Since then he has acquired lots of cool headgear, as you can see.
Side note here: I used to be (and I guess I still am) obsessed with penguins. Until I was 21 years old my AIM screen name was "mysticpenguin07." Mystic -> Mystic Aquarium; Penguin -> the cute wobbly waddling gods of the earth, as I like to think of them; 07 -> my favorite number (I think just 7 was taken, unbelievably). Yeah. For a long time I harbored a pipe dream of being a vet working at the Mystic Aquarium. I even went to Marine Biology summer camp for two summers.
Back to business, if I didn't just lose ALL of you due to my sheer dorkiness....
Next -- you need to make and drink this tea at least once a day, I'd recommend twice.
But unfortunately that's not ALL -- you can't *just* put this in boiling water and expect miracles.
You have to add two tablespoons of this nasty stuff.
(Apple Cider Vinegar -- organic and unpasteurized.) I'm sorry. I really am. But it WORKS.
I would recommend adding agave syrup (or your sweetener of choice) and only as much water as is absolutely necessary, like I did...
Breathe in the steam, and drink as slowly as you can force yourself to. It'll clear your sinuses RIGHT up, I promise.
A good book to get lost in will help too. If any of you are about to make the same mistake I did: Sara Gruen's The Ape House does not fit the bill. I borrowed it from the library because: 1) I loved Water for Elephants, and 2) Oprah recommended it. OPRAH. Well, she was wrong. It was like a soap opera in written form. Everything was melodramatic, hardly believable, and stereotypical where it was believable. Not recommended.
What is recommended, though? Skinny by Diana Spechler. We've already talked about that though and now it's time to reveal our lucky winner!
Dun dun duuuuun......
Lindsay at Cardio Pizza!! [Who will actually be winning a used copy. Sorry. That's what happens when you multi-task while placing an Amazon order. I'm just glad I didn't end up with 300 of these or something crazy. It's still in great condition though! Just minor stains & marks on some pages.] Girl e-mail me your address (squatlikealadyATgmailDOTcom) and I'll get it right out to you!
Have a great day everybody! Stay healthy! :)