I’ve been sick since December 18th. Nearly six weeks of whatever this cold or flu thing is that’s going around. I’ve been through a course of antibiotics for the ear/sinus infection that developed, which always makes me feel worse before I feel better, and I’m currently nursing the rib that fractured because I coughed so hard. I’m so ready to be done with this.
Enough of my whining, have you been spared from this bug? Everyone we know has either had someone in their house catch it or they’ve been victims themselves. If you’re among the unlucky who’s dealing with a winter illness, I’ve got some things to share that will either help get you back on your feet or make the road a little smoother until you do.
Not only will these Honey Citrus Syrups from The Yummy Life help tame that cough and sore throat, but they’d be delicious stirred into tea after the yuck has passed.
I’d be more than willing to try these Flu-Fighter Cookies from the Food Network. After all, just the fact that they’re cookies is going to make me feel a little better.
This Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe from AllRecipes user MARYVM is just homemade enough to make you feel better, but just easy enough you could probably whip some up while you’re still under the weather.
For me, one of the most annoying side effects of being sick is chapped lips. Problem solved with this Burt’s Bees Style Lip Balm Recipe from Broke and Healthy.
I have to admit, reading the recipe for this Homemade Cold Remedy from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food makes me cringe a little. However, if it works, even a little, I’m in.
Sometimes, when you’re laying there feeling all crummy, a heating pad is just the ticket. Since the cuteness of the pad is directly related to how quickly you’ll feel better (I’m sure there’s some science to back that up somewhere) go with these from How Does She.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever tasted an elderberry, but clearly I need to. It sounds like they have all kinds of health benefits. If you’re intrigued too, try out this Elderberry Tea from Traditional Foods.
This Neighborly Get Well Kit from Creature Comforts is so sweet. That said, if you’re well and your neighbors aren’t, I recommend the ding-dong-dash method of delivery.
This Cold and Flu Busting Coconut and Orange Smoothie from Green Thickies sounds delicious. Oh, and it will help you get better – bonus!
If you’re among the ill, get well soon. If you’re not, there’s no shame in wearing one of those white face masks. Trust me, no one is going to blame you.