I don't get sick very often (knock wood) but when I do it's usually a doozy. It hit the afternoon of my birthday and laid me low for the next two days. Now I'm up and about, with lingering droopiness and a wretched cough that settled into my chest. On the bright side now that I'm off my large dose of Alleve I can use my favorite home remedy to help calm the cranky cough. I mix equal parts water and bourbon, the water is necessary in case I want more than one over the course of an evening, and put them in a mug in the microwave for 1 minute. Then I stir in a spoonful of honey and a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice and sip slowly to soothe the savage beast. It's calming and delicious, giving me comfort in body and spirit. How many over the counter remedies can say that?
January 7, 2009
January 7, 2007