Saturday, December 1, 2012

I Feel Crummy

You may have noticed I haven't posted for a week.  You may not have.  Those that have noticed, THANK YOU!

Truth is, I haven't felt like it.  I started fighting a cold with zinc and vitamin C two and a half weeks ago.  Last Sunday it proceeded to kick my butt.

I didn't quit!  I went to school and taught my classes all last week.  Even after my left ear completely lost its hearing I still (very stubbornly) went to work.  When the kids all told me I was shouting (I couldn't hear myself talking) I hung in there.  I had a big event I was in charge of today and I had to get some things done.

Yesterday I threw in the towel, accepted help and handed the controls over to some very competent people.  It was the best thing I could have done.

Today I made it to the Walgreens Take Care Clinic and got some antibiotics for my two ear and sinus infections.  I am feeling a lot better.

Before I get to the whole point of this posting, I want to throw out a big HUZZAH for the Take Care Clinics.  Honestly, I may start going there instead of my doctor.  My doc usually can't see me for a few weeks for anything routine and if it's something I need to see him same day for, I have to come in on their schedule.  The Take Care Clinic will see me when I want to be seen (you can make an appointment if you don't care to wait or you can walk in) and they cost the same as my doctor co-pay.  The REALLY great thing?  Once you are taken back there is no more waiting.  You don't wait in the waiting room and then wait in the exam room.  You are seen and your prescription can be filled before you leave, if you choose.  Awesome.

And now for the real value of this posting!

I will share my mom's super secret (unless you have google) Russian Tea recipe.  She used to feed this stuff to us when we were a bit under the weather.

Russian Tea

1 jar of Orange Breakfast Drink (like Tang.  Not Kool-Aid.  I use generic because they use real sugar.  Tang uses an artificial sweetener and I don't believe in those.)
1/3 cup instant tea (I use Lipton.  You don't want the Iced Tea mix.)
2 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
1 t ground cloves

Mix all together and store in a container.

To use:  Mix two teaspoons into one big mug of hot water.

It's hot and feels nice on your throat (the ginger helps.)

I will be back to posting on a regular basis now that I have some great antibiotics coursing through my system!  It's holiday time and it's also a great time for some crafting!

Thanks for hanging in there with me!


  1. I thought when it got quiet from Creative Thriftiness that you were taking some much needed time for yourself and family around the holiday...but it's because you've been SICK. Argh...

    I (and your many fans out here in cyberland) sure hope you'll be feeling much better soon...take care!

    1. I appreciate the well wishes! I have passed the cold along to my daughter and she and I now have matching ear infections. I am glad we are getting this over before Christmas. . . it would be a crummy way to spend a vacation!

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!