02 November 2007

Head like a hole.

Dang, I have been sick for the past two+ weeks. As soon as I went off the mighty antibiotics I felt even worse than before. I have a sinus infection and an ear infection. An ear infection? Am I, like, four years old or something?

Anyway, my lack of blogging is more due to being busy than to relaxing, but I am going to try staying home today (except for doctor's appt) and "taking it easy." If you know me, I'm sure you can imagine how impossible this is. But I am going to try. I need to get better in time for Winter Wheat, and so I don't sound like Janis Joplin at Sara's thesis defense on Friday. Not to mention our week-long visit from H.L. Hix. Did I mention it's going to be a pretty wild week?

I removed the Halloween artifacts from my house today with much delight. Here's what it looks like in my neck of the woods.


jeannine said...

Recommendations from an old pro at sinus/ear infections:
--hot ginger/lemon/honey tea (heavy on all three ingredients) with a dash of cayenne pepper. Drink tons of this and your ears will loosen right up.
--Chicken soup - with lots of lemon peel and tobasco added in, and spinach. Eat with an orange juice chaser.
--heating pads (or microwaved damp towels with a little lavender oil) on your bad ear for ten minutes, a couple of times a day. Heating pads are also good for your chest, if you've got a chest cold.
--Any soup, as long as it's spicy.
Hope you feel better soon! Hugs, j9

Penultimatina said...

Thanks so much, Jeannine!

(Just another lovely thing that we have in common...)

Anne said...

A friend of mine used to swear by Jeannine's first suggestion up there.

Except that she added a liberal quantity of vodka.

Apparently, if it doesn't make you better, then at least you don't much care anymore. :)

Feel better soon!

Karen J. Weyant said...

Hi Mary -- Here is hoping that this post finds you feeling much better! I know you are involved with the teaching of poetry, so when you are feeling better (and if you have time), could you take a look at my latest post (Nov. 4) and see what you think?

Take on May

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