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Sick Sunday! =(

Well I awoke on Sunday to a yucky stuffy nose and head congestion, so I guess you can say I got my daughters cold…..=(

Unfortunately, this did not mean that I could just spend the day in bed as I had the following to do:

  1. Pick up my daughter from her Girl Scout trip, which involved a lot of driving.
  2. Make lunch.
  3. Help unpack my daughters stuff, then make sure she got cleaned up and did her home work.
  4. Finish laundry.
  5. Make dinner & lunches for tomorrow.

Luckily, I was able to fit in a 1+ hour nap and a nice “hot” bath in there!

Here our my eats for the day……..

Iced Coffee (On The Road!!!)

Iced Coffee (On The Road!!!)

Breakfast (On The Road!!!)

Breakfast (On The Road!!!)

Lunch was a eggplant and cheese wrap from a local eatery close to where my daughter had her Girl Scout trip.  It was very good but “heavy” and I forgot to take a picture.

Dinner

Dinner

Desert

Desert

Can you say “High-Carb” Day!?!?!  I CAN FOR SURE AFTER TODAY!  =(

I went to bed early (after taking some meds to help me sleep soundly of cousre)…….hoping I feel better in the a.m.! 

On to the “Tip Of The Day”…..I am trying them all!!!

6 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the ‘Natural’ Way

No. 1: Blow Your Nose Often — and the Right Way

It’s important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can cause an earache. The best way to blow your nose: Press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Wash your hands after blowing your nose.

 No. 2: Stay Rested

Resting when you first come down with a cold or the flu helps your body direct its energy toward the immune battle. This battle taxes the body. So give it a little help by lying down under a blanket.

No. 3: Gargle

Gargling can moisten a sore throat and bring temporary relief. Try a teaspoon of salt dissolved in warm water, four times daily. To reduce the tickle in your throat, try an astringent gargle — such as tea that contains tannin — to tighten the membranes.

No. 4: Drink Hot Liquids

Hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, help prevent dehydration, and can soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat.

No. 5: Take a Steamy Shower

Steamy showers moisturize your nasal passages and relax you. If you’re dizzy from the flu, run a steamy shower while you sit on a chair nearby and take a sponge bath.

No. 6: Use a Salve Under Your Nose

A small dab of mentholated salve under your nose can open breathing passages and help soothe the irritated skin at the base of the nose. Menthol, eucalyptus and camphor all have mild numbing ingredients that may help relieve the pain of a nose rubbed raw.

No. 7: Sleep With an Extra Pillow Under Your Head
This will help with the drainage of nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, try placing the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope.
 
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