Thursday, February 9, 2012

Combating the Cold

Sorry for the radio silence yesterday, this little lady is currently down for the count with one nasty cold. Guess I was too good of a care taker this weekend, tucking in and making sure the Hubs was on his way to getting better - I caught it! Next time he's on his own! HA!

In all seriousness, sinuses are nothing to battle with! The sinus pressure, congestion, extreme headache are  really taking me down! I am one of those people who goes to work no matter the illness - but I took yesterday off! I plan on heading in today, but if the Hubs has his way I'll be bed bound again. Which may not be the end of the world. {silly reasoning, but I like to save my PTO for fun stuff, not for being sick!} We shall see!

But being knocked out so hard, and given that it's the time of the year when it goes around I thought - let me share how I combat the cold! In addition to pounding OJ, water and a stack of cold meds & tissues, here is my arsenal:


1. A great candle. A must! Although your nose may be stuffy, the flicker and feeling a candle gives is a total relaxer. {Another favorite here}
2. Deep Conditioner. Now what in the world, I know what you are thinking! Follow me here for one moment. You are congested, exhausted and worn out - run yourself a hot bath, get in and relax. Let the steam work on the congestion and then this is where the deep conditioning comes in! Apply while you are relaxing, double duty! Plus once you are better you will have great hair! {This one is my personal favorite!}
3. Tumbler. Keep water, juices and lots of liquid handy! I love having a cute bright colored one handy - hey I'm a girl the gimicks work! ;)
4 & 5. A Good book and a stack of magazines....do we really need an explanation? Good, I knew you'd agree!
6. Nail Polish. Enough reading, napping and trashy daytime TV? Along with the bath/deep condition I like to do my nails. A non-strenuous activity that once I'm back on my feet will help me feel put together and cute! I'm ready for spring and starting in with the brights!

Has anyone come down with a bug yet this year? What's in your arsenal to combat your cold??

15 comments:

  1. A warm candle and pretty polish sounds perfect!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  2. Aww feel better soon and may your fingers and toes be fabulous!

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  3. had a bad cold and flu over the xmas and New Years Day time.... locked myself in house with loads of lemsip and good books and movies..... hope you will feel better! xxx Marina

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  4. This is the cutest! Only you could make a sick day sound so lovely! I love this little collage, but hope very much you are feeling better soon, lady! Being sick is no fun! Rest up!

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  5. I love how productive you are when you are sick. I typically just pout.

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  6. I hope you're feeling better! I can relate to Alex, I usually wait for people to fix it for me. Haha.

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  7. You definitely are fighting this bug much cuter than I did! I hope you're feeling better and hope you like my book reco ;) xoxo

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  8. I have a cold too. This Chicago wind has kept me inside for the past 2 days. I'm with Alex, I typically pout when I'm sick. Feel better :)

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  9. feel better chickadee, being sick is the pits. xo

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  10. Ugh I feel your pain. I get sinus colds more than any other ailment and know how debilitating they can be. Sounds like you had a good kit of stuff to make you feel better though - couldn't agree more, running a steamy bath is the cure!

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  11. hope you're feeling better! i'm almost done with the Help - loving it!
    itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  12. I'm reading The Help right now, how are you enjoying it?
    Feel better!

    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  13. I've been looking for a good deep conditioner. I'm going to try that one.
    I hope you're feeling better today.

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  14. I hope you're feeling better. I totally agree with you on the deep conditioner and a hot bath when sick.

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