Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Down That Road

That picture pretty much sums up things. Lots of mucous and ginger tea bags but I have felt several shifts and feel that the cooties should disappear soon.

This morning I couldn't stomach the idea of oatmeal so I made a carrot ginger smoothie but when I walked away, the blender vibrated, toppled and spilled half the contents. I almost whimpered over the CG smoothie contents in the sink. Bye bye organic carrot juice...

Feeling less crabby but on Monday definitely thought that I should report to meditation or yoga boot camp -- not one where they make you do power yoga but one where you are immersed in yoga.

When I mentioned the idea to Alison, she told me that she pretty much does yoga on a daily basis. Brilliant idea.

So, I'm going to attempt to do more yoga until I can find my way through this crabby phase...

Really enjoyed 6 Lifesaving Lesson from the ER: Courtesy of Travis Stork, MD.

During Dr. Stork's first stint as an attending physician, a dying child was brought into the ER.
"You may think I'm going to say that I took heroic action and saved his life. But to be frank, it was my years of training that saved his life. That and I took a deep breath. That deep breath turned any fear into focus, and I did what I was taught to do: I doctored."

Kind of funny that I just picked this magazine up again and saw the natural cold cures which are suggestions submitted by readers. One suggested 1/4 cup of chopped garlic in tomato juice. Garlic tea was one my grandmother's favorites but I just can't bring myself to go down that road.


  1. Someone at my work recommended ginger tea. He said it didn't help the cold any, but it makes him feel better nostalgically :-)

  2. That's funny.

    I don't know if there's anything really capable of shortening the length of the "common" cold but I definitely threw what I had at it.