Dec 28, 2017

Nothing to do but lay around

Yesterday was another dud of a day.  I had hoped to get out for a beach walk but had little energy and was mcuh too weak.  Plus there were only gray skies, too bad as there was a cruise ship in port.  I felt bad for those visiting Mazatlan for the first time.  It was also only 73F outside so I stayed inside under a blanket while sprawled out on the sofa reading.  Not to mention using up half a box of tissues as I kept sneezing repeatedly.  I finally gave in and started taking Tylenol Cold and Sinus tablets.  I had no sinus issues but had a headache and just could not stop sneezing.

Sadly we had to cancel having some friends over for drinks, snacks and a few games of Mexican Train.  There was no way I could stay focused.

So glad that I poked my head outside at sunset.

How could such a gray and colorless day produce such a work of art?

So how do you all cure the common cold?  What do you think is the quickest way to get rid of it?  Do your colds last just a few days or over a week?  Mine are usually quick and Colin take a week or longer.  We are really hoping that he doesn’t catch this one.  We have plans to bring in the New Year.

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11 Responses to “Nothing to do but lay around”

  1. George Yates says:

    Good luck with your cold, If and when I get one usually a day or so , but has been so many years they are only a distant memory. Fresh air, exercise, good food, lotsa wine or beer and stay away from indoor social events and crowded public place seems to work well for us.

    • contessa says:

      That might be why you never get a cold are you are both independent and stay away from large groups. I think think this is my first in about 18 months.

  2. lucy says:

    Sinus rinse at first signs of a cold ( AM & PM) by Neil Med. U can buy it at K-mart. Wally-world, CVS, walgreens, etc.

    It truly works for me.

    Good luck, feel better. Lucy.

  3. Nancy says:

    Stir up some honey, turmeric powder, ground ginger, coconut oil, and a squeeze of lemon. Take a tablespoon every few hours.

    I use a neti pot to flush my sinuses at the first sign of a cold.

    Good luck to you!

    • contessa says:

      That honey mixture sounds very interesting. I do have a neti pot but as my sinuses were not affected I didn’t use it. Guess I should have.

  4. Peter says:

    Six shots of Tequila should do the trick!

  5. Ruth McIntyre says:

    My mother use to say…”A treated cold lasts a week…..an untreated cold lasts 7 days” Drink lots (your choice)

  6. Ack, being sick sucks. Hubby is has been having the crud lurk about for a few days, we are desparately trying to keep him somewhat healthy before his business trip on Monday. I am certain after flying to Toronto and back he will come back sick, flying always seem to does it. Happy New Year, hopefully you wil be better by then!

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