What To Do When You Are Sick

Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:00 pm
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Sometimes it can be nice to be a little sick. You're stressed out, your tired, and suddenly you get a cold. What a perfect excuse to relax and indulge yourself in hot soup and old movies (if you havekleenex that luxury). However, if you are unlucky enough to become sick on a hot 98 degree non-air conditioned summer day, it's not as relaxing to enjoy a day under the covers. Well, maybe you shouldn't enjoy being sick anyways...

Hot or not, I bet most people have their sick routine: food they like to eat, drinks they like to drink, movies they enjoy watching, favorite blankets and slippers to beat the chill, etc... When I'm sick, there are a few things I like around me that I at least convince myself will improve my current sniffling state

What to drink:

tea- Hot Honey-Ginger-Lemon Brew

- Lots of Water

- Green Tea

- Orange Juice

- Cranberry Juice

- Red Wine

- Whiskey

- Milkshake


What to eat:

fruit- Lots of Fresh Fruit

- Chicken Noodle Soup

- Fish Gratin (such ultimate comfort food, basically a dish with white fish, mashed potatoes and hollandaise sauce in the oven)

- Grilled Cheese Sandwhich

- English Muffin with butter and strawberry marmalade

- Chocolate Cookies

- Chocolate Ice Cream

- Pastries (preferably filled with vanilla cream)



What to watch:

Ferris buellers day offWatch very funny, light, comforting movies that can easily keep your attention:

- Ferris Bueller's Day Off

- Dirty Dancing

- Big

- The Fifth Element

- Star Trek episodes

- The English Patient

- Before Sunrise

- Love Actually

here's a list of more movies to watch when you're sick

What else to do:

- If you enjoy light novels, well, this is the time for those...

- Read fun, light magazines you never have the time for otherwise: fashion, food, design etc...

- Listen to audio books. This can be very relaxing since you don't have to actually watch anything. Just lie in bed, close your eyes and put on a good crime novel.

- Surf the net and get stuck reading blogs. There are so many different kinds of blogs out there and sometimes your find one that keeps your attention for a long time where you even look throughtheir entire archive. When you're sick, you can allow yourself that.



Hot Honey-Ginger-Lemon Brew




Method: Peel and grate some fresh ginger (about 1-2 tbsps). Put some water on boil (1-2 cups) and place the ginger in the pot. Let simmer for a few minutes. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and taste of with honey. Strain and serve!

I would imagine the lemon, ginger, honey mix is really good for you, it's also very soothing if you have a soar throat.

What to wear: Down Boots

Down BootsI have a pair similar to these, and I love them!

Nothing will make your feet more comfortable and warm. Just don't walk around in them - they are not made for that.



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