Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cold-Cold, as in freezing and hacking

Oh good grief! I am taking the adage, starve a fever; feed a cold to extremes. In earnest I have devoured everything in site. At 4:00 a.m. I found a note on the counter next to the coffee pot: A fresh pot of coffee will brew for my honey at 5:00 a.m. I probably would have resisted hitting the brew button until 5, but I spied the clear plastic disposable container with half a cheese danish and an entire chocolate chip danish from last night. I started with a sliver of cheese danish as the coffee brewed. Then another sliver, and one more. Filled a soup mug with hot coffee and cut a chunk of chocolate delight and slowly devoured it at the computer. I drained the coffe pot in two hours, and then hubby woke up. "You want breakfast? You know what they say, starve a fever..." So, I plopped two sausage links in the pan, fried up eggs and plunked whopper (no kidding) English muffins in the toaster and downed that too. It is now an hour later and that Cutie in the kitchen is still tempting me. Cutie as in tiny little deliciously sweet orange/nectarine. It's going to be a long day. Hack-hack, sniffle, sneeze, honk! Yesterday at school I combined two beverages in my tall plastic Coke glass, Sprite and grape juice. Holy moly, talk about a jolt; it tasted like wine. Today I think I'll stick with hot tea. Uh, and one more thing. We have a gift certificate for a restaurant that expires tonight, so what the heck...starve a fever. I don't have one, so I'm going feed this damn cold!

11 comments:

Bookie said...

Sorry to hear about that cold! I had a bug over the weekend but so far so good on missing that your kind of agony. Sounds like you have found a good coping mechanism though! :)

Susan Wicker said...

Oh Linda, you are so lucky you can feed that cold. Sounds like great "medicine" to me but then I've have a cold AND more poundage on the scale. Take care and hope you feel better soon. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

irishoma said...

Hi Linda,
Hope you're better soon. Go ahead and have that Cutie; it will be good for you. Cuties are one of my favorite winter fruits.
Donna

K9friend said...

Don't worry. It's all strictly for medicinal purposes.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

If you want to really hit the cold, have a hot toddy: 3/4 c. boiling water, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 (or more) tablespoon of honey, and 1-2 shots of whiskey. Blend, sip, blow your poor nose, and have a good night's sleep. You might want a night-night snack first, though, so you don't wake up hungry. :) Hope you feel better soon.

Linda O'Connell said...

Thank you one and all for your well wishes. I ate a huge dinner AND dessert. My bra is even too tight right now. Liquids tomorrow.

Lynn said...

There are no calories when you're eating because you're not feeling well. Hope you're on the road to recovery!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

That's true...if you're sick, the calories escape as soon the tines of the fork poke holes in the food.

I was going to send a beach photo to cheer you up, but I can't find your email address. My daughter took the pic on Siesta Key last summer and it is so pretty I made it my laptop wallpaper. If you want to email me feel free, and I'll attach the photo in a reply.
writinginthebuff@hotmail.com Feel better!

BECKY said...

Hey Linda! Enjoy all that comfort food now, and when spring hits, you'll lose it again! Feel better!

Tammy said...

I can never remember the saying, so I just feed everything. Hope you're feeling better!!!

Linda O'Connell said...

Hey friends, all that eating worked. I'm on the mend and about five pounds heavier.