Wednesday, February 13, 2008

snow "flizzard" in Alabama today

This morning we had some snow flurries here in north central Alabama. The local meteorologist is (tongue in cheek) calling it a "flizzard." It was only a dusting that stayed on fallen leaves and logs only, but it was a nice change. My chickens seemed happy about it.

My throat is sore. I was hoping it was just dry from sleeping with my mouth open because of stuffiness from allergies, but I'm afraid it's not. I think I just may have caught my husband's illness. He has been ill for a week, actually took off from work last Wednesday (unheard of for him), and he still feels ill, but much better. I guess I'm in for it now. I hate being sick. I am not a nice person when I am sick. Well, practice in patience and endurance coming my way it seems.

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  1. I LOVE the chickens! They are so cute!

    Sore throat? Yuck. My mother used to make me gargle with warm salt water and peroxide (1 TBSP). Tasted disgusting. Worked like a charm...every time.

    Get better soon!

  2. Thanks for the suggestion, Philippa. As soon as I read your comment, I went and made up about 4 oz. of the stuff and gargled all of it. Four ounces makes for a lot more gargling than I thought. I don't know how well it's working, though. Time will tell on that one. I usually have to suffer through the whole course of a sore throat, though, no matter what I do.

    My husband swears by an iodine gargle I make for him using a recipe an elderly lady gave me 25 years ago. Into 8 oz. of warm water dissolve 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda. To this add 10 DROPS of iodine (get the kind you can take orally--ask your pharmacist). This seems to cure up his sore throats faster than anything, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I guess this iodine gargle is a similar treatment to the old-fashioned doctors who used to "paint" sore throats with iodine using a cotton swab. They don't do that anymore.