Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I got chills, they're multiplying

Rum Hot Toddy
Originally uploaded by MatthewA.

For the first time in about 2 years (I think), I'm coming down with the flu. I have aching joints, a sore throat, and a generally miserable disposition. I'm not a good patient really but at least I know that. I don't moan and whimper like I'm begging to be shot, but I find it hard to function in a flu fug.

I posted this picture of a rum hot toddy not because I have any of the ingredients for one, but just for the fact that looking at it made me feel better. I've actually tracked down some Advil PM (aka 'knockout ')pills, and I even found some Aussie Soothers in my luggage. How long have they been in there? Best not to ask.

And so before I lapse into the completely self-absorbed one-woman pity party favoured by decrepit invalids everywhere, I will take my germs to the sofa and watch some Food Network and then have an early medicated night. And I won't complain to anyone. And don't worry, I'll keep the germs all to myself.


glamah16 said...

Juice of one lemon
Loads of honey
and a jigger or two of rum
all added to a cup of hot water.
Works better than anything you can buy and tastes pretty damn good. Certain Someone loved his medicine when I made it for him. Get well soon. It will be over in a few days.

Jammin' Jemma said...

I introduced George to the Special Yellow Pills last week coz his wisdom teeth are coming through - I told the lady in the chemist he's teething. Ha!

And yes, he too experienced the warm, fuzzy glow of Mercyndol

Gab said...

Reg has the right idea about those pills Jems - she calls them "Mercy Dolls". Ahh aren't they the best little treasures money can buy?

Just don't try and buy them from the hack pharmacy where DJs is now in the Mall - she's plagued by ethics and tries to talk you out of taking too many.