Saturday, February 25, 2012

Windknots sure-fire cold remedies

Yes, I've got a miserable winter cold...as compared to a miserable summer cold. I certainly hope that this one isn't a sign of what's in store as this poor body gets older. I don't recall ever having a cold that laid me low for a week. This cold really took it out of me. I've slept hours on end, I'm on #5 of the John Wayne movie festival and I've tied one Hare's Ear.

Anyway, I'm starting to feel somewhat human again or at least I can drag myself out of bed and prop myself up in front of the computer.

I'm sure everyone here has said at one time or another, we can put a man on the moon, why can't we cure the common cold? Well, leave it to Windknots to come up with some sure-fire cold remedies for everyone.

1. Everyone has heard the saying, Starve a cold and feed a fever...or is it feed a cold and starve a fever? Well, forget it. Neither one makes any sense.

2. Doctors say drink plenty of fluids and I concur. They also say lots of warm liquids to ease a sore scratchy throat. I recommend a shot (or so) of good Kentucky sipping whiskey and then bury yourself under 3 feet of blankets. You'll sweat that cold out by the time you regain consciousness.

3. Take a hot shower. Preferably with someone warm and cuddly. (Discretion advised)

4. Fix a nice hot cup of green tea, throw it out and see #2.

5. I do sometimes drink alcohol or tea mixed with honey. I don't know if this works or not, but I've never seen a sick bee.

6. My mom said homemade chicken soup was the answer for a cold or most any ailment except stupidity. Go get some.

7. I highly recommend a nasal wash. A mixture of warm water and salt. Don't swallow.

Okay enough. I'm going back to bed.