Saturday, November 26, 2011

The new bed

Well, all the other bothers aside, the new bed is working out well.
The futon frame matches perfectly with the foam.
Almost like it was meant to be.

Tonight is a cold night, though.
And I'm pretty down with a looming flu.
This'll be a test.
Getting sick is part of life.
It'll be fine, I suppose. This is part of it.
I embrace it with a freedom and the fervor of a mad fox.

See you tomorrow.


  1. Hope some of this helps you to get well!

    A natural remedy for nasal congestion is to drink more water. Hydration is important for anyone with respiratory problems, and water is cost-efficient, easily available, and healthy. As the water content of the mucus is increased, the mucus becomes less viscous and easier to expel. The sinuses drain more effectively when you are well-hydrated, and the mucus membrane is less susceptible to infection.

    Will Salt Water Sprays or Rinses Help Nasal Congestion?

    Rinsing with salt water helps break nasal congestion while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose. You can buy an over-the-counter saline spray or use this popular recipe:

    Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in 8 ounces of warm water. Lean over the bathroom sink. Gently squirt the saline solution in your nostril using a bulb syringe. It may work best to hold one nostril closed by applying light finger pressure while squirting the salt mixture into the other nostril. Let the saline solution drain. Repeat two to three times, and then do the same with the other nostril.

    Is There a Natural Remedy for a Sore Throat?

    Gargling can moisten a sore throat and bring temporary relief. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in warm water and gargle with this four times a day.

    To reduce the tickle in your throat, try an astringent gargle -- such as tea that contains tannin -- to tighten the membranes. Or use a viscous gargle made with honey, which is popular in folk medicine. Steep one tablespoon of raspberry leaves or lemon juice in two cups of hot water; mix with one teaspoon of honey. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before gargling.

  2. OOPS!

    Anonymous was me.

    Bob (aka stude53)

  3. Thanks, Bob. I'll certainly remember the tips. :) I have a neti pot on board just in case of nasal congestion. But the lemon and honey mixture sounds really nice...