The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind — Packing up and moving into a new apartment, playing host to some INSANELY adorable pups & kittens at Salt & Sundry for a fundraising event with the Washington Humane Society + Spoil Me Rotten Dog Biscuit Co., experiencing all the M O O D S W I N G S when the weather decided to get freakishly cold again && the full moon was in Sagittarius, and, finally, heading up to Boston for one hell of a wedding weekend with all my old college buddies. As one friend put it this week: “All of your photos from the wedding are blurry.” Obviously blurry from all the dancing, not all the alcohol involved (see above). Obviously. I also got to spend a day exploring Boston with a friend from high school who I’ve been way too out of touch with. She took me to SoWa (highlights include buying a starfish-shaped cuff && realizing I’d lost my debit card somewhere along the way), the Lawn on D, and to a trapeze class at TSNY Boston where I sort of conquered my fear of heights but mostly just prayed I wouldn’t pass out mid-swing.
So it’s not much of a surprise that I’ve now got a head cold, complete with a sore throat and general sense of fuzziness in my brain. I’ve been nursing myself back to health with Alka Seltzer Cold & OJ because it’s all I’ve got in my house, but I could really go for a bowl of ramen and my warm bed right now. Usually when I’m sick my MO is to just stuff myself full of cold meds til I can’t feel anything anymore, HOWEVER now that I’m trying to keep weird pharmaceuticals and chemicals away from my self and out of my body, I’m down to try some natural remedies (though nix on the weird homeopathic b.s. Trader Joe’s convinced me to spend $10 on). You can bet your butt I’ll be soaking myself in alcoholado tonight (the Puerto Rican mother’s cure-all to any ailment — which, you guessed it!, my mom sent me a bottle of a while back) but other than that and drinking plenty of liquids ++ sleeping as much as possible, I’m at a loss for what actually works to help you get over a cold/sore throat combo and what’s just some pseudo-science crock.
What do you all use to help you ride out a nasty cold? I’m ready to feel like a normal person again.