I have two words for the chick at work who came up in my front office sniffling and sneezing. And it's not "feel better."
I am sick.
I woke up this morning and I promise you I sneezed like 25 times in a 5 minute span. I took my Zyrtec, hoping maybe the allergens were just super bad today. But... alas... I just never felt better. I realized shortly before lunch that I was coming down with a cold. Two days before my cruise and I get sick.
So, at lunch I ran to Walgreens and bought some zinc lozenges. Here's what I have to say about zinc lozenges.... while they actually do lessen your symptoms (shortening the duration is yet to be seen), I felt like I had picked up a stone to suck on. They are so gross and they dry your mouth out. It takes me almost half an hour to finish one off. But I do feel better for about an hour.
Oddly enough, before I realized that I had this cold coming on, I had stumbled across a pin on Pinterest about mixing honey and cinnamon as a cold remedy. So, after I got the kids in bed tonight, I tried to find it, unsuccessfully - but I am craving cinnamon rolls thanks to the search results - and just googled it. Apparently honey and cinnamon is a cure-all for everything. Who knew?
But it said for colds to mix about a tablespoon of honey and 1/4 a spoon (what kind of spoon? just a spoon, I guess) of cinnamon in lukewarm water.
Yes, I did it. I'm desperate. No one wants me snotting and sneezing all over the cruise ship.
Much to my dismay, I somehow do not have any regular clover honey. I have buckwheat honey, which I bought to use as a cough syrup for the girls. Which they refuse to take because it's nasty. I don't really care for honey all that much in the first place, but buckwheat honey tastes like liquid raisins and raisins taste like shriveled evil. But I figure honey is honey and even raisins taste better than zinc.
I might have actually enjoyed the drink if it had been clover honey. It wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible.
I finally found the pin. It was bugging me =)
We'll see how all this homeopathic stuff does for me. I need to feel human tomorrow - I have so much stuff to do. Laundry, grocery shopping, finish up packing, prepare as much as possible for my husband. I simply can't be sick right now.
Oh, and in case the mug has you curious... my dentist rocks. And he's cute.