Monday, June 1, 2009

Old Wives Tell Lies

Chicken soup is good for a cold, right? It seems to have done nothing for my cold this weekend - where are all those old wives that tell this tale? I have a chicken bone to pick with them.

I spent my weekend moaning, trying to breathe, sleeping and blowing my nose. My nose is so sore ... I've literally rubbed the top layer of skin off my nostrils with Vick's scented tissues. Don't you hate it when that happens? Don't you hate it even more when people talk about it on their blog? Eww.

Then there was the moment on Saturday when I thought I had swine flu because I read there were 2 confirmed cases of it in my county. And I thought, "Surely chicken soup cannot help with pig flu, maybe I need to be eating bacon?" I was under the influence of decongestants you understand.

Anyway, shutting up now ... going to finalize a batch of devotions for P31. (If you notice any typos in the coming weeks' devotions, you can blame it on swine flu and Sudafed.) Perhaps I'll take yet another nap when I'm done with that. But I'll be back tomorrow with a post you seriously don't want to miss.


  1. I hope you feel better Rachel! I am never sure; is it feed a cold and starve a fever or the other way around? Even if it didn't help the symptoms, I'm sure the chicken soup did feed both the body and the soul. I love chicken soup when I'm feelin' poorly in either area! :)

  2. Bless your heart! Hope that you feel better soon! My youngest was dealing with that yesterday! Hubby gave him benedryl--which knocked him out! Poor thing! But he felt better by supper! Delsym is great for a cough--FYI :).


  3. You're a hoot...a chicken bone to pick and eating bacon for the swine flu.

  4. Praying that you feel better soon!

    In Him,

  5. Ok... here's another 'wives tell' for ya to try out...

    When you're going to bed...Rub Vicks vapor rub on your feet and then put socks on.

    I have not tried this on myself but it works great for my kids! Clears their colds right up!

    Praying you feel better soon!

  6. All of you crack me up. My mother always made potato soup and so did I with my children. Sometimes I think it just has to work its self out of your system. We had a pastor that would overdose on Vitamin C and I think it worked. A lady I worked always brought orange juice to work with her. She did not believe in staying home. She had to come and spread it around.
    Will be praying for you.


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