Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mom Cold

Tonight's cocktail is a "hot" hot toddy. Because I feel like ass, and this helps me breathe. And also because bourbon.

  • Double shot of bourbon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Generous spoonful of honey
  • Splash of Cointreau
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Hot water
Combine first 5 ingredients in a mug, top with boiling water, stir.

At first I thought I was just having spring allergies, but after 2 days of antihistamines and the neti pot, my sinuses are like concrete, and this pestilence is moving down into my chest to squat on top of my lungs like a raspy, ill-tempered troll. I really hope we're not heading into plague season, which typically happens to me Every. Damn. Spring.

2008:  Flu (Tweak, the nanny, my ex, and me. Tink, who was 2 and licking things on the floor, was the only one unscathed. Guess who took care of everyone?).

2009:  Strep (the day I moved out of my ex's house).

2010:  Strep again (Tink and me).

2011:  Pneumonia.

2012:  Bronchitis. For 2 months.

Ah, well. It could be worse. I could have a man cold.

Or someone could have head lice again. Crap! Now I've done it! I'd better run around the house clockwise 7 times while chanting something in Gaelic and waving a chicken's foot to ward off the jinx. Hopefully the neighbors won't call 911. Or if they do, hopefully the hot firefighters will bring me some soup.

"I hope you like matzo balls."


  1. Um, okay, YUM! I think I feel a cold coming on...

    1. Welcome! If that doesn't work, I recommend straight bourbon. You'll still have a cold, but you won't care.


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