These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

So, I had the flu last week, and in between feverishly hallucinating about unicorns and coughing up both of my lungs twice, I was clear-headed enough to think about all of the things I can’t live without when I’m sick and that y’all need to know about. Because I’m a giver. You’re welcome.

Sweet Leaf Mint and Honey Green Tea. Major shout out to this Austin TX company!! Previously, I thought mint and honey was best on a hot hot day (so refreshing!) but it turns out, it’s also very soothing when it feels like you swallowed glass.  If you can’t buy this in your local grocery store, order it from Amazon. But only if you like things that are delicious.

Puffs Plus with Lotion. Yes, they charge more for the lotion and yes, you need these unless you want your nose to look like you took a large piece of sandpaper to it.

A Hoodie. Am I the only person who wants to keep a hood pulled over their head when they have the flu? I don’t know why but it makes me feel better. I’m currently (and by currently, I mean since I was 18) rocking a lime green three-quarter sleeved hoodie that doesn’t even have a tag anymore so I can’t tell you where I got it, but it’s awesome and you should get one too.

A Guilty Pleasure TV Show. Get thy-self a Netflix account immediately if you don’t already have one, and then spend your flu days watching all the TV you wouldn’t normally watch. My guilty pleasures? Hart of Dixie and Pretty Little Liars.

I hope none of you are sick right now, but if you are, use my favorite things to heal yourself Also, see a doctor. I mean, probably my favorite things will heal you, but they can’t write you a prescription for antivirals.

32 thoughts on “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

  1. Saturn With Earrings says:

    I love my Green Tea! Too many people love coffee these days. But I’m a firm believer in tea 😀 As for the guilty pleasure shows, it’s Vampire Diaries and BBC Sherlock. Gets me through the WORST!!

  2. My guilty pleasures tend towards Horrible Tattoo Fixes, I don’t know why but all of the Tattoo shows, love them.

    Hoodie’s, don’t need to be sick for these. If I am home I am in yoga pants and either a tee or a hoodie.

    Feel better.

      1. I think it is just fun to hear the stories behind why they got the terrible ink in the first place, some of them are so funny.

        I have had a few of my older tats covered, not because they were bad tattoos but because they were so old. The ink they use today is so much better and in many cases I just wanted something new.

  3. beck16 says:

    I’m sorry you’re sick 😦 I hope you feel lots better soon! Tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. 🙂

    I want to share my new favorite thing… ACL fest!!
    I go almost every year (since year one) but I’ve never experienced it from inside of the fence. It’s much better that way! And even tho day 3 got rained out, I still had the best time EVER!
    If you haven’t yet, I highly suggest it so you can add it to your list. 😉

    1. Thanks! I am feeling better!

      And yes to ACL! I’ve grown up in Austin and have gone to ACL almost every year – I love it! Sorry your third day got rained out, Captain Thoughtful and I went the first weekend and it was awesome!

  4. I hope you are feeling much better. I’m a soup girl when I’m sick. Chicken soup, tomato soup, butternut squash, whatever, so long as it’s hot and goes down easy. Towards the end of being sick I like something spicy, get the taste buds working again. Other than that I love slippers on my feet, snuggling in on the couch and zoning out to old movies.

  5. “We are Volunteers Fighting Disease,
    And we’re cheerful all day long.
    If someone said that we were sad,
    That person would be wrong.

    We visit people who are sick,
    And try to make them smile,
    Even if their noses bleed,
    Or if they cough up bile.

    Tra la la, Fiddle dee dee,
    Hope you get well soon.
    Ho ho ho, hee hee hee,
    Have a heart-shaped balloon.

    We visit people who are ill,
    And try to make them laugh,
    Even when the doctor says
    He must saw them in half.

    We sing and sing all night and day,
    And then we sing some more.
    We sing to boys with broken bones
    And girls whose throats are sore.

    Tra la la, Fiddle dee dee,
    Hope you get well soon.
    Ho ho ho, hee hee hee,
    Have a heart-shaped balloon.

    We sing to men with measles,
    And to women with the flu,
    And if you breathe in deadly germs,
    We’ll probably sing to you.

    Tra la la, Fiddle dee dee,
    Hope you get well soon.
    Ho ho ho, hee hee hee,
    Have a heart-shaped balloon. ”
    -Lemony Snicket, “The Hostile Hospital.”

  6. durhampa says:

    So sorry you were ill. The tea sounds DELISH… I will most definitely try it. I too love the coziness of a hoodie, especially when I’m feeling punkish. And the tissues with lotion are a MUST for the exact reason you stated. When they first came out with those I wasn’t a fan. But now I wouldn’t have a nose if they didn’t exist! I’ll have to check into the whole Netflix thing… am I the only one on the planet without this convenience? Love your blog. Hope you feel better!

  7. A comfy hoodie fixes everything — a flu, a bad break up, a sad movie — because as soon as that fluffy cotton wraps itself around you, all will be right in the world again. That can also be said about Wade Kinsella.

  8. Hope you feel better soon! When I am sick, I like orange spice tea with honey added. Never drink the stuff otherwise. Tea and honey spells comfort. 😉

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