-boil thinly-sliced ginger to make a tea; add honey and lemon - this is a powerful remedy!
-if you can match the exact right homeopathic remedy to your cold symptoms it will help a lot
-a tablespoon of local raw honey before bed helps with sore throat and coughing
-echinacea tea with local raw honey is a good way to get extra fluids in
-chicken soup really does help - add some turmeric for extra benefits
-I got achy with this cold so I took an Advil for two nights before bed so I could rest better
- keep going to the barn! Most of us have to anyway unless we have barn staff. Even if you don't do the full chore list I think breathing fresh air and visiting the equines helps us get better faster. You might find the horses are extra sweet when you come out coughing and nose-blowing into tissues. When you hand out the peppermints take one yourself. It clears the nasal passages. :)
Meanwhile I have managed to get little things done around the house. I'm behind on the "to-do" list I had for myself but I suspect succumbing to this cold was my body forcing me to slow down and focus on the special moments.
We've come to this:
Pixie kitten is all grown up and appointed herself Queen of the Christmas tree. I'm feeling better today and looking forward to my son coming home for the holiday week. Hope all are thriving and surviving the season!