Chillin’ in Baltimore…

Everyone had to work today. I’ve spent much of the day at Jeff’s dining table that, long ago, was my first dining table. It’s fun to re-visit so much of the furniture that Steve and I had before it became Jeff’s. I feel like I know how my mom must feel when she walks through our house. It’s nice to have the memories that go with the stuff without having the stuff itself.

Anyway, I think I’ve managed to pick up a cold and I want to share the hot drink Jeff made for me. Pour a tablespoon or so of lemon juice in a mug. Cut several (4-5) thin slivers of ginger root and put them in the mug. You don’t have to peel the root. Add boiling water. Let cool and drink. You can leave the ginger in the mug.

This drink is really good and feels like it is good for the cold-that’s-coming. I suppose you could add sugar but it’s good without it. Save the calories for something more exciting.


I’m also using a neti squeeze bottle that is similar to this one. Mom, at 79, has learned to love her neti squeeze bottle and Elanor has been using one since she was little. If you have sinus issues, you might want to give it a try. I use mine twice a day whether I have a cold or not. I’m using it 3 times a day now. The following movie shows how the neti squeeze bottle works.


I’ve been neti-ing for a long time without video instruction. I don’t look nearly this good when I use mine. And I tend to blow the water and stuff out right away. Maybe I’ll let it sit a bit before blowing later. See, you can learn something new every day if you just pay attention!



7 thoughts on “Chillin’ in Baltimore…

  1. Oh dear, I hope you’ll feel better soon.
    I love that drink and it really seems to help. I don’t add sugar either, but I do add honey if my throat is acting up as well. It makes it sooooo smooth!! LOL. (and I like the taste, that’s a bonus too ).
    I’ve neve heard of that squeeze bottle and never ever rinsed my nose. Ah well, it’s never too late to learn is it? L-))
    Happy holiday season,
    dutch hugs


  2. I have used the squeeze bottle before. Now I have a neti pot and like it very much. It is very gentle but effective. I’m going to try your drink also. Sounds good for a cold. =!=


  3. There was a thing on the news about the netti pots. People have died from using tap water and not distilled water. Parasites in the water went to peoples brains and killed them. Please be careful.


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