Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tea Can Make It Better

Yesterday morning, I woke up feeling fine ... almost as if it were a normal day.  As the morning progressed, my voice began to fade. 

When my throat feels a bit off, a nice cup of tea can make things better. The way I sometimes make tea, though, will make a real tea people cringe.

It was really a bad day to have this happen, because I was going to help Janet at her shop for Miss Mustard Seed's book signing event. 

10 - 12 ounces of water in a measuring cup and a heaping teaspoon of loose tea.

I worked for about three-quarters of the day ... until the crowd died down a bit.  Whenever I spoke to someone, I know I sounded like one of those dusky-voiced old-time movie actresses.  By the time I headed for home in the afternoon, I probably had only of half my voice left.

Microwave on high for two minutes.

When I woke up today, my head was stuffy and my voice was GONE.  I still felt fairly okay, but all I could do was whisper and croak. 

I've been like this all day ... which has made for a good day to finish decorating the Christmas tree, watch lots of football, and snuggle on the couch with Maggie and Ruby.
... strain it into a pretty cup, and enjoy!
As of this evening, I have more voice than I've had all day ... but it's still not all that much.  I sure hope it's mostly back by tomorrow.
Monday morning update:  I'm fairly certain that this is a cold, dammit.  I'm not too sick, but my head is stuffy, my throat is sore, and I'm blowing my nose about every 30 seconds.  Thank goodness for Puffs with Lotion!


  1. You make tea like I do- not for me to drink as tea and I do not like each other-but I whip up a cup for my hubby that way....shhhh...he has no idea- he thinks I am toiling, boiling and steeping-xo Diana

  2. Take care of yourself and drink that tea! I hate losing my voice! Snuggling with the fur babies sounds good!
    hugs, Linda

  3. Germs, colds and flu abound this time of the year. Hubby is fighting it right now and I will be next, I'm sure. Take care and may your voice return ASAP!

  4. I remember my Mom drinking that, but the tin looked different.

    Hope you get your voice back and don't end up sick. You don't have time for that!

  5. Hi Connie, Hope you get your voice back soon. Take care!

  6. I hope you wakeup with a strong voice this morning and are feeling much better. My head has been stopped up since yesterday...I don't think the weather is helping us out much. :)

  7. Tis the's going around. Drink lots of that tea and feel better!~Hugs, Patti

  8. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. It was nice meeting you at Janet's on Sat. Take care!

  9. In honor of tomorrow’s silence I’ll see you Wednesday, Connie. I hope you have your voice back today. With honey and lemon added I find solace in a lovely tea break daily. May you continue to have a better week.

  10. Dear Connie, I'm English, so of course I agree that tea can make any ailment better. I hope you are fully recovered for Christmas. Have a happy holiday! P. x

  11. Connie, Connie, Connie.
    That's nature thumping you on the head saying,
    "could ya give us a little time out?"
    Take it easy, and enjoy the season!
    And feel better really soon---

  12. The Puffs with lotion weren't working for me any longer. I think they quit putting as much lotion in them. May I recommend Kleenex Cool Touch? They are wonderful. I get sinus infections and my poor nose suffers through an infection. These really feel good on the nose. I hope you're feeling better soon.

  13. Thank you, Lori R!!! I noticed that the Puffs seemed different, but I didn't know that there was a better alternative.


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