Thursday, November 19, 2009

VapoRub, Lick the Bowl and Tales From the Coop Keeper

The good news is that Mom finally got the ok from her doctor last week that she no longer has to wear the neck brace, the bad news is that everyone in the waiting room that day was hacking and coughing so I'm down with a cold. I know sleeping with the window open last week probably wasn't a good idea with nights in the 50's now, but I love the cool bedroom air. It's almost like camping except the bed is a whole lot better!

How can a cold make you feel so lousy? I don't think I even have fever but for the past two days I've worn the same pj's and haven't even showered. Tomorrow I must get in the shower and at least clean myself. I hope I feel like going into town for some juice and tissues, running low on both.

Mom's words ring clear everytime I catch a cold, I head straight for the medicine cabinet and the jar of Vicks VapoRub. She would slather it on our chest and neck, I'd fight but always lose the battle. Now I am a believer and it's my first line of defense.

Right now it's a head cold but it's trying to go to my chest and you know what that means, that irritating cough that takes forever to get rid of. We are flying next week so I have to get better quick. I'm going to buy some more Acai juice and try to stay home for a change.

Since I'm home and I've had a chance to catch up on my favorite blogs and guess what?? I found two new ones I LOVE! If you love to cook as much as I do you will be in 7th Heaven over

If you are searching for the perfect desserts to have for the holidays, Monica's blog may be the only site you have to visit.

...And I have found another farm blog that is so down home,
Chickens In the Road good, Pioneer Woman good...
Jayme wears many hats, she's a chicken farmer, she's a wife, she even homeschools her nephew Aaron (who by the way is cooking his way through Pioneer Woman's Cookbook.) So if you have some down time... I hope that doesn't mean you are sick with a cold,
go over and visit these two great blogs!


  1. Hi Joycee! I've been a stalker of your blog for sometime now. I really enjoy your posts and love when you have new blog recommendations. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. I hope you're feeling better soon. I swear by Vick's too. Just the smell makes me feel better. Maybe the nasty old cold will stay in your head and you won't be bothered with the cough.

    Thanks for sharing the two new blogs. I'm going there now!

    Feel better. :-)

  3. Joycee! That is so sweet of you to blog about me. I'm truly honored. :-)

    I hope you feel better soon! My mom would slather on the Vicks and put one of dad's white t-shirts on us. Good memories.

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Good old Vicks VaporRub! Watch that cold going to your chest Joycee, that it doesn't turn in to pneumonia! Take care.

  5. hope you recover quickly. during cold season, me and vicks, well we are best friends!

  6. Feel better real soon. Vicks is a must!

  7. Doesn't Vick's Vapo-Rub bring back great memories of childhood ?
    I remember a kid in grade school that would put vicks on oranges and eat them when he had a cold (funny the things you remember !)

  8. Vicks on oranges? ewww!

    Thank you Joycee for blogging about me today. It was exciting to see my blog name in big bold letters :-)

    I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you get better soon. It's no fun to be sick and I hope things get better by next week. I'd hate for youto be sick on Thanksgiving. Have youever used a Neti Pot? Those things work and clear out your sinus cavities so you can breathe. Also Alka Seltzer cold is my standby. Hope that helps!

    xoxo, Monica

  9. Oh how I remember the vicks vap rub! It does help though, my mom would also make us hot lemon juice with honey in it..still like that. Get well..the holidays are a comin girl! Come say hi :D

  10. Feel better soon! It's no fun to be sick and have to fly. I remember VapoRub well. It has another great use for those of us no longer 20. Rub it into your nails. It really does help nails look healthier.


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