Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Streets are uneven, when you're down

Don't worry, I'm not actually down :) Well, maybe just a little, because the kids have been sick. Again. I can't wait for spring!! Poor Zion has such a bad cough...he was lucky to go 2 minutes without coughing today, and I wish I were exaggerating. Exhausting for him, me, and Liel. I made him a cough syrup out of apple cider vinegar, honey, water, cayenne, and ginger. At first he complained about it burning his throat (it does a bit- I tried it first) but when it became apparent that it actually gave him a few minutes of rest from the coughing he started telling me how much he liked, "the spicy cough medicine".

So anyway, as you probably guessed we didn't do much today. I skeined some yarn, spun some yarn, read some stories, made some soup. I talked to Leslie, and discovered both kids had fallen asleep, a clear indicator of their health. We didn't even get any good mail! Though yesterday's haul (including the roving I'm currently spinning) ought to have made up for that. How quickly I forget the mail of yesterday...

We had to turn down two social engagements today, too! I don't think we've ever even been OFFERED two social engagements on the same day since we've lived here. Wait- does that make us sound like social lepers?

9 comments:

Val said...

People Are Strange, the Doors.

And poor sick kidlet! And wow on the homemade cough meds. I found this stuff called Chestal that is by Boiron and it's tasty and sometimes helpful, but I'll def try your version next time I'm coughing up a storm. My cold is thankfully on the wane right now.

I hope everyone feels better soon!

Deirdre said...

The Doors, People Are Strange.

Hey, I went to the health food store in New City today and Joy gave me the best cough syrup for Angus, Jovi. It's great. He's been sick too and I really like this blend - great herbs and raw honey. Get thee some!

Deirdre said...

actually, here's a pedant moment .... isn't the lyric "streets are up, even when you're down"? Have I sung it wrong my whole life? Off to google now ...

skyeball said...

The Doors! "People Are Strange."

I hope L&Z feel better soon...

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the main stitch upholstery said...

just for the record, i don't like the doors, but it is them and the song is people are strange, which is entirley true, and no, you do not sound like a social leper.

Sara said...

You must have travelling and/or roads/streets on your mind ;)

I don't have an entry in the contest, I just wanted to say sorry about the sick kids... I never thought to make my own cough syrup, but might have to look into that! Emily's been coughing too.

Spring can't come soon enough...

robert said...

shit, i was thinking "when you're strange" by the doors. i stand corrected by the above.