|Yes, we do have snow in Tennessee!|
Everyone else has been kind and offered advice. My favorite suggestion came from Ernestine. Ernestine is old, round, nearsighted as a mole, and often surprising. “Add a drop or two of flavor to your tea,” she said. When I asked her what flavor she recommended she said she was partial to Johnnie Walker Black Label.
Mel brought me bean soup with enough garlic in it to stop an army of vampires at the Canadian border seven hundred miles north of here. Ardis recommended plenty of rest and staying away from the shop until I’m no longer contagious. The cat recommended lots of lap time with purrs.
Thea, our town librarian, came up with this concoction: Combine ½ cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 clove garlic (crushed), 1 teaspoon grated ginger, and a dash of cayenne. Mix thoroughly and drink. I think I’m afraid of it.
What do you do for a rotten cold?
Kath Rutledge most recently appeared in LAST WOOL AND TESTAMENT, the first book in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries, named as one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of 2012 and available in mass market, e-book, and audio book. Kath will return in DYEING WISHES in July 2013 (now available for pre-order.)
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