Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sick? Fresh air and garlic.

I'm sick. I am outraged...I never get sick. I have a cold. My nose is plugged, my throat is sore. I have a splitting headache. But I have a plan. I've always done the same thing when I don't feel well. If it's winter I open the windows, if it's summer I go outside. I crave fresh, real air, so I spent the day outside. So no difference from a usual Monday for me. It's my day off. I garden. So, this is what I accomplished today. I planted a tomato, I tore out a duplicate peony and a day lily. I dug up all the garlic..which was in heavy soil so it was a chore. I planted a short row of parsnips, seeded lettuce, lifted the landscape cloth I used to kill buttercups. Now that I know the vinegar trick to kill them, I can manage without cloth. I had a coffee on the deck in the sun. Judy gave me some lettuce and freshly picked blueberries for supper. I made a nice salad. Thank you Judy. I broke up a newly harvested garlic. Took two nice big fat cloves and ate them raw. That's the other thing I do when I get sick. Garlic.

Tuesday update: I feel a little less congested today, and less headachy. I have opted not to go to the store and infect everyone. It looks like it is going to be a bright, sunny and hot day. Hmmm. My remedy for illness. Fresh air and garlic...bring it on!!!


Joan said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, although you seem to be doing very well while you're sick. Make sure you get some rest with all that gardening you're doing. I feel that I often get sick when my body needs a rest. Take care.

Erin said...

I will heed that advice. I am taking it a bit easier today. I've watered and topped up a potted fig with compost. Now I'm just watching Hoarders, what!?, and having coffee. It is so gorgeous out though, I'll be outside soon.

Gardeningbren said...

Don't forget Mr. Onion. He helps unstop the nose..cut it and sniff it as often as your nose can take it.

Get well soon Erin. lots of hugs..((((( Erin ))))))

Erin said...

Thankyou so much Brenda. I have never heard this. I'll give it a try!!