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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What I Learned this week!

It amazes me at the different things I end up learning each week. This week I was a bit under the weather. It started with my 3 year old who doesn't believe in keeping any germs to himself, then my 6 year old got it and now me.
So here's what I've learned.
1. I learned that when my 3 year old is sick he has no problem not covering his mouth when he coughs or sneezes. This is the only time he doesn't mind sharing.

2. I learned that if you rub Chapstick under your nose it will help either heal it from blowing to much or prevent it from getting sore if you it use before you have blown it too much. This just came to me this morning as I started my sneezing, runny nose, blowing the nose routine. I usually get a really sore nose but not this time. (Make sure you apply it with a clean finger unless you want to have a stick just for that purpose!)(And if you have a stick just for the purpose make sure you keep it away from your regular chapstick. You wouldn't want to get that mixed up! LOL!)
3. I learned that having tissue stuffed up my nose long enough to make dinner causes some hysterical laughing from my children.

4. I learned that I will try almost any natural remedy to make the duration of a cold shorter. For instance getting up in the middle of the night because you can't sleep and chopping up a garlic clove, putting it on a spoon and covering it with honey and eating it!!! Yup! But I feel better today!!

5. I learned that the blog world still goes on without me! *sigh*

6. I learned that having a box of tissues in every room of the house makes for easy access when you feel a sneeze or runny nose coming on.

7. I've learned that this whole post has been about me being sick!

8. I've learned that the Lord never gives us more than we can handle!

Well this kind of had a theme today didn't it? I guess when you're not feeling well it kind of takes center stage in your mind! Maybe you learned something valuable out of my own lessons this week.
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BIG hugs!


  1. Oh Kimmy,

    I'm so sorry you are under the weather, my friend. I'm praying for you!! Can I do anything for you?

    I'm lovin ya!

  2. I hope you start feeling better soon. It's no fun to not feel good! And yes, I am learning that the blog world goes on without me :o)

  3. We have SO much in common!!
    My almost three year old has trouble covering her coughs and sneezes, but seems to be the germ police to others. I use chapstick constantly under our noses when we're sick. I have tissues scattered throughout the house or carry them with my from room to room. AND I have gotten a few laughs at he tissue-up-the-nose thing.

  4. I've never heard that remedy with the honey and garlic. I'm glad it helped you feel better!

    We found really awesome tissue the other day that has vick's in it and they are awesome!

    I hope you continue to get better. You mentioned that blogworld continues while you are down, well I noticed you weren't around and missed your posts!!!

    Get better,

  5. I was wondering where you were yesterday. I'm sorry that you have been sick. I'm sending love from Texas. I wish that I could bring you some homemade chicken noodle soup.

  6. I hope you are feeling well too. My family has gone thrugh two huge boxes of Kleenex since last Thursday! My kids are always happy to share germs too. LOL Just remember.. this too shall pass!

  7. I have TOTALLY done the "stuff a tissue up your running nose" thing. During the day when I'm trying to do something and my nose just runs like a faucet, or at night when I wake up and it's running and I don't feel like staying awake to keep blowing it, I just stuff a tissue and go back to sleep!! I probably have tissue bits up in my brain from breathing them in... I've considered a cotton ball taped in with a band-aid, but that might be taking it a little far. I hope you're feeling alot better after that garlic/honey dose!

  8. I hope you get to feeling better soon! I like to have tissues in every room because because it's just plain handy, LOL!

  9. Ugh! Hope you feel better soon so you won't have tissue sticking out your nose. LOL! :D

    Never heard of the chapstick under the nose or garlic/honey remedy. I'm all about natural remediees though.

  10. Hope you all feel better soon!

  11. I am so visiting the "natural" dr of choice this month to get me a whole stock pile of STUFF TO KICK THE COLDS...OH my....it is awful.

  12. So sorry that you are not feeling well. But i did learn a few things from your post that I will use next time. Chapstick under the nose and galic and honey. YUCK, but if it works I am all about home remedies over medicine.
    Feel better soon!

  13. ok, now I have the need to sanitize my computer after reading that post! LOL

    I've done the tissue up the nose too!- and get all the funny looks from my family as well! LOL

    Hope you're feeling better!


  14. I have never thought of trying the chapstick thing. Must remember that in the future.

  15. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the chapstick idea. That is one I will surely try.

  16. Hope you are better soon.
    I just received a email about home remedies,it says honey and cinnamon
    will cure a lot of things from a cold to-heart disease. You can make a tea with 4 spoons of honey 2 spoons of cinnamon and 3 cups of water.Its worth a try,i think i will try it with the next cold.
    Elizabeth(simple pleasures)

  17. Oh goodness. You've learned so much :-). Hope you are feeling better soon!!

  18. What a yucky set of lessons:-(

  19. I ALWAYS do the GARLIC thing w/out honey. Straight up is best for me. It's usually about 5 cloves at each meal until the nasty bugs get out!

    However, it does guarantee that everyone within a 5 mile radius will stay away from you! That's what you'd want anyhow because God only wants us to share the GOOD stuff with our neighbors!

    God Bless You... in anticipation of the next sneeze!


  20. I'm so sorry you're sick, Kim!!!! Makes me sad for you! I was waiting for you to say you tried Vick's chest rub on your feet to keep you from coughing. Yes, it works. Good to know about the chapstick.

    Okay, here's the bright side like you're always giving me. Thank goodness your child did not use your brush with head lice. :D

  21. I am so glad that you learned so many lessons while you weren't feeling well! I hope you are feeling a lot better now. I like Elizabeth's honey and cinnamon tea idea - must try that.

    I totally stuff the tissue up my nose - it's just so much easier! And my blog world seemed to stop - you didn't post and then I didn't post. See? Your Top Commentator couldn't go on without you! :)

    By the way, I saw your great number of readers today and thought, well she is definitely stealing some of mine. Then I looked at mine and I have the exact same number today - LOL!!!

    Hopefully you get a laugh from that - laughter is the best medicine right? :)

    Have a wonderful day my friend!

  22. oh no! hope those remedies help quickly!

  23. I am so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. Your description of this is so good and funny...sorry, not laughing because your sick but I love how vivid you are.

    I just said a prayer for you and your family, my friend for complete healing!

  24. Kimmy,

    I'm praying for you, my friend. The blog world is slowing down my friend and I fear it it may stop any minute. Get well quick. We are all in panic mode! lol

    Love you!!!!!

  25. Oh my goodness. LOL! That sounds like some week. And yeah, 3-year-olds only seem to be able to share what we don't care to borrow! :-)


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