What to do when you have a cold/flu and have no medicine or time to rest?

July 1, 2008 11:51pm CST
I have a massive cold/flu and [b]I am feeling, terrible[/b] (for want of a better, stronger, expletive word). I have four young children (so I can't just go to bed), I have a birthday party tonight (so I can't just go to bed times two!), the cake just bubbled over the edge of the pan and burnt in my oven and made a smokey house which set of the smoke alarms which frightened the kids AND I have this massive cold/flu that is really making everything that is going wrong feel worse! I took some panadol this morning, rubbed chest rub on my chest and had myself a coffee - in the hopes to get a caffiene hit! So far nothing is helping and I need some motivation to move! Does anyone have any home remedies that I can try to boost me or make my cold/flu not feel so bad? Mylot discussions are the only thing keeping me sane at the moment - anything else - home remedies that I can do to get me through this day. I still have all the party foods and a baked dinner to get ready for tonight. People start arriving in about an hour and a half - eeek [u][i][b] Anyone else having a day like me?[/b][/i][/u] Oh and I have no lemon and honey either! I hope my cake cooks - it is all wobbly and soft and was supposed to be baked an hour ago! - can you tell I am in a panic?
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