'tis the sneezin'

@spiderdust (13896)
San Jose, California
November 27, 2022 5:48pm CST
I've picked up a cold in the last week, which isn't surprising. Thanksgiving week wasn't very restful, so I'm sure my immune system wasn't at its peak. I'm sneezing a lot today, so I'll definitely wear a mask to work tomorrow. Yesterday my chest felt bubbly, but today my sinuses are the problem. Today I've been resting, eating nourishing foods, and chasing Dayquil with mugs of tea. I have some laundry to do so I have clean clothes for the week, but I'm still good as far as prepped foods -- there's another meal or two worth of turkey and some stuffing left, so I'll probably make a "Thanksgiving casserole" tomorrow to use up most of it. Tonight I'm making porcupine meatballs (made with ground beef and rice, not porcupine meat!) so the family has a turkey break, and I'll probably have some more soup.
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@celticeagle (142497)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Nov
Porcupine meatballs sound good. We got a small turkey this year and so there were no leftovers. My daughter's father used to just go to bed with a wool blanket and sweat the cold out of his body. Always worked for him. Hope you are better soon.
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
28 Nov
I'll definitely bundle up snuggly when I go to bed.
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@kobesbuddy (160445)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@spiderdust We use Dayquil during the daytime and Nyquil to help us sleep better. This works wonders, to combat a cold!
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@celticeagle (142497)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov
@kobesbuddy ........I use TheraFlu even for colds. It knocks me out and has pain reliever in it.
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@DaddyEvil (111911)
• United States
28 Nov
I ate pizza rolls for "lunch" at 5 pm today. No more turkey for me for a week or so. It's all loaded into the freezer. I hope you feel better soon.
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
28 Nov
I'm sure I will, it's just one of those things. Porcupines are being rolled out in a moment, but I definitely want some soup. I'd really like to make this soup, but I should probably use up the things I have leftover first.
https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-roasted-tomato-soup-234425#post-recipe-10542
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
28 Nov
@DaddyEvil I have a silicone tray that I use for freezing 1-cup servings of soup. When they're frozen, I pop them out of the tray, put them in a ziploc and label them. They're just the right size for a lunchbox or a quick lunch at home. I've frozen other things in them too, like sausage gravy or casserole servings.
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
28 Nov
@DaddyEvil Although your soup sounds perfect! I wish I could get a bowl.
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@FourWalls (51126)
• United States
28 Nov
My sinuses finally decided to stop feeling like John Bonham and Keith Moon were having a drum-off with sledgehammers once it got cold. I feel for you. Sinus pain is awful.
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@FourWalls (51126)
• United States
29 Nov
@spiderdust — so glad to hear that!!!
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
29 Nov
@FourWalls Getting a little better each day. Right now I'm sipping on some soup and have my feet up, doing that self-care thing.
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
29 Nov
I managed to get some decent rest last night (which is just unheard of and miraculous) and felt a lot better this morning.
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@LadyDuck (427059)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
Sorry for your cold, I think that soup is a good cure for cold.
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@LadyDuck (427059)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
@spiderdust - Resting and sleeping seems to be the best way to cure a cold.
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
30 Nov
@LadyDuck Staying hydrated has been helpful too.
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
29 Nov
I definitely feel better today! I managed to get some decent sleep last night, and that helped a lot.
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@GreatMartin (23427)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
30 Nov
I have no problem with wearing a mask every day! Plus I got the flu and COVID vaccines and the 2 boosters! Get well!
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
30 Nov
I got all my boosters too! Last year, half of our department was out with COVID right after Thanksgiving, and I didn't want to run into that again. I ordered some masks with autumn designs and some with winter designs so I could at least be more festive while protecting others.
@kobesbuddy (160445)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
I'm sorry to hear you are getting sick, this is flu season already:( Your family will be happy, with porcupine meatballs tonight and a turkey casserole maybe tomorrow or the next day.
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@kobesbuddy (160445)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@spiderdust My sinuses get irritated, the minute we need to turn our furnace on. For some reason, it circulates unclean air, even though Jay changes the filters regularly.
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
28 Nov
@kobesbuddy It's the dust that settles inside the furnace burning off when you first turn it on.
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
28 Nov
I did get a flu shot, so at least I know it isn't that. I also don't have a fever or chills, I just feel like I'm drowning in my sinuses.
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@snowy22315 (149429)
• United States
28 Nov
Yikes, always something .feel better
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
28 Nov
I'm sure it will be gone sometime this week.
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@RasmaSandra (61575)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Nov
I hope you feel much better soon and have a good start to the week,
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
29 Nov
I'm feeling better and better every day.
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@just4him (272789)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov
I hope the cold is short-lived. I'm glad you have turkey leftovers. I'm sure the casserole will be delicious. It's been a while since I had porcupine meatballs. Enjoy.
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@spiderdust (13896)
• San Jose, California
29 Nov
I'm getting ready to put that casserole together!
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