Friday Five 7.7.17

Happy Friday!!

I'm joining the Friday 5 Link up with  Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness . 



I've had a cold since Monday, and thought I would share my "I'm sick" essentials to try to manage those awful days. 



1. Soup- yummy warm soup to soothe my aching body! I would prefer it 100% more, if my mom made me soup... but she is in Mexico, and I'm a grown up. 


2. Tissues- no explanation needed... the soft ones are the best. When those are not available... that's when I'm grateful for the soft TP!

3. The Black Chapstick- that one goes hand and hand with the tissues. All the rubbing irritates my nose and the chopstick keeps the irritation away. Yes, I put chapstick on my nose. 

4. Vicks Vapor Rub- I'm from Mexico, Vicks cures everything!! growing up, my mom used to make us put on Vicks for cuts, blister, bruises... list goes on. 

5. A nice comfy couch and blanket- to curl under while resting. I'm not a person who sits around much, but when I'm sick, my couch turns into my best friend .

What do you need when you are sick? 
Is there a cure for everything in your family? 
What is your favorite food when you get sick? 



Comments

  1. Aww sorry you are sick. Being sick in summer is the worst. Get better soon Ana!

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    1. Thank you! I"m working on it! if this coughing stopped.. that is all I want right now!

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  2. OH NO! Sick in the summer?!?! That's no good. Doesn't Vicks sting cuts? I would think the menthol would totally sting! I woke up with mosquito bites on my belly and now I'm wondering if Vicks would make the itch go away?!? I think I'll try it! Hope you feel better, Ana!

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    1. Yes Vicks stings on cuts! but my mom did make us put it on it...the worst was when she made us put it on blisters, the heat from Vicks on blisters burned bad!

      We used to put Vicks on mosquito bites when I was little. I read that your own saliva can make the itching go away, but I also try cortisone ointments.

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  3. Hope you feel better soon! These are definitely all necessities for when I'm sick too. Though I've never thought of putting chapstick on my nose. My mom was big on the vicks too.

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    1. Thank you! Chapstick is magic! it keeps your nose from getting super irritated

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  4. I hope you kick it soon!! I love the TP with lotion and my kleenex that way lol
    I am all about comfort food when I don't feel good...homemade mac and cheese with collard greens. I haven't had it in a long time but I love it together.

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    1. Thank you! Kleenex with lotion are magical when sick!!! now I'm wishing for Mac and cheese!!

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  5. Nothing worse than a summer cold. :( Feel better soon! Usually if I get a cold, I'm really wiped out, and that's about the only time I binge watch anything.

    Chicken soup is a cold essential for me. And lots of tea.

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    1. Yes! exactly! that's how 4ht of July was, binge watching tv! I could barely move off the couch!

      Tea is a great suggestion! I'm going to get some of that today!

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  6. Aw girl I hope you feel better soon. Hydrate and rest up, girl!

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    1. Thank you!! I suck at staying hydrated when I'm sick!

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  7. That sucks about being sick. I hope you feel better soon. YES to Vicks Vapor Rub!!! That is a miracle ointment and cures everything! :-)

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    1. thank you!!

      Miracle ointment should be its secret name!

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  8. Ugh to those summer colds! Why are they 10 times worse than having one in the winter.

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    1. They do feel 10 times worst!! even when they are not!

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  9. It's funny you mention the couch and a comfy blanket...I'm actually sleeping on the love seat right now as my knee/suture wound heals. Why? I can prop my leg on the armrest (perfect distance) and don't have a series of sheets/blankets/comforters to fight when I attempt to prop my leg UNDER everything.

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    1. I saw! I am so glad your comfy couch is helping you with the healing!

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  10. Hope you are resting up and feeling a little bit better today!!!! Find a good series to binge from the couch :)

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    1. We binged Orange it the New Black!! and about to finish Buffy!

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