Cooking in my kitchen

I did a lot of cooking this weekend. Well, a lot for me anyway.

Lory Benson Pilates posted a good and easy recipe on Facebook recently. I made the Quick Carrot and Tomato Soup yesterday.

It was fairly easy to make and I liked it. For me personally I needed to add some spice to it. So next time I will likely add at least half a  jalapeno.  I think the next time I have it for a meal I am going to pour it over brown rice.

Today I made Warm Lentil Salad with Roasted Root Veggies, a recipe I found in my Yoga Journal. It came out really yummy. I roasted my veggies a little too long, which means the veggies shrunk a little. But other than that it came out well and tastes delicious and is rather filling.

****Cold update**** My cough is getting better and better every day. The past three nights I have slept through the night without waking up coughing. Good sign! Between the NyQuil, Vick’s VapoRub and my asthma inhaler I am surviving the nights and sleeping rather well.

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Calming the nighttime cough

Last night I slathered myself with Vick’s VapoRub. I put it on my chest, my neck, right under my nose (so I would inhale it directly) and rubbed it on my feet, as suggested by Hilda.

After she suggested that I decided to look that up as I had never heard of that before. I trust her because she is a yoga teacher. And anyone who knows anything about yoga knows about how important the feet are and the many pressure points there are as well.

I really couldn’t find anything that completely confirms or denies that Vick’s on the feet is a way to counter a nighttime cough.

But I knew it couldn’t hurt.

So last night soon before I went to bed I slathered on the VapoRub, took a shot of NyQuil and took a hit off my asthma inhaler, which helps calm my cough as I lay down and try to fall asleep.

I still also have my pillows propped up so I am not lying flat while I sleep. (I like to sleep on my back, my stomach and my side. So the pillows prevent me from moving around a lot, too.)

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Damn you cough!


My cough seemed to calm down somewhat today. I took my 5:30 a.m. shot of Mucinex and then forgot to take my last morning shot.

When I realized I had missed a dose I decided to hold off and see if my cough got worse. It did OK. And I kept it at bay with my yucky honey lemon cough drops.

But I didn’t catch a break last night. I went back with the NyQuil and took it about 8 p.m. I got cozy and ready for bed (aka known as watching TV under the covers) in the spare room as I didn’t want to keep Curt up with my hacking. And I had my pillows propped. It seemed like as soon as I feel asleep I was awoken by my horrific cough, which just wouldn’t stop.

I woke myself up many times during the night coughing.

I was chatting with a co-worker today about my cough. He had all sorts of suggestions for me. Taking NyQuil? Yup. Drinking tea with honey? Yup. Drinking lots of fluids? Yup. Sleeping propped up? Yup. He gave up and told me to try whiskey. I told him I am not a whiskey … Continue reading

Quieting my cough

Most of my posts lately have been about this crappy cold I have. Well, enough already, right? Yea, that’s what I am thinking. (But it ain’t over yet.)

This cold started Christmas night and still lingers. On Friday the cold moved to my chest.

The congestion in my head and nose is almost gone. But I have this annoying cough. I have tried so many different kind of medicines. I am thinking the Mucinex in liquid form is the best medicine so far. And the kinda yucky tasting generic honey lemon cough drops work pretty well.

The past few nights I have slept horribly because I wake up numerous times hacking like a maniac. At some point last night I grabbed an extra pillow from the spare room to prop myself up. I am not sure if it actually worked. (I plan to try three pillows tonight.)

I did a little research today to see if I could find anything to help with my cough, especially while I am trying to sleep (as is The Husband).

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Happy New Year … from the couch … still with a cold

My staycation has consisted of me nursing a cold all week. Last night the cold started to move into my chest and develop into a cough. The cough seems the worst in the morning and at night.

So I missed spin and abs and body conditioning today.

And I fear I am going to miss the New Year’s Day detox workshop at the yoga studio tomorrow.

I was bummed about missing out on exercise this whole week. But the likelyhood of me missing out tomorrow really bums me out.

Maybe I will make a miraculous recovery in the next 18 hours or so?

Curt and I are heading to Sushiya for dinner tonight and then home for movies and relaxing.

Happy New Year to you all. If you are going out tonight be careful and be safe. And if you do drink and drink too much, please be safe and don’t drive.

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