Friday, January 16, 2015


Came home early from work, sick. Cold viruses are making the rounds and one settled on me. Came home, cranked up the heat, and curled up in blankets with a good book and a pot of herbal tea. Couldn't get warm and couldn't understand why. It was sunny and 36 degrees when I came home: a gorgeous day.

Took some echinacea tincture, drank respiratory tea, took a spoonful of Lynn's dark smoky honey, a spoonful of elderberry syrup, some ibuprofen. Cranked up the heat even more. Piled on the blankets. Read.

Couldn't get warm. Checked the temperature and wind-speed. Oh. It's 10 below outside, with the windchill and I've got a drafty house. It's winter in Maine. Cold.