Coughing and Sneezing… Sneezing and Coughing

Oh, man, I have a terrible cold.  I’m sick and in need of chicken soup, a nice hot bowl of home-made chicken noodle soup.  That sounds so good.  And to be served in bed (because, after all, I still do not have a dining table and chairs).  My eyes are all itchy, and my head hurts from my neck up.  And now, tonight, I’ve started this croupy cough.  Did I mention I’m sick and don’t feel a bit good?

milk tomato soup

When I was small, my mom would make milk-tomato soup.  It sounds pretty nasty now, but that was the best soup ever on those days you had to lay on the couch you were so sick; you couldn’t even get up and play.  I have never been able to make it like Mom, and am disappointed that I let her move to Heaven without getting that recipe down.  She always made it with her home-canned tomatoes… and… milk, I guess. 

I can still remember her rocking me and wiping my forehead with a damp cloth.  It was just so warm and cozy to be in the dark living room looking in at the lighted kitchen as Mom went about making supper in the winter evening.  Mmmm.  Milk-tomato soup with crackers.

I need my Mommy.

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6 thoughts on “Coughing and Sneezing… Sneezing and Coughing

  1. awwwwwwwwwwwww……BB…..sorry you are sick..but we have been talking about an old remedy that helps the cough………It works.. Rub vicks on the bottom of your feet and put on some socks and go to bed and it keeps the cough down………just try it…….I bet your mom rubbed vicks on you when you was a little girl……….Hope you are much better tomorrow….

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    • I have missed church two weeks in a row!!! I’m lonesome for you guys. And Mom DID rub Vicks on my chest. Think I’ll go look now in the closet for some. I’m going to the doc tomorrow! Have been in bed almost all day. yuck.

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  2. Poor Brenda. Colds are so miserable. Try the vicks on the bottom of your feet. I’ve been reading a lot about that. And put socks on. Better tell you that, because I know YOU! haha Maybe someone will read the blog and send you the soup recipe.
    Feel better!!

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    • What do you mean “send you the recipe” for crying out loud? Did you not see the part about being served soup in bed? And I’ve been wearing my really cool leopard houseshoes with the big furry ball on the toe. So cool.

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