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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Hot Summer Cold

While the heat of August has settled in, our house has been struck by a summer cold. Three down this last week and boy has it been a doozy.

  For hubby to miss two days of work, he has to be in pretty bad shape. He still sounds like he is going to cough up a lung. I have been following my cold fighting practices and I swear there is something to them. After sleeping with the sickies, hubby and four year old, I barely felt a twinge of the cold. I fought it off and that is 2 1/2 years of no colds. I think that is the longest I have ever gone.

We have been staying home for the most part and I am busy with the chickens and my back to school house preparations. I hate for any of my loves to be sick but I never turn down an opportunity to stay home and hunker down. Car hasn't left the drive all day. We did run some errands yesterday, the hubby and I. We reorganized a lot of our food storage and are really trying to stock up as I see another hike in food prices coming real soon with the severe drought conditions. I will share a post on what we have done later this week. I am sharing at Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday.


Chenille Cottage said...

Summer colds are not any fun! Who wants to bundle up and drink hot tea when it's in the 90s?
I hope your family begins to feel back in the pink soon!
I just love your charming sense of style, Elaine. Each one of your vignettes speak of "Home Sweet Home"!
Thanks for the hint about potential rising food prices...I need to stock up, too.
Carolynn :)

Leslie said...

Sorry about the sickness:( I hope everyone gets better soon.
I love the home decor you featured! I always see those pretty hand made looking tapered candles in stores, but you bring them to life in your vingette. It looks so cozy!

laurie said...

I'm sorry to hear that your family has been hit by a summer cold, I hope they get well soon.I went to read your cold fighting tactics and I like what I read, I'm going to get some of the lozenges to keep on hand!!! The raise in food prices is scary, there has been so much drought in southern ontario, thats where most of our food comes from, our prices are going up as well here in Canada, and of course alot of our food comes from the united States so we are all in trouble.Take care Elaine,

Shelia said...

Hi Elaine! Oh, I'm so sorry to hear your family is suffering like this! Summer colds are just the worse! There are allergies killing everyone around here! Ugh!
Take care and I hope all are better soon.

NanaDiana said...

My daughter and her family have all had terrible summer colds this year- so far I have not been touched by one. I hope everyone there is better soon- xo Diana

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

So sorry you all are having summer colds! I have a little sniffly 4 year old around here right now. :( I remember reading your cold remedies...I think on Pinterest from someone! :) Thanks for participating in Pinned it, Made it! Monday.


Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Sorry to hear your family is sick. I can't remember the last time I had a cold either, but I try to stay at home when I know there is an epidemic of colds and the flu going around.

My family has been stocking up for the last few years as we have watched the food prices rise. Seems each month the costs rise a little more while the amounts in the box shrinks a lot. Sometimes I seriously question how people who are already financially struggling are affording to eat these days.

Kris said...

Sorry about the rotten summer colds Elaine! Hope they are all up and at em' in no time!!!
XO Kris

Mica said...

get well over there. My son and I are really sick too... he may have to be seen for it is in his lungs and my hubby recently had pneumonia...don't want to mess with that. I started feeling relly ill Saturday after a friends party.Itchy eyes,burning,headache,lathargic,with a runny nose, cough and scratchy sore throat...agggghhh. I will pray for y'all...Hugs, Mica

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Sorry to hear about the summer colds in your home. I hear they are the worst. I am generally a healthy person. I don't remember the last time I have been sick. Knock on wood! Hope you stay healthy as well!

Barb said...

Hi Elaine,
Sorry to hear your family is sick. Prayers for them.
Hope your stocking up goes well.
I love the star hanging with the salami in your first photo. Cute!!
Have a good day
Barb from Australia

Kerin said...

Sorry to hear that you've been fighting fun!
Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

It's wise for you to work on your food storage.
I'm afraid that prices will soar this Fall.
I'm trying to preserve everything I can from our gardens.

SweetPepperRose said...

We've had "IT" aka The Crud as well - just now getting over it.

~Sara said...

So sorry to hear the family has been under the weather. No fun! Hope you are all back to good health soon.My sisters granddaughter has had whooping cough. I hear a new strain is going around. Crazy.
I always love the pics of your home and how you are always tweaking. I will look forward to this weeks posts. Blessings~Sara

PAT said...

We are recovering from Summer colds combined with allergies. Not fun at all! G'kids to arrive Friday. Happy we are on the good side of colds.

Loved seeing your photos!

Yes, we are already seeing hikes in prices. Having lived out in the country most of our lives, stocking up is second nature.:-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Summer colds are so miserable. Hope everyone is better soon. Love your vignettes, and your eggs are fabulous. Looks like you are getting a regular batch every day now. Hugs, Marty

Cozy Little House said...

Sorry about the colds in your house. You know I can't get out, but people are telling me grocery prices are shooting way up.

Olive Cooper said...

I detest a summer cold. I do hope he recovers soon. I just saw a news report that chicken is going up because chicken feed is scarce because of drought. said...

Lovely vignettes! Hope everyone gets to feeling better...really soon. We have chickens, too! Several chicks hatched this week.

AshTreeCottage said...

So sorry to hear that family members have colds ~ that's not fun at all. I hope everyone feels better soon. Love your cold fighting tips and will give them a try if I feel like a cold is coming on.

Susan and Bentley

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Summer colds are the worst! I hope everyone feels better soon and you get to enjoy the week ahead! I always drink Emergen Cee. It tastes good, too!

craftyles said...

I hope you all are on the mend soon. Summer colds are no fun. Love all the pics though!

nancy said...

Try some vitamin D on a regular basis, about 2000 ius daily, it really strengthens your immune system and is good for us gals and our bones...

Chubby Chieque said...

HI Elaine,
Sorry to hear the cold in the family. That's really not good. We have the same problem.

But talking bout you vignettes and your collections, the brown chicken catches my heart and I wish I could own 1 like that.

Take care and relax.

Hugs from rainy Stockholm,

CAS said...

Summer colds always seem worse than winter ones. I think maybe for us here in AZ, it's because our weather is so blasted hot in the summer that it's hard to "cozy up" even though that's what you really want to do. Anyway, I hope everyone gets back to their healthy selves soon.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Summer colds are worse than winter, your miserable and it's hot, which make you feel worse.Sorry you family is feeling under the weather, hope everyone starts feeling better soon!
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bj said...

Bless their hearts,....not much worse than a summer cold.

Yes, I think you are right in that groc. prices are going to hike. Will this drought ever end.?