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January 30th, 2017 at 06:23 pm

I'm still struggling with this cold and congestion. I'm mostly fine, but despite the neti pot, steam, lots of hot baths, Vicks, it keeps coming back. It seems to really be going around here, and it's making me drag a bit.

Today was another NSD. I'm SO happy I brought the small old electric kettle to work. On Mondays and Wednesdays my classes are back to back in the same building as my office. I had to leave the classroom for a bit as I was coughing a lot while they were working on a project, but between classes I could run upstairs, make a big mug of orange tea and rehydrate for the next class. My office mate was skeptical--she rolls her eyes sometimes at my frugality--but this morning she was making tea with it and has brought several boxes of various teas to the office.

I'll do January UFM budget totals tomorrow or Wednesday. I did get a check from my adjunct university for evaluating their capstone projects, so that'll be a nice boost to the account. DH has a luncheon interview tomorrow. We had cauliflower cheese for meatless Monday dinner, and I've made a cranberry apple crisp with some cranberries from the freezer. As I said, I think we'll continue uberfrugality (with some room for a few things) until DH gets a job. Maybe it's not uberfrugality then--just frugality?

One small worry. The dog yelped when I scratched her ears earlier and did the same to DD. I cleaned her ears with some peroxide, but worry she may have an ear infection. Some new snow has made it very pretty today--if still cold.

6 Responses to “Monday Musings”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    The electric tea kettle sounds like a great idea! I wonder if they make mini ones? The ones I've seen would not work in my space.(too big)

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Is this too big, Laura? https://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-Voyage-0-5-Liter-Electric-Travel/dp/B008YQLZOW

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Chicken noodle soup is great for clearing congestion, it's one of my go-to's (as well as steam and Vicks but you are doing that already).

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Nothing like a hot drink when you are under the weather. Hope you are feeling better.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    VS_ozgirl. I still have some turkey broth. I may stir some up tomorrow.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That might be perfect actually!

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