Wordful Wednesday – Winter Colds

Wordful Wednesday 411Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, except WITH words. It’s for those of us that just cannot be wordless, no matter how much we try. Add my Wordful Wednesday badge to your post (right side bar under “WW”) if you really want to make me happy, and then add your post link to the linky below. Easy peasy.

I haven’t been so sick in years.  My kids usually get sick during the winter.  I’m used to that.  What I’m not used to is being sick myself.  On numerous occasions. I have been sick FOUR times this winter and I’m none too thrilled about it.  It’s seriously hard to be sick when so many things still need to get done.

I guess it’s a good thing that I happen to have a husband that is a pharmacist and that since I’m a Vick’s Blogger I was given a mighty hefty care package to get my family through the winter.

See this cache of Vick’s products?  That’s what it looked like when I got it.  Now, it’s looking downright anemic.  We’ve used that much of it.  If next winter is this rough, I think I’d better get some stock in cold medication!  Fingers crossed that I’ve paid my dues to the cold and flu gods and that the rest of this winter is enjoyed in health!

Have you been sick this winter too?  What have you been doing to stay healthy?  I need some serious tips!

Have you been over to visit my co-host Amanda at Parenting by Dummies to see what she has to be Wordful about?

A special thanks to the makers of Vicks for choosing me to be a Vicks Blogger! 



About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}

Comments

  1. 1
    Cheryl
    Twitter: Twinfatuation
    says:

    Oh Angie…I should have linked a photo of my tissue-chapped nose! As long as it’s not the tummy bug, I have to say I am grateful!

    Wishing you and your beautiful family HEALTH!

  2. 2

    Love Nyquil!

  3. 3
    Michelle @ One Crafty Mama says:

    Sorry you have been sick so many times Angie. Knocking on wood, I haven’t been sick at all. But I was in your shoes last year. I was sick for months with a cough that just wouldn’t say die!

    I hope you feel better soon {{hugs}} and ps….love Nyquil. 🙂

  4. 4

    Fingers crossed but this year has been pretty uneventful! Last year… ugg… last year was terrible! Everyone was sick and it was just passed back & forth no matter what I did.
    NyQuil… the liquid burns like hell!

  5. 5
    tahlia - the parenting files says:

    shame! Hope you feel better soon! nothing worse then that constant feeling of sickness… while having to take care of the kids mind you! x

  6. 6
    Serendipity is Sweet
    Twitter: ptownmoofus
    says:

    We’ve all been sick with a never-ending cold. Fortunately nothing more serious though. Looking forward to Spring!! 😉

  7. 7
    Alexia @ Babies & Bacon
    Twitter: babiesandbacon
    says:

    Thankfully (being pregnant and all) I’ve only been sick once this winter. My little one? Sick 4 or 5 times. It really sucks. But we’re a Vicks family too. She’s slathered in Vicks as we speak. And I’m kinda obsessed with the smell 😉 Hope everyone in your house feels better soon!

  8. 8
    The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama
    says:

    Man. I hate being sick. Hope y’all feel better quick!

  9. 9
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    I had one right after Christmas, and it was a doozy, but I can only imagine what you must go through with all the kidlets!

  10. 10
    T Rex Mom says:

    Hydration, rest, and echinacea when you think you might be getting sick. Don’t take for more than a few days, though.

    Good luck and stay healthy.

  11. 11
    Elaine
    Twitter: elainea
    says:

    Maybe because it’s been so warm here but we’ve made it through alright so far (knock on wood!). That’s quite the arsenal you got there. Hope you’re all well and stay that way, Angie. xo

  12. 12
    Jo Seable- Schaffer says:

    I have been sick off and on this month– culminating in a faint and a seizure followed by exhaustion. I’m looking forward to getting my full energy back!

    Health to you! (=

  13. 13
    Arnebya
    Twitter: whatnowandwhy
    says:

    Luckily, I’ve only been sick once this year (knock all the wood from here to infinity). Hopefully you are done with the germs. Hell, I hope I’m done with them too, but if the people in my office have any say so, their open mouthed coughs are gonna doom me yet.

  14. 14
    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA
    says:

    Cold and flu season is in full swing here in Israel too. I’m washing hands like a crazy person as my kids’ friends start dropping like flies…

    Hope you’re all feeling better soon!

  15. 15
    cat@juggling act says:

    Even though we are in the middle of summer, hubby and the kids had colds. Thus far, I am spared.

  16. 16
    Teresha@ Marlie and Me
    Twitter: Mommy2Marlie
    says:

    It sucks being a sick mama. I hope the Vicks takes care of you. Amazingly I’ve only been sick once this winter since I’ve been drinking a homemade tea brew of garlic, ginger sweetened with honey

  17. 17
    Veronica @ Germlisch says:

    That IS quite the collection you’ve got going there! Hope you feel better soon!

  18. 18
    Jessie
    Twitter: thelucaszoo
    says:

    We haven’t had too many sickies. Or if we did they weren’t that bad. Feel better soon!

  19. 19
    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Twitter: melaniescrafts
    says:

    I currently have a cold. 🙁

  20. 20
    Stacy Uncorked
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick
    says:

    Oh you poor thing! I hope you feel better soon! This year has been sucking in the sick department – both Princess Nagger and I caught a cold before Christmas which returned about a month ago and has continued to stay. I blame Mother Nature – she hasn’t fully decided if it should be winter or spring weather so far this winter! 🙂

  21. 21
    JDaniel4s Mom says:

    So far we have been okay here. I hope you feel better soon!

  22. 22
    Jen {at} take2mommy
    Twitter: take2mommy
    says:

    Nyquil is the bomb! Can’t sleep with a cold without it! Hope you feel better!

  23. 23
    imperfectmomma
    Twitter: imperfectmomma
    says:

    My kids have gotten sick 3 times. Thankfully I have only gotten sick once. Lord willing that will stay that way…..please, please, please

  24. 24
    If I Could Escape
    Twitter: ificouldescape
    says:

    Feel better soon. My two oldest boys are under the weather right now. Ugh.

    Happy WW to ya. 😉

  25. 25
    Susie's Homemade says:

    I get sick EVERY year:-(

  26. 26

    Hope you get feeling better soon. I haven’t gotten sick in years… (knock on wood) but I can swear by Lactobacillus Acidophillys ( you know the good kind of bacteria)

  27. 27
    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    Twitter: AngryJulie
    says:

    The winter cold hasn’t hit us yet, but everyone around us is sick. I rarely get sick anymore because I’ve had so many vaccinations because of my job.

  28. 28

    Boy do I hear ya on that one! Hubby and I have both been suffering from a cold for about 5 weeks now. As soon as we think we are getting over it, it comes back full course. Calgon, take me away!

  29. 29
    Globetrotter says:

    things we need during emergency…hope you are all doing good this winter..we are having -20 degree celsius outside during the night..keep warm..catching my entry..

  30. 30
    tori
    Twitter: toristoptalking
    says:

    Oh yuck. That’s no fun at all. Hope you get to feeling better soon!