There are so many great things that come with the start of school and change of seasons. I love seeing all of the pumpkins, mums and changing leaves. I also feel a renewal somewhat akin to the beginning of the new year, which I thoroughly enjoy because making a list of goals totally satisfies and motivates my personality. I get lost without goals!
Of course, there are a few little problems, like the sun disappearing behind piles of clouds for months on end, hair frizzing out like crazy and my legs turning an unsightly shade of white.
Even worse, though, is the awful, disgusting, seriously nasty cold that I get at the beginning of every September.
Wait, what’s that? You get one also? I thought so! It’s pretty wild what can happen when all of the germs we collect on our summer travels are brought back to our communities to join forces and morph into an epic cold at the change of seasons and start of school, which is the perfect breeding ground.
Well, this September was no different, except for the fact that it may have been worse; I got a nasty cold that, at first, I thought I would be able to fight off. In fact, it even pretended to disappear for a time, but then returned with a vengeance a few days later.
I rested, ate homemade bread and soup, let my husband take care of us and drank plenty of water. It was all helpful and wonderful, but my favorite comfort when sick—besides watching back episodes of Doc Martin—is TEA. Beautiful herbal teas that warm you up, clear your sinuses and tell you that, in spite of your terrible state, you will be okay at some point.
I’m a fan of several brands of teas, but my go-to when I’m sick is Chamomile, and not just any Chamomile! I like Honey Vanilla Chamomile by Celestial Seasonings.
While they might not be of the highest caliber, tea-wise, you can find it pretty much anywhere, and for a gal that doesn’t really prefer chamomile tea, they totally got it right with the Honey Vanilla blend.
So! If you’re just recovering from the Fall Snotfest, or perhaps my germs have finally traversed the many or few miles necessary to come knocking on your door, you might consider tea.