Saturday, January 19, 2013

Flu Bugs and Silver Frost

More than a few of my blogger friends it seems are struggling with a nasty "bug."  Please don't take this as medical advice  (remember I'm a retired Funeral Director, not a person with expertise in the medical field) but I do have a couple of suggestions. When I start not feeling good, I use Emergen-C twice a day, morning and night and I also use these Halls Defense Lounges as a dietary supplement. The directions on the back is such fine print I didn't bother to take a picture but says not to take more than 8 weeks consecutively....which I have no intention of doing anyway, but they sure do make me feel better.
Also it was suggested to one of my FB friends to use raw honey and cinnamon.  This was her reply.
"Just to let you all know..the tsp honey (raw honey natural) and 1/4 tsp cinnamon most definitely works..the antibiotics didn't touch my cold/flu ..3 days ago I started this honey and cin and today I'm almost give it a try".
Apparently it was easier for her to get it down by mixing it in warm water.
Joe and I had to run a few errands this morning. For those of you who are familiar with the Oregon City area, we were up on top of the hill off HiWay 213 near Clackamas Community College. The morning gave us a beautiful Silver Frost.  The roads were fine and the beauty on the trees and bushes, spectacular. I need to learn to always take my Nikkon with me because my iPhone didn't show the true beauty of the morning.
I am enjoying all of your blogs especially about Quartzite right now. I read them to Joe and show him the pictures. If you are a pickleball player, he always enjoys seeing pictures of that and also horseshoe tournaments and don't leave out playing pool.  He's the busy sports guy and I'm the computer gal. Recently someone blogged about Tombstone. We spent a lot of time in Cochise County and loved every minute of it.We enjoy their special kind of music :) Wish we could be there. But for now we know this is where we belong and even though it is cold we see the beauty in that. Please know that when we read of those  of you who are dealing with health issues we pray. Thanks again to all of you who squeeze us in your rigs to let us see what you see each day.


  1. Thanks, Betty, for the full disclosure on your health warnings. I'll remember that for sure! Nice photos of the silver frost. We had to get outta town and find some sun today, so drove to Florence. It was really nice there. Had a really good day. Glad you did, too.

  2. Have been up in Oregon in years past when hubby and i drove truck together. Saw a crisp frost like this and it was so ethereal!

    In the winter and wheb seasons begin to change I take 1 zinc, 1 echinachea, and Vit C everday. If I feel a cold or other coming on I take 1 zinc, 2 echinachea and up to 1500 Vit C (3) That knocks it out pretty fast. The regular dose is to help keep my immune system built up in the first place. I rarely even have a cold. i did have flu symptoms for last 3 days but got up this am feeling like myself again.

  3. Thanks Betty for putting this flu information on your blog. I know lots of folks will benefit from it. We also benefit from your wonderful positive approach to your situation. You are a great role model.

  4. Great photos, Betty.

    Paul is playing pickle ball. They have several indoor courts and the guys really enjoy playing. I am going to have him try to take a few pictures of the place.

  5. Hey Betty, I take Airborne three times a day. If I feel a cold coming on, the Airborne seems to cancel it out or diminish the severity of it. I always take it before flying on an airplane in that cooped up space.