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03 Mar, 2008


Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

self-portrait in snowI hate to say this
because if I say it
it might be true
but I’m feeling a tickle in my throat
and a pain in my neck …
oh oh oh no!

(Off to make a garlic sandwich.)

3 Responses to "Jesskeepinwarhm"

1 | porter

March 3rd, 2008 at 9:19 pm


oh gosh…me too! mine is the achey all over feeling with a stuffy nose. i hope it’s just because i’m tired…and that all the garlic i ate with dinner (homemade salsa) will scare off any ‘bugs’.

2 | BeachMama

March 3rd, 2008 at 9:28 pm


That is how it started for me, and here I sit with a pain in my throat and neck. Never heard of a garlic sandwich!

3 | Chantal

March 4th, 2008 at 9:06 am


I don’t know if it works cause I just started it after christmas (after the plague that hit our house). I have started taking a few tbsp’s of apple cider vinegar everyday(the health store kind, with ‘the mother’) and so far so good. Two weeks ago (before I went away for business) I started a tickle, sneeze and runny nose and it hasn’t progressed…

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