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02 Apr, 2014

Convalescing

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

This has been the view from here of late:

April 1 #dailylunches - a sick day requires tea

Just when I thought I’d be able to get through the winter without catching a cold, I catch a cold. I am feeling pretty miserable about it. A hacking cough and forced rest is hard for me to bear, and I’m sad to report that daytime television has officially made a hole in my brain. Oddly, I’ve also developed a canker sore on the inside of my lip that’s making it hard to me to eat/talk/open my mouth. Note to self: NEVER GOOGLE CANKER SORE EVER AGAIN.

In other news: Kidsfest is happening this weekend. It’s a consumer show hosted by my employer, Great River Media. I’m going to be there for awhile on Saturday and Sunday. I’m secretly hoping I’ll be able to meet the Kratt Brothers. ;) Are you going? If you’re buying tickets online I encourage you to use my promo code: QUIETFISH2014 for a discount. And please say hello if you see me there! I always love meeting Fishbowl readers in person. Hopefully I’m not coughing and sneezing by then. Sigh.


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5 Responses to "Convalescing"

1 | Javamom

April 2nd, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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You poor thing. Is there sun in Ottawa? Here in Toronto the sun is strong and the ice is melting…it’s helping us get outside and breathe fresh air. I hope you feel better soon and with the warmer weather inevitably coming, we can hopefully all shed these pesky colds quick.

If you need a smile, I just wrote about a thing my 9yo did last night that had us laugh out loud. :)

2 | jenn

April 3rd, 2014 at 8:53 am

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Thanks for the Kidsfest reminder! We will be there to see the Kratt Brothers. Are the tickets good for both days?

3 | jenn

April 3rd, 2014 at 8:57 am

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And speaking of the Kratt brothers, do you know if they will have a book or anything like that there to purchase for autographs? Or should we bring something ourselves to have signed?

4 | andrea tomkins

April 3rd, 2014 at 9:49 am

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Hi Jenn! The tickets are good for one day only: Saturday OR Sunday. And the Kratts will have postcards for signing. :)

5 | Alina

April 3rd, 2014 at 12:47 pm

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Having a cold and needing to get work done is no fun. Get as much vitamin C as your body tolerates (that is until you need to go the bathroom :)). Andrew Saul PhD (google him and then search for vitamin C on his website) has a lot of info about it.

Each time I get a cold I follow his advice. Once I took 20 g of vitamin C throughout the day and the next day I had no cold symptoms. It sounds too good to be true, but it works every time :).

I hope you will feel better soon!

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