January 16, 2007

Boss, I Won't Be In Today

I'm ill today. I'm home with some kind of cold/stuffy sinus delight. I'm headed for the doctor this afternoon.

It's a good day to be home. With the WNW wind it's actually -7 degrees Fahrenheit or -22 degrees Celsius today!

But, it SURE is pretty outside with all that snow!

If I have the strength later, I'm going to make Adoro's Creole Garlic Soup!

Update Evening: Adoro's soup was phenomenal! I highly endorse it. Deep curtsy to Adoro! I have not eaten all day and I scarfed 3 bowls. I spent much of the time it was simmering standing over it and inhaling. It really clears out the sinuses. I know what you are thinking...No, nothing dripped into the pot! I had the soup with a small glass of Barefoot's 2004 Shiraz. Next time I think I'll put in a tad more garlic. Now I'm ready for beddy-bye! ZZZZZZZZ


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm home, too.

Plan to read St. Frances de Sales, Father Ciszek, and write my resume.

And drink orange juice, chicken broth, and eat garlic.

January 16, 2007 9:42 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Uh-oh! Make that soup! I'm sending prayers your way.

I updated my entry since you posted. I'm going to try making your soup later!

January 16, 2007 10:15 AM  
Blogger Angela Messenger said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!

January 16, 2007 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you liked the soup! And Yes ADD MORE GARLIC! :-)

And for those on low-fat diets...it's just as good without the cream.


There's no such thing as too much garlc, although I have a couple of predictions for you:

* tomorrow, you will be feeling much better. Garlic does that. Please update your testimonial. (Who says Catholics are against legitimate holistic medicine?)

* tomorrow, you will repel vampires. In fact, especially if you added holy water to the soup, your entire home is protected from vampires. Not sure if you were ever worried about that, but just in case you were, no need to be. You're safe.

* Your clothing will smell like garlic for weeks, although it's not unpleasant and your co-workers will only find that they have a sudden desire to eat anything with garlic in it.

January 16, 2007 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Minn-Ray said...

What's going on here with some kind of epidemic striking down three of the most prolific and interesting bloggers in the area? Terry's been bedridden also!

Is there some disease that I should be aware of? I did have my flu shot this year after succumbing to it about three years ago, I'll never go without again).

I love garlic!

Maybe you youngsters should consider flu shots next December!

January 16, 2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Adoro: I think it's too cold for those vampires to be prowling about my door. But, you never can be too careful. Thanks for the added information.


January 16, 2007 8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


In my case, it's stress. Too much stress can be very bad for the immune system. I do feel better tonight. And clearly, my illness has not affected my blogging! :-)

Same for Cathy...not only has she blogged, but she has COOKED through her illness! How's that for martyrdom!

January 16, 2007 9:33 PM  
Blogger Georgette said...

Aww, Cathy, I hope you feel better soon! And the same to all the other folk who are sick in the frozen tundra of Minnesota ;-)

Creole? I need to check out that recipe (I am 100% Cajun and an expert on what is authentic "Creole" and "Cajun" LOL)

Also, if you can stand the "heat", red pepper (cayenne) is excellent for colds--not only does it clear out your sinuses, but it is also a known anti-bacterial--as garlic is, too, by the way.

Anyway,I'll keep you in my prayers! Get well soon!

January 17, 2007 1:55 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Adoro: Alas, the soup spoon is not a symbol of Catherine of Alexandria's martyrdom.

Georgette: I'm so happy to hear from you! I miss your blog, so much.

January 17, 2007 7:10 AM  

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