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My Top 3 “Feeling Sick” Beverages

My Top 3 “Feeling Sick” Beverages

Hello! The last two times I saw my sister this past week, my lil niece was feeling under the weather. While Kristen and her SO, Ramon, are immune to the “Toddler Flu” by now I, on the other hand, got hit with it hard. My niece was coughing and her little nose was running faster than she could and I just had a feeling I was going to get sick. And, man, was I right because I spent the entire past weekend in complete misery.

Kristen and Ramon have parent level immune systems and were A-okay while I felt like I was going to burst from all of the congestion. During my weekend, I tried to recoup with lots of Animal Crossing, My 600 Lb. Life, and forcing myself to drink disgusting tasting daytime flu medicine. Of course, I attempted to stay really hydrated too and had a glass of one of my go to “feeling sick” beverages handy at all times. We all have them and these are my top three:

Green Tea:

I don’t need to be sick to enjoy a hot or cold glass of green tea but it definitely hits different when you’re not feeling well! I worked through an entire carton of Arizona green tea in two days and tried to drink at least two cups of hot Salada green tea per day too. In my opinion, there is nothing more soothing than tea when you’re under the weather and the steam from the hot tea offered some relief for my clogged up sinuses. Needless to say, I am going to have to restock my supply next time I go grocery shopping.

Orange Juice:

You can’t go wrong with a cup of OJ when you have a cold for an extra dose of Vitamin C. I really don’t drink juice very often but I couldn’t get enough of it this past weekend. Call it wishful thinking or whatever you will but I did feel a bit better after a glass or two in the morning. It was also nice to drink something orange flavored that didn’t taste like battery acid like all daytime flu medicine does. Orange colored anything should never taste that disgusting!

Cream Soda:

When I was little, flat cream soda was my favorite drink during a stay home from school sick day. To this day, it still reminds me of my grandma because she always had a healthy supply at her funeral home and it was such a treat to have some! Johnny had a couple of bottles of IBC cream soda in the fridge and I couldn’t not partake in one of them to not only hit me right in the nostalgia but shake some of the blahs of the worst cold imaginable away. We all need a sweet treat every once in a while. 😀

Spending my weekend sick as a dog isn’t exactly what I had in mind but I did try to make the most of it! I was so thankful to my sweet bestie, Kate, of Live In The Nautical for video chatting with my miserable self and there is nothing that a nonstop My 600 Lb. Life marathon can’t fix, either. I raise my glass of OJ to both Kate and Dr. Now for helping get me through this dark time lol! ❤

What is your go to feeling sick beverage? What makes you feel better when you’re under the weather? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Monday Update: Weekend Of Disease Edition

Monday Update: Weekend Of Disease Edition

Heyyy everyone and happy Monday! I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend and Father’s Day! Mine was alright, but as you can see by the title of this Monday Update, it could have been better because I was feeling like ass this weekend. I had (and still kind of have) a really sore throat and I was just straight up exhausted all weekend. I was sleeping a lot every night – over ten hours, but I would wake up every morning feeling even more tired and achey than before. I’m not sure what brought on this sudden sick spurt, maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was going out a lot last week which could have resulted in the body aches and tiredness. As far as the sore throat goes, it feels kind of strep-like, but I haven’t gone to a doctor or anything – I’m just blaming it on the fact that when I drink I smoke a lot so that’s probably what did it. I spent a lot of my time this weekend in bed cuddling with my Build A Bear minion named Kevin and binge watching Wentworth on Netflix. My handsome prince, Kyle, got me hooked on it and I’m already almost done with season one! HOLLA!


^^^ These were taken when I thought that I was feeling better on Saturday, so I put my makeup and a super cute outfit on. Unfortunately, my “recovery” was just one hour of relief, so I spent the day in bed with my face painted to perfection and a body full of misery. #shameful

On Father’s Day yesterday I was still feeling pretty foul so it was another lazy day…At least I knew better than to put on makeup! For our Father’s Day celebration, my family had a lovely evening of seeing Jurassic World in 3D! I’ve never seen the original, which I should probably do – but we all still really enjoyed it! I have a deep love for Chris Pratt from being a dedicated Parks & Recreation fan, so I loved watching him on the big screen. Mr. Pratt got buff as hell too, so props and a hubba hubba to him! I just really hope that no dinosaurs were harmed in the making of Jurassic World! Other than feeling concerned about that, the movie was great and it definitely lived up to the hype that I was seeing about it! Jurassic World has the Lil Red Seal of Approval for sure and I recommend that all of you see it immediately!

This Monday Update is being made during a much needed study break from my summer classes, which are now more than halfway through! Our midterms were last week and I’m pleased to announce that I have an A in all of my classes, so hurray for me! This post is a lot shorter than most Monday Updates, but I don’t have much to report from the weekend considering that most of it was spent in bed! So that’s that, the Monday Update: Weekend Of Disease Edition. I’m going to get back to work, but I hope all of you have a great rest of your day! How did you spend Father’s Day? Did anything exciting happen over the weekend? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah