AJAX BELL

Author of the Queen City Boys books

misery without gin

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As I sit down to write this it is about 8:50 am.  I just got to work (on time!) and so far today I have taken a ridiculously long, hot shower, gotten dressed, done a load of laundry, gone to the grocery store, made magic tea, given myself a facial, drank coffee and driven to work.  Given that I usually wake up 30-ish minutes before I have to leave for work and barely have time to do more than pull on clothes and make coffee, I feel today's accomplishments are fairly spectacular.  Additionally, I was so sick last night, I barely slept and spent most the night tossing and turning, unable to breathe and wishing lightning would strike me. So I feel extra accomplished this morning.

I do actually feel a little better this morning, though tonight will be the real test. I should have made the magic tea on Wednesday.  This will teach me to be lazy.  Magic tea is excellent for head and chest colds.  The lovely miss Punny gave me the recipe a while back, I'm not sure if how I make it now is entirely true to her recipe but it's probably pretty close:

2" fresh ginger root, grated
2 tbl honey
2 tbl lemon juice (preferably fresh)
1/2 tsp cayenne

Put it all in a tea pot, fill with boiling water and steep for about 10-15 minutes.

It is magic, I swear.  It does what Thera-flu et al., should do, but tastes better, works and doesn't put weird chemicals into your body. I brought a thermos of it to work with me.  Hopefully I will be better by tomorrow, as there is nothing worse than being sick on your days off, yeah?

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