brought to you by Theraflu.

Yup, that mug is full of Theraflu — and if I haven’t sung its praises here in blogland, I am now. I’ve gotten sick more in the last two years than in the several years before (I blame the undergrads and their germs). Also, I hate cold medicine — or rather, that foggy haze that seems to accompany the good parts of cold medicine. Theraflu, on the other hand, works quickly, forces the sick person to drink more liquids, and for me, anyway, does not create the kind of fog that can impair drivers or slow down traffic. Really, they should sponsor me or something. (Thus concludes the advertising portion of today’s post.)

For lunch, I made this rutabega chipotle soup, only I made it with a goldball turnip, a potato, and a chipotle in adobo sauce that was languishing in the fridge. It was so delicious, with just enough spice to clear out my sinuses, that I ate a second bowl. And then scraped the saucepan.

I cast on for Snowbird, in Queensland Kathmandu DK (after getting gauge on size 5 needles), and made some progress on the collar and yoke.

Boh made some progress on destroying his current tennis ball, and put in some quality time organizing his scraps of fleece.

Good work, Boh.

I had dinner with friends (pork and sweet potato fritters are definitely good for whatever ails you), and took along my fourth handspun seaman’s cap — the one for my brother. Amidst conversation and decadent bites of chocolate treats, I managed to make it all the way to the decreases, which means my brother should receive his Christmas gift before February. (Win.)

Today’s plan? Knit, read, cook, emotionally prepare for the start of the spring semester, and most importantly, convince this sore throat/head cold to hit the road. (Thanks for all of your happy, healthy thoughts. I’m feeling so much better today, and am aiming to be fully recovered by tomorrow.)


14 thoughts on “brought to you by Theraflu.

  1. Get well soon! I have never heard of theraflu but you make quite a case for it! At least you have a hand-knit sweater to keep you warm, too, and the soup sounds delicious. I always enjoy spicy food when I’m feeling flu-ey. I remember the first time I tried a chipotle chilli, and how surprised i was by quite how different and how much better it was than a regular old chilli. I started putting it into everything and then, obviously, one day I ran out… and i’ve never bought more! It’s hard to track down here but I must make a better effort to do so.
    Good luck with your preparations for the new term – knit, read, cook sounds like the perfect way to do so!

  2. Glad you’re feeling better and I’m really glad Boh is so productive!! By the way, how did you come up with that name? I’ve only been reading your blog for a couple of weeks, so you may have already covered that topic. If so, just direct me to the post, thanks!

  3. Glad that you are feeling better with the aid of Theraflu. I’ll have to keep it in mind for the next bad cold/ ick. Soup looks yummy. Will have to try it for myself as a lunch. I think the kids and DH would balk at rutabagas though chipotle is a fav. Think I can slip it past them? :-) New starts of Snowbird look promising. And yay! on the hat being almost finished.

  4. Wow, you’re still on break? I’m so jealous! This is our third week in the semester. Feel better and get some rest!

  5. You know, I might just have to check out TheraFlu. That cold medicine fog just doesn’t work when one has to actually, um, function. Emotional preparation for the semester is the most important. Enjoy the last day of break! And good luck with the first day tomorrow!

  6. Glad you’re feeling better! Never tried Theraflu before, but I’ll keep it in mind should the need arise. I so admire your tenacity with casting on sweaters–you’re always knitting something significant! I checked out the designer of Snowbird–and geez, I love her stuff! Queued a few things, which is exciting, so thanks for that! Happy for your brother with his Seaman’s cap–it looks great!

  7. What is the pattern of your green sweater? It’s nice – I have some yarn that I need a plan for. That sweater would be good. Hope you feel better!!!!

  8. I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better, and I hope you feel completely better very soon! That soup looks like a most excellent remedy, and thanks for the tip on Theraflu. I will definitely try that the next time I’m under the weather. I can’t wait to see more of your Snowbird – that is a gorgeous pattern!!

  9. So glad to hear you’re feeling better! I love your Seaman’s Caps and will be shamelessly copying you with some shetland I’m spinning today. That soup sounds delish! I bought the ingredients for the Noodle Pot thingy you made last week but still haven’t made it. Today would be a good day for that. As always, love reading your blog.
    PS Can I borrow Boh? My fiber could use some organizing and he seems to be a master at it!

  10. Feel better! Looks like Boh is worried about you…. At least, he is trying to share his treats to make you feel better. :-)
    Maybe Theraflu would sponser your KNITTING!! Sounds like a GREAT idea!

  11. I’ll have to try Theraflu next time I’m sick! Yes, being around lots of college kids, esp. after winter break, is a recipe for catching a cold.


  13. Hope you are feeling better and that the Theraflu is doing it’s job!

    I am so excited to try that soup recipe we have TONS of rutabagas and turnips in our fridge from our Winter CSA and I am running out of things to do with them. Thanks for sharing : )! Feel Better!

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