As a little girl, when I was about to come down with a bug,
I had the oddest way of explaining how I was feeling to my mom.
I've got that gray feeling, Mommy.
But she understood perfectly.
It meant I had a scratchy throat.
She'd take my temperature, give me 2 yummy orange-flavored baby aspirin, tuck me into bed, spread Vicks Vapo Rub on my chest, cover it with a cloth diaper, and off I'd go -- to sleep, to rest, to get better.
With pandemic influenza blazing its way around the northern hemisphere right now,
if you get "that gray feeling" in your throat,
I do hope you'll take good care, tuck yourself into bed, drink some hot tea or whatever gives you comfort, and rest your weary bones.
Soon enough you'll be "in the pink."
So tell me, how do you take care of yourself when you get sick?
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