Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Desperate Times...

I knew it would come, I mean how could it not? Working with small children one is bound to pick up a bug or two. Intitially, I blamed my fatigue and headache on PMS, started taking some evening primrose oil for that I realized I was getting a bug. The sniffles are in full swing and so is my mini-pharmacy of homeopathic and over the counter remedies. I definitely need more sleep, but, I'm thinking I may have caught it in time. Which is good, very, very good.
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That said to clear up the sniffles Jon and I decided on Indian food tonight. And what do you know, the bottle of Ghost Pepper sauce Jon bought on Amazon showed up at his house. Being known for its off the charts capsaicin searing qualities I put two drops of it in my Indian food, hoping that would help clear up my head a bit.
This has warnings on it... seriously
It worked, well I'm afraid. I only put in two drops in it as a little goes a long, LONG way. My lips still feel as if the top layer of skin was chemically 'peeled' off, though... which is an interesting sensation. What can I say? I like the spice and I love to breathe through my nose even more. Though I'm sure the smell of this stuff would make most tear up I can say that the burn didn't bug that much! Which either makes me a mutant, just plain weird, or insane. Or maybe a bit of everything?

9 comments:

The Pliers said...

I love Indian food! It's an excellent comfort food, hot and heavy.

I hope that you will feel better quickly and enjoy the pleasures of November in OK--Thanxgiving being just around the corner!

Dedene said...

Chili works wonders for any sickness. I used to eat tons of green chili stew for colds when I lived in New Mexico.
Kids are microbe sponges, aren't they? Hope you're feeling well now.

Sarah said...

I wonder what would happen if you put a drop in a facial mask.............

Sorry, tangent. Glad it cleared the sinuses!

Sara Louise said...

I've got to try this stuff!

Habebi said...

Pliers- Indian food is great comfort food. We try not to go out too much to save money, but, when there's a hankering for Indian we can't resist!

Fall is in full swing, with just some warm-ish fall days here and there. I love it! Can't wait for Thanksgiving break!

Habebi said...

Dedene- Spicey stuff is indeed a great way to clear out the icky stuff. That's one reason why I like it SO much! Looks like I'll be making use of it quite a bit if the microbes on the little ones are as extensive as they seem. Thanks for the well wishes!

Habebi said...

Sarah- ROLF! I don't think I'd want to try it, but, hey people put crazy chemicals on their faces for peels all the time...

Habebi said...

Sara Louise- Go for it!! Do you have an Amazon Prime account? It's about 75 USD, but, for that you can get free shipping on lots of stuff and it doesn't matter if you're in the US or not!

Caitie said...

Hope you're feeling better! I'm suffering (not in silence) with a really bad cold. I too tried a hot sauce remedy, but in the end I just looked like a kid who didn't know how to wipe his nose and my cold didn't go away.