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Ah, the smell of Vicks. Childhood memories abound.
Take care of yourself. Your blog has been my first stop since I found it a couple of weeks ago. Love your sense of humor and the photos of your garden and your cute doggie.


Hey slow down - I'm trying to write all this down.


Sorry to hear about your ailments!

I do have a suggestion for the slanted toenail cutting: trim your toenails while sitting in the bathtub. This is from a person who sometimes has problems catching her foot to cut toenails. In the tub, one's leg can be more easily leveraged close in, allowing a straight chop.

If that doesn't work, close one eye while you cut!



Sorry to hear of your suffering. If it helps at all, I've been stricken with poison ivy. For the 3rd time this summer.

This made me laugh:
I like, as you all know, a neat straight cut across the toenails

...simply because we're all assumed to know such things. ;)


Hoping you don't have that nasty flu.

I got itchy red rash from a supposedly benign prescription medicine. Then it morphed into an allergy to one or more of the inactive ingredients (not the cortisone itself) in a cortisone cream the dermatologist told me to slather profusely. Result: wall to wall hot red itchy rash.

The toenail thing IS pesky. I also have problems filing my thumbnails so that they look right when I turn my hand around. Maybe we could form a club?

Vicks Vaporub. My late Mother's go-to when we had a nasty cold-cough. Still my idea of heaven. But the odor does pervade. After I use it I plan an extra day of isolation to allow it to subside.


I have been under the spell of some demon bug for the past week. Started with the same symptoms, then settled into the hot chills, cold sweats, crawly skin feeling thing for two days, then a day of relief, then, yesterday, a relapse. Now that you've mentioned it, I also had some rather itchy skin irritation on my wrists, arms and legs, I just wrote it off to the usual reaction to some wild thing I encountered working in the back wood lot last weekend, but maybe it's a symptom of this malady as well. Hope you feel better soon, but if it's what I have, your in it for the long haul. Hang in there.


Perhaps we can discuss/cure some of these next week over a lemon drop...I know you fill up fast...so please remember to schedule me in!

Cripes, Suzette!

You know, when I first read your post about the early symptoms, I was going
to comment that it sounded like you had the flu.I'm sure of it now, because
I had it too. What a bitch..

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