Tuesday, January 6, 2009

All Hail Zicam!


Nope, not a captcha! An amazing cold remedy!

Yeah, the Lysol didn't work so well. Thursday night I started getting that dry feeling in the back of my throat, so Friday morning I headed to the drug store and picked up some Zicam. It's a homeopathic cold remedy that works really well. It reduces the symptoms and the duration of a cold. Really! My only problem now is irritation from washing my hands so much. Bring on the cocoa butter cream!

I'm so happy that things are getting back to normal. Now that the holidays are behind us, aides are back from their mini-vacations, I know where I'm going to be on what day and what time. I can get to the laundrymat and post office, and the left-over holiday snacks are almost gone! Except for the shrimp, it was on sale so I actually bought an extra bag-I love shrimp cocktail!

I am about to become an international bead artist! Okay, maybe not quite that dramatic. The daughter of a client wants me to make necklaces for her daughter-in-law and her(the dil's) sister. Now for the international part-they live in China! Two of my necklaces will be on the other side of the globe in a couple weeks. That's kind of exciting...okay, really exciting! I've got the designs worked out and will be putting the necklaces together tomorrow night. They'll be versatile office-to-casual with some unique pendants that I found at the craft store. Of course, I found a pendant for myself and can incorporate some of the leftover beads from one of the necklaces, for mine. I'm my own best advertisement....after all.....

I've moved further into current trends. One of my clients gave me a generous holiday gift with specific instructions to spend it on something for myself-so I bought an MP3 player. I've figured out how to load music from my laptop's library and have a code for 50 free downloads from e-music, so I'll be learning how to do that next!

I could talk about the weather, but it hasn't changed in the last couple months. 2 or 3 snow systems a week. ;p I've decided to build a snowman on top of the groundhogs den, that way he won't see his shadow and this will all be over sooner. At least it's starting to stay light past 5 in the afternoon, now.

Well, that's my latest news, and it's time to go read in a trashy historical romance before sleep....

~Thanks For Stopping By~


  1. We've all been taking Zicam in my house too. We're all sick! Good idea with the snowman on top of the groundhogs den! LOL

  2. Zicam is a household staple during the winter months in our house. Congratulations on becoming an International beader (even if it isn't that dramic). Have a wonderful day and enjoy,

  3. We haven't even really had any snow, but I say "Bring on Spring!".

  4. hope you get some relief from that cold..bundle up and stay warm..drink lots of juice, always makes me feel better.

  5. China? I think you can consider yourself an International Artist. As for the snowman, anything to fool Phil is good. DB

  6. I swear by Zicam! A must in any caregiver's medicine cabinet.

    Caregivingly Yours,

  7. Apparently everyone else out there but me has heard of Zicam. Next cold I'll have to try it. I think your definitely international with China on the clientele list. I'm happy for you dear one. (Hugs)Indigo

  8. I've heard that Zicam really does help. I try to wash my hands a lot when I'm out and about in order to try to not pick up a cold virus.

    Very cool about your jewelry going to China! Maybe it will result in some great word-of-mouth and some more commissions!

    Hugs, Beth

  9. I bet by now your cold is a thing of the past, Leigh; my hubby 'swears' by Zicam; I tend to just pump myself with lots of Vitamin C

    good for you figuring out a Mp3 player! my son got me an iPod Christmas of 2007 and promptly had to load up all my songs I wanted on it; they are neat though aren't they!!

    great your jewelry is going to China! wouldn't it be neat if you could deliver it?

    take care