I pride myself in acting tough, smiling when I feel weak, and laughing through a little pain.
I have a cold right now.
I faked it all day at work. I smiled at everyone. I sniffled silently.
But now, I need to complain.
My entire body aches aches aches, my throat burns like a forest fire, my nose is dripping like a faucet, and my head is paining as if something is really wrong in there…
this may be melodramatic…
but I feel the worst right now. The absolute worst. Actually, I feel worse than the worst. I feel the worstest.
I’m laying on the couch in a sweatshirt that might not be clean, a box of tissues to my right, a remote to my left – I’m in survival mode.
Try as I might, I can’t sleep. So I’m blogging – blogging about my current state.
I bet you’re so glad you read this post.
Once my throat stops paining and my taste buds start functioning, I might want something refreshing to drink.
This should work.
1C fresh-squeezed lemon juice (~5-6 lemons depending on size)
1 pint fresh blackberries
In a saucepan, bring 2C of water and sugar to boil stirring occasionally. Turn off heat once sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool.
Combine lemon juice and blackberries in a blender. Blend until pureed. Strain mixture – unless you love a very seedy drink.
In a large pitcher, combine remaining 4C water, sugar-water, and blackberry puree. Refrigerate and serve.