So, 'tis the season for colds and flu. We had our bout with it over the Christmas holidays. In fact, this week has been the first week that I have felt good. I was determined to wait out my sinus infection and not go to the doctor. I hate taking antibiotics! It took longer than I hoped but it finally went away.
One of my nightly rituals for a cold, cough, sinus or just that "achy-I-don't-feel-good" feeling is a hot toddy. Bourbon, honey, lemon & hot tea. Eases the pain and helps you sleep. And if you have a cough, a shot of bourbon, lemon juice and honey right before bed soothes your throat and keeps the coughing away for a while.
I'm not sure if it's a southern thing or not but it's one of those traditional home remedies that my mom used, and her mom before her, and I'm sure it keeps going back in time. Cure's what ails you, as they say. :)
I loved painting the honeycomb, although it was harder than I thought. We used to get honeycomb in our honey jar as kids but you just don't see them that much anymore. Honey has become so generic now, not local like it used to be. If you can find local honey, I encourage you to buy it. So much better than what you buy in the grocery store. Thanks to my friend, Ruth at Renfrow Farms for finding me one to paint.
8" x 10" oil on linen panel