Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cold-watch

It's that time of the year when priests all seem to get colds or other viruses.

I'm popping zinc tablets as I have a bit of a sore throat and a little congestion. These things work better than anything else I've used. Unfortunately, they spoil ones taste buds.

Last night, I begged off a party I wanted to attend; not because I felt so bad, but I knew something was taking up residence in my throat, and talking to lots of people for a couple of hours wouldn't be a good preparation for today's wedding, the weekend Masses, three baptisms on Sunday, and of course, Christmas.

I've learned my lesson over the years. This time of year, I must pace myself. My homily on Sunday will probably be brief. (And the crowd goes wild!)

9 comments:

ndspinelli said...

Like a summer mass in a resort town. The priest in Cape Cod would get us outta there in 25 minutes.

ndspinelli said...

And, I bet donations reflected appreciation.

Fr Martin Fox said...

I just finished writing my homily for the weekend. It will be briefer.

Unless I get inspired...

Eileen Krauss said...

Dear Father, gargling with warm salt water is the best remedy for a sore throat. That's what mom always recommend & it has always worked for me. At the start of a sore throat, gargle about every 1/2 hr or so with warm salt water. Hope this helps. Take care, Eileen

Fr Martin Fox said...

Salt water?

Eh...bourbon tastes better.

Eileen Krauss said...

Well I guess that would work too. But I wouldn't know as I don't like liquor. I'll stick with salt water gargling.

Bob Haley said...

Padre

At night Vicks vapor rub on your feet and put on clean white socks. If it get in your chest

Plenty of Water and good Catholic whisky a bit of the DEW fall

ndspinelli said...

Someone told me Bushmill is Ptotestant whisky, Jameson is Catholic.

rcg said...

Tablespoon honey (Ohio local, of course), juice of one lime, teaspoon ginger, cup of biling green tea. Stir until honey is dissolved and cooled to taste.

Alternate: honey, zest of whole lime, two tablespoons hot water, Jameson whiskey.