Remember my last post, Snow Day.
Well it just so happens that walking through snow with less than adequate shoes, and then sleeping in an over-heated apartment does not really do much for the immune system.
Being ill, though rather uncomfortable for the body, has it's perks. Like the guilt-free feelings of staying in all day to get better.
I nursed my cold by drinking peppermint tea and reading an old favorite by Francoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse along with regular doses of vitamin C and pockets of sleep throughout the day. I hope I won't be judged for writing this, but I woke up from a nap just to read a bit and take another nap. I can't really say that the day has been completely guilt-free, my days always seem lacking when I don't go out and walk the rues of Paris, I feel that there is always something charming to discover. So, with that I try to bring some charm indoors, and also to better my French comprehension I have been listening to her:
Recommendations for the ill-burdened:
-No french-kissing even if you are under mistletoe, for these things are contagious
-plenty of fluids, like orange juice and peppermint tea
-pockets of naps, preferably under fluffy down-covers, wearing holiday socks
-reading to entertain the mind away from the crazy symptoms of cold-medicine
Those are my words of advice for the day. Oh and get yourself some decent shoes, in case of unexpected snow.