OK, I just gotta say, that Starrkeisha person is very brave to wear those blue pigtails. LOL! Such a weird little video – but so cute.

The weather is beginning to get a little colder, the nights come earlier and everyone is getting sweaters from the drawer. I’ve seen some pretty scary weather predictions already. They say we are in for record snowfall this winter. I wonder where summer went, to be honest. Oh well… along with the changes in temperature, we will inevitably begin to experience cold and flu season.

Of all the medicines available OTC, my favorite will always be good ol’ classic chicken soup! Nothing helps your tummy and opens clogged nasal passages better. I have a tried and true recipe from The Hungry Mama blog.

Classic Chicken Soup
Makes 4 servings


1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 medium carrot, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1/2 onion, cut lengthwise through the root, peeled and trimmed
4 cups (32 oz. box) low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp. salt
3 whole black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 cup shredded white or dark chicken meat


1. Pour oil in large pot. Set over medium heat. Add carrot and celery; toss to coat. Place onion half in pot, cut side down. Saute until celery is translucent (about 3 minutes).

2. Add chicken broth, salt, peppercorns and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Add shredded chicken, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until vegetables are fork-tender (about 20 minutes).

3. Remove soup from heat. Carefully spoon out and discard onion, peppercorns, and bay leaf.

Serve to the one that is sick with love.

Nutritional information

161 calories
6 g. fat
1 g. sat. fat
15 g. protein
3 g. fiber
11 g. carb

Here’s a few jokes you can annoy that sick loved one with. I’m sure they will make everything better – wink! 😉


“Nurse,” an anxious mother whimpers, “can you please tell me how my son is? He’s the one who swallowed the quarters.”

“No change yet,” the nurse replies.


In a Catholic school cafeteria, a nun places a note in front of a pile of apples, “Only take one. God is watching.” Further down the line is a pile of cookies. A little boy makes his own note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”


A young lady visited a computer dating service and requested, “I’m looking for a spouse. Can you please help me to find a suitable one?” The matchmaker said, “What exactly are you looking for?” “Well, let me see. Needs to be good-looking, polite, humorous, sporty, knowledgeable, good at singing and dancing. Willing to accompany me the whole day at home during my leisure hour if I don’t go out. Be able to tell me interesting stories when I need a companion for conversation and be silent when I want to rest.” The matchmaker entered the information into the computer and, in a matter of moments, handed the results to the woman. The results read, “Buy a television.”

With jokes this bad, your loved one will feel better really fast… LOL! 😀