Monday, February 15, 2010

Sick Cravings

Today I'm not feeling so good.
It's just a typical cold...sore throat, sore ears, sore eyes, cough,  and a general feeling of lousiness.
I'll be good in a couple of days but it has just got me thinking about...

the things I wish for when I'm sick...
  • peace & quiet
  • a day OFF
  • a whole day in my cosy bed all by myself
  • a nanny to do everything for the kids
  • a servant to do everything for me

and the things I crave when I'm sick...
  • Lemsip
  • orange juice
  • tomato soup
  • chicken soup
  • water
What do you crave or wish for when you're feeling sick?

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  1. Amen! I wish for all the same things when I'm sick. Absolutely. And a house that cleans itself, meals that cook themselves, and sympathetic family. Haha.

  2. I am with you on this one. Last week, the toddler had gastro. Looked after her, no worries. Then last night, both hubby and I came down with it. We were both awake all night. So today is HARD WORK. I wish someone could come and just take the little one to look after her and play with her. Sigh.

  3. Poor you.
    Chicken soup is my cure all.
    I've had a yucky cold for over a week but it's such a big job to make the soup that I don't have the energy. I will make a giant pot soon and freeze it so I have a supply on hand over winter.

    When I'm sick I also want lemonade.

    Hope you feel better soon xx

  4. As strange as this may sound, I always crave coffee when I'm sick. Okay, so I always crave coffee, but the craving doesn't go away when I'm sick.

  5. I've been feeling a bit yuck all weekend as well. I hate being sick but I'm so glad I don't have kids (yet) or anyone to worry about but myself!

    When I'm sick, I crave water, Vitamin C tablets and strawberries.

    Hope you feel better soon! x

  6. What do I want when I am sick? My Mum, of course.

    She reminds me constantly of the huge phone bill she had when I was backpacking by myself, including a very long, whimpy call from Prague when I had the flu.

    I think she secretly liked the fact that although I was miles away I still needed her.

  7. I hope you recover very quickly. And for me when I'm sick? Hot tea, lots of hot cups of tea.

  8. To be looked after and have no responsibilities - I can dream hey!! Hope your feeling better soon!

  9. Feel better soon hon. That is what I crave, feeling better, and 'real' food - I usually don't eat a hell of a lot, so when I have colds/flu my body tells me to have pasta, and vegetable bakes, and pineapple juice :)
    Gastric stuff - dry toast, limited fluids and saladas.
    As for tangible JUST TO FEEL WELL and not to have to try and convince eldest child that i will be okay and adult company - oh and medication to MAKE IT STOP.

  10. Hi Thea, I hope you are feeling better very soon.
    Like you, when I'm feeling unwell I long and crave for all the items you have listed here. Very high on my wish list is a nanny, servant and time in bed, where I can actually nap during the day :)

  11. OH for a day off because of illness!!!
    I crave mash potato :)

  12. You poor thing, hope you feel better soon.

    I'm amazed that you all crave such healthy stuff when you're sick. Me, I want chocolate, chips and fast food!

  13. Chocolate, nice melt in your mouth chocolate.

  14. Oh, it's got to be vegemite toast and sweet milky tea. It's what I got as a kid (the tea bit when I was older) and I still have it as my "comforty food"!!

  15. It's hard for me to answer this question because I am sick so infrequently. What comes to mind first...Sleep. I just want to crawl into bed and wake up days later, all recovered and ready to go.

    Get better soon!

  16. PS - it's not quite lemsip:

  17. Without fail, my sick as a dog cravings are:
    - red jelly
    - battered fish (from the fish and chip shop)
    - lucozade

    Hope you feel much better soon!

  18. Poor thing, I hope you feel better soon. I usually just want quiet and sleep when I'm unwell, although sometimes I crave Deb instant mashed potato and creamed spinach - how strange ! x


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