We are falling like dominos around here. I was so proud of how long it had been since any of us had been sick - for me, probably the longest stretch since I have been a mom. But what has really impressed me is that we have been staying healthy despite hearing that this is one of the worst cold and flu seasons (though they probably say that every year). However, it does seem everyone I know has had at least one virus and yet, and we have seemed oddly immune. I might have been silently gloating a little bit inside, because we are usually going from one cold to the next, always the first to get it and last to get over it. We had the H1N1 a couple years back and I thought maybe surviving that nightmare boosted our immunity, or going wheat-free had. We have felt like maybe we might be getting sick a few times only to wake up in triumph the following day that we had in fact beaten it back. But this time we are losing the battle to some sort of nasty cold/flu. Fisher was first, he's been sick since last week with fever and chills and a terrible sore throat and cough, and I keep saying "i don't want what you have!" and spraying lysol in the air all around him, loving I know - but I have really wanted to keep this record going. Though with M+L now showing signs I am afraid it's going to be about trying keep us comfortable and hopefully shortening the duration rather than warding it off. And I am thinking my days are likely numbered. So with that I have rounded up some of the cold remedies I have been saving for future use or that I turn to in times of sniffles and body aches. I also love the good old stand-by recipe of lemon/apple cider/cayenne pepper/honey. Do you have any favorite cold and flu remedies?