Had she found Jane in any apparent danger, Mrs. Bennet would have been very miserable; but being satisfied on seeing her, that her illness was not alarming, she had no wish of her recovering immediately, as her restoration to health would probably remove her from Netherfield. She would not listen therefore to her daughter's proposal of being carried home; neither did the apothecary, who arrived about the same time, think it at all advisable. After sitting a little while with Jane, on Miss Bingley's appearance and invitation the mother and three daughters all attended her into the breakfast parlour. Bingley met them with hopes that Mrs. Bennet had not found Miss Bennet worse than she expected."Indeed I have, Sir," was her answer. "She is a great deal too ill to be moved. Mr. Jones says we must not think of moving her. We must trespass a little longer on your kindness."-Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice," Chapter ix
We were so excited. SO EXCITED for Pride and Prejudice month. Then everyone got sick. Everyone.
Just to be clear: our absence from blogging has nothing to do with the common cold. Both of our families seem to have licked a Walmart bathroom floor, or at least you would think that's what happened from the rounds of illness we are passing about.
My husband's job is one that requires talking all day. He can't talk right now. So he called in, and I made him this tea. He looked at me surprised, and remarked, "This is actually good!" He drank it all and 6 hours later requested more. It really works, and it tastes delicious.
If you are near a store that carries Twinings Lemon Ginger Herbal tea, just go get it. It's just as good, and it's easier. If you don't, here you go:
To 2 Cups of boiling water, add: The zest of 2 lemons, and about 1 inch of ginger root (I shred all of that). Let steep for 5 minutes. Strain and add about a tablespoon of honey, and squeeze in a half of one of the lemons you just zested. Check the sweetness, and enjoy!
Honey is a natural cough suppressant, and the rest of it is so soothing and lovely. This is also a perfect tea for morning sickness, due to the ginger.
Now go be healthy! We hope to be partying like it's 1813 before you know it!!
Yeah I know, I am a dork.