Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Humboldt Crud

Yep...I've got it.  I have decided to just admit it and be done with it.  "What exactly is The Humboldt Crud," you ask?

Well...let me start by saying this.

Yes, I wash my hands frequently.  Especially since I work with kids and the general public.  But, nonetheless, these critters have taken up residence in my body.  And in the words of Garrett...."Jesus likes us to share."  Thanks for reminding me Garrett, but I don't think He meant this.  And while I'm sure that Joseph's mother likes him to share, I'm guessing Tootie might be wrong when she suggested this was all Joseph's fault.

They arrived uninvited and I'm quite ready for them to leave.  They have outstayed their welcome.
I don't like uninvited visitors....especially the rude and disgusting kind.

My throat feels like this.  I drink tea and honey.  I gargle with salt water.  I rub Vick's VapoRub (I love this stuff!) on my throat and chest. I suck on cough drops.
When I do this...several things happen at once.

  1. I nearly pee my pants.

  2. My feet feel like they are coming up through my chest.

  3. My raging throat feels like sandpaper against flint.

  4. I start whining and planning my funeral.
So you see... I have a bad case of the Humboldt Crud.  The stuff is legendary around here.   Parents sending their sweet wee ones to the local university are encouraged to pack them a Humboldt Crud Kit.  Poems have been written about the Crud.  And local health food stores know to carry Crud Cure for all us locals. 

I'd done with it though.  I'm ready to fight back with my herbs, teas, lozenges, juice, and vitamin C.  If I don't make it out alive....well, don't come to the funeral.  I don't want you to get the Crud.


  1. how very true - and i am praying for you - oh by the way, pass me a cough drop.... *cough*hack*cough*

  2. Oh' Honey. I'm sorry you're feeling so rotten. Yuck ~ I'm hating it for you! How long does it usually stick around, no matter how long, it's too long. Try to take it easy, which I'm sure is very hard for a mommy like you. I love vicks too. I'm a sinus sufferer. Have you ever bought the Vicks Puffs Tissues. I love these, heavy with the scent of Vicks, that's all I like to use when I can find them.

    Thanks for coming by and checking out my aprons. I haven't had any spare time to spend in blog land like I like to but I'm always thinking of you.

    God forgive me for saying this but I feel like we are on a death watch with my MIL. She's not eating but little bits and getting worse daily it seems. Thank you so much for keeping me in your prayers.

    Hugs without Cruds and lots of love and prayers. I hope you're feeling a whole lot better and really fast.....Tracy :)

  3. Oh - I feel so bad for you and hope you get well soon! The upside is that now you have a VERY good excuse to take a nap!


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