Home Remedies and Good Movies

I'm not sure how much of this post will be teacher related. Though I guess you could my consider my home remedies educational? Oh and the movie I watched was teacher related! Lol. So yesterday I talked about the home remedies my Oma is demanding I try before my mom talks to her the next time.  So my mom told me I have to steep onions in honey as one remedy (this is the one my Oma told me I had to do) and also boiling potatoes and putting them on my chest. These are both supposed to help my horrible cough.

So a chopped onion got put in a tupperware and honey drizzled over. Then it's supposed to sit for 12 hours or so until the honey juices the onion. Okay yes, this sounds awful and if you are laughing, that's fine because I've been laughing the whole time too! I took a teaspoon of my onion-honey juice and I pinched my nose. Because if I pinch my nose, I won't be able to taste the juice. I decided to hold my nose for a bit, hoping to escape the taste. Letting go, my mouth had a bit of onion taste, but it was kind of sweet. And it only lasted a few seconds. Not too bad.

Off to remedy number two, the potatoes. Boiled the potatoes, mashed them a little and put them in a ziploc bag. I also put a towel in between because boy was it hot. Which is the whole point of it. Something about the heat I guess. And I watched a movie on Hallmark called " Beyond the Blackboard", which is based on a true story. The teacher wrote a book and then they based the movie off of it. It's about a new teacher and they give her a teaching position at a homeless shelter. Her room is ...well a room. And her kids are hungry and mean and untrusting. The movie goes on about the fight she puts up for the kids and the bond that grows. I loved the movie!

And you should have seen me with the bag of potatoes on my chest. I would look down at it and laugh. Hey if I got hungry, I could just open the bag and eat mashed potatoes lol :)

I do think my cough has lessened though. Is it bad I'm dreading tomorrow? Back to the growling class, but all day. Then Tuesday and Wednesday I'm in the same first grade classroom. And Friday I'm in 4th grade. Which I'm super excited that I'm working on Dr. Shoosh's birthday. Thursday is the only open day so far, but I'm sure something will pop up. When other subs ask me how much I work, I hate to say it because I found out most of them only get 1-2 days a week. And here I am 3-5.  I can't help it if I get requested! Lol. I know I shouldn't feel guilty about that. Well, hope you all had a great weekend and have a great week! I think I may go watch Breaking Dawn part 1 on the dvd I just bought. Or Coraline. I just read that book to a 4th grade class and saw the dvd real cheap at Wal-mart.


  1. OMGolly!
    Dr. Shoosh. That is the BEST one yet!

    I hope you feel better soon. At least you are laughing--and give us some chuckles too.
    Thanks for that!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    1. I got Dr. Shoosh from Ms. Chrissy B@I was trying to think of names for Dr. You-know-who and she suggested Dr. Shoosh. Love it!

  2. HA! I haven't heard "Dr. Shoosh" yet - how funny!!! Hope you're feeling better soon! And good luck with the growling class - hey, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em - I bet a little growling would feel good. ;)

    Runde's Room

    1. I got Dr. Shoosh from Ms. Chrissy B .I was trying to think of names for Dr. You-know-who and she suggested Dr. Shoosh.

      Yes, maybe I should growl back at them...wonder what they would think :)

  3. I'm so happy you could use Dr. Shoosh! Yay!
    And my boyfriend's mom suggests things like that, too. She made me some tea once out of some kind of plant (we don't really know what it is - they don't know the English word) and I felt like I had a lump of lead in my stomach. I call it corkweed. lol. She also puts potatoes on his head when he has a fever.

    Buzzing with Ms. B

    1. Lol I love Dr. Shoosh and the other bloggy buddies like it too!

      I've had several teaspoonfuls today of my honey onion juice. Interesting stuff...lol.

      Doing research online, other countries do have their own little remedies. I read that potatoes can help with fevers/headaches/and coughs.

  4. Feel better Miss T! btw super profile pic!!

    1. Thanks and thanks!

      Coughing has lessened. And that pic was when I was in Hawaii :)


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