Sick Scents … with Cake

When I woke up this morning my throat felt like I’d been swallowing broken glass all night. It’s a good thing writing is a silent occupation. Actually, I may end up grabbing a book, a blanket, and a cup of tea. It finally feels like autumn here today, so maybe I’ll brew up some Masala chai. Fever burns up calories, right?

I roasted corn on the cob yesterday and my house still smells sweet and toasty. I should do that more often, since my husband is sensitive to most scented candles. If I make chai, I’ll be adding cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cardamom, and clove scents. Looks like my house will smell good today.

I’m serving cake today because I missed my blog’s second birthday, which was this past Wednesday. My birthday is this month too, but I’ve decided to ignore that for the next twenty years. Blog birthdays will suffice. I’ll try not to let my blog’s “terrible twos” show through too often this next year.

Sorry, that’s all I have to say today. Grab a piece of cake and go read a better blog.

Cake photo credit: Monica Buck

26 thoughts on “Sick Scents … with Cake

  1. I have a fire in the pellet stove this morning. I love watching the fire blaze with a cup of tea on chilly days. Hope you’re feeling better soon. Can’t think of anything more comforting than a book and cup of Chai.(Hugs)Indigo

    P.S. Hush. I’m already reading one of the better blogs today – yours.


  2. Chai tea is my favorite — though I admit that a good slug of Southern Comfort does wonders for a sore throat.

    Feel better — and I agree with Indigo — I AM reading one of the better blogs!


  3. Congrats on your blog for two years. Mine is still young, four months, so I celebrated quietly my 100th post a few days ago. How can that be? I thought I posted once a day. Hm. Sabotage! I don’t know if I’ve ever had Chai tea, but I adore all those spices. My hubby is from Norway so Cardamom is a must. There are many great blogs around and yours is right up there with the best, Linda.


    1. For a short time I tried blogging everyday, Carol, but it was too much for me. I can barely handle every other day. My mother is second generation Norwegian-American, but I doubt she’s even heard of cardomom. Salt and pepper is about the extent of her “spices.” 🙂

      Thank you for the compliment on my blog.


  4. I was just thinking about making some of that amazing chai today — you’ve just tipped the scales to DEFINITELY MAKING IT ASAP. That sounds perfect for this afternoon!

    So sorry to hear you’re feeling under the weather, though. (But I must say, “my throat felt like I’d been swallowing broken glass all night” was a really great way to communicate that. It sounds painful and awful, but it was beautiful to read.)

    Feel better, happy birthday(s), and enjoy your chai! 🙂


    1. I’m about to make another pot, Kayla. A bit weaker than usual though, or my heart will be skipping–and not in a good way! 🙂

      Thank you for the wishes and writing compliment. Maybe I should try writing with a fever more often. 😉


  5. Linda, we are some kind of synchronized at the moment. I guess that means I’ll wake up tomorrow feeling sick. I missed my blog’s second birthday too–back in September. I just posted about it this morning and then wanted to see what was going on here and there. I also noticed (from Goodreads) that you just started Amy and Isabelle. I’m reading it too–actually almost finished…anyway hope whatever you have doesn’t last long : )


    1. I can’t imagine anyone better to be in sync with, Cynthia. 🙂 But I hope you don’t get sick.

      This is the second time I started reading Amy and Isabelle. I stopped about a quarter of the way through last time, not from lack of interest, but lack of time. I intend to finish this time. And it’s been so long, I had to start over.


  6. My friend tells me that if you share, the calories don’t count. I guess since you shared your cake with all of us then it truly is calorie free. 🙂
    Sorry you feel bad but I couldn’t think of a better medicine than chocolate.
    BTW: the person that created the term ‘terrible twos’ didn’t have a three year old. You’re safe for another year, but when your blog turns three I’m running for the hills.


  7. Well, then if we’re ignoring the birthday day itself, Happy October.
    That way you can celebrate every day of the month. [seems reasonable to me-especially if there’s cake]

    Sorry you’re under the weather. *beams you unicorns and sunshine*

    PS-*heads up* Don’t read my latest flash. It’s full of skeletons. I know you don’t like skeletons in the same way that I don’t like slugs *shudder* they just give me the willies.
    Feel better asap!


  8. Linda,
    First of all, I hope you’re feeling better by now (I’m a few days behind on comments). Second, Happy Blog Birthday! I’ll take that cake – oh my – and a cup of chai.

    Glad you’re still out here sharing your thoughts on writing and life 🙂


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