Hello All,

So, the fall on Cape Cod is in full-swing, and apparently so is the flu bug. I am sure a lot of you Ptowners reading this know what symptoms I am speaking of all too well: sneezing, sore throat, fatigue, muscular aches, etc., all compounded with an emotional case of the blahs. Seriously. I have been formulating a new ass-groove in the couch the size of Arizona, and for a physically active person like me, this sucks. There is ONE remedy that will at least temporarily assuage this sense of the blah's, as sent to me by my friend Jeannette Angell. See the cold cure below:
Mix: honey, lemon, ginger, defcaffeinated tea, and brandy. Heat until very hot. Drink as hot as you can stand it. Repeat in half an hour. You'll sweat, sweat, sweat but should stay wrapped up.  
There you have it, folks. I've replaced the brandy with whiskey, seeing as there's none in the house. But seriously. Man. No exercise or play or reading makes Maria a dull, angry girl.