Friday, May 19, 2017

Celebrate: Sour Stomach Cure & Giveaways

Last Saturday, I apparently ate something that was past its expire date and full of germs (bacteria? microbes? ALIENS??). It freaked out my stomach. The result was ... icky. Really, really icky, like I became best friends with a bucket for a couple of days there.

Luckily, my bucket and I parted ways about midweek. During my war with my stomach, only one thing went down and stayed. My sour stomach cure was:


Yes, vanilla ice cream. The cold and creamy consistency did a lot to settle my stomach. My husband said I was being childish, but he went to the store and got more when I asked. (And when it comes to being sick, aren't most of us just big babies anyway?)

So this week, I'm celebrating Vanilla Ice Cream!

Do you have a special "cure" when you get sick that might sound strange to others?

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

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New Release from
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MY LIFE AT SWEETBRIER


Blurb:
What if you grew up on a horse farm and your single passion was to become a champion horseback rider? The problem is, you were born with a disability. Doctors tell your parents you’ll never walk, let alone ride. What will happen next? What does her dad do that changes her life? Will a failed racehorse and a handicapped girl become a winning team? This is the author’s true story of her journey. Even if Deanie prevails, will she find exactly the right horse to help her win?  

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Author Bio:
        Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is an award-winning children’s author. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and has been featured on several author websites. Her books have won a number of awards and recognition including; The Feathered Quill silver medal, The Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention, Center for Literacy and Primary Poetry Award Finalist, Reader’s Favorite silver medal, and The AuthorsShow.com “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.”
        Her story, My Life at Sweetbrier, is a captivating book that teaches children life lessons such as perseverance and setting goals. Deanie believes children should be inspired to reach for their dreams because you may accomplish more than you imagined. You may even overcome the odds, like she did.
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Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Rook (YA Fantasy) by USA Today bestselling author JC Andrijeski, about an alternative history, psychic warfare, and the one girl who can stop it, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the My Book Addiction blog. (ends May 25)


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43 comments:

Andrew Leon said...

It's hard to go wrong with vanilla ice cream. If you decide you want some other kind of ice cream, you can doctor it into anything.

Laura Clipson said...

I'll have to try vanilla ice cream next time I'm ill, it sounds like a good cure! Glad you're feeling better.

Annalisa Crawford said...

The power of ice-cream! I've only had food poisoning once, and I gave it to myself - yes, my cooking is that bad!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Food poisoning sucks. I usually eat pretzels although ice cream sounds better. At least I think I eat pretzels since I so rarely feel that kind of sick.

JeffO said...

I had food poisoning once. It was so bad, I don't think I would wish it on my worst enemy. Glad you've recovered. When I have stomach issues, about the only thing I like is a little bit of cold ginger ale. Have a nice weekend!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That sounds awful. I don't think I've ever had food poisoning. If my stomach's upset, I grab a clear soft drink like Sprite. (I couldn't eat the ice cream anyway.)

Rhonda Albom said...

I am surprised you would try vanilla ice cream on a sour stomach. I am glad it worked.

Erika Beebe said...

I love Vanilla Ice Cream! I think I celebrated with you too last night when I dipped into my Eddy's container last night. LOL. When my stomach is sour, I usually resort to boring methods like alkaselzer or Mylanta. I have lots of food allergies and experience the discomfort quite often. Yuck. I'm so sorry! Congrats to Deanie Humphrys-Dunne on her book!

The Cynical Sailor said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Vanilla ice cream sounds like a great cure :-)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I had food poisoning once too. It was terrible. Glad the ice cream mad you feel better. Now you can justify eating it regularly as a preventive measure.

Donna B. McNicol said...

When I'm on a cruise and get an upset stomach, I love eating grilled cheese sandwiches with potato chips.

Glad you're feeling better!

Sarah Foster said...

I usually try to stay away from dairy when my stomach is bothering me, but glad you found something that works!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Vanilla ice cream not only settles your stomach, but mentally makes you feel better, too! ;) My mom always gave us chicken noodle soup and 7-Up...funny thing is, I can't eat chicken noodle soup or drink 7-Up now, because I associate it with the flu! :) So glad you're feeling better! Have a great weekend! :)

Patricia Lynne said...

Maybe vanilla ice cream what I need to combat my medication upsetting my stomach. Glad you're feeling better and over the sickness.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Thank you so much for the lovely blog about my new book, Lexa. We're excited about it and we hope many children and their families enjoy it.
So sorry about your tummy upsets,but glad vanilla ice cream helped. We've found ginger tea to be helpful, as well. But hope that never happens again.
Have a great week and thank you again for putting my book in the spotlight.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

I believe in the medicinal powers of the ICE CREAM.

Tamara Narayan said...

When I am getting over a migraine, I eat things that are very chewy. I think the extra jaw action massages my head and makes me feel better.

If I was hurling, I think I'd go for jello before ice cream, but I've aways had a bit of trouble digesting high-fat foods. (Not that that stops me from eating plenty of junk!)

Cathrina Constantine said...

ACK!!! So sorry to hear that. I had food poisoning once, and it wasn't pretty... I'm glad you're feeling better, and vanilla ice cream is the best cure for just about everything!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Whatever helps, you should have! I hope you're feeling better.

messymimi said...

When my tummy is upset, anything bland and cold helps.

Glad you are feeling better!

Kate Larkindale said...

So sorry yo've been sick. That sounds horrible! But ice cream isn't the worst cure in the world.

Annie Neugebauer said...

I've always heard vanilla ice cream is the best for food poisoning, etc., but I always wondered if it wouldn't make me start to hate ice cream, haha. Glad you're feeling better now!

Ann V. Friend said...

Glad you're feeling better Lexa. {{{hugs}}} Rest and enjoy your weekend.

Sharon M. Himsl said...

Hi Lexa. Glad you're feeling better. I thought you were going to say yogurt something was the cure, but I'd vote for old-fashion vanilla ice cream any day. Nice to see Deanie's book here. I love that she hopes to inspire kids to reach for their dreams.

T.F. Walsh said...

Oh no... you poor thing. That does not sound fun at all, but great to hear you are feeling better. And well, ice cream does make everything better :)

DA Cairns said...

Who doesn't love vanilla ice cream? And you will now love it even more, thanks to its curative powers (unless you make an unfortunate metal association between illness and ice cream - that would be tragic actually.)

I had an emergency appendectomy when I was 8 years old. The first thing they gave me after surgery when I was allowed to eat was...you guessed it:vanilla ice cream.

Glad you're feeling better.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Dear me, how dreadful! But how good that you had such a simple remedy. Perhaps it was just the comfort it gave you? I haven't had food poisoning as such, but I remember having a very bad tummy bug once and the doctor telling me I should stick to dry toast and black tea for some days. "Nonsense!" said the pharmacist. He told me I could have cooked apples and boiled chicken with broth. As I was getting hungry by then, I was delighted with this. Ever since then, I have had a liking for these foods.

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Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It had been awhile since I had gastrointestinal discomfort (so much better than saying puking) , but I can remember how horrible it can be. Ice cream, though, sounds like a nice relief. Glad you are feeling better, Lexa.

myantimatterlife said...

When I am sick and/ or suffering extreme pain, I put my Dishnet set to the Sirius channel for 80s music and it helps me forget the pain and sleep. Yes, I'm weird.

SENCO Cat Herder said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well but at least the cure sounds a good one :) Plenty of fluids including Lucozade (don't know if you have this energy drink but it's been going for more than 50 years here in the UK?). I always remember my mum serving us spam fritters when we were ill but recently when I told her that she said I may have been slightly mistaken and that was only when we were better and she was trying to build us back up!! Glad you're now feeling MUCH better :)
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Kim Lajevardi said...

Even you can only eat one thing, vanilla ice cream is not a bad way to go. I don't have any specific go to's for a sour stomach other than Sprite. Glad you're feeling better, Lex.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Vanilla ice cream? Interesting. I'll remember that. Sorry you've been sick, but glad you found the cure. Have a great week.

Lynda R Young said...

Vanilla Ice Cream is a must when one is sick (as long as there are no intolerance issues, of course, lol). Glad to hear you are bucket free again.

T. Drecker said...

I'll have to try that next time my stomach goes its own way. Vanilla ice cream has to be the perfect cure. Glad to hear you're past that bucket!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Actually soup is my cure when I don't feel well. I can see the vanilla ice cream, though. On occasion, I try that as well. And also plain yoghurt. The latter is great for an upset stomach. Glad you are better now! Take care, and have a good week.

Yolanda Renée said...

I craved vanilla ice cream when I was pregnant with my first, and root beer when I was pregnant with the second. Now, I'm allergic to both items, but still the memory... Umm!

Glad you're feeling better!

cleemckenzie said...

Now that's my kind of medicine! Could I add just a dash of chocolate sauce and still feel better?

Another congratulation to Deanie on her book.

Trin Carl said...

Food poison's the worst. I haven't had it but I have taken a laxative or two in my lifetime that may have caused the same symptoms as the after effects of food poison. These days I'm just saying yes to Docusate and No to other digestive pills.

Heather R. Holden said...

Oh, yikes, so sorry about your stomach. Glad the vanilla ice cream could help!

Robert Bennett said...

My go-to's tend to be Avogolemono soup, Gatorade and/or Mountain, Vanilla Pudding, and Cherry Jello. Mix together or enjoy separately.

Nasreen said...

Out of all the flavours, Vanilla is my favourite. My daughter has warned me that I have t try new flavours when we visit Italy in June!

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Cheese and crackers. My mom used to give me this snack when I was sick, and the habit stuck.

Bacon potato chips are another comfort food, and sometimes when I'm ill, they're all I can manage to get down.

Glad you're feeling better!

Trin Carl said...

I know this is odd but I used to steer clear of liquids when I got sick. I'm a tremendous believer in sanitizing cups and using only the same ones over and over. I believe colds are mostly started by the things we drink.

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