Virtual GNO - Beat The Cold

I'm getting very frustrated. I have been doing everything I know to fight off this flippin' cold! And I don't mean as in 'warmth'. I'm great at the hand-washing. I'm diligent with the Zicam zinc lozanges and the Airborn. But last night my sinuses started rebelling against all of my efforts and now I'm fuzzy. I don't want to be fuzzy!!!
I'm going to keep fighting this stupid cold.
And that goes for the frigid cold that is happening all around the town. Enough already!!!

This is a Virtual Girls Night Out (boys welcome too :-> ), a social evening without having to get out of our cozy pajamas. (If you are one who does go out in your p.j.'s that's just fine. I'm not judging!)
We are here to visit other blogs and play. The Virtual GNO is a way of meeting up with bloggers you know, and make some new friends as well. So sign Mr. Linky below and join in the fun!

I'm going to take my fuzzy head and dance around to warm up.

Adele "Cold Shoulder"

(yep. it's a cold theme :-> )

I'm drinking my tea with echinacea. Tea, tea, tea. I'm in the mood for something with a little bit of a kick. What sounds good?...

Hoppin' Hot Scotch

2 oz. butterscotch schnapps
8-10 oz. hot chocolate (water or milk)
Whipped cream (optional)
Chocolate shavings (optional)
1/2 oz. amaretto (optional, but gives off a warm, almond aroma)

In an Irish coffee mug, add schnapps followed by hot chocolate.
Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.
Top off with a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.

After this I just might forget my stuffy nose. Yum!!!

OK. With the new year I made a promise to myself that I would step-it-up-a-notch with the exercise. I'm serious this time. Really. Our family received the WiiFit for Christmas and it's fantastic. I enjoy it so much more than going to the gym and attending classes where I always felt so left out. So uncoordinated. I found that nobody expresses my frustration better than Chelsea Handler. (Get a tissue. You're going to laugh until you cry.)

Chelsea Handler "S Factor"

That's my girl!
Do you have any gym, or workout, horror stories? I'd love to hear them!

Have fun at our Virtual GNO. Sign Mr. Linky to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in! Go blog-hopping!

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  1. I love your recipes...I want that right NOW and it's only 130pm! :)

    I'll be by tonight!

  2. Hang in there with the cold. I am surprised that those remedies have not helped yet.

  3. I hope you beat the cold! I don't have a personal blog to answer questions, so will borrow a lil space here if that's ok! :)

    I sooo want to try that drink. I wonder if hubby will pick up some Schnapps for me on the way home :P

    I love Chelsea Handler. The girl is FUNNY in a raunchy kinda way. Lol! She's not afraid to say ANYTHING!

    We have a 1928 Jewelry giveaway going on at http://boutiqueflair.com - Click on FAB SWAG & follow the simple instructions to enter!

    Happy GNO!

  4. Oh gawd, I love Chelsea Handler! What a funny clip!
    And that Hoppin' Scotch sounds YUM-MEE!!! What a perfect winter drink!
    Happy Friday!

  5. ooo that drink sounds delicious! Have fun on your VGNO.. Im going on a date w/ the hubby tonight.. wooohoo!!

  6. Virtually is about the only way I get a GNO! (Well with grown up girls anyway!) I spend lots of them with my 11 year old!

    I want one of those drinks now... do I run to the ABC store? It's been almost cold enough here in Orlando to actually enjoy a warm adult beverage like that!

  7. Hi Ann!

    If they drink doesn't make you feel better at least it might put you in a sleeping coma.

  8. Hey, if misery loves company, I'm battling a raging sore throat as well. Cheers!

  9. Hi Ann,
    Thanks for the encouraging words on my blog. They were very sweet and I'm glad to have met you too.

    Well this GNO thing sounds rather interesting....I may have to give it a try one evening, but can't this time but maybe another time.

    Your blog is nice; I like the soft colors. I hope you are feeling lots better soon. Oh, and where do you live in Oregon? My mom, who I don't speak to, lives in Gresham? I think. I went there once to visit and it was sooooo freakin' cold....

  10. Oh, man that was hilarious!!! That Chelsea is so funny... :) That Hoppin' Hot Scotch sounds soooo yummy!

    I hope you feel better Ann!

  11. Loved the clip! Love Chelsea! That drink sounds YUMMY and perfect for a cold winter's night! ;) Maybe it'll zap the cold right out of you! :) Thanks for the invite to GNO - I need a GNO, even if it's a virtual one! LOL! :)

  12. stopping by with a pitcher of Sangria....how's the party going? Keeping warm??

    I'm a huge Chelsea Handler fan!!!

  13. OMG I love Chelsea! I hadn't seen that one. Thanks for the laughs. Hoping the tea is helping you feel a bit better.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the idea of a virtual girl's night out! So fun! THanks for the invite- I will be back.:) Lori

  15. Hi Ann,

    Missed you! I'm so glad I got to stop by tonight. I want that drink, but I've given up wheat and milk, so I'm pretty sure hot chocolate and whipped cream are out. Damn. Have one for me, okay? I'll go get a glass of white wine.

  16. Hahaahaha....Chelsea IS SO FUNNY! I laugh till I've tears in my eyes!

    I stayed in this condo that comes with all sorts of facilities. One day I felt like checking out the gym (to lose 1 or 2kg from having my little one almost TWO years ago). As I walked in, with my T-shirt and shorts and a pair of slippers, I looked totally out of place, totally intimidated by those massive looking gym equipment. The men took one look at me and I knew exactly what they were thinking, "This chick has never been to gym before. Look at her muscle...."

    I haven't been back to the gym since.

    Glad to have found your site too! :-) Angie

  17. Ann - what a cute idea for nights out at home:) Thans for the comment on my new blog. I love Chelsea Handler! SO FUNNY! Great to watch on a night out at home!

  18. What a crazy funny video! WiiFit huh?!!! I'm jealous!

    The drinks sound great!

  19. Sorry you are feeling poorly. I hope the drink makes you forget all that ails you!

    I really want to try the Wii Yoga for the exact reasons you mentioned..I don't falling on my arse in my own home!

    I am off to check out the girls' blogs..my first GNO - how exciting!

    Cheers, Kimberly

  20. I am going to *have* to start a VGNO notebook for your yummy drinks!!!! I'm such a party pooper and rarely do more than open a bottle of wine but YUM... can't wait to try some of your delights!!!

  21. Seriously, did I just call drinks "delights" -- am I a hundred years old?! I think it's time to go to bed. Or, on second thought call the girls, go out on the town, and remind myself that I am not in fact, 100!!!

  22. It was fun!
    Well..we thought Marlow's bbq..was the best!!!

  23. Oooh perfect idea! 70s had some good music! I wasn't there during it of course but...

    70s music makes me think of Crimson and Clover even though I think it was in '68. Ok so I actually didn't know the year and had to Google it... it's late. And I really don't know music that well, LOL!!!

  24. CONGRATULATIONS!! You are the second person that made me laugh until I had tears... it's the most exercise I've gotten all day!! Thank you!

  25. OMG - I feel asleep for VGNO! Sat down to watch Ghost Whisperer and never got back up again until 4:30 to let the dogs out! I am hopeless!

    I'm buying "ME" (yes it's all about me!) a Wii Fit. My daughter can use it too! I will have three months to myself when I "retire" the end of May until the end of the school year.... no excuse not to exercise then

    Hope y'all had a good time and that your cold is getting better.

  26. Thanks for hosting another VGNO!

  27. I can't shake my icky cold either. ug. Kindly have a toddy for moi.

  28. I'm a little late to the party... I love butterscotch schnapps (especially with baileys!). Hope your feeling better today. Cheers!


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