On the Eve of ThanksgivingPosted: November 23, 2011
Well, once again new recipe inspirations have been derailed….
Because I. Hab. A. Coad.
Well, it’s actually not the sniffly, sneezy, runny nose, box-of-Kleenex-every-hour kind of cold. It’s more the throat-and-head-and-body-ache-since-Sunday-night (but-you-thought-it-was-just-dry-air) breed of cold. That annoying, icky, blah sort where your ears ring, your head feels like a 100-pound weight, and a three-hour nap every two hours is just what the doctor ordered (if only it could happen).
It’s also the kind of cold that makes your appetite go MEH. As such, I could not eat fajitas or Dillas if I wanted. New recipes, not so much. When I’ve even felt pangs of hunger, the only lust I have is for starch. Bread and noodles. Bread and noodles. And oatmeal yesterday. I feel so….bland.
But no matter. This soon will pass and I know it could certainly be a whole lot worse. I’ll take my vitamin C and Echinacea, drink lots of fluids, get lots of rest, and will be better in no time. Mmmmkay throat, head, and body, ya got that??
So I feel like the first part of this week has been basically wasted, but I am determined to enjoy the rest of the week (and weekend)….it’s Thanksgiving, for crying out loud!
DT and I are running the Turkey Trot 5k tomorrow morning with N&N – must get a little burn-on before a day of travel and gluttony. For us, that will be a drive to St. Cloud to my aunt and uncle’s house.
DT helped me haul in the big-ol’ holiday decoration tubs from the garage tonight! They are sitting in the basement, patiently waiting to be unpacked for the holiday season. The kitties have a new playground for the moment.
Friday night plans….? Some Christmas music? Some cocktails? I have a hunch! 😉
I will be sad to put my fall harvest decor away (also sad to find a place to put all of it, hmmm), but I am so excited to put up the Christmas tree (maybe two??) and make our home a winter wonderland for the holidays.
In other news, I finally finally finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle yesterday, yippie! I feel so….free! FREE to read a fun holiday book club book. Which I’ve already started. Which I’m already enjoying mucho. 🙂
I’ve also heard rumors of a certain “someone” (Does his name rhyme with Shmavid?) making their “famous, best-ever chili” this weekend. Heck yes!
Lots of things to feel better for in the coming days, and lots of good food to be eaten. I shall kick this cold bug’s booootay!
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, all!