My sinuses are stuffy yet my nose is runny. My upper lip is swollen from wiping my nose so much. (Oh yeah, I feel so very attractive right now!) I don’t want to admit it, but I am fighting a cold. It’s been over 90 degrees here for days, and I have been hot and uncomfortable. I keep wondering what finally broke down my immune system. My body never succumbed to disease or illness this winter. So, what finally got me? My family had this cold a week ago, and I thought I was in the clear just like I had been all winter. However, this time was different. What was it that did it? Was it that we were all sharing water bottles when we took our long walks? Or that I started buying some non-organic foods? I’m sure that it was a combination of the two, and I don’t want to do this again. I prefer to be the healthy one that is taking care of my hubs, little ones, and preteen. This experience has felt like the team captain sitting out of the ballgame.
In an attempt to get better quickly, I am pushing fluids, eating an extreme amount of greens and fruits, and taking vitamins and herbs. Plus, I am still exercising and taking walks outside (let’s go vitamin d!), but I am also trying to rest. The majority of this regimen seems pretty routine and isn’t difficult other than the resting bit. (Random fact: I am standing at a desk as we speak! My husband built me a tall desk so that I can stand it as long as I want :) It is tough for me to rest. I mean really tough, because if I sit down the toddlers want to climb all over me and “night-night” or “juice”. I don’t want to nurse them all of the time right now or hardly at all. I just want to rest my aching physically hot body without anyone laying or crawling over me. In an attempt to solve this issue, my 11-year-old son has been building all of us little beds on the floor. Now we all have our own special place to watch educational television together. That’s what I call great problem solving! AND awesome teamwork! It seems to be working, too, because the little girls are loving us all hanging out on the floor together! It’s a game at this point. Great thinking, kiddo! Thanks for helping out!
If you end up with a summer cold or flu, you have my sympathy, but I am hoping that you stay well and that I get well as soon as possible!
Have a good one and go enjoy that sun! It’s summer! Yay!
I am bored now that I don’t eat all of the time. Really?! I was wasting that much time eating?! I truly had no idea how much I snacked. Yeah, WAY TOO MUCH!
I’ve taken up a few activities to help occupy my time:
1) I’ve started playing the keyboard again. I’m writing licks. I’m singing. It’s awesome. I’m learning how to play The Office theme song.
2) I’ve started blogging! Hello people out there in TumbleLand! I love you guys! xoxoxox
3) I’m cleaning more. Excellence. Clean house. Clean mind.
4) I’m writing more. Scripts. Poems. Book ideas.
5) I’m playing with those crazy kids more. Hehehehe! I love those lil punks!
6) EXERCISE! YES! It’s time to tone.
7) I’ve been thinking positive thoughts and dreaming up awesome ideas of things for me, my family, and friends to do.
This morning as I was going to start Jillian Michaels’ Week 3 of Ripped in 30, my preteen said to me,
“Mom, you are trading in that muffin top for a pack.”
These words were worth every amount of encouragement I’ve ever craved. Thanks, kiddo!
(btw, Jillian is sadistic. I love her and what she is doing for my body and self confidence, but damn she’s kicking my butt….with love. Right?!)
Who needs nacho cheese on nachos? I don’t. I don’t need faux nacho cheese either. What I need to achieve the same taste & feeling of nachos I used to get at the College cafeteria are these ingredients:
-BEARITOS organic unsalted corn nacho chips
-organic “canned” hot jalapeños
-finely shredded romaine lettuce