Yearly Archives: 2009


I’m still not feeling 100%. I’m not even sure that I’m feeling 75% although I feel a hell of a lot better than I did yesterday. With me, there is one easy way to tell how sick I actually feel and that’s if I am taking medicine. I am not a big medicine taker, so considering the fact that I took Dayquil every 4 hours yesterday tells you that I really wasn’t feeling well. I do feel a lot better this morning, however. I’m really hoping that I’ll be able to go out to New Years Eve dinner. Okay, I’ll stop droning on about my cold now; I told you that I was a baby when I am sick!

Last night, I wanted comfort food for dinner. Whenever I’m craving comfort food, my go-to is refried beans. I don’t know why; I just really like them! Weird, right? I paired them with some sauteed peppers and a low-carb tortilla that I toasted and made into chips. Oh, and a heaping pile of salsa.


That looks like much more food than it actually was because of the mound of salsa. Jason went the more traditional route and made his into chicken fajitas.


This was his pre-fajita. You get the idea. After dinner, we watched Julie & Julia. I’m going to just say it, I didn’t love this movie. I kind of thought it was boring and Meryl Streep’s voice as Julia annoyed the hell out of me. (I know that Julia Child talked like that, but still.) The book sort of bored me too, to tell the truth. Although I did understand when Julie got excited about getting comments. Comments always excite me too!

I haven’t been to the gym since Monday. Ugh. I think it’s probably for the best though. I just get a little panicky when I miss more than two days in a row. I’m also a little panicky about the holiday goodies that I’ve been consuming for the past couple of weeks. Our scale has a dead battery so I have no idea how much damage my overindulging has done. I can’t go by the way my clothes fit. I always think my clothes are too tight unless they are completely falling off me. Hence the reason most of my stuff is too baggy. As much as a like these short weeks and seeing my family, I’ll definitely be happy this weekend when the holidays are finally over.


There are two things that I am a big wuss about – being cold and being sick. And right now, I’m kind of both. I guess my epic hangover was partially the start of a cold. My head feels better, but my throat is scratchy and I’ve been sneezing all day. I really wish that if I was going to get sick, it wouldn’t be over a holiday.

Sicky pathetic face:


I tried to stock up on Vitamin C. Does this really work?


Even though I had soup for lunch, soup was definitely in order again for dinner. I decided to make Italian Wedding Soup from my Trader Joe’s cookbook.


I used meatless meatballs and spinach because the lovely Kroger next door did not have Swiss Chard.


Twas pretty good. I’m not sure that I like the taste of the meatless balls. Maybe it would be better with a different brand? Or perhaps with Turkey Meatballs? I also had my fair share of Pita Crackers that went unpictured. Not sure if this is going to cure my cold but I really would like to feel better by Thursday night. I don’t have any plans, but I want to ring in the New Year right and not sick.

I think I’m going to skip the gym tonight. I never know if I should go or not when I’m under the weather. I’ve always heard that if the sickness is above the neck, which it is, it’s fine to go, but I don’t really see myself getting a decent workout right now. I managed to go yesterday and did a half-assed 30 minutes on the elliptical. Hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow because I have a 2 miler, a 5 mile speedwork session and a 6-miler on the agenda for the week.

What are your plans for New Years Eve?

My aching head!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I cannot drink the way I used to. It’s 5:40pm and I still don’t feel well from last night. I had fun though. My friends Margaret and Brady and their daughter Iris, Kirsten and Joe and their daughter Berkeley, Eva, Sean, Armando and I all went out to dinner at Lebanese Taverna. I had the Chicken Shwarma which proved to be quite a popular entree amongst the group; I think at least half of us had it. After dinner, the childless of the group, me, Armando and Sean, went to another bar – RiRa. My brother met us out and we hung out for a while. I think I probably had 4-5 beers (plus a glass of wine with dinner) at the bar. It was fun though. I don’t see these friends (or my brother) that often, so I don’t really feel guilty about it, my head just hurts today. I sense a New Years resolution coming on that’s related to this.

I’m trying to decide if I should go to Trader Joe’s or just eat a can of soup for dinner. I’m not feel very contemplative with my writing, so I’ll leave you with some pictures from the weekend.

Gingerbread Men. These were especially good dunked in hot tea.


My stepmother’s dogs.


Me in my stylin’ onion goggles. Awesome present. That’s a tank top, not a bra by the way.


Sans glasses.

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