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Unintentional Frugal Frog Weekend Update

The plan for the weekend was to:

1) Splurge a little on a lovely pair of shoes.

2) Go on a date night with Chase

3) Have a semi-nice dinner out


Instead I had a hot date with:



and last, but not least



Yep, I got sick! I actually have not been sick since last December. This is a record for me! I think eating Paleo has really boosted my immune system. However, the past week I have been burning the candle at both ends, traveling (airplane germs!), and dealing with lots of stress.  My body simply had enough.

Consequently, this ended up being a SUPER frugal frog weekend!


I got home from work, took medicine, and promptly fell asleep by 9 PM.

Cost = Free 🙂


Chase and I attempted to go shoe shopping, but I quickly gave up/got too tired to persevere. Chase wanted to go out for lunch or dinner, but with my sore throat and stuffy nose, nothing sounded appealing. So basically we spent $0 dollars on shoes and $0 dollars on dining this weekend.

We did, however, make a Target run for Flinstone vitamins (LOVE), and other cold/flu staples.

Last night we caught up on our DVR shows (Modern Family was SO good this week!) and I was asleep in bed by 9:30 PM. I know, my wild and crazy ways are just too much.


Chase worked at the hospital this morning, So I attempted to rest. I am the WORST sick person ever. I hate doing nothing. My head is all swimmy, so I can’t read or I get dizzy.  Consequently, I get super antsy, but then I overdue and make everything worse. I have been making a concerted effort to EMBRACE rest this weekend as well as fluids. I have downed so many cups of water and tea that I feel positively buoyant.

I rewarded myself this afternoon by going apple picking with Chase and our little brother. My apple addiction is currently stabilizing at 4 apples per day. I am officially giving this whole “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” thing a chance. I have nothing to lose at this point and I am a big proponent of the “Go BIG, or go home” philosophy.

This is me with one of our Ida Red apples! They are simply perfect. Nothing beats a fresh apple. Grocery store apples with their artificial wax simply cannot compare.


Chase decided to test one out.  The orchard allows you to sample as you pick. I LOVE that they give you permission, because I am one of those people who scolds people who eat their offerings before they pay for them! (I have a tremendously over-active conscience…I was totally “that girl” who tattle-taild on anyone who disobeyed).

We left with a bushel of apples, 2 sugar pumpkins, and 2 apple ciders for $22. I think that is a steal of a deal!

Nothing makes me happier than peering into the fridge and seeing a crisper full of fresh apples!

And the profile view:

Love. Love. Love.

We came home and Chase and the lil bro enjoyed the apple crisp I made earlier today (Mumsie’s is da’ bomb).


It is not even 6 PM and I have completely exhausted myself. I did, however, make some Amazingness in a Bowl for dinner.

Do you think 100 servings of veggies plus a hearty dose of healthy fat will cure me?

I am hoping to wake up cured tomorrow! Here’s hoping….


Are you a “good” sick person? Any tips or tricks on how to cure a chest cold?


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

16 responses »

  1. I pretty much suck at being sick- I go to school unless I seriously can’t function…. it is hard to make sub plans and then I end up worrying allllll day if they are being good for their sub. …..Sleep and laziness is the best medicine! 🙂 PS- your apples look delish! Mmmmm!

  2. Aw man, that stinks that you got sick on the weekend! I’m with Julie^ Sometimes suckin’ it up & going into work is actually easier than taking a day off!

  3. I hope all those apples work their healing power on you! I also went apple picking this weekend and have at least 20 stocked up for snacks, they are sooo juicy mmm. I’ve leveled out at about 3 a day lol.

  4. I’m sorry you were sick…but you look like you have rebounded quickly. (I guess “an apple a day” does makes a difference). I’m a good sick person…..cuz I’m NEVER sick. When I am sick, I just sleeeeeeeeep for hours, then wake up, and get up!

  5. Sorry to hear that you’re sick! You need to buy some boots ASAP to make you feel better! Shopping always does the trick for me! 🙂

  6. Oh no! I’m so sorry. What a bummer! I think the 100 servings of veggies will definitely help you out though! I hate being sick, and I don’t usually get sick ever really so when I do – I’m such a goner. And a whiner. Especially if I had to miss a day of running. The apple picking adventure looks super fun though!

  7. Health Freak College Girl

    sorry you got sick 😦

    but i am uber duber jealous of your apple stash!

  8. I rarely ever get sick, but your weekend sounds like mine about two weeks ago. All I could do was lay around and sleep. Fortunately I wasn’t dizzy at all so I could read/ watch Netflix..

  9. Awww, you poor thing! Feel better soon.

  10. I hope all the rest is paying off and you’re back to feeling better ASAP!

    That is wonderful you got out of the house to go apple picking, I’m sure the fresh air felt nice! Your apple stash is ah-mazing!

  11. I am MEGA jealous of your apple drawer you know! But also mega sorry for you feeling so rotten. My personal trick is to eat raw garlic – which I SWEAR has worked for me so many time, but which is every bit as antisocial as mythology would have you believe. Your choice!!

    Hugs! xox

  12. I am a HORRIBLE sick person! Like you, I can’t stand having nothing to do and get super antsy … but then I try to do something and am miserable. haha. It’s a cycle!

    Yay for all of those apples!! I wish we had places to pick apples here, sounds like such a fun and relaxing experience!

    My tips when sick: tomato soup and kiwis.

  13. So sorry you got sick! I also had a date with Ricola cough drips except mine were Cherry Honey. Feel better!

  14. Ugh I think I am getting sick too! Tis’ the season I guess. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  15. I hope your lack of posting and twittering doesnt mean youre totally out cold – we miss you! 🙂

  16. Oh no get well soon! I am a terrible sick person because I get so cranky when I can’t exercise.


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