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 recipe..it 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?