Laying low

July 19, 2014

in Life,Real Food

Happy Saturday! Today was a day of resting and, hopefully, healing. I didn’t waste much time with breakfast since I had several medications to take. And then start working on all the water that I need to help get rid of this stuff in my head and lungs. Bacon, eggs, berries and coffee on the back porch. I’m EXTREMELY glad we have a fully private back yard because it was already humid and I didn’t feel like putting on real people clothes.


The one thing I wanted to cross off the summer cleaning list was this room. It has been taken over by school supplies and random junk from vacation. I love my girl cave and do not want it so junky that I can’t use it.  



At some point, I got back to trying to solve the kitchen floor issue. It’s still a big hot mess so I’ll tackle it later. I wasted 2 hours with a razor blade, vinegar, baking soda, and mop. I did get up all the built-up wax spots but there is still a lot of work to do to restore the ceramic tile back to it’s original condition.

For lunch (and dinner), I made a huge pot of potato soup. It hurts to chew and swallow and I just wanted soup. My lazy afternoon of sleeping (seriously good sleepy medicine helps!) and snacking on fruit and soup just hit the spot.

potato soup

I think I’m over the worst of this stuff. Maybe…maybe I can get in a brisk walk tomorrow. My lungs take a beating with this so I’m anxious to get better FAST!


Friday Favorites~Shenanigans

July 18, 2014
shenanigans (appleberry)

I usually have a theme to my Friday Favorites. My theme this week is whatever rolls out of my head and that just adds up to cray-zee. Speaking of..Stephen just asked me (in all seriousness) “How much does it cost to get a 12volt charger for a laptop?” Does this man not know me?? He just saw me try to feed the cat MY plate of potatoes and put HIS scoop of kitten chow next to my drink. I’m on meds, man. Don’t ask me stuff like this. I’ll try to think it out even though I’ve got 5 devices with google-ready capabilities all within reaching distance. Anyway. THAT is not a favorite. 1. Favorite way to wear crocs. With my long gnarly toe sticking out. Keepin’ it klassy. 2. Favorite store ad shame. Really Target? Is it not enough […]

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Doctor, Doctor, give me some news.

July 17, 2014

I should have clarified “good news”. After x-rays, I’ve landed myself with pneumonia in one lung. I’ve been banished to rest duty. And yes, I’m going to wallow in it. This is my 2nd week of marathon training. I’m NEVER sick in the summer, so this is big surprise. My eating has been back on track and I’ve been cooking up loads of freezer meals before school starts. And now this will set my way WAY back. I’m not happy. I got my shots and got home in time to start working on this. I know from experience that these shots give me about 8 hours of good relief and tons of energy before the big face plant. I want a clean house before my life stops and I’m a mess of naps, drooling, hot showers, and hiding from the […]

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Summer loving.

July 16, 2014

I love many things in the summer. I do love the current weather, however it is not loving me. This morning, I didn’t feel much better and in fact, felt like the warning signs of sinus infection were back again. It seems this beautiful fall-like weather brought in whatever weed, tree, grass stuff that sets me off in September. I decided that sitting on the back porch might help a little. Maybe. Stephen decided to whip up a shed for his boat and he has 3 days to do it. If I decide to whip up a pie, it could take 3 days to get it accomplished. Obviously, we do great things at our own pace. Maybe food will help things in my head and chest settle down. Basic frittata of eggs and potatoes with some pepper jack cheese. I […]

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A little more from The Paleo Kitchen

July 16, 2014

My vegetable spiralizer is getting a lot of use lately. It is easy to use although it is very much a gadget that needs storage space. But pulling it out and making zucchini or squash noodles to go with a creamy sauce or hearty meat sauce is worth the time to pull it out and clean it after. I have tried other hand-held Julienne peelers and nothing gave me round noodles like this spiralizer. This recipe for lemon-chive zoodles is from The Paleo Kitchen. I have been using this book lately to get some back-to-school meals ready for the big rush that starts in August. It is easy to make and versatile enough to take on additional herbs and spices to keep it interesting. After all, zucchini needs a little flavor! This is Bacon Beef Stew and it is from […]

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Getting a little dirty

July 15, 2014

This morning started like most mornings. Sitting on the back porch! The only difference is I woke up with a bad cough and sore throat. I am NEVER sick during the summer. Summer is my relief from sinus infections and colds. So I have no idea what shenanigans are going on, but I don’t have time or energy for it. I had a delicious breakfast of coffee and then right to lemon water for the throat. Then I got busy on the longest cleaning list this side of Buckingham Palace. I’ll share it later after I actually get some things accomplished. Here is my first line of attack. Vinegar bombs. Got fruit flies? Throw some baking soda down the sink and pour in vinegar.  That is where those critters live and breed. That nasty gunky coffee pot? Run some vinegar […]

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Workout Review and Marathon Training July 7-13

July 13, 2014

I’m changing up my workout review post day. I usually consider a week like a calendar week, Sunday-Saturday. However, I’ve always considered running training weeks Monday-Sunday because my weekend run is not set in stone. Some weekends, Saturday works out better, others have a Sunday long run. With marathon training starting, I have my training plan on a Monday-Sunday calendar so my workout reviews will now be on Monday-Sunday and should be posted on Sunday along with my meal plan for the week. It won’t be long before football Saturday posts are back!! (7 weeks!!) CrossFit Workout 1 5 rounds for time 10 HSPU 20 air squats 15 pull ups 30 Situps Workout 2 Skill work: Thrusters Then: AMRAP in 10 minutes 15 wall ball 20 med ball situps Running-Marathon Week 1 Monday: 3.2 miles Tuesday: 3 miles Thursday: 4.3 […]

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Chicken Zoodles with Bacon Garlic Cream Sauce

July 12, 2014

I have a new tool and I LOVE it! I can now make vegetable noodles. I have used several hand-held julienne peelers and for some reason, I cannot get the long, thing noodles. I get wide thin pieces that I had to cut into smaller strips. Way too much work. And yes, this is a gadget that I have to pull out to use and clean immediately, but it is worth it if I can get meals like this. Chicken Zoodles with Bacon Garlic Cream Sauce 2 lbs grilled chicken thighs 1 large zucchini 2 cups broccoli florets 1/2 chopped onion 1 clove of garlic, minced 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced 4 strips bacon 3 Tablespoons coconut milk 1/4 cup chicken broth 1. Put can of coconut milk in freezer 30 minutes before cooking OR in fridge overnight. 2. Prepare […]

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