Happy first week of the year. How has it been going for you? Mine, well it has been kind of a bust.
New Years Day came and went. Too cold to go for a hike, too cold to even go for a walk, and the mr ended up dealing with a faulty heater for a full day at an apartment so we didn't get spend the day doing anything that we had planned. But shit happens, and we were going Ikea in Montreal the next day so we didn't let it bum us out too much.
Ikea on Tuesday was kind of a bust too because everything I wanted was sold out. I got a few things, but the cookie cutter stamps that I have been lusting over for months were sold out. So was the drying rack and light fixture. Again, I guess that happens and maybe better luck next time?..? ( I really want those cookie cutter stamps) At least the mr and I got to spend the -8 degree day (it was colder even up north) in the warm car, see an Ikea clown, and have coffee and hot dogs for lunch (me coffee, the mr had the hot dogs). So maybe not a total bust. When we got home we ended up getting Judah for dinner because he was suppose to have an appointment that the mr was taking him to which actually ended up being the wrong day, so we just kept him. Plus his sisters was sick...... She had the stomach flu. Oh boy. But Judah was fine and happy and we were like ok, but wash your hands all the time and do not touch me and it was all good. So we feed the boy, he played with the new soccer goals we got for him and then brought him home. We were both pretty tired after that and jumped into bed by 8.
Wednesday was like the calm before the storm. The mr was feeling pretty sick but somehow he was pushing through and doing some work and got rid of the mountain of recyciling in between long naps. I was getting things done and had a laundry list of things that I needed to do on the next few days to get the week back on track. I was determined to have it all done, the Christmas tree and decorations gone, the house spotless, and a good start on taxes Him being sick and me, well I was starting to not feel so good either. we were both in bed by 7. The next morning the mr woke up feeling a little better and I woke up and basically half dead. I only left my bed to vomit. (too much? yeah well it was for me too) I couldn't open my eyes, I couldn't sleep, I couldn't think or stop thinking. It was hell, and worst yet, Taylor Swift (whom I now realize haunts me whenever I am feeling under the weather) was on repeat singing, Look what you made me do, in my head. All. Day. Long. I will probably boot if I ever hear that song again. And food. Whenever I am trapped in my head I start thinking about food. Well that was horrifying and made me want to kill myself. Food was the enemy and I was convinced that I would never eat again.
I don't get sick like that ever. The last time I was sick like that was in college, so like a long time ago. A whole day of my life, gone. I didn't get to any of my to do list. I didn't start taxes. The tree was still up and I I missed farm share. (now I am left having to ration what little food I have left until next week) It was just the worst. But bight side, at least it was during some super cold ass snow bomb apocolype weather so it wasn't like I was missing much of the cold outside world.
Luckily when I woke up on Friday I was not feeling quit like death. I actually got out of bed at 6 (I usually wake at 430 so this was late) and watched the news. When the mr woke up I had a cup of coffee and was even starting to think that tI could possible eat something. I boiled myself a carrot in cups of water and tried that out on myself. It turned out ok so I made soup (yesterdays post). While it was cooking I took down the Christmas tree and all the decorations, then ate the soup. Then we gave the cat a bath and then I went back to bed. I was able to watch a movie and check my email and stuff and lucky me did I find an article about lettuce recall and e coli. Spent another hour in bed searching e coli symptoms, pretty much convinced I had (maybe have) it before passing out again.
I woke up yesterday feeling ok, but still kind of crummy and grumpy. And that's when the cranks comes out and I can sometimes get a little mean. Ask the mr. I have a magical mouth when I am not feeling good. I think it's just the stress of being sick and not getting things done that need to be which is not an excuse, but that's how I am so , well sorry. I guess. Anyway, I had some coffee, the mr threw boiling hot water into the air and made it snow (I have a video but don't know how to upload it, but there is a picture) and I started to clean the house a bit. But then I kind of crashed again. I managed to eat some soup for lunch, go to the post office, buy a bunch of kale that froze from store to car, and start a load of laundry.(I am washing it all, even the pillows on the couch. No way am I getting sick again) Then it was couch time for a while. Soup for dinner, a crazy bundled up walk around the block, and bed by 8.
So the beginning of the year has not started off exactly the way I would hope for.
Hoping today goes better. I am awake, I feel ok. My body hurts a little but I feel like that it because I haven't been to the gym in 3 days and only out of the house for brief excursions. I am determined to set us up for a good week. I think if I am feeling up to it a little later I am gong to try the gym for a little, maybe make another big batch of soup, maybe get outside for longer then 5 minutes even though it is currently -19 (without windchill), but the temperature is suppose to get above freezing today. Whoop whoop!! Maybe I'll even get a little paperwork in order and and just start to think better thoughts about life. And keep my magical mouth shut for a while. I know the mr would appreciate that. Hey, what can I say other then, I am a stable genius. Hahaha. Crazy Motherfucker.
Internet links from some of my week.
-I blame all of my grumpy's on "sickness behavior" It's a real thing and I really get it, we all do.
-And this is the reason I think I have e coli. Food-Safety Experts Say Avoid Romaine Lettuce If You’re Not Into E. Coli
- Photographs of Waves Crashing Against the Setting Sun Soothing when you think you have e coli.
-Thinking about a trip the the city soon and am eyeing the exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History. I really want to go the planetarium.
-We need to call American breakfast what it often is: dessert. For reals, sugar and sugar and more sugar. It is kind of crazy.
-About time. Vermont House Votes to Legalize Marijuana
- I actually really like this (this being chatbooks) and am toying with the idea of getting some books made. It's almost as cheap as getting photos printed out at any store. And the covers are really cute.
-Not usually a fan of neon lights but these are some pretty sweet lights Explosive Light-Based Installations
-Very interesting. Should American books have more underlying issues? It's funny that they seem to stress happiness and Americans not necessarily seem to be the happiest people. Huh? What's The Difference Between Children's Books In China And The U.S.?
And some pictures from the week.
Have a great week. Enjoy the thaw to come!