Monday, June 20, 2011

After-effects of the Cold From Hell

Yes, I am alive still.  ;-)  All I can say is you never realize how nice it is to breath without coughing or having to have a box of Kleenex nearby until you've spent 3 weeks in cold hell.  My kids are still coughing a little and my daughter has a minor ear infection, but it looks like this cold is on its way out of the house. 

This ick is rampaging through the valley.  It seems everywhere I go, someone is coughing.  The doc at the after-hour clinic told us that she's treated a lot of bronchitis, pneumonia and sinus infections thanks to that nasty virus.  I'm thankful that we walked away from it with only one minor ear infection.

I'm sure our Paleo-centric diet has something to do with our success.  The kids demanded a LOT of fruit.  Tthankfully, we're entering summer and all of the yummy summer fruit (watermelon, peaches, nectarines, apricots, etc) are on sale right now so I let eat what they wanted. 

To tell you the truth, I did the same.  To hell with keeping to a low-carb Paleo sort of diet - I wanted to get well and to do that, I knew my body needed fuel.  Anyway, who can pass up 19 cents a lb watermelon?  Especially one I knew came off of a farm just 40 miles away.  Yum!

I also ate through a lot of the frozen chicken broth that I'd been storing up over the last six months.  At one point, my throat was so sore, that all I craved was hot chicken broth, boiling-hot tea, and a 7-11 cherry slurpee.  Don't worry - I stayed away from the slurpee and gorged on tea and broth instead.  But now the freezer is looking pretty lonely now.  Gonna have to start rebuilding my stash again for winter.

Anyway, I'm well now and getting back into the swing of things.  I have May's food budget all calculated....I just need to hunt down the disc that has my photo-editing software on it and install it.  (Did I mention that I got a new-used-computer last month?  I'm still loading stuff on it and getting it set up the way I like it.  Who knew I needed so much software!)  I should have that up in a few days.

I hope June has treated you better than me!  

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear you are feeling better. Creaks


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