Monday, September 12, 2016

Recovering yet again

I am starting to recover from yet another nasty cold.  I have no idea what is going on with my immune system, because this was my third viral illness in 3 months.  And it was the Whole Package (throat, congestion, fevers, sooo much fatigue, blah blah blah).  I haven't worked out since Wednesday (Thursday was already starting to feel like @*(&@) and I spent most of the weekend lying around and feeling guilty about not helping enough with the kids.

So, yeah.

Last night I was up tossing and turning with a) fever and b) anxiety about the fever continuing, because there is no room in my work (or home) life for rescheduling a full day's worth of patients.  Thankfully I woke up afebrile and honestly my job is not all that taxing physically.  OTC medications help a lot and I am functional.

I am hoping (hoping!) that life will start to feel normal soon.  I feel like I've been in a harried sprint since our air conditioner broke - and that was nearly a month ago!  I want to have energy back so that I don't feel like going to bed every night basically 5 minutes after the kids, and I want to feel like I am really experiencing this phase of life, not just surviving or racing through it.

On a totally unrelated note, because why not:
Meal plan for the week:

M - salmon, sweet potatoes, green beans

T - broccoli chevre soup from Run Fast Eat Slow, bread

W - leftover soup & possibly Amy's pizza for kids (I have a work dinner out)

R - shrimp & tomato linguine from Run Fast Eat Slow, salad

F - leftovers

S - out (date night)

S - playdate/dinner at our house - TBD but I may make stuffed chicken breasts from RFES

Oh, and I am participating in LV's time tracking challenge!  (On paper, because paper rules in my world).  Hopefully I will be back to normal soon or there will be a lot of lying around recorded . . .


Evidence the weekend wasn't aaaaaaall bad.  Annabel w the class pet "Sharkie".  She had to document their adventures together (in pictures).  Her first homework!