Sunday, August 7, 2011

Getting through the Day

Today I felt useless.  I woke up with a headache and a stomachache.  More on why this happened tomorrow.  It was also raining out.  Hard rain.  Downpours.  I find it so difficult to really, truly wake up with it is cloudy and dark out. 

It is Sunday though so staying in bed should not have been a problem. There was a problem though.  A few weeks ago I signed up for a local race.  I was just doing the 5K portion but I wasn't feeling like crawling out of bed to the 8am start time. 

I will write more about the race tomorrow but basically before we started we were drenched.  I finished but the 3 miles must have taken all of strength.  After a bit of water and a hot shower I was back in bed. Two hours later Mr. J brought me some chicken soup.   It wasn't homemade, but it hit the spot.

With a bit more sleep and reading I am finally feeling back to normal.  I also feel like I wasted the day.  I hate that feeling.  I started thinking about all of the things I do to be super productive.  I thought I would share a few.
1.  Utilize the freezer.  I love our freezer and it is always packed full.  When I make cookie dough, I only bake off 12 cookies at a time.  The rest go into the freezer for another day.  When the sweet tooth attacks, just pop some on a baking sheet and 15 minutes later you have some very lovely homemade cookies.

2.  Home brewed Iced Tea.  I have perfected this method just recently and Mr. J and I have been enjoying our tea ever since.  I just fill a tea kettle and set on stove top till it screams at you that its ready.  Add 4 tea bags and let sit for about 4 hours.  We have been using Black Tea with a hint of orange.  It is fantastic!

3.  Coconut Frappacino.  If all else fails, I just have some coffee.  Lately I steal some of the morning coffee away in the fridge.  When I need a frosty pick-me-up, I had 1C cooled coffee to 1C coconut milk.  Add a few ice cubes and blend away.  A bit of chocolate sauce doesn't hurt either!


  1. I have a fairly small apartment and was trying to figure out how I could fit even a small chest freezer. I know for sure i could save money if I had one.
    The soup may not be homemade but it's not high salt from a can either. Hope you feel better.

  2. Aw!! I was wondering if you came to the race...Kari and I were looking for you! The rain was crazy ridiculous...nice job on getting out there and getting it done :)

    Feel better soon!! Sometimes we need those lazy days to regroup and recharge :)

  3. First off....congratulations on finishing the race. Doing it while you're not feeling is quite a feat! I hope you feel better soon and I LOVE the cookie dough idea!

  4. I hope you feel better! I think I am going to start doing that with my cookie dough as well. My friend and I were talking about how smart it is to do that this weekend.


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