|Becca - 2010 Post North Georgia Gaps Ride & Run|
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The magic is beginning in the oven; time to start the soup and ready to finish when the squash is fork tender. I do not use the half and half but instead add 1 cup extra of the squash.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Where did Reindeer Turds come from? Kris saw me working on them and promptly called them Reirdeer Turds. I finally made my first Christmas treat of the season! I feel so far behind on shopping, decorating, baking and all the fun Christmas activities but with my new found energy I am moving forward to catch up. I love baking at Christmas and excited to try some new healthier recipes. This new one was so easy that I was able to complete it while I had dinner in the oven. I cannot take credit for the recipe but I am not sure where it came from; I saw it on T.V. during my illness stuper and wrote down the primary ingredients with no quanties. It peaked my interest because it uses no added sugar just the sugar from the dates; (YUM) which have a high sugar content but also have over 15 minerals including potassium, magnesium, selenium and calcium plus fiber and antioxidants. It was a perfect recipe for me to try since I have dates handy for those times when I want something sweet; they are nature's candy.
Friday, December 9, 2011
I hate whining but my last 12 days have had zero cheer; except maybe for the brief time I had narcotics at the hospital for the headache. (I hate drugs but needed it to lesson the pain.)
On a different note, I know that the Today Show is on from 7am-11am; who is commentator each hour; and when they show the local news and weather. At least, I did get some holiday shopping, cooking and fashion tips during this time. TV was about the only thing that I could do; reading or computer work was virtually impossible because I could not lift my head.
What did I have? Some virus and sinus infection but because of the high fever and severe headache my doctor sent me to emergency to get checked for meningitis based on negative strep and flu test. Fortunately, this came out negative but they did find a lovely sinus infection and felt I had a virus. So after fluids, pain killers and some rest they sent me home with the usual instructions. Happy to leave the hospital to rest in my own bed.
I have had terrible sinus headaches; but lucky me the spinal tap fluid leaked compounding the pain. (It was described to me as fluid leaking and my brain does not have as much padding.) OMG, no pain medication helped. After 2 days, doctor call to follow-up and told me to go back to the emergency. I waited another 1.5 days and could not take the pain any longer. Off to the emergency room again... drugs, fluids and a blood patch later. Back at home the headache was bearable and I finally did rest but then the fever spiked again. After more rest, liquids...I finally feel like I fought this little bug.
Now time to get ready for Christmas! I am soooooo excited to spend my 1st Christmas with my husband in our own home. Now off to decorate the house... here is what I did last night before bed to prepare for the tree this weekend.