Sunday, January 9, 2011


I had the week planned out to go a lot differently than it did but c'est la vie that is life!
Thanks to the holidays, i haven't worked a full 5 day week in over 2 weeks and this one was going to be a GOOD one!
Lots of clients, lots of facials, lost of $$ for miss genevieve.
Instead on Wednesday afternoon (after a very interesting morning where my Physical Therapist dry-needled me in hopes to get my tendonapthy in my shin/foot back in check...Im pretty sure Sean feared for the safety of his hand from me squeezing it SO HARD) I began to feel SICK.

The kind of sick you can feel in your throat, your muscles, your head, everywhere.
It hit me like a ton of bricks and despite pounding down echinacea, vitamin c, and dayquil Wednesday night like it was the only way to save my soul, I awoke Thursday morning SICK AS A DOG. I'm talking throat killing-me, head-throbbing, muscles-burning, lymph-nodes-protruding, hot-no-I'm-cold SICK. Somehow I managed to have enough voice to call into work (which I DO NOT DO) and enough energy for Sean to drag me out of bed and to the dr where he pronounced that I had strep.
I then proceeded to sleep the rest of the day awaking only to take my meds and try and eat. I didn't even have any coffee that day which if you know me is HUGE. I could't begin to tell you the last day I went without coffee...sacriledge! I awoke the next day not quite as miserable but hardly 50% and called in again.
I FINALLY managed to have enough energy to take on work yesterday which proved quite a feat as I had no break and 7 clients, 6 facials back to back and then a brow wax.
However, I am not feeling awesome today, I awoke with high hopes of working out since I have only done twice this week (another rare occurrence for me) but I am slightly snotty, coughy, sore throaty, and generally feeling run down. Drat!

I am eternally grateful to Sean who made me go to the doctor, has waited on me hand and foot with popsicles, tea, grilled cheeses, and soup, reminded me to take my penicillin, and rubbed my head and told me that it would be ok and that I would feel better soon. thank you<3

Along with a "ruined" work week and work-out schedule, my sickness completely demolished the planned menu-board!
Menu for the week!
I bought this for us a few months ago so we could plan out meals and be less likely to go out to eat. Its been super helpful with grocery shopping as well. Each Sunday we plan out everything for the whole week (switching days is allowed), buy whatever ingredients are needed, and every night we have an awesome homecooked meal! We also appoint a winner for whoever made the best meal the week before...I have yet to win :( Sadly most of the meals on the board did not happen due to me being sick and Sean not wanting to cook for one. I am SO excited for tonight's meals: crawfish etoufee (one of my ALLTIME favorite dishes) with biscuits while watching Forrest Gump!

Speaking of delicious is a cookie recipe i whipped up last night. they are DIVINE!
Chocolate chip almond cookies!Done!
Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup slivered almonds <3

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
-Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and almonds. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pan.
Bake for about 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

I've never made cookies from scratch on my own and these turned out REALLY yummy. I love almonds and it adds a nice crunch with the sweetness of the cookie.

***sidenote: I doubt anyone really cares but when "searching" weheartit for some random picture to convey how miserably sick I was and to give you readers some visual display instead of just my ramblings, I was DISMAYED to see how many photos tagged "sick" were pro-ana photos. Seriously?!?!? w. t. f.

Here's to my 2 day weekend, trying to feel 100%, and a new week ahead.
xo, gen

1 comment:

  1. I love the menu planning idea and board! I've been looking for ways to curb eating out :). I hope you are feeling all better!