No Food Fluenza

I’ve had the flu this week. It’s just as bad as people say. After taking last Friday off as a fun day for me, I delighted in binge watching the final season of Downton Abbey and was looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend. Saturday afternoon I started feeling a little off and just couldn’t shake the chills. I went to bed at 4:00 and decided not to get up again until Tuesday evening. Ok, not entirely true. Jeff looked at me on Sunday and said “wow, you really look horrible” to which I responded by driving immediately to urgent care. The only thing good I can say about that is that I had plenty of room in the waiting room as no one would sit within a 10 seat radius of me. A subscription of Tamiflu later and I was back to bed.

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South Beach in the Arctic

Ok, I’ve taken some time off. It all started with hosting 3 events on a beautiful July weekend, shattering a crystal bowl while washing dishes, and a nasty finger cut that required 6 stitches and a big white gauze wrap. The good news is that my neighbors swooped in, finished the dishes, and I made it back from Urgent Care to host the baby shower with 30 minutes to spare. The bad news – it’s pretty hard to type with a bandaged finger, so I fell out of my writing routine. I’ve kept cooking, but the writing has been on the back burner. (Terrible pun, I know)

It’s time for that to change.

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