Tuesday was a bad day for me. Bad day= mediocre post. I woke up in the morning with a sore throat. Not a sick sore throat, an allergy one. You know what I’m talking about. This annoyance was accompanied by sneezing, runny/stuff nose (I am still not sure how this is possible), and sinus pressure. I am convinced that there was covert attack by allergy gremlins in the night, but, my mom assures me that this is not the case…
So I decided to conduct an investigation into my problem.
But first, I headed for the tea in hopes of keeping my drainage on the low. I had Goldenseal Echinacea tea from Life Long Teas. Honestly, it tastes horrible, but it’s good for me.
The investigation commenced and I set about thinking about what could have caused this quandary. I found 3 possible things to blame: my body’s rejection of Monday night’s dreadful meal, rain stirring up the allergens, or the new Glade plug-ins my mom just purchased. Every time I walk by the air fresheners, a sneezing fit takes over. And my sneezes are no laughing matter…. I was miserable.
For comfort, I turned to food.
|Everything bagel with cream cheese.|
After I ate my breakfast, I had a flash emotional breakdown. I won’t go into specifics, but I was crying and hyperventilating and then it was over in a few seconds. I think it was partly due to my not feeling well. Or I am going crazy. Oh, to be a woman. I popped some Stress Shield and tried to forget about it.
I was in need of still more comfort so I went to Target for some retail therapy.
When I returned, I was hungry.
|Apples, almonds, and cranberries.|
Boring and small, but totally satisfying. Then I took a nap. Sleeping always makes me feel better.
I woke up and had a snack and realized that my days revolve around food. I’m ok with that.
|Chex. Right out of the measuring cup. Empty tea cup and tissues.|
To get myself out of the slump, I went to work out. I took Lucy for a bike ride. Nothing unusual. But while meandering up the road, the dog decided to take a pit stop, yanking my bike to the side and catapulting me through the air. I guess, when you gotta go, you gotta go… Stupid jerk dog. Obviously, it was just not my day.
My no-cook dinner was not spectacular either… And the avocado sucked.
|Crappy avocado. Cottage cheese with chickpeas, cumin and chili powder. Gluten-free cracks|
Luckily, the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center was a good end to my day. It was beautiful. The only thing I need now is some chocolate. That would make everything right again. Off to unplug the plug-ins…
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