Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday Thoughts

I'm finally coming out of a sick fog. I have been fighting what turned out to be bronchitis and a sinus infection for about a week or longer. I finally broke down and went to the doctor on Monday. I was so sick and so miserable, that I expected the doctor to say, "your suspicion was right. You are dying. You are so brave for waiting so long to come see me. It's a miracle you were able to drive yourself here. We'll have to check you into the hospital and get you the best care available until you can get back on your feet again."

Then the next week or two would look like this:

But all she said was, "stay home from work at least one more day and take these antibiotics."

There was no mention of how brave I am at all.

And now here I am, a couple days later, back at work. Wishing I was in the bed pictured above. Wishing I had the luxury of staying in bed a few more days but since I am just well enough to be back to the grind, I'm back to the grind.

But aren't antibiotics a wonderful thing? I'm so grateful for them. I'm done whining now.

Here are some other thoughts for this Wednesday:

* I ordered the movie Son in Law over the weekend. Remember that movie? I think it won like ten Oscars and it stars Pauly Shore. It got 22% on Rotten Tomatoes. I bought it for $6. I haven't seen it in forever, but I remember it being worth $6. Not $7 though. Just $6. I'll let you know after I watch it if it stands the test of time.

* While I was in bed with the plague, it snowed. I missed it. I looked at it out my window once though and it was really pretty. This morning I walked out the door and saw a dusting of it still left on my pumpkin. And the grass was frozen and crunchy and my car was covered with frost. Thick frost. I guess it's time to start rushing out to my car while I'm getting ready and warming it up so I don't have to scrape my windows.

* I'm getting super excited for Thanksgiving. Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving recipe? I'm trying to find one that will really wow everyone.

Guys, that's really all I have today. Those are my Wednesday Thoughts. I hope they are acceptable to you.

Happy Wednesday!


Savd said...

Crawl!! :) :) :)

D said...

I was in the hospital for two nights with a kidney stone recently. Being back at work is better. I'm glad the antibiotics are working quickly for you. :)
My favorite thanksgiving recipe I found last year is the cranberry salsa over cream cheese dip. So fabulous!

Newmans said...

I bequeath to you a secret family recipe. So much for the secret!
SWEET COUNTRY CHEESE (a spread or "dip"
4 cups (2 pints) sour cream
6 egg yolks
1 8oz cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3-4 strips lemon zest (peel of 1 lemon, all white removed)
Serve with strawberries and plain crackers or ginger cookies
Place cream cheese in bowl and heat 1-1/2 mins in microwave. Separate 6 egg yolks and beat thoroughly. Mix yolks with heated sour cream. Gradually stir in sugar.
On stovetop, heat sour cream on med, stir until hot. Add cream cheese/egg/sugar mixture. Add lemon peel (count how many pieces put in so you can ensure complete removal later). Cook over simmering low to med heat, stirring often, until thick, 15 mins.
Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 15 mins. Discard peel. Two ways to proceed.
1) Line a colander with 2-3 thicknesses of cheesecloth and put in cheese mix -- letting stand at room temp 2 hours. (I have a heart-shaped mold that I put it in so it has a shape. Draw up cheesecloth and fasten lightly over cheese. Continue draining while it chills overnight. Mold or shape with a spatula. Makes 3 cups of wonder.
2) I put any leftover from my mold into a small dish and it seems to turn out great even without all the cheesecloth and draining, but the cheesecloth does leave a nice criss-cross pattern

Katherine said...

I'm glad that you're feeling better, but sorry that you didn't get that awesome bed/treatment!! I'm VERY excited to watch Son in Law!!! Pauly good. Also, don't worry, I'm sure there will be more snow to come!!!

violet50 said...

I really like that bed. The best part is the curtains that will keep your germs away from the rest of us. :) And I think you were very brave whilst facing the plague.