Herro. I feel craptastic. My cough has gotten worse, but thankfully that’s the only symptom I have. Although, now my whole upper body hurts from coughing—even my arms. I’m sore like I did a very intense upper body workout, but I barely lifted my spoon today much less heavy weights, lol.
I took some NyQuil last night, so I woke up feeling worse; groggy and weak. It didn’t even help. I still woke up coughing several times throughout the night. Yeah, it progressed to the dreaded wake-up-hacking cough. Blah. I’m sure it will subside in a few days. I hope. Unless it’s pneumonia… or my old smoking habit caught up with me and I’m dying. Ok, I admit, my hypochondria surfaces whenever I get a little bug, lol. Paranoid much?
Dustin is also a little congested and our kitties are sneezing and congested. What the heck? lol Sympathy sniffles? haha Pretty sure it’s impossible to contract or give something to another species, LOL.
My throat is only a little sore, mainly just irritated from my coughing attacks. So, I can pretty much eat (swallow) whatever I want, but soups and cold things, like Italian ice and fruit have been appealing to me. Besides, I have a ton of homemade croutons to add to soups, and they are yummmmmy!
I love keeping cans of Trader Joe’s low-sodium minestrone in the cabinet for times like this. It’s so tasty and only 200 calories for the whole can!
I warmed it up on the stove and added some water to it because it’s pretty thick, almost like a stew. 5 minutes later, it’s soup time.
I love how the croutons soak up all the liquid. Bowls of mush rock, LOL. I added the rest of the croutons as I went along.
A little sprinkle of shaved parmesan cheese. Perfecto!
For a snack, I cut up a Bartlett pear and a plum and made a fruit cup.
SOOOOOO good! I fresh fruit.
We didn’t get nearly as much snow as they were predicting—yay for wrong weatherpersons!! It’s still cloudy, but that’s better than another foot of snow.
So, it’s Friday night and I’m too sick to go anywhere. Not that I would anyway, lol. It’s the thought that counts!
Any plans for the weekend? My only plan is to stay alive. So far, so good. YAY! I think I’ll go watch something on TV, get out of the office for awhile. Or play Angry Birds, lol. Be back later…