Saturday, April 14, 2012

What a week!

It has been a long week. On Wednesday, I woke up around 3:30 a.m. knowing something wasn't quite right. I was right. I was running a fever. I managed to make it to school to listen to a few speeches in my morning classes, but then I headed straight to the doctor. I got a z-pack and orders not to go to school until Friday.

That's where things got worse. By the time I got home, I was shivering so hard, and I couldn't stop. I went straight to bed and stayed there. I rode the fever roller coaster for several hours and finally got a break around 4. Good thing, too, because my hubby had to work that night. My daughter was such a big helper that night. Made me proud! My fever didn't return until just before the kids' bedtime, so we made it through the evening.

I kept running a fever off and on through the night and most of the next morning. It finally broke around lunch and I started feeling good. I had one last fever that afternoon. My throat was much worse though. I decided to stay home again Friday due to that fever...didn't want to share this with everyone.

On Friday, my throat hurt even worse and my lymph nodes felt like I swallowed golf balls. I called the doctor to see if this was normal, and they had me come back in. It turns out I have strep. Because I'm allergic to penicillin, it was a little bit of a challenge for them to find another medication for me. I'm not quite sure I'm on the mend yet, but at least I'm functional now. I have a follow-up with my doctor (not the walk-in ones) on Monday. We'll see.

The good thing about so much downtime (although the fever kept me pretty much out of it for most of it) is that I got to watch a few cooking shows, something I rarely do. I caught an episode of Paula Deen where she made her Omelette for a Crowd. I knew the kids would love it. I just wasn't sure when we'd be able to make it.

It turns out, tonight was the night. Chad has to work again, so it's me and them. I figured it was worth a shot.'s what we did.

First, I got out the ingredients (cheese, ham, bacon bits...and spinach and red pepper for me) and got a few heavy duty zip top bags (stress on the heavy duty!) set up in bowls for stability. I also started the water to boil early.

Then, I let each kid have a turn adding their own ingredients and squishing the bag around to mix them up.

I added each bag carefully to the boiling water and let them cook for about 8 minutes. They weren't quite done, so I rotated them a little and let them cook another two minutes.

They come out of the bag just like an omelet! The texture is a little different, but they seemed good. I say seemed because this latest medicine leaves a metallic taste in my mouth, and nothing quite tastes right.

Overall, the experiment was a success!

As you can see though, this week hasn't given me much of a chance to run. And to be honest, I didn't feel like it (although I felt like I needed one). I'm hoping to get back with it this week. And that's a good thing...because I've got plans up my sleeve. Stay tuned!

This week: A measly 3 miles
YTD: 215.65 miles

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're staring to feel better. I've seen that omelet recipe. I'm not an omelet fan, but it would be a fun recipe to let the girls help with when they get older.

    Weekly: 20 miles
    YTD: 216 (YEA!! Passed the 200 mark for the year...only 434 to meet my goal!)