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Back from the Dead

But not in the creepy, undead zombie kind of way. Sadly, I was attacked by an evil flu bug on Sunday night and basically slept from Sunday until 1pm today (tuesday) with brief, rather unpleasant, interruptions. Suffice it to say, I don’t really want to discuss what I had for dinner on Sunday before I started feeling ill! :(

Having the flu also meant I was destined for some pretty bland eats for the past 36 hours. Lots of plain pasta and peppermint tea. When I finally got up today, at 1pm, I felt like I had come back from the dead. Finally, my fever was gone, my stomach wasn’t shaking its fists at me, and my joints weren’t aching. Hallelujiah! For my first meal as a new girl, I had this wonder:

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A whole grain english muffin with almond butter, 2 chopped prunes, 1/2 ripe banana and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips + large cup of fresh cherries.

This kept me full for almost 6 hours! Around 5, I took Bodhi for a nice 2 mile walk and he loved it! Bodhi was the best caretaker for the past two days. He watched over me while I slept, stayed right by my side, and knew exactly when I needed someone to snuggle with (especially since The Huz needed to keep his distance in hopes of staying healthy!). I was more than happy to reward the pup with a nice walk and some play time at the dog park and he had a blast with a Rhodesian Ridgeback we met there.

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The Huz planned on having the same food as Sunday night’s ill-fated dinner so I made some more pasta and added the leftover clam sauce. Thankfully, my memories of this meal were much better and tonight’s rendition did not disappoint. I even shredded some romano cheese on top and had another bowl of cherries on the side.

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And for dessert, I mixed up a little bowl of wonder:

1/2 dried pineapple ring
2 pieces dried mango
palmful of dried cherries
banana chips
mini chocolate chips
1 fig
small piece of dried papaya
4 almonds
3 pecans
1 walnut
2 pieces almond brittle, broken up

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I also made another batch of iced tea, which is now cooling in my Nalgene bottle and I can’t wait to take it to work with me tomorrow! For now, I think it’s time to get some sleep :)

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11 Responses

  1. Mmm prunes! More people need to jump on the prune band-wagon!

  2. Oh, I\’m so sorry you were ill. I\’m glad you are feeling better! Your pasta dinner looks delicious.
    I love the photo on your header today. I don\’t know if it automatically rotates or if you changed it, but it\’s the one of you holding the cofffee cup and you can see your ring. Love it!!

  3. glad you are feeling better. i had a weird stomach bug for a few weeks that just went away! love the prune chip combo

  4. I agree with April – prunes are delicious! If only they didn’t have the geriatric stigma associated with them…I might stop by the 54th St SHRED class on Friday – I work 2 blocks away. Let me know if you plan on going!

  5. Augh, hope you feeling better! Take care and get some rest. :)

    LOVING that homemade trail mix. OMG PERFECT ingredients. That’s gotta make a girl get well quickly! ;)

    xoxo
    Heather

  6. Glad to hear you’re feeling better. Dogs are the best, aren’t they?

  7. Sorry the flu bug got a hold of you!! Glad you’re feeling better.

    And dogs are the best! Although my kitty did take care of me when I was sick, too. Lots of cuddling and naps together :)

  8. hope you are feeling better – those cherries helped i am sure. they look fantastic!

  9. That’s great you are feeling better. :-) I say that’s the perfect meal to have after feeling better.

    I love the puppy doggy photo! They are having a grand old time! My Layla would probably love to get in on the action. She loves all doggies equally. :-)

    Great blog, btw!

    Have a good one!

  10. i hope you’re feeling 100% better! it is never fun being sick :(

    love the pups :)

  11. I just realized that SHRED at the 54th St location starts at 5:30pm and I have work until that time. Bah! I will try to sneak out a little early, but if I don’t make it, perhaps we can meet up at another point sometime soon?

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