This is not the post I had planned to write. This week I had big blog post plans. I was looking forward to sharing my experience from my beginning digital photography class at Maui College, inspiration from the sold out TEDx Maui event and shots from my first visit to The Melting Pot for a Maui blogger/tweeter girls night meet up. It was supposed to be a week of meeting new friends, being inspired while surrounded by others in my community and learning new skills in an area I’m pretty clueless about.
It started on Monday of last week, that nagging slightly sore throat with fatigue. I told TheOhanaMama I wouldn’t be making it to the Melting Pot Tuesday girls’ night out, took my Airborne, drank my Emergen-C and went to bed early (I don’t mean a little early, I’m talking early bird special, small kid early). Three days later my throat wasn’t as sore but I was losing my voice a bit. I thought I had nipped it in the bud. I was wrong. By Friday noon, I had a raging fever and body chills. By Friday afternoon, the asthma and nasty congestion made an appearance. I also kept having muscle cramps because I was burning off anything I drank. No longer in hopeful denial, I finally cancelled my photography class and sold my TEDx ticket.
So instead of a post about inspiration, photography and fondue, this post is about aloe, netflix and soup.
Here’s a rundown of my weekend at home…
Da BF broke my fever Friday night and calmed down my very sore throat with a mixture of fresh aloe vera nectar (from the front yard fresh), fruit juice and ice, blended. He also made me feel better by telling me “it’s going to be alright babe” (I get very freaked out, scared and a tad dramatic when I’m burning up).
I don’t watch as much tv since I started blogging but feel like I made up for it this weekend. I can’t say I was fully awake during all this tv watching so there won’t be a quiz later. I finished catching up on The Vampire Diaries and Revenge. I also watched three seasons of United States of Tara on Netflix. I’m sad to hear it was cancelled because it was a great show, Toni Collette has moved up to the top of my list of favorite actresses. Well written and well acted, it showed someone with a serious psychiatric disorder in a relatable and compassionate way.
I also watched (well mostly listened) to the award winning documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, the journey of Joe and his juicer. While I would never do a sixty-day juice fast as the filmmaker did, the film drove the point dramatically home about how beneficial nutrients from vegetables and fruits are for our bodies and what ails us. I was really impressed with Joe’s ability to take a road trip through the US and talk to people in diners with plates full of chicken fried steak about vegetable juice without sounding the least bit preachy.
I read and looked at pics…in mags, on my iPad and my kindle.
I keep boxed organic soup with ingredients I can pronounce from your granola crunchy type of grocery stores in my pantry at all times. I keep it on hand for a convenient meal and love this roasted red pepper soup but this weekend I was so grateful to have a box of my favorite since I didn’t feel like eating much of anything else.
When I had a bit more energy, I managed to get a bit of bloggy work done.
How was your weekend?
I’d like to disclose I’m not a medical professional or a nutritionist. My experience with aloe vera is my own…that’s it. I’m not making any medical claims or recommendations on the use of aloe vera.