Battling The Bug

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Tony and I have been battling some kind of flu bug. It’s going on two weeks now since we’ve felt up to par.

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You know the kind of bug I’m talking about? The kind that doesn’t make you sick enough to think you need to go to bed for the day. But by the end of the day you feel worn down and horrible? That’s what we have. And it doesn’t want to go away.

I’ve been taking an herbal anti-viral tincture, loading up on water, and trying to rest. Tony has had to work, of course. Neither one of us are very good at the “rest thing”.

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I didn’t feel very hungry this morning after being up all night with a horrid headache, so I forced myself to eat an organic egg and then made this detox smoothie.

1 Small Organic Orange

1/2 Cup Frozen Organic Blueberries

1 Stalk of Organic Celery

1/4 Cup Packed Organic Flat Leaf Parsley

1 Handful of Organic Baby Spinach

1/4 Cup of Pineapple Chunks With Juice (in its natural juice)

1/2 Cup Ice

1/2 Cup Spring Water

Who knows if it will cure what ails us. If anything, it’s a great way to pack a ton of nutrients into a 16 ounce glass, and that certainly can’t hurt.

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It’s cold here. Very cold. Is it cold where you are? It’s negative 4 degrees and windy right now. They’ve predicted a high of 14 degrees today.

It’s so cold, we have ice inside the house. Right now I’m in a nightgown, fleece pajama bottoms, a sweatshirt, wool socks, and slippers.

Is it too early to wish for Spring?

Last night on the news they said this is a record year for warm temperatures in New Hampshire. They’ve had the warmest temperatures on average ever. So I guess we’ll be thankful for negative 4 and wind, because if this isn’t their “normal” cold weather…yikes.

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Last weekend we managed to get out for a bit and walk the dogs around Goose Pond. It was gorgeous and I can’t wait to become more familiar with the area.

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This time we had a late start and neither one of us really knew where we were going. I had no desire to be stuck in unfamiliar woods in the dark so we had to make it quick.

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Those aren’t our footsteps on the iced over pond. You know I’m not crazy! People here aren’t afraid of falling through the ice. They walk on it, take their kids and pets on it, and set up cute little fishing houses on it. Maybe some of that bravery will rub off on me one day.

I’ve been fiddling with my new camera over the past few days. Bear with me, I haven’t found the “sweet spot” in our house yet for natural light food photography.

I’ve been able to catch a few of the birds that come to visit every day. Our neighbor told me the other day that we will see about 100 different types over the year!

Tomorrow I’ll introduce you to our little visitors. For now, enjoy your day, and stay warm!

3 thoughts on “Battling The Bug

  1. It is that time of year when we all start to succomb to the battering our bodies take from the cold. I have ice inside the house too, in fact sometimes my hands stick to the door handles on the inside, this makes me SO MAD. I take it as a personal affront. This morning i woke to freezing howling winds again and I just swore into the pillow. But once i am up I am ok .. The light is coming back, we will start to warm up in a while, and until then i shall join you in a smoothie every morning too. we need to cram as much iron and vit c into our bodies as we can right about now.. stay OFF the ice!! crazy girl.. c

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  2. What a great start of the day with a glass full of health. Yum! 🙂 I bet NH will look so gorgeous in the spring. I love the photo with the stream, it would make a nice painting! It’s bitter cold here in IN, lot of snow too. Starting this Sunday it should get better. I am so looking forward to the spring, spending time in the garden, taking walks with our pups (sigh)…

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  3. Sorry to read you caught that thing. It was with me over two weeks but it’s done and gone now. I hope you’ll be able to say the same any day now.
    Your smoothie would make a great way to start any day. Once Spring comes to your area, I can see you and the dogs heading out for your morning walk, you with smoothie in hand. Don’t let on to others, though, and let them know what’s in your glass. You may have to share. 🙂

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