It has been a flurry of break downs around here yet again. First, the puppy got sick and had to go to the vet, followed by my laptop breaking down and having to go in for repair. Just when I figured out how to deal with all this, I came down with a nasty cold | flu type thing. I had a flu shot this fall, as I have every year for as long as I can remember, but this cold seems worse than others. Headache, stuffy head and coughing convulsively is not fun. I don’t know what it is, but it ain’t pretty. To top it all off, I have been back on my Paleo diet for a couple of weeks, and I am just starting to get into the groove of it again. I am determined not to let this sick thing derail me. I don’t have much of an appetite, or taste buds for that matter, so its not like I am craving anything that I can’t have, but sometimes something has to give. I know that cough drops are not paleo, but when gasping for air and drinking water doesn’t help, sometimes you need to embrace modern times and suck on the damn cough drop! I am pretty sure if cave people were offered a Hall’s mentholyptus, they would have tried it too. I am eating this way to be healthy and to feel great, so its not like one little cough drop is going to ruin my life, which at this moment is pretty unpleasant.
I am trying to keep up with work, but my clients don’t want me around, and frankly, I don’t want to get out of bed. I am trying to hold off until the last minute on filling baking orders, because even with a mask and gloves, I shouldn’t be around other people’s food until I am not contagious.
I have a charity cycling event on Sunday to benefit Cycle for Survival, and I am supposed to cook for a homeless shelter on Saturday, so I am hoping that I will be recovered by then! I certainly don’t want to have a seemingly kind gesture turn bad by spreading my germs to all the shelter guests!
If this post sounds like a cheap ploy for sympathy, you might be on to something. I hope to be back to normal soon, but until then, feel free to feel sorry for me.
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