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Recipe: Hot Toddy...

8.31.2011

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So it's been about a week now since my cold first started, I lost my voice, and started trying to seduce hubs with any and all low key songs I can think of... but you know what? I'm tired of being sick! So I called the docs this morning and was able to snatch an appointment... yay me! In various stages, my voice has gone from squeaky, to missing, to coming and going throughout my sentences, to fully back but in octaves much lower than usual. Combine that with constant cough attacks (yep I'm that person in public you slowly inch away from), and my nose deciding it's now a faucet and I'm a total mess!!!

So I went to the docs hoping for some drugs to speed this process along...  I mean as much as I love belting Smelly Cat around the flat in what I now call my sexy phlegm voice, I'm sure hubs would rather I not. Doc says... I have good new and bad news...

Good News- it is viral and not pneumonia or anything of that serious nature, it's just a nasty cold...

Bad News- it is viral so there are no drugs I can give you to speed it up and it can take two-three weeks to pass. Drink lots of warm fluids and eat nothing cold.

More Bad News- this "cold" is putting a serious cramp into my running schedule and my half marathon is in four weeks!!!

More Good News- I can milk this for all it's worth and get hubs to pamper poor little me at home with non stop Hot Toddies (see above)... doctors order ;)

***Today I am thankful for hub's hot toddy recipe... just the right amount of sweet, sour, and rum***

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Bright Eyes...

8.30.2011


Swoon alert!!! Bright Eyes came on my itunes yesterday and has been on repeat non stop... sigh! They are the perfect band to listen to when you just want to mellow out and feel warm inside. Their delightful melodies have been the medicine to the achy, sneezy, raspy voice cold Ive had going over here... I think these guys may possibly cure me if just keep listening. I just love how Bright Eyes use a variety of instruments throughout their music ranging from the normal guitar, base, and keyboard to some funkier sounds of a banjo, accordion, keytar, and mandolin. I really can't explain their special sound so you'll just have to listen and hear it for yourself... now excuse me as I loose myself again... I'll be floating around in a sea of their tunes if anyone needs me.




My fave 10...

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***Today I am thankful for indie folk/rock tunes that just send me drifting to such a mellow place in my soul and make my heart swoon***

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Link Love: 8.28.11

8.29.2011


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Happy Sunday everyone! Can I just say that I am memorized by the picture above!!! There something so magical and secret garden like about it. I couldn't stop staring at it... you know when something comes along and just can't tear your eyes off of it and you find yourself flicking back to it... yea this was one of those times! So I did a little researching (by that I mean typing the photographer's name into google) and voila... more eye candy for by big brown eyes to enjoy. Hope you are as captivated as I am... now please excuse me... I have to go back to staring...

A great book for outfit inspiration brought to us from a fellow fashion blogger... What I Wore...

You know my love for chevron right... a really pretty gift from me to you via A Lost Feather...


Good laugh but also ironically true... a better pain scale...

This week's favorite little thing... this happens when I get mail from my parents =)

Ive been obsessed with avocados this summer and just have to try this recipe... via Sugarlaws...

With all the running that's been going on,  I am loving these Easy Yoga Poses... with your pillow!!!

Informative article for bloggers considering working with brands... thanks guys!!!

Fosse like you've never seen before... to Walk It Out...

Can you imagine a real life Breakfast At Tiffanys experience... this lucky girl actually got one!!!

Check out this really cute and funny video I found over on Srslyliz's blog... heart all of the glasses...

***Today I am thankful for all the things that I find online that tickle my fancy and entertain me for hours on end... come on, you know you are guilty too***

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The Not So Exciting Week...


*Update: This post and the string of posts to follow were meant to go up over the past weekend but here's what happened... I was done with this post and had a few more in draft forms when I started feeling really sick and feverish. I was going to try and keep going so I could set up scheduled posts as my in laws were visiting this weekend (I was trying to be prepared), when the internet at Starbucks crashed... and then so did I. So I went home and slept... for a couple of days actually... and now I sound like a 60 yr. old smoker... but hubs thinks it's sexy so it's all good!

Hey guys... I'm not feeling too hot today, I think it's the start of a cold or something so I'm going to make this a quick and mainly pictures post. Hope that's ok with everyone... ugh I hate getting sick =( Congrats London, in changing from Fall to well more Fall (Summer where the heck were you?) you managed to get me sick... boo you!

Thur. 18- I have no recollection of what happened today... nor do I have any pictures or written down documentations in my agenda... so Ive come to the conclusion that today just didn't happen and we must have straight from Wednesday to Friday... that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Fri. 19- Sun. 21- A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. C.A.M.P.I.N.G. begins today!!! For a more detailed experience on basically Friday- Sunday... go to Scenes From Camping Bliss. Well that was a freebie!







Mon. 22- Guys... I'm not going to lie... today was pretty much a boring day of playing catch up for being gone all last week. Let's see, I did the usual wife chores: tons of backed up laundry, sweeping, vacuuming, unpacking, reorganizing, groceries, set up my new paypal account, blogged, read some blogs, and got us an appointment with a different internet provider that fingers crossed will come through... unlike Virgin. So yea, nothing really picture worthy...

Tue. 23- My highlight of today was two things... the billboard coming down and going on my very first ever Run Dem Crew run!!! Wow am I a runner now or what? They are this really amazing coed running group I found in my neighborhood and I thought why not try it? I had been wanting to push my running to the next level (keeping up with other people and even talking while running!) and also to meet new people so this ended up being perfect!!! Everyone was really friendly and they had lots of groups to run with depending on your time and pace. This is definitely going to be my new Tuesday night staple =)


Wed. 24- Another boring day guys... sorry. I promise next week will be much better... because I am not going to get sicker and I am going to go out do cool things... not sure what just yet but I'll think of something!

Awesome- After many years of overpriced birth control, free is definitely awesome!!! Falling asleep to the sound of rain hitting the tent... and knowing I'll stay nice and dry... Eating fresh berries right off the bush... I mean who does that??? My first group run ever... with the coolest running group ever, Run Dem Crew... Getting a free coffee from my first Starbucks friend Ben, we are like family the Starbucks crew and I...

Awkward- My hair getting bigger and bigger thanks to the all the salt air and humidity while camping... and also thanks to my Hispanic roots... Being woken up at 6 am by the man outside my window... removing the billboard... need to start closing my blinds people... Getting smacked on the behind by a youngster on a bicycle that couldn't possibly be older than 15 while I was running in the opposite direction...

***Today I am thankful for Starbucks internet that crashed and in doing so, let me crash as well***

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Scenes From Camping Bliss...

8.24.2011

Because there are no words to sum up the beauty I got to experience while camping this past weekend, I thought pictures would be the next best thing! Try as I might (and I think I did a pretty good job), capturing the essence of it all was no easy task... you may just have to come along next time to truly revel in the experience...





















































***Today I am thankful for such a wonderful camping trip with the best in "in law" family a girl could ask for... who said the in laws were scary anyways???***

 

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