Okay, confession time: is there some sort of forum that bloggers go on that they just know who to link up with on which days? Because I see 8000 Friday linkups and all I can think is, does someone have a monopoly on Friday Favorites? Friday Features? Friday Five? Can I just post some things on Friday and it will all be okay? Let me know if there’s some secret I’m missing out on. It wouldn’t be the first time I was late to the party.
I’ve been fighting some kind of cold for weeks now. We’re talking cough, tight chest, sinus pressure, the whole shebang. I did what I do best and chalked it up to stress from the exam and move and figured it would go away. Then on Tuesday it all came crashing down on me — within an hour I went from being at work, to suddenly feeling sick, to laying in bed wishing my mom was here to bring me soup, 7-up and love. I still kept trying to pretend it was nothing, but the thermometer doesn’t lie.
So here I am, three days later, and I’ve left my house once to go to Trader Joe’s (because I’m basic AF). I’m sure marathon training is really going to go well after basically taking a WEEK off of running this close to the race (I know, I know…the bigger picture……)
The good news? My doc thinks it can alllll be attributed to bad allergies that I’ve been ignoring and my body basically screamed PAY ATTENTION TO ME by giving me a fever. So now I’m all drugged up and ready to go.
In other fun news, Billy Joel was playing at Wrigley Field last night and since I live only a few blocks away, it was like he was playing a personal show for us in our backyard. I sat out on the porch and listened to him play for a bit, and it was such a cool experience. I always forget how many classics he sings that I know!
I sometimes get bored with chicken but I think I’ve finally found a recipe that will get me so excited to cook dinner. You just mix dijon and garlic, dunk the chicken breast in there, roll it around in panko bread crumbs, and bake away (450 for 25 minutes or so). It smells like my mom is in the kitchen and I love it.
Also arugula+tomatoes+mozzarella+balsamic glaze never hurt anybody.
I still remember when my first boyfriend asked me out: he handed me a CD case full of 21 CDs he had burned for me. Nowadays I don’t even want to know what’s happening in America’s high schools. I’m home schooling my kids for sure (just kidding that sounds like too much work).
I’m really missing my family this week! I used to go stay in the suburbs with them a lot, but since I’ve been loving my new apartment so much time has been flying and I haven’t had a chance to go home. I’m planning on visiting next weekend, but in the mean time it was so great to spend a few days in Michigan with them a few weekends ago. Plus we ate soooo much great food.
Oh, and this little thing came in the mail. So I guess it’s official!
Have a great weekend everyone! Mine will (hopefully) include a 12 mile run, a farewell party at a pizza parlor, and a rooftop cookout listening to Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field. Squeezing as much out of the end of summer as I can!
- Big plans for the weekend?
- Last family vacation you took?