Friday, March 26, 2010

Fab 5 Friday

Well, this week has not been good and I am feeling quite the grump, but I am posting this in an attempt to be thankful...

1.  Quiche.  Yep.  Eggs.  I'm sick.  have been stuck in bed since Tuesday.  The doctor tested me for strep and the flu and said they both "looked negative but were not 100%" so she put me on a Z-pac to see if that would do anything.  I don't think it is, but I'll finish up the pills and call back if I'm still in bad shape on Monday.  I have this (maybe irrational??) fear that I have mono/epstein barr again and that throws me into some serious fear/depression considering that is what launched me into all my chronic illnesses 3 years ago. 

Anyway...back to the quiche... You know that I like eggs when I'm sick, and this is just such an easy yummy comforting way to eat them.  If I can muster up the energy to make it one day, I am able to eat it for all 3 meals for a while!  I made a variation of this recipe using fresh spinach, mushrooms, red onions, and a bit of bacon.  Sauteed the veggies until they were soft, then threw them in the pie shell, mixed them with some cheese, topped w/the egg mixture and baked for about 35 minutes.  Easy.  Delicious.  Comforting.

2.  Lovely weather.  I was able to open the windows in the bedroom on Tuesday or Wednesday and get a nice breeze/hear the birds chirping.  It lifted my spirits.  :)

3.  Bolthouse Farms C-boost juice.  Now, I don't really believe that it is helping me to be honest...but this 100% juice is wonderful and should help your immune system...if you're not me that is...

4.  My chair.  In most households it is the husband/father who gets the recliner.  Not in this one!  I claimed this chair back in September 2007 when I first got sick and it has served me well :)  This actually was a hand-me-down from hubs' best friend.  A ratty old green recliner that I wanted to get rid of.  Well, I've got a slipcover on it now, and my little laptop table beside it, and it is quite comfy if I do say so myself!  Butchy knows it as the "cuddle chair."  Whoever sits in it should expect a 45 pound bulldog in their lap. 

5.  Disney/Pixar movies with dogs.  In the past few weeks hubs has really been trying to encourage and love on me while I've been feeling so miserable.  Last week we watched Up and this week we watched Bolt...both made us cry so much!  Of course Up has the marriage aspect, but we just have a soft spot for pups...and Butchy has been very interested in both movies--her ears perk up when the dogs on screen bark and sometimes she growls at the bad guys!  Hilarious. 

What has brought a smile to your face this week?


  1. So sorry to hear that you're sick! All the things in your post are things I like too when I'm sick. Plus tea and toast:) Your dog is SO cute!

  2. Sarah,
    I think of you often, and pray for you and your health everytime you cross my mind. I missed your smile at work and I hope you are feeling better.

  3. "I was hiding under the porch because I love you." --That's mine and Patty's favorite quote from UP. It's when the dog is camped out under the porch when the house flies away. Love, love, love that movie. Love love love you. So sorry you've felt so under the weather. :(

  4. Hoping you are feeling better! My hubby loves Bolthouse drinks and I'm in LOVE with UP!!!