Sorry that I went MIA yesterday. I have the flu or a stomach bug or something like the plague. I dunno exactly, but I felt way too sick to blog or do much of anything yesterday. Blah.
It all started on Wednesday morning when I threw up for the first time in, oh, 20 years. I just don’t throw up and avoid it at all costs, so the whole thing was pretty awful. Whatever was in my body really wanted to get out! I actually felt a bit better after that, but, unfortunately, things progressed. The nausea continued and then I developed a fever, prickly skin, aches and pains, cold sweats”¦ all of that fun stuff. Long story short, I left Minneapolis (I was visiting General Mills) on an earlier flight (the folks at GM are the nicest), slept for 16 hours, and then laid on the couch for most of the day yesterday. I eventually had some chicken soup and green juice around dinnertime, so I *think* things are moving in the right direction. Being sick is the worst.
Anyway, that’s a little update about what’s happened lately. I’ll give you guys a full Seattle and General Mills recap next week. I had this What I’m Loving Lately post half written, prior to getting sick, so I decided to finish it up for today. Enjoy!
Chat Books – My sister-in-law had a bunch of these Chat Books on her coffee table, and I thought they were so neat. You can print your Instagram photos in a book series. They come in 60-page volumes for just $6 per volume. Isn’t that a cool way to save your Instagram pics?
Hiking with Quinn – Oh my gosh, hiking with Quinn in Seattle was so fun! We borrowed a backpack carrier, but I am so excited to use the one that Chicco recently sent us. I can definitely see us using it ALL THE TIME once the weather turns nice (and there isn’t 7 feet of snow on the ground). Quinn was the happiest little guy as we walked around and explored Discovery Park. He really loved it!
A stuffed animal version of your pet – Made by this company!
Dave’s Killer Bread – I think I’ve actually blogged about this bread on CNC in the past because it’s so darn delicious and made with high-quality, organic ingredients. Sadly, they don’t sell it in the northeast and it’s EXPENSIVE to buy online, but I love having it when I visit the pacific northwest!
When we were in Seattle, my sister-in-law made this Slow Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken with bok choy for dinner one night, and it was soooooo tasty! I highly recommend it!
Running OUTSIDE – I ran 9.5 miles with my sister- and brother-in-law (they split the distance) and it was so much fun. The weather was almost 60 degrees and we ran along the water”¦ everything was perfect about it. I can’t wait for the snow to melt here!!!
Cheerios are going gluten-free – Cheerios for everyone!
21 Habits You Need to Break to Be a Better CrossFitter – This was great!
Sauvignon Blanc + Cheez-Its – This combo might sound a little weird, but, trust me, it is delicious. It is perfect as a happy hour appetizer!
For the local ladies – If you ever thought about joining KFIT, read this post: The Many Reasons Why KFIT Is So Much More Than a Gym.
Questions of the Day
What are you loving lately?
When was the last time you were throwing-up sick?