Recouping + A Presidential Visit

Hey everyone!! Ahh yesterday was a beautiful day in Boston — it was abotu 45 degrees!! Amazing — unfortunately, I was feeling quite under the weather (hence my skippage of posting). This cough/gross thing that I’ve had since before Christmas refuses to go away. I just want to make sure I’m feeling my best (even if that is still somewhat crappy) for the beginning of the semester. Yesterday, I hung pretty low and just puttered around my apartment — I did get out in the morning for my coffee and in the evening for some bad, bad food. haha πŸ™‚

The morning was gorgeous — I was up particularly early and decided to make a run to the bucks. I decided to go to one further away from my house on Boylston Street just to get a little bit more of a walk in. In was my maiden voyage in using my gold card. haha Oh yes. I ended up getting a tall skinny hazelnut latte (I think I’ll start abbreviating it as SHL – I write it far too often. haha). I wandered back to my apartment with it, but not before some creepy man (he was definitely not right in the head) approached me, and said “Good morning, would you like to go on a date??” — I sped up (he tried to keep pace with me…yikes) and just said, “No thank you.” He eventually gave up — the more business-like man who was around me as this guy approached me paid attention to him (noticing him approach me) so I felt like even if this guy was crazy the other guy was watching out for me. Most the time I find if you’re polite in denying something (change to a homeless man, a cigarette to a homeless person, etc.) they don’t bug you…it’s when people are rude that you don’t hear the end of it.

Back in my apartment I might have imbibed in multiple spoonfuls of Peanut Butter & Co.’s Dark Chocolate Dreams AND Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. CRS is really good. For me, it is more of a “it should go on something” peanut butter — rather than DCD which I can eat straight from the jar with no prob. However, that didn’t stop me from eating spoonfuls of both. (No pics, sry loves).

For lunch, I decided to try and get something decent in my system so I heated up some leftover split pea soup in the microwave. It was soo much better yesterday (definitely one of those “gets better with age” type things…) and it was really good — though I didn’t have too much of it…just a mug.

At that point, after wolfing down the soup — I decided I wanted something crunch — POPCORN…immediately ran into my head. Bad choice, Jil. Bad choice. I popped some up on the stove…salted it with the cool bottle salt shakers my aunt and uncle made me..and then I dove in…BAD CHOICE. Within 5 minutes…COUGH COUGH COUGH. It was very unpleasant, and I’ll leave it at that.

I survived attack-by-popcorn and just snuggled in bed for the rest of the afternoon — I think I napped…I don’t remember.

Anyway, I awoke around 4, and was just craaaaaaving horrible food. Like buffalo chicken and mozz sticks. I gave in. I’m not making excuses for it, but I honestly think my bod was just like — okay we need some fats in your system right now and I don’t care how you get them. Needless to say, I made the trek to Shaw’s and went straight to the frozen food aisle and picked some out.

It was really good. I honestly do not regret it at all — though I was too lazy to take pics…I had some TGIFriday’s buffalo popcorn chicken and buffalo mozzarella sticks. I didn’t stuff myself — I didn’t feel bloated and gross after — I think my body actually needed it. and calories were the furthest thing from my mind.

I crawled into bed…NyQuil by my side and slept forrrever. I slept in so late today — I was supposed to get together with a friend, and I sort of …bailed…horrible I know..but you gotta do what you gotta do. I woke up feeling a lot better — still stuffy but I have not coughed nearly as much today!! Yay. I am still medicating with some DayQuil but I just feel more myself today.

My brother stopped by this afternoon, and we chatted for a bit and talked about how President Obama is in town this afternoon and how people get all ridiculous about it. We have this special Senate race going on in Massachusetts right now – due to Ted Kennedy’s death (rest in peace) – and the Democratic candidate is floundering a bit so Obama is here to try to get her some more support before the elections on Tuesday. I’m avoiding all formed of public transportation — haha. I imagine they are a mess…he’s speaking at 3 at Northeastern University. The amount of helicopters above my apartment today has easily tripled.

After Greg left, I decided to give my ole espresso maker a try again! My mom bought me replacement pieces for it for Christmas (such a good mommy), so I got to work creating some epic espresso. SUCCESS!! I made myself a lovely latte this afternoon and enjoyed with a small spoonful of DCD and later a cheese stick. haha What a combo.

I hope everyone’s weekend has gone well – I may post again tonight — we’ll see where I am at. I have a couple of cover letters to write as well…joy! hahaha

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8 thoughts on “Recouping + A Presidential Visit

  1. Oh noooo I hope you feel better. I always eat bad food when I’m sick! But don’t tell anyone..I eat it when I’m not sick too loool. Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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