Well, as mentioned last night, I am sick. We knew, before we went to visit my parents last weekend, that my brother, his wife, and their baby, were all sick but we opted to go anyway because I hadn't seen them since before the baby was born. So I knew that the chances of getting sick myself were pretty high but a cold is a small price to pay to be in the presence of the overwhelming cuteness of my newest nephew.
Yesterday I woke up with a dry throat and thought/hoped it was just because of the heater being on all night. By mid-day, however, it had morphed into a clogged sinus (resulting in a headache) and a general sense of grogginess and lethargy. I upped my calories intentionally yesterday and tried to make sure I consumed lots of protein so that I can fight this. I also skipped the work-out last night because I know that I need the energy for my immune system right now, and I went to bed early and slept in as late as I could.
Today was the blood drive in exchange for free tax preps and I headed over worrying about whether or not they would let me donate with a cold. As it turns out, they wouldn't but they gave me the voucher for free tax prep anyway on the promise that I would schedule an appointment and donate as soon as I'm feeling better; which I will definitely do. I try to donate four times a year anyway so, knowing that with a schedule C for home office expenses, a W-2, a 1099, two 1098's, and a few other forms my tax prep costs around $500; I just couldn't pass up the chance to get free tax prep in trade for blood I would probably end up donating anyway.
The best part of all, however, is that I had an unexpected, big fat tax credit that I wasn't expecting due to the fact that I enrolled in college last spring. I thought my refund would be somewhere around what it was last year (just over $500) but it's actually significantly larger than that. Yeee Haw! So today I am going to drink crap loads of water, eat copious amounts of vitamin C, do everything in my power to sleep as much as possible, and try to kick this cold before it gets too much worse. The throbbing sinus headache in the back of my skull just sucks right now. But you know what? My nephew is ethereally cute so it was wellllll worth it!
5 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/o cream this time
8 oz orange juice
8 oz pomegranate/blueberry juice
1 chicken quesadilla w/pico
2 home made steak taco's w/pico & guac
2,000 mg vitamin c
Daily Caloric Intake: 772
Despite not feeling well I spent an hour chopping up all the veg to make pico and guac, then cooked the steak taco's all while Snack Monkey slept. I woke him up for supper and, after we'd eaten, let him know that he was on clean up. If I had any doubts about being sick they are quelled, just making supper was unnaturally exhausting.