Tuesday, February 9, 2010

... snow

Everything you are seeing in the news is true - there is a ridiculous amount of snow out there. And it's still falling. I don't know how there can be any more snow in the atmosphere, anywhere, but apparently there is and it's cascading down on Alexandria, VA.

We've had a couple scary moments without power - Sunday night we lost it for a few hours and today we lost it for about ten minutes. But who knows, it's supposed to start blowing like a sonafgun in a few hours.

As far as my own condition - I'm feeling a lot better. Not 100%, but I've actually felt the glimmerings of an appetite.

I certainly wasn't eating normally during this illness - I was eating anything that would stay down. Vegetables, which I normally love, were kind of repulsive. Instead I've been nibbling bread, crackers, and hard cheese since ... Friday? Criminy that's a long time. And today, during a brief outing, I bought a bag of Sweet & Salty Chex mix because hey, it looked good. I've also been drinking orange juice - that sugary calorie bomb we're always being warned about (*eye roll*). I need the liquids!

Maybe one good thing will come out of this - I'll remember that I need to listen to my body and give it what it wants (as much as possible).


Cammy said...

I REALLY hope you feel better soon. Let me know if you need to play refugee and migrate South for a while. ;)

Kudos on letting yourself eat atypical foods to keep your energy up, you can't fight off an illness on no fuel. I always eat Chex Mix on road trips, it's a "busy" food that helps to pass the time if you are like me and like to pick through and eat the parts in a certain order (not an ED thing, have done it since childhood).

Thinking of you, get well soon!

(Word verification is "forch", is that like the spork's evil twin?)

Silly Girl said...

It seems like it snows every Friday here in Roanoke Rapids. Take care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi there..

I'm new to blogging, and I just found your blog. Just here to offer support! In various ways, too...I'm in the NC mountains, and it seems like there's been nonstop snow for the last 2 weeks!

Tiptoe said...

Late on this but glad you are feeling better and gave your body nourishment!

I hear you on the snow. We have more predicted her for tomorrow, another 5-9 inches.