Monday, January 11, 2010

Sore Throat

i woke up early this morning with a sore throat. it was rather hard to swallow. my head also ached and for just one moment, i thought that perhaps i had the mumps. in spite of my symptoms, i managed to eat way too much today. i don't know what happened to me. there wasn't enough food to shovel in. i kept staring at the left over chocolate in the fridge and imagining a good old binge. a friend sent me a chart that correlates specific food cravings to the missing trace elements in the body. for instance, a craving for chocolate could be your body's need for magnesium or protein. so, i opted for a poached fish fillet and a plate of broccoli, string beans, and navy beans.

i took sahar with me to pick up the mail. it was really warm and quite sunny this morning. he fell asleep in his carriage and i fell asleep in my chair. cloey the pincher, got into a fight with the small white male dog ( he remains nameless) and woke us both up. i wanted to put sahar on a blanket on the grass, but he was not interested and most crabby. instead, i returned him to his teenage mom.

i went back to my t.v. couch and tried to take a nap. there wasn't a decent thing on to watch. i went back upstairs and sat outside on the porch with sahar for a while. at 4:00 p.m. i officially "clocked" in as the babysitter. he kept himself amused for about an hour. i saw that he was getting tired, so i put him down for a nap. his parents called to check up on him and i reassured them both, that he was just fine. he didn't seem to want to eat and i hated to waste the frozen mommy milk . i figured that he could hold out until his mommy came home. gal had to rush back out to the dentist because her cap fell out. once again, i put him down because he was crabby and tired.

when his parents came home, i made a dinner for them. i poached some amnon fish fillets and fried up some chips. there was a bit of spaghetti left over, so i added some teriyaki sauce and red pepper flakes.

my throat is still sore. my sister says that there is a virus going around. i don't want to go to the old age center like this tomorrow. it really hurts to talk. gal also needs me to watch sahar while she does errands. i played with him a lot today, but didn't talk that much with him. i think he noticed that i was clamming up on him. i actually, lost my voice for a while, in the afternoon. it's only 9:00 p.m. and i'm totally, exhausted. i guess i will call it a day.

i just spoke with the vet and she sounded terrible. i didn't understand the entire conversation but someone in her family died and she needs to travel to Romania. she asked if i could get the dog down to her place tomorrow. normally, i could manage it, but i'll be busy with the baby all morning long. if she doesn't come by tomorrow, my son will just have to deal with it at the end of the week and go to another vet. end of story. my head is sore!


  1. sorry to hear you're not feeling well. someone once told me a "remedy" for sore throat--heat in a fry pan cooking salt until it "pops" and then put in a cloth (cloth diaper is best) and wrap around the neck. it works! refua shelayma.

  2. How is your throat feeling? Hope it is better.