I’m at home today, sick. Thankfully Law & Order SVU is on to keep me company. I’ve been fighting nasal congestion and a cough for days now, but yesterday, it finally got the best of me. It has sucked every last bit of energy out of me and I have no choice but to binge on SVU today. I’m hoping all the saline spray and salt gargling will kick in soon – I have classes to teach!
I sat down to write my weekly workout post or tell you about the weekend I had, but as I began writing, the post turned into something I didn’t expect – things I’m really grateful for at the moment:
I went to Chelsea this last weekend to visit my family. While I was there my dad was telling me about a cow he had that was really sick, they were trying to nurse her back to health but nothing seemed to be working. This had been going on for several days and when they went to check on her one morning they noticed she had a baby calf. They didn’t even know she was pregnant! The poor mama was skin and bones before she ever even gave birth. That baby was born weighing 25 pounds. 25 pounds!! A normal baby calf is 60-70 pounds. This sweet little baby was 3 days old when I visited. I’ve called my dad almost daily and I’m happy to report that baby is doing great! It’s a miracle!
I don’t think I told you guys, he got a deer the opening day of bow season! He’s so proud of himself for filling our freezer again – venison is back on the menu! This guy has taken such great care of me the last few days. He has been my chef, maid, driver, and errand boy.
My farmer moved to Tennessee at the beginning of this year, and I will tell you the only thing I missed more than fresh veggies was fresh eggs. Thankfully, I found a chicken farmer that keeps me stocked! Ryan and Megan move their chickens daily, so they always have fresh grass to roam. They also have meat chickens available for purchase that they process themselves. Check ’em out – Flipping Hill Farms
Cool temps, OU football, winter produce – ahhh…it’s my favorite time of year. Other than this getting sick thing, which I’m totally blaming on the changing season. I’ve already started putting winter squash, beets, and brussels sprouts back into rotation. It’s the best time of year.
Nothing makes you more grateful for health than being sick. Other than work or teaching I haven’t moved from the couch – no working out for me. I’m ready to kick this thing and get back to feeling great!