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I didn’t realize that I missed a week, but the holidays and the flu will do that to a person.
Here’s what happened these last two weeks (approximately):
On the 26th, I got a rental car and drove up to Ottawa to visit my parents in Canada. Gordon had two weeks of midnight shifts and us being home in the day while he was trying to sleep just didn’t make a lot of sense. Normally, kids are at school and it works out really well, but over Christmas break…not so much.
So we headed out of town and got there in no time. Brooke, Blake and Eddie got to play with cousins and I got to see some of my siblings who I haven’t seen since the summer. So it was sure fun until I got hit with the flu.
At least I think it was the flu. What’s the difference between a cold and the flu? I feel like the flu is a cold on steroids. My sickness was characterized by high fevers, freezing cold, kidney pain, back pain, headaches, uncontrollable coughing and sinus pressure. After 5 days or so, it mellowed out to the typical runny nose and cough which will probably be drawn out for weeks, but at least I can function.
Right before I got hit with this monster of a virus, I celebrated my birthday! One year older and crazier too! This is what thirty-two looks like, folks. HOT MESS. I went out, bought some Tim Horton’s donuts, added a few candles and called it a day. I refused to make my own cake, so I just stacked some donuts together. Haha!! That’s how I roll. Boston Cream has always and will always continue to be my favorite donut ever. Please don’t try to change me.
Before I got super duper sick in Canada, we were able to do some fun things like play outside (even though it was colder in Ottawa by 20 degrees than it was in New York. HOWWW?) We only lasted 15 minutes. Eddie LOVED the snow, but couldn’t figure out how to actually move in the snow gear I put him in. Brooke and Blake had fun swinging on my parent’s tree swing and throwing around a few snowballs with their cousins.
Over the course of the holidays, I also took some time away from social media because I was basically dead to the world and my parents have the slowest internet known to man.
BUT!! This past week, I’ve been testing and shooting new recipes to be posted real real soon 🙂 So stay tuned for those!
Wednesday, Gordon and I slipped away for a quick dinner date and we went to Tortaria (between Union Square and Washington Square). I had no idea where he was taking me, but man oh man was it good! A super fun surprise 🙂 My palate was a little off because of my sickness, but the guacamole (drizzled with a little of the yellow sauce from the table) was amazing as were the steak tacos and the corn!! We tried the churros too, of course, but they weren’t as good as the guacamole 😉 If you’re in the city, we’d recommend them!
Friday night, Gordon finished his midnight shifts and we were able to spend/continue to spend all the time we can together as a family before he gets assigned to a new schedule. I love spending time with him so much! I can’t wait til he retires. Haha!!
Here’s what’s coming up this week:
Hopefully another date night with my main man at a new restaurant to try.
I’m getting my eyes checked this week and probably selecting new glasses, because, I am getting older 😉
And I finally FINALLY am taking Eddie to the speech therapist this week! Hallelujah! They are a bit of a jaunt to get to, but it’ll be worth it I think.
Have a great week, friends! xo