Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Normal is Nice

I feel like a new woman.  For the past week I've felt under the weather and it definitely got worse before it got better.  Our whole house was taken down by a stomach flu that left me disgusted by the thought of any food beyond organic saltine crackers and ginger soda.  It's funny how in the fog of a fever and illness, I sometimes feel like I'll never be the same again.  I couldn't imagine being inspired to blog about food.  Taking pictures of my saltine crackers certainly wasn't going to cut it.  This is me at my most unflattering.  Sick.  Tired.  Wearing the same braid in my hair for 4 days.  {But I had to take a picture, because the sight of myself in the mirror made me burst out laughing!}

But today, things are back to normal.  I got an intense craving for cucumber sandwiches with cream cheeze and I knew everything was going to be alright.  

Further confirmation that life is returning to normal:  My mixer is finally fixed!  That's right- the cornerstone of my kitchen, the Tangerine Queen,  has returned.  
I see frosting in my future, and LOTS of it!  I'm also really looking forward to the ease of kneading my bread dough with the mixer again.  While I always end up enjoying kneading and realize that it doesn't take that long, it sure is nice to have a machine to do the work when I don't want to mess with it.  Thank goodness there's a KitchenAid repair place nearby so I didn't have to ship that monster!


Katy said...

Wow, I look WAY worse than that when I'm sick, lol!
Glad you're feeling better!

Vegetation said...

Haha, I WISH I looked like you do when I'm sick. I have these hereditary black bags under my eyes and they're at their best (ahem, I mean worst) when I'm sick.

Ugh, stomach flu is revolting though. Glad you're feeling human again!

Erin said...

Glad you're feeling better!

allularpunk said...

yeah, you still look pretty cute while you're sick. i've looked worse on saturday mornings after a night at the bar, haha... glad you're feeling better though! i know how terrible the tummy bug can be. also, i love how your mixer matches your walls. rad! and glad it's fixed. you can't go too long without that frosting, buddy.

Danielle said...

You look gorgeous, even when sick! I have the exact same mixer--the tangerine is so lovely, isn't it? I instantly feel brighter when I look at it!

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