(Reminiscent of holidays more coherent)

Bah humbug!

My powers of positive spin are surely being tested, because I am suffering from serious cabin fever.  Not even a steady supply of Nyquiltinis and Netflix have eased the boredom of quarantine.

Finally, this afternoon I was forced out into the real world based on a my sheer necessity for food and a refill of tissues and the icky green elixir of life.  The remnants of my refrigerator consisted of five bottles of Ensure (left over from when my mom was recovering from surgery last year) and about a bajillion bottles of beer (left over from my birthday party), none of which seemed particularly appetizing.

Hmm, I don’t think I’ve ever been grocery shopping on Christmas Eve before, remind me never to do that again.  Talk about a madhouse! I think I was on line for over an hour; luckily I felt so psyched to be among the living again I didn’t even mind.  I must say the highlight of my outing was wandering through a jam-packed drug store watching people scavenge for last minute holiday gifts.  No offense meant if this was you today, but I literally laughed out loud as one guy held up a Chia Pet and asked his partner if she thought “they” would like this.  Then my laughing turned into a coughing fit and I figured I best be on my way before any more karmic retribution came my way.

I’m not sure any of this made sense.

If you celebrate Christmas I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays.   If you don’t, I wish you the happiest of Saturdays.  Bestest wishes to you all.  Now for another shot of the magic elixir

Breakfast

Green monster smoothies don’t look appetizing, but they taste good and they’re a great way to sneak in nutrients.

1 cup almond milk, 1 cup spinach, 1 scoop chocolate whey protein, 1 Tbsp peanut butter, 1 Tbsp ground flax seed, and 1 banana

Lunch

Just an example of making the best of the remnants of my freezer: Chicken breast tossed in a dry rub of cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and salt; tomato and hot peppers tossed in olive oil and pepper; whole wheat pita.  Not a bad edible improvisation.

Dinner

Stereotypical Sick Time Meal:
Chicken noodle soup and orange juice