I spoke too soon in my last post!
No sooner was I humming merrily about how I was back
in the saddle, I fell off the horse and spent this weekend dealing
with the food poisoning for another 48 hours.
This required sticking with the BRAT diet and losing another
1.5 lbs from near starvation. I never knew how enjoyable
a bowl of freshly steamed plain white rice could be, or a slice of
toast with no butter, marmalade. . . . .or anything else!
I also slept more than usual - going to bed early was easier
than staying up hungry!
So, not quite back 'in the pink' of health but getting there slowly.
Old Town, Alexandria waterfront when the sun came out.
Somehow, although nauseated, I managed to walk through IKEA at
Potomac Mills, Virginia during a quick stop on the way home to Raleigh.
Arriving back to a garden gone mad in just four days.
The 'weekend from hell' made me even more grateful for my
home and garden.
Quick notes, stuff and such: I have so much to do this week.
- My "Chippy" chipmunk appeared this morning, first time since last Fall
- Hydrangeas are in blue bloom, must water daily as it's so hot
- Daylilies budding early
- Mosquitoes have arrived and are biting, grrrrr!
- Boston ivy running rampant in back yard
- Peonies over, sad but they were lovely for a while
- Meeting friend for a Bon Voyage tea today - she's off to Paris next week
- My baby brother in France is 70 today, "Happy Birthday John"
- Choosing clothes to pack for England - always a hard job
- Planning to travel light - but never do!
- However, no hair dryer, straightener or camera (using iPhone) being packed this time - that helps
- Short wash and go haircuts are the best for travel
- Should I take a sunhat - of course, and I have a packable one
- Losing over 7 lbs feels really good but doing it this way wasn't fun
- Just discovered COVID test required to come back to US costs £100 each!
- Need a root canal soon, dentist discovered a problem when cleaning, darn it!
- This morning I made plain oatmeal and had a teeny tiny cup of coffee, first in a week, fingers crossed!