Monday, March 17, 2008


Well I am back in the land of the living and still have no idea why I was out. I can’t say I feel 100% because I would be lying but I have made it through half of a workday and I am pretty sure that I will make it through the rest just fine. If I am still feeling off in the head by mid-week I’m calling the dr. again.

Needless to say things have been pretty uneventful since my last post. My bloodwork was perfect. I guess that is good to know but since I felt imperfect I was kind of hoping for some validation and tangible illness. I did run a fever on Friday, which was my first measurable symptom and I was very excited about that. I watched a bunch of movies, many of which helped to confirm that I was not feeling well. Can I just say how much I LOVED The Gameplan! Yes, that is the movie where The Rock is a football player and his unknown daughter appears on his doorstep. Man did it ever make me cry. Then again, every movie makes me cry. I can’t really remember the last movie I watched that didn’t get me a little choked up.

I did manage to go to the grocery store on Sunday and made a delicious fruit salad. Even though it isn’t Friday I feel like sharing food stuffs cause it’s all I got.

  • 1 container strawberries, halved (obviously Monica was not coming over)
  • 1 container blueberries
  • 2 pluots chopped
  • 2 nectarines chopped
  • 3 kiwi chopped
  • 2 banana chopped

It would have been great just like that but during my time confined to my bed I saw this lady, whose name I never remember but she is the Healthy eating lady with short dark hair and blue eyes, make the best looking fruit salad dressing ever so I had to have a fruit salad. I now want to put this dressing on everything because I haven’t had anything so yummy in a long time

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Zest of one lime
  • Juice of one lime

Stir and put on EVERYTHING

1. Identity/ Identity is the crisis you can’t see/ Identity/ Identity

2. Did I/ See a moment/ With you/ In a half-lit world

3. Ghost, ghost I know you live within me/ Feel as you fly/ In thunderclouds above the city/ Into one that I

4. I’m tired of wasting gas living above the planet/ Mister show me the way to earth/ The boys from quadrant 44 with their vicious metal hounds don’t come round here no more.

5. Downtown/ We’ll drown/ We’re in our never splendor/ Flowers/ Showers/ Whose got the new boy gender


Katrina said...

Well I'm sure glad to hear you're feeling better and the blood work was came out fine. I'm with you though, it sure is frustrating when to go through all that and still not know what it was.

I really enjoyed The Gameplan. It was much better than I expected it to be. Although, and it seemss to me I commented on this on my blog when I saw it when it was out, that The Rock seemed awful skinny. He still looked good enough to eat but his face just looked really skinny compared to normal. But I think that was around the time he and his wife split so maybe that's why.

Anyway, I believe I choked up a little too at the end of it. It was a good one.

Mom said...

I've been wanting to see that movie...!

You sound much better.

We got snow today. It all melted right away, but we're supposed to get a few more inches tonight. Three cheers for March in Minnesota.

Mrs. Loquacious said...

Welcome back to life! :) The first sign of recovery (IMHO) is a budding appetite. That salad sounded delicious and if I wasn't low-carbbing I would totally have one! :) Unfortunately, I am stuck with spinach salads...though I am cheating and adding a bit of fruit for garnish.

Why do I not know any of your songs?! You need to do more songs that are early-90's pop music, the kind that played on MTV and featured on Arsenio Hall. I always feel dumb when I read your mystery lyrics! :S

Natalie said...

Katrina- Now that you mention it he was a little skinner than i have seen him. Maybe he is trying to look more like a movie star than a wrestler.

Mom- You would probably like it. We had something that was sort of like snow yesterday. It was gross.

Mrs. L- There is an 80s classic in there? I have plenty of that type of music in the shuffle but it has been picking relatively obscure stuff lately. I don't know how people do lo-carb. Maybe because as a vegetarian it is near impossible to get your protein without carbs. Either way, I love carbs too much and would cheat really badly.

The Doc said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better, Natalie. And it sounds like you're on track to cram yourself full of delicious goodness with that fruit salad! I will have to try that dressing some time.