Sneaky Pneumonia Sucks


Not a whole lot to report here. Yesterday I had a piece of toast with sunbutter before going to the gym.

Lunch was some leftover spicy tofu soup (this one with lots of riced cauliflower).

Dinner was at my guys house – I brought a big ass salad from Whole Foods. I took a picture, but it was blurry. Bummer too, because it was awesome. Lettuce, tabbouleh, tofu eggless salad, tons of veggies, and dolmades. Couldn’t finish it, but damn, it was good!

Haven’t eaten much today. Too sleepy. Think I had some crackers and a smoothie that I didn’t snap a pic of.


Went to the gym yesterday for another HIIT workout. This is me in my car after.

Nothing today – I’m pretty much a walking zombie. I did meditate though.


Been quite the weekend. Went to the gym yesterday and then to run some errands. Had a quiet night planned with my boyfriend, and went over there in the latter part of the afternoon. We watched two movies – Just Cause – and older flick with Sean Connery, and Takers – about 9-10 years old with Idris Elba. Both decent movies. Had dinner, and just a lazy evening. He’s feeling a bit under the weather, so we went to bed early.

A couple hours later my phone lights up – it’s the young one. She was not feeling well, so I went home. She had been sick earlier in the week – but so was her brother and he was fine after 2 days. I think we were masking her symptoms by rotating Motrin and Tylenol to keep her fever down (which was working very well). Ended up in the Emergency the rest of the night/morning where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. Honestly – I feel absolutely guilty for not realizing she was that sick. She was eating and reading, and clearly not feeling awesome, but no way I’d have guessed she had freaking pneumonia! But still, guilty mom time. Sneaky pneumonia…

Sweatshirt over her head to block the light so she could try to sleep. Never quite worked…

Good news is her older sister was working, so of course we went to her hospital and were well cared for. SO many people would come into our room, see the three of us (A, R, and I) interacting, and shake their heads about how we all act and look alike. The mops of curly hair certainly gave it away. It was funny, and apparently quite the topic of conversation after R and I left around 5am.

I was supposed to head to NY in the morning, but no way I’m doing that. So I’ll be working from home while she gets better.

Hanging out trying to stay awake today with Luna and some books. Brain was toast and couldn’t really focus on reading.

Got caught in some sudden rain while out on a walk

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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