I forgot to mention, the other food item that kept me going that first night of strep throat symptoms; splitting head-ache, and 101+ fever was honey glazed sesame sticks. These are one of my tried and true, Recipe$ $ $urvival staples.
I finally unraveled myself from my bed sheets, fluffy blanket and down filled duvet sometime around noon. With my sore throat no longer ravaging but my head splitting I wanted to get some food in me so I could take some ibuprofen. I recently bought this gorgeous 4.5 # bag of Kagayaki Japanese rice. It cooks up quickly and takes equal amounts of water to rice. I sautéed cubed tofu and & onions. I was going to but a scrambled egg in but a friend reminded me that mixing starch and protein can throw the food balance off elevating acid that can lead to mucus building up. I left the scrambled egg out.
I finished Gael Green’s Insatiable and immediately dove into Angels & Demons with the intention that I’ll finish that before the movie opens in 5 days from now.
As I write this, two days later, I see now that I was still really out of it. I was feeling sorry for myself Saturday night as I listened to throngs of young couples getting it on, partying, dogs barking at each other, it certainly sounded like so many were having a grand ol time. I was under the covers, sweating, shaking, coughing like crazy w/a splitting headache.
Sunday I was feeling a bit better. Not such a splitting headache. I was dressed in quite the crazy rig, pajama leggings, jumper dress, thermal shirt, yellow and white Cambodian scarf, 60’s Armani yellow-framed sunglasses, strap-up motorcycle boots, and my Mackie jacket. The motivator to get me out of the house besides the streak of blue I spied over the dormitory building across the way was my need for a black ink cartridge. I trucked up to the Staples on B’way & 8th St to get one, for the tune of nearly $25. On my way back I dropped into the little card/stationary store at the top of my street and sure enough, they had the cartridge for $5. less. I did the whole walk all over again to return the Staples cartridge.
I tried to read outside in the community garden next to my building but just as I had gotten there the sun went in and the wind picked up. I nestled myself into my big chair for a read of Angels & Demons which lead to my falling asleep. I woke, pivoted and crawled into bed.
I watched 60 mins. and had a glass of really cold pear nectar – for dinner I guess.