Sniffles and Giggles

I have started out my weekend with a nasty cold….Ugh.  I just knew I would get sick.  My kids have had colds over the past few weeks and then I stayed out until 3:00 am last Saturday night.  Yes, 3:00 am…I haven’t done that in many, many years.  My friend had a 50th birthday party at her house and a group of us neighbors partied it up until the wee hours of the morning.  And I only had one glass of wine the whole night so it was really just the lack of sleep that wore me down.

Anyway, this week I started to feel a cold coming on.  And now I am just feeling miserable.

I plan on brewing up a pot of my old stand-by chicken soup.  My son requested this when he was sick a couple weeks ago and I must say, it’s very soothing for a cold.  This is the basic homemade chicken soup recipe I follow. – All – Homemade Chicken Soup except I usually add garlic cloves and some spinach or kale.  I also like to throw in some elbow macaroni, sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top and toss in a few croutons.  It really turns into a meal with all the extras.  I only wish I had frozen some last time so I don’t have to go through all the trouble to make it again!

Unfortunately, with this cold, I had to cancel my birthday celebration dinner tonight.  We had plans to meet one of my oldest and dearest friends and her husband at one of my favorite restaurants.  I just called her to cancel and she was as understanding as always.  I am so thankful for our wonderful friendship.  She is one of those people who I don’t get to see very often because of our different schedules but when we are together, we are always able to pick up just where we left off.  We never feel the need to apologize if we have to cancel something because we both have kids and understand that life can get crazy.  We plan to reschedule our dinner next weekend and I so look forward to seeing them both!

It helps me to have a few laughs and positive thoughts when I am not feeling well so I have been scrolling through my Quotes and Funny Things Pinterest Boards.  Reading then all definitely puts a smile on my face.

And I got a real giggle when I watched a funny video someone shared with me on Facebook…If you are a dog person, (a golden retriever fan in particular), you need to click over to the link below.  Watch for the golden in the video and if you are familiar with their personalities, you will enjoy a good laugh!  Click here – Huffingtonpost – Golden Retriever Dog Fails Obedience Test.  This has Rosie written all over it!

Speaking of Rosie, she spent an afternoon at the groomer this week.  My little girl is all ready to help host Thanksgiving!  Now I just have to get better so I can cook that turkey!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?


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  1. Feel better, Shelley! We all got a good laugh from that golden obedience video earlier this week too. Hope your Thanksgiving prep goes smoothly.

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