I had an unnerving incident earlier this week. On Wednesday night, I made salmon for dinner. (I used this recipe less the butter, in case anyone is curious.) Adam and I were watching the Penguins game, plus I was starving. This meant I was scarfing my food down without really paying attention. All of a sudden, I got a fish bone lodged in my throat.
My discomfort lasted a total of almost 15 hours. Then... somehow the problem miraculously resolved itself. No doctor's visit ended up being necessary. I don't know how, why, or what happened for the problem to go away, but thank God it did.
Folks, I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I now am to have an unobstructed throat. I will never again take it for granted. Lessons learned: Always chew your food thoroughly, and never eat mindlessly (for various reasons).
One of my latest health goals is to improve my breakfast habits. In the past, I wouldn't eat any breakfast until I got to the office. Many times I get pulled into something as soon as I arrive - which means I might not eat anything until 9:30 or even 10:00. When the time came to eat, the usual breakfast was usually a banana plus either oatmeal or cereal. Then I would start getting hungry soon after. This made it difficult for me to maintain productivity, plus it was harder to keep control of my subsequent eating.
The heartier breakfasts have made a HUGE difference. My productivity is up at least a million percent. =) I am excited to keep this practice going and experiment with new breakfast recipes along the way.
Wanderlust is taking me by storm. I renewed my passport a few weeks ago. Now I am itching badly - very badly - to put the new passport to good use. There's no point to having a blank passport sitting around, right? All schemes abound on what the inaugural stamp might be.
That leads me to the next question of where to go?
From a North American perspective, it's been a long time since I've gone to Vancouver or Quebec City. I've never been to Ottawa, although I've always envisioned going there in the winter to skate down the canal. Domestically, while no passport is required (yet), I've never been to Santa Fe or Yellowstone, and would also like to spend more time exploring Colorado.
Now - as much fun as I have dreaming about all these fabulous destinations, in reality I'm having a tough time finding good airfare.
All suggestions welcome!
Who watches or watched the Downton Abbey series? I've never seen it, but have heard very positive reviews. After sharing this with my in-laws in Pittsburgh last week, they very generously gave us the series on DVD (thank you again)!
I am preparing to dig in soon. I'm not sure if this is the type of series you'd want to binge-watch in a compressed timeframe??????
I'm looking forward to a fun weekend, including Mother's Day! Tomorrow, Marcia and I are running the Cinco de Miler. I had a great time at the event last year, and this year's race shirt has already won me over. Here's a picture from the race website:
|I never get tired of seeing the Chicago skyline in all its glory.|