January 8, 2012
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Today ended up being a very fun day. I went to church this morning, which is part of my spiritual health goals. It was also the annual chili cook-off and I let my family talk me into participating. I never, ever expected to win or anything, my chili is so plain in my opinion and not spicy at all. Well apparently a lot of other people like it that way too lol. I got the 2nd place ribbon and there was not a drop of chili left in my crock pot. That really made my day more than I could have imagined. I love to win stuff, especially on something I did or made =) It was a good thing I had left a bowl of it home for my poor sick husband! Both my son and my husband said it must have been rigged, because I should have won 1st place... bless them =)
After that little high wore off I got a terrible headache and even though the thermostat read 80F I was so cold that I had to put my thick bathrobe on over my clothing and put some socks on to get comfy. That is so NOT like me. I am usually complaining about how hot it is. So we're thinking maybe I am not quite over my sickness, which makes sense, I am still very congested. I do hope it's not a sinus infection. Once those set in, I have a very hard time getting rid of them and they tend to keep coming back for awhile. So anyway, I took a nice 3 hour nap.
I woke up feeling better, but it was after 6pm so I just made some grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner (I love that!) It was so yummy. Talk about comfort foods =)
I did manage to meet/exceed all of my goals today. I even did my 20 minutes aerobics with Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds, it wasn't till 9pm, but I did it! I also managed to bang out that Day 1 cardio video from the January challenge. That was like an hour ago and I am still sweaty lol.
I do still have quite a headache and will go to bed soon. But I wanted to keep up with my blogging.
I finished reading The Black Echo by Michael Connelly today. I gave it 4/5 stars. It was a good detective story with some twists and surprises, enough suspense to keep me interested. The main thing I didn't like about it was the profanity. I've read books with more, but I think this one could have done with less. It was the first book in his Harry Bosch detective series and I do plan to read more eventually.
That puts me at 2/75 books this year. I am listening to Purity in Death by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) ... I love the series and I especially like it as audiobooks, the voice actress does a terrific job bringing the story and characters to life =) My next book to actually read is called Endurance by Jack Kilborn. I've read one other of his books and I hope this one won't be too scary. He does tend to get a bit scary and very graphic at times. His style seems to be that of a super twisted episode of Criminal Minds.
So that's all for today. Thank you to all of you who take the time to read my blogs!