05/20/11 Flu


My day was spent shuffling between the couch and my computer chair. This morning I woke up to discover that last night’s hmm, I have an upset stomach had turned into full-blown crud, which I assume is flu. Chills, body aches, and a general feeling of nausea. Oh joy. D is going out of town to visit family and won’t be back for six days. Tomorrow N is working tech her her school’s musical, at the very least I have to pick her up after the show. C and E are participating in Relay for Life this weekend. I have to dig sleeping bags out of the basement, get them packed and drive them to the school. Promised the boys I’d taken them for haircuts and of course all the usual grocery shopping, laundry, etc etc.

Now I have a headache to add to the list; just took my temperature which is just over 101° so I guess it’s time for bed. I’ve been struggling about a picture for this post so I’ll leave you with some hopeful smiles:

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02/17/11 Frederick


Frederick MD
~50 miles

The temperature was still close to 70° when D got home from work yesterday so we decided to ride to Frederick for dinner. It’s not exactly a tourist destination but the ride there is nice and there’s a historic downtown area with lots of interesting restaurants and shops.

We like tapas restaurants, and Isabella’s is a favorite. We’ve been there often enough that the waiter recognized us last night. Again we weren’t disappointed with our choices:

  • Goat cheese with fig jam and ciabatta bread
  • Seafood sausage with scallops, shrimp and crabmeat
  • Panko crusted asparagus fries with smoked tomato alioli
  • Mushrooms with cheeses on ciabatta bread

Bonus for the ride home was a gorgeous full moon with just a few scattered clouds for extra prettiness!

Tomorrow is the birthday and we’re planning a ride with some friends. Everything on the to-do list will be taken care of today so I can have a nice relaxing weekend 🙂