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Stupid sore throat

My sore throat decided to come back for one more kick in the butt. I don’t know why but it’s really annoying. Last night I could hardly swallow and talking was a real effort too. Sleeping was also very difficult and I ended up being awake half the night. This morning wasn’t much better either. It seems to be a bit better now but it’s still a bit strenuous to talk. *sigh* Hopefully this will be the end of it.

I’m still trying to eat better and really limit the amount of junk I’m putting into my body. So far so good too. I’m always thrilled when I go to our little old grocery store up here and find another yummy thing that I can buy. The other day they had avocados so I bought two of them. They also have a nice assortment of 100% juice mixes. My current favourite is the mango pineapple juice. I usually get two or three containers of juice each time I go and most of them are a fruit & veggie mix (though they taste more like the fruit) so I’m getting lots of good stuff in me. They also have soy milk there and I picked up some of that since I rather enjoy it. I try to limit the amount of dairy I have because I’m a dairy addict and end up consuming WAY more than I should be, so the soy milk substitutes where it can. Not to mention there are a lot of benefits to eating/drinking soy products…really there are… just not sure what… unless you’ve had certain illnesses such as cancer and then, from what I understand, it’s not good for you.

I can’t believe it’s almost February already! It seems like this month is just flying by. I haven’t even had a chance to stop and think! Of course I’ve been feeling kind of crappy health-wise for most of the month so I’m sure that’s got a lot to do with it. B and I are still unsure whether or not we’re going to do anything for the Easter break. If we stay here, we’ll save a ton of money and frankly I think that would probably be the best solution. On the other hand it’s always nice to get a break and go somewhere. So who knows what will happen at this point.

Toby’s getting a lot better with being in the house. He’s still pretty rambunctious but not nearly as bad as he used to be. However, now that he’s found out how much fun it is to be in the house, he doesn’t want to go into his kennel anymore! *sigh* Of course he’s not having very many accidents in the house so it’s not too bad. We just have to get the place a bit more puppy-proofed so that we’re not always having to keep such a close eye on him. He has a knack for getting into things that he shouldn’t! Rotten dog! He’s lucky he’s so darned cute and lovable!!
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I know its probably better for you guys to stay where you are but if you guys are going any where for the Easter break.... i'm calling dibs!! ;) heehee

I'm sorry to hear about your throat acting up again. That's super sucky! Have you been trying to take anything to boost your immune system? Eating lots of garlic and ginger?? Getting all your fluids??
Trying not to sound all 'mom' like here...:p

It is good to limit the amount of junk we consume. Sounds like you're doing well by cutting back. Have you been able to cut back on the cheese? ;) I know thats a tough one. Cheese is too darned tasty.
I have to admit that I *normally* rock in the category of not eating too much junk... until I get a craving for something sweet. :p Right now its licorice... my craving of choice. :p Yup, candy is my addiction... that makes me a low-carb person in your 'eating for your type' book eh?
I've been making a lot of soups from scratch recently, including the veggie broth in the soup... but damn that takes a long time and lots of cooking! I can share soup recipes if you guys are interested. My current soup favs are "Spicy English Parsnip" and one my mom gave me that she just calls "Sicilian Soup". :p hmmm... soup. We've also cut out the milk for the most part and are having soy-milk instead. I hate milk anyways on its own and only use it in tea or cereal... so the switch is pretty easy for me. It actually doesn't do too bad in the creamy soups either. Mike has really taken a liking to it too.

Anyways I'm rambling. :p Feel better! Pet Toby for me! Pet Rusty for me! Call me sometime! ;) *hugs*
Yup, I've been cutting down on the cheese too. *sigh* I love cheese. As for boosting my immune system, lots of juice, multivitamin, echinacea, water, lozenges... some stuff with garlic too but I can't stand ginger.

I'd be interested in soups! Send away! I heard that the soy milk works pretty well in cooking actually. I still have to try it myself though.
On thing about echinacea that I mentioned in a reply to Jodi - it can trigger asthma or allergies in people who have those problems. Astralagus is supposed to be better for people with allergies and/or asthma because it 'supports' the respiratory system. Definitely look into that cuz you don't want to trigger problems by trying to fix other ones.
I hear ya on the cheese. hmmm... cheese. ;)
Ok I will send soup recipes sometime soon. :p
Soy milk seems to work well for the most part but it also tends to do funny things if its 'boiled'... like in pasta mixes, or when it gets put into tea. It seems to get a little curdley then. :(