The Sunday Salon: Spoiled Rotten, Movies and Reading

The Sunday Salon

On Wednesday, I made the mistake of eating a piece of meat that was a bit off. It was in the fridge, maybe one day past when it should have been placed in the freezer, but I thought it was okay. However, while cooking it on the BBQ it smelled WRONG.

Now, you must know this about me, I am notorious for throwing away food. I throw tons of it out every week, and it sickens me how much food I waste. I try not to, but I am so particular about “use by” dates. SO… I went ahead and ate it and got royally sick. No one else got sick, because everyone else prefers different cuts of meat. I spent Thursday at work. I swear, I thought I was going to die.

Friday, I called in sick and continued to regret my poor choice. At some point, I thought maybe a hospital trip would be required but I just dosed up on meds and stayed in bed. I’ve had food poisoning before, but it never made my back hurt. My back was killing me which at times made me feel as if something else was going on.

The great thing about being sick, are the books (if you can read while being sick) and the movies. I finally watched The Social Network. I thought it was very good. I also watched a bunch of classic movies and even got cozy with Hannibal Lector. The Silence of the Lambs is a terrifying movie but I love the way it was done. I’ve seen it many times.

As for reading, I finished If I Stay (quite a ride) and The House of Tomorrow (wow!) and Across the Universe (sort of silly). Now I am reading The Absolute Value of Mike, a very funny YA novel that The Boy practically took right out of my hands (when does that EVER happen?)

After feeling a bit better, we went to celebrate a dear friend’s passing. I am so glad I was well enough to attend. I would have been very sad to miss it. It was a lovely service. Later this week, The Hub and The Boy will be attending another service for my SIL, who passed away last week. My heart feels heavy, especially since I won’t be able to attend Wednesday’s service, but my thoughts are with the rest of the family.

Today, I am loading up on liquids because I am still so dehydrated. The Hub is going to the market for me. I gave him a list but we’ll see what he brings home. I can see the entire cart being filled with chips, beef jerky and roasted peanuts.

What are you doing today?

31 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: Spoiled Rotten, Movies and Reading”

  1. Wow, what a week! I’m sorry about all the bad stuff. And food poisoning, ugh, that is such an awful thing! I had it once in my freshman year in college, and still remember every single moment! Yuck! Well, next week has to be better, right? (trying to take Jim’s half-filled glass approach), although not until AFTER Hub gets home from the market and you assess the damage! :–)

    1. The Hub just got back from the store. He got every single thing on my list, with the addition of a huge package of bear claws. The Boy was with him. Maybe that helped.

  2. Oh, I’m so sorry about your sicky-poo days, Ti! I hate having any kind of stomach-y type of upset and, yes, I am a nutcase about food and expiration dates and such. I was one of the first peole I knew who was so very, very careful with raw eggs. Ick! Hope you feel better and hydration will help with that – even if you don’t love every minute of it.

    I’m sure the hubby will get at least a few things that will be good. Take care and don’t push yourself too hard. Don’t want to relapse. Also, I’m sorry for the losses in your life recently. Glad you could find some movies and books that worked.

    1. Thanks Kay! I am reaching the age where folks start to pass away around you. I’ve never lost someone close to me. It’s a surreal feeling to experience.

  3. I’m just reading: Fatal Voyage, the fourth in the Bones/Temperance Brennan series, by Kathy Reichs, even though I should be mowing our lawn. It’s not raining, but it looks like it could any moment. However, it’s looked like that all day, but motivation isn’t there right now. I’m sorry to hear about your bout with food poisoning but am glad to know you’re on the road to recovery. At least, you got to read some good books and watch some good movies.

    1. I don’t think anyone should have to work on a Sunday, so I’m on your side 🙂 It’s nice here today here. Warmish, but not too warm. Hoping to get more reading in later, but now that I am better, I suspect I will be doing laundry later. Exciting!

  4. Oh no, I’m so sorry you were sick last week. I haven’t had food poisoning in a few years but it’s not fun!

    I’m getting ready to sit on the deck and get a jump start on my work day tomorrow. My Tuesday deadline has moved to Monday at noon so I feel compelled to work Sunday evenings…. to avoid a stressful morning.

    1. It stinks that you have to work later, but I would do the same thing if my deadline got moved up. I hate coming into work on a Monday with a deadline looming over me. I’m sort of dreading tomorrow because I was out on Friday. Emails and work stacked up, no doubt.

  5. OMG Ti! What an aweful week! If anyone gets food poisoning, it will be me. Got it in Poland in fact. But I’ve never had my back hurt. And two funerals? You have to be completely wiped out physically and emotionally. (But wasn’t House of Tomorrow freaking amazing? At least there was that.) Here is to a much better week my friend.

    1. Sometimes I think my digestive “works” are more sensitive to others, what with the gluten intolerance and all, so I talk myself into stuff thinking “it will be okay.” I won’t be doing that anymore!

  6. so sorry, Ti!! I’m notorious for throwing meat/eggs, etc away if it looks or smells the least bit funny too. And, the expiration dates? If I open a package of eggs ON the expiration date, I won’t eat them…I won’t feed them to anybody else either.
    Hope you get back to normal soon 😦

    1. Thanks Patti. I really don’t know why I decided to eat it. I guess I was just tired and hoping I was wrong. I will never do that again!

  7. I love that you said “celebrate a dear friend’s passing.” While death is so hard on those that are left, I really do hope that when it’s my time, it will be my life that is celebrated not my death that is mourned.

    1. Saturday’s service was lovely. Happy memories were the focus. I’m a tad more worried about Wednesday’s service. It’s open casket and The Boy and The Hub will be going. I have to stay here and fetch the girl from her field trip bus when they roll back into town, so I will be missing it.

  8. Ugh, sounds like a rough week. Food poisoning is the worst. I’ve only had it once where it made my back hurt, too, and that was another exercise in torture. Being physically out of commission sucks, but you have to love having an excuse to watch TV and read because that’s pretty much all you *can* do. I royally messed up my back this week and ended up having to take a day off work, too, but I got a good bit of reading and movie watching done, too, so while the busted back was no picnic, it did have its perks!

    Glad you’re on the mend, and here’s to a healthier, happier next week!

    1. I hope your back is better today. I’ve thrown my back out doing the most mundane things, like reaching for the shampoo or sneezing. Such pain for just a little tweak of movement. Glad that it didn’t interfere with your reading.

  9. So sorry to hear that you got that sick. UGH

    Today I was in the grocery store and at least (4) items that I picked up had EXPIRED…”use before dates”. ( eggs, milk, mushrooms and yogurt). That really ticked me off as some people will buy this stuff and never notice.

    I hope this week is better for you.

    1. I’ve been hitting the organic market and although I love to eat organic when I can, you really need to eat it quickly sincethere are no preservatives to keep the food fresh. The other day though, I had lunch with a friend who hasn’t seen me in 5 years and she said, “Wow! You haven’t aged a day! Must be all your clean living.” Could very well be! Made me feel good. Of course that was the day before I got hit with food poisoning. LOL.

  10. Hope your feeling better, that sounded like a really nasty bout. My sympathies for your losses. Seems that when it rains it pours, if you know what I mean!

    I thought House of Tomorrow was a terrific book! It has been months and I still vividly remember it. It struck a chord, and was a distinctly different story, when so often books seem like rehashes of stories you have read before.

    Hope this week proves to be a healthier and happier one for you!

    1. The House of Tomorrow was a very different book. It took a different turn than what I expected and I was pleasantly surprised.

  11. That sounds horrible Ti!! I’m glad that you’re starting to feel better though. So sorry to hear about the losses in your life…thinking of you and your family!

  12. Oh yuck!!! I’m paranoid about “rotten” food … or anything that seems off. Now you’ve just made me more vigilant about it.

    And I’m sorry for all the losses that you’ve experienced recently. That has got to be tough. Hugs to you.

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