Happy Sunday all! Tis a GORGEOUS day here in the ‘burgh and yours truly plans on taking full advantage of it! Once I finish up editing these 2 photo shoots and writing up the recipe I’m hitting the park for a run. God how I’ve missed working out. It’s funny because when my one brother used to say that growing up, how he loved working out and that he missed it when he didn’t I used to think he was crazy. Then when I met Mr. Fantabulous he threw exercising into a whole new arena for me. See the man wasn’t just in shape he was ridiculously built; like competition body builder built. He always used to say “Honey once you stop you’ll become addicted. Your body will crave it; miss it.” And I used to look at him like he had 3 heads, was on crack and crazy.
But then… yes, but then. I decided to make a lifestyle change and give it a shot. One month I told myself. One month of pure dedication to the gym/working out. Trust me it was hard and I was MISERABLE the first 3 weeks. Cranky, tired, sore and flat out mad. Why is it so easy to put the weight on but hard as hell to take it off? Sucks, huh? But by the end of the fourth week I started to notice a change. Now it wasn’t so much in dramatic weight loss though I had lost some but it was how I felt. I had more energy; I felt alive. After that, the rest is history. I got hooked; addicted if you will. So needless to say these past 6 weeks of not working out were pure hell for me.
This past Friday was my first day back to work after the Doctor cleared me. Now he did say that there is always a risk that the Osteomyelitis could return but the likelihood is pretty low. It was weird though going back to work. I forgot just how long my commute really was.. and how early 3:30am really is.
Friday was a hard day for me though full of all kinds of emotions. I’ll explain in a bit. When I got to work it was the butt-crack-o-dawn and the lights were off (per the norm). I turned on the lights and as I approached my desk I stopped in my tracks. There sitting on my desk was a huge vase of flowers, a card and a bajillion pigs. Instantly tears poured down my cheeks. I’m a huge sap and that just touched my heart. To know that your co-workers care about you and appreciate you is priceless. I’ve been truly blessed at my job as I work with some really amazing folks.
*sigh* the hard part came. After being off for so long, it gave me time to reflect on things. Even though I love my job and have been at it for so long I decided it was time to make a change. Trust me, this was not an easy decision. I’ve had some great opportunities and made some truly phenomenal friends but I wanted more. So while everyone came over to welcome me back with open arms I had to break the news that I was leaving. There were tears but it’s for the best. So I’m ending one chapter in my life and starting a new one. I’m excited, a little scared but anxious to start something new. But don’t fear, you’ll always have me. You’re stuck with me!
So here’s to an amazing week all!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
♥ – Monday Chicken Enchiladas
♥ – Tuesday Crockpot Ham, Potato, Green Bean Stoup
♥ – Wednesday Spiced Honey Parmesan Pork Loin
♥ – Thursday Avocados on the half shell on toast
♥ – Friday Loaded Potato Soup
♥ – Saturday Chicken Prosciutto Roulade
♥ – Sunday Osso Bucco Short Ribs
♥ – Dessert of the week Candy Cookie Butter Pie
Recipe Reviews & Comments
Dear TKWA, Love your stuff! You are aptly named Ms. Kitchen Wisperer! I know it isn’t the perfect time of year for this, but at one time a local restaurant had an extremely good cold Strawberry Buttermilk Soup. I’ve looked but I haven’t found a good one that tastes really fresh and light. Do you happen to have a recipe like that? And thanks for all your photography, food and stories. I just found you a few days ago and have been working my way through your back files. YUM. 🙂
Welcome to the TKW Family! I’m Lori. I’ve had strawberry cold soup before with basil ice cream. Amazing! I use buttermilk and half and half in mine alone with white sugar, some vanilla beans and berries. It’s pretty simple. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll dig up my recipe for it, k?
Thank you so much for your very kind words! That really means a lot to me!
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Jan Lauterbach says
Glad you got the release. I miss my walks but it is hard to do when no one is around to walk with. Continue with your exercise. Don’t rush out and overdo it. 3:30 AM is awful.
I agree with you about the walking by yourself. It’s funny because if I go running I prefer being by myself. Same with working out (unless it’s my husband) but if I want to go walking I love to have company. 3:30am is normal for me but not doing it for 6 weeks made me realize just how early it really is!
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