8 in the Aisle – 4

 CoronaVirus Edition.

Saturday night I started to feel a little down. Tired, scratchy throat, a little bit of congestion. I’m in Central Texas so it must be the allergies, right? Everything here is covered in pollen it has to be allergies.

So I took a Benadryl and went to bed early.

Normally, I sleep great. 7 solid hours – and I fall asleep fast. But Saturday night was tough. I kept waking up, with chills and body aches.

Sunday Morning I felt terrible. Lethargic, foggy, zero motivation. All I did was sit on the couch and scroll on social media, or sleep. Oh, I also took 4 showers. I like to shower when I’m sick. I think part of me thinks I can wash away the sickness, but in reality, it’s probably just the humidity that I like.

Sunday night I got a text from a friend that their kid had tested positive. That’s when I knew. I opened one of the free Covid tests I got in the mail, and my wife took the swab and stuck in my nose. I think she might have touched my brain she went so far back.

At first, there was nothing on the little Covid test strip, and then a very faint line appeared.

For 2 years and 2 months, I was so very careful.

Now it’s Monday morning and I have a little bit more energy, enough at least to write this update.

Let’s hope this is a mild case. I’ve had both vaccines and a booster. Go Team Moderna!


Things I’m Loving

That I didn’t lose my sense of taste. I’m drinking a very strong cup of Peets right now, and for some reason, it tastes extra good.

Also, the ‘Rona is great for weight loss. Im sure it’s not a safe way to lose weight, but it does the job. Stay hydrated everyone!

Wins & Obstacles To Overcome

Getting back on track. My sharp-eyed readers will notice this post is 24 hours late. Sorry guys – Health comes first

Most popular Recipe from last week.

In just 1 day my Vegetarian Feta Egg Roll Recipe jumped into first place. Thanks, everyone!

What I’m answering

Nothing. I need to focus on getting better.


I’ll be isolating myself for the next 5 days. MD orders.

Links I’ve clicked on this week

Jason Momoa on Instagram. He is selling his new water in recyclable aluminum bottles to save the planet – with a sense of humor.


Board shorts and vintage T-shirts as I lounge at home under a blanket.

Upcoming Recipes

Monday – Red Curry Udon Noodles

Tuesday – Cajun Vegetarian Chicken and Rice

Wednesday –  Baked Vegetarian Egg Rolls

Thursday – Crunchy Pepperoni Chickpeas

Friday  – Vegetarian Breakfast Taco

Saturday & Sunday –  Leftovers and Takeout

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