Saturday, February 9, 2013

I am done being sick now

I personally know people who got this flu way worse than me, but wow. I am done. Thursday was my worst day with Friday a close second.

Friday I think I was in bed, knitting, with two movies by 6pm. Nim did some good snuggling while I knitted.
Rented movies were: The Dark Knight Rises and Looper. I have to admit, I am not a huge batman fan, but I like Christopher Nolan and many of the actors of his batman trilogy. Visually they are great action to watch and make an easy knitting movie. I wish I could remember the blogger that mentioned the sound issue, granted I am clogged up, but between masks, explosions, and weird vocal tones (hard to explain) it is a bit hard to hear what is being said at times. Anyway, it was a good laying around sick movie with lots of action and not a lot of thinking...unlike Looper.

Looper. Where do I begin with this one? First off, the kid in it kind of blows my mind. I actually stopped the movie to to a search on how they got some of that acting out of him, because those were some impressive scenes being basically carried by a very young child. This is a sci-fi film and it has some violence, but it has some very stunning visuals as well. I actually got really frustrated at the end, not because of the ending, but because I wasn't ready for it to be over.

Today I made another batch of lentil soup based on the Chocolate-Covered Katie version. This time I was basically gutting my fridge of all the produce I am not eating because I am sick. I also added quinoa after about 45 minutes of the lentils cooking and of course coconut milk again.

Nim's newest thing is the broccoli stalks. He loves them. There is some literature out there suggesting that if broccoli makes up over 10% of your dog's diet it will make them sick. Nim is a big dog so the stalk will be a blip in his calories, but I include this information for smaller or fragile dog owners out there.

I completely forgot to mention The Chocolate Shoebox bake sale in Seattle this weekend! This is their last bake sale as the store is closing. This one benefits Old Dog Haven (one of my favorites) and New Moon Farm.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!


  1. Sorry to hear you have been suffering with the flu. I keep hoping that it never gets to me. I got the shot, but they say it isn't helping completely with this year's strain. Nim is such a good nurse to snuggle up to you.

    Thanks for the movie reviews. Feel better soon.


    1. I TOTALLY thought I was in the clear, and then I went down. I am actually feeling relieved right now because I could sleep last night laying more or less flat.

      Nim was really liking the knitting in bed with extended movies routine. I don't sit still and relax very well right now. I need to try more.

  2. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick! I sure hope you're on the mend now. At least you had some good, quiet company with you.

    I've never heard of Looper. I'll have to check that one out.

    Interesting to know about broccoli stalks. I would have thought it would be good for them.

    Sorry to hear another store is going out of business. Those seem like two wonderful organizations they are donating to. The New Moon Farm gets to me. Stated she worked at the zoo and the zoo wanted to euthanize a goat because of hair loss, instead of treating it. I'm so glad I don't visit zoos anymore.

    Feel better, and I hope you have a better end to your weekend!!

    1. I think generally speaking broccoli is a good sort of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. But in large amounts on a smaller dog that is a lot of fiber, so at a minimum you are going to have some GI response. Maybe like humans, it depends on their base diet to begin with.

      Every dog is so different. I had one dog do better once I switched from the higher veggie content foods, however if you put Nim on those "core" or grain-free only, not only can he not keep on any weight, but his coat looks terrible.

      Ha! You totally read up on New Moon Farm better than me! I need to get on that site again.