I was invited to a ton of fun events this weekend. Despite being sick, I told myself I’d be able to make it to every single one. I refused to admit that I wouldn’t be able to make it. I gave every person who invited me a “we’ll see, but probably!”
I could drag this out for a bit longer, but I’ll spoil the surprise: I didn’t make it to a single one.
Instead, I sat on my couch and ate a lot of soup, tried to consume a lot of immune system-boosting foods (read: garlic, cinnamon and blueberries), and drank a lot of tea, orange juice, and ginger ale. Oh, and I ate a lot of Saltines… but that’s different. Sort of.
Don’t believe me? Well, I definitely didn’t take a ton of pictures (pretty much the last thing I care about when I’m sick), but I did take a few just to prove my point.
Mark made the antioxidants part pretty easy. See, when I got home on Thursday, I found that Mark had made an entire batch of whole wheat, refined sugar-free blueberry muffins, simply because he wanted one muffin.
I’m a really good roommate because I’ve been all over eating the rest of them.
For the antioxidants, of course.
Alongside the muffins on Friday, I also had less than half a cup (all I had left) of nonfat greek yogurt with more blueberries and cinnamon.
Over the weekend, the muffins were enough. Seeing as how I haven’t really gotten off the couch, I haven’t really needed much food.
Alongside every breakfast? Orange Juice.
That cup you see holding the orange juice is a Tervis Tumbler, which was sent to me because I’m a part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program. Pretty sweet, right?
Foodbuzz tells us that these cups are “virtually indestructible” and that they keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. So far, so good! No arguments from me. I’m happy to have it. It seems pretty kid-friendly, too! Of course, I don’t have any kids, but I do have Mark. 😉
Anyway, I didn’t just limit my Tervis Tumbler to OJ — it was also used for ginger ale, which I’ve been drinking fairly heavily alongside Saltines because my meds make my tummy hurt.
And the cup has been enjoyed alongside many a bowl of soup, too.
This bowl was filled with Chicken Pot Pie soup. It was good! I started to get a little sick of Italian Wedding and Chicken Noodle, so I had to start branching out.
The rest of my weekend has been basically taken over by my television. I have now not only caught up on almost everything on my DVR, but I also managed to watch four different movies.
I watched True Grit on Sunday, which I definitely enjoyed (though I felt it was a little bit long).
I think Hailee Steinfeld is amazing. I actually worked with her once on a movie when I was in grad school!
But it’s Saturday’s collection of movies, actually, that I think was interesting. I didn’t mean to do it with movies #1 and #2, but I realized the theme before #3 and thus made my choice accordingly.
Movie #1: Winter’s Bone
Movie #2: The Last Song
annnnd Movie #3: The Kids Are All Right
I know. Three Oscar contenders and The Last Song. The irony does not escape me.
Buuuut who can figure out the theme of the three Saturday movies?
The Hunger Games!
Winter’s Bone starred Jennifer Lawrence, The Last Song starred Liam Hemsworth, and The Kids Are All Right starred Josh Hutcherson. That’s Katniss, Gale and Peeta, respectively. And honestly, after seeing these three movies, I am absolutely sold on each of these actors. I am so happy, especially with Katniss and Peeta (the last of whom really matters to me!).
I am so excited for these movies, it’s not even funny.
Who else is a Hunger Games fan? How do you feel about the casting choices?