The snow has finally melted, except for chunks here and there from the snow plows. It's nice to see the green world again, but it's supposed to start sleeting tonight and turn to snow in the wee hours and snow all day tomorrow, then sleet for two days, then one sunny day and then rain for two days. I don't mind the rain, it's the snow and the extreme cold I don't like. Hopefully this will mean winter is over until February, where if we are going to get hit hard again, it will be then, based on previous years.
Hopefully we can start taking the Christmas lights down on the sunny day. I don't mind the lawn ones staying a while longer, but I'd like to get the ones off the house itself before the next big windstorm hits. And maybe the deck, too. They clack. Normally we'd have taken them down on the weekend that just passed, but not with 16 inches of snow on the ground.
I have to feel well enough to or DH will have to do it by himself, since I got slammed by something a few days ago and so did the kids. DH had the sniffles for a few days and that was it, but not me. Today is the first day I felt well enough to sit up for more than long enough to eat, I was so dizzy. I think I've slept more than I have since I had Covid. The one day I slept for 20 hours, not straight, but still. I think it is flu, though. I've had Covid twice and this was not it. I've had the flu enough to know when it is flu and when it is a cold. So I guess I caught whichever flu strain was not in the shot.
Speaking of eating, I've mostly been just eating soup. Mostly plain egg flower soup with no vegetables in it, which is just taking my chicken broth and whipping up some eggs and then slowly pouring the eggs into the soup while stirring quickly to create ribbons. DH had to do it, though. I was too weak. That way I get some protein in it and some calories. Not having carbs for two days dropped my weight substantially and I have now lost 15 pounds. Some may come back when I start eating carbs again, which will be today, but it was still nice to see it on the scale even if it goes back up a bit from getting off the too sick to eat diet. I had to get off and get back on the scale again twice, just to be sure it wasn't the scale being weird. I will have vegetables and beef in my soup today. I haven't eaten yet, because I haven't been up long, but I will eat twice today. I've been pushing the water pretty hard throughout this thing, sick or well.
My brain is craving spring rolls, but I am too tired to make them. I have all of the ingredients. I don't know if the eat from the pantry challenge is something I succeed at this year. DH leaves on Sunday and won't be back until the following Saturday and if I am still sick or weak it's going to be pretty hard for me to pull meals together. I have four days and then I will either have to cook or figure something else out. It's easy to do challenges when you are well. I will try my best, though.