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Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Weekend in a Bubble

It's finally happened.  I find myself without a recipe to post today.  The truth is, I haven't cooked since Wednesday night for as couple of reasons.  Here goes....

On Wednesday night I came down with a most unfortunate case of either food poisoning or flu.  Who knows.  Who cares.  All I know is that I felt awful and just looking at food on Thursday made everything worse.  I'm not sure what was wrong but suffice it to say, something was very wrong.

One of the bubbles at The Atlantic Club.  Picture this with snow on the ground.  

You really haven't lived until you've spent a couple of hours inside a tennis bubble  with tennis parents.  It's truly frightening.
Fortunately, by Friday I was was feeling better.  This was good because I had agreed to take Kate and a tennis friend to a tournament in New Jersey.  Yes, you heard me right.  New Jersey.  And not just New Jersey.  The Jersey Shore.  In January.  At least the weather was fairly nice but it's January so it was hardly beachy.  Besides, I spent the whole weekend holed up in a tennis bubble at The Atlantic Club in Manasquan anyway.

Kate did well and played well, and those two things are not always mutually exclusive, so at least the six and a half hour drive each way was worthwhile.  But it was the Jersey Shore in January.  Bummer.

We returned home late this afternoon and I made a unilateral decision that we were going out to dinner.  All that driving and then cooking dinner?  I think not.

So, that's why I don't have a recipe to post today.  The short excuse would have been that I had a busy weekend but the long excuse is so much more fun.

See you tomorrow.


  1. Congratulations to Kate. and i think you earned more than one dinner out. Are you feeling ok again? hr

  2. I can't believe that you chose to eat out on Sunday evening after having what may have been food poisoning on Thursday. You are a lot braver than I am! Glad that you were well enough to travel to the Jersey Shore for the weekend. I did not know that there were such things as Tennis Bubbles, glad to hear that Kate did and played well:)