Sick with Guilt

On the plane ride over to Punta Cana, Shane and I quite possibly had the worst seats on the plane. Behind us were four college kids, taking shots of jager, being impossibly annoying – talking about prostitutes and cocaine, and obviously being drunk. Now, even though this is annoying in itself, it gets worse.

The one sitting directly behind me had a terrible cold. Moreover, he didn’t have the decency to cover his mouth when he coughed/hacked/sneezed/blew.


I could feel his cold-infested breath on my back. I absolutely cannot tolerate people like this. Shane could sense the annoyance in my face before I could, and kindly had me switch seats with him. :)

Now, if you’ve been reading the past few days, you know Shane’s suffering a terrible cold, while I’m feeling just dandy. Ah, the sacrifices in marriage.

Obviously, I feel a little guilty. If he didn’t switch me seats, he probably wouldn’t be so sick. So when he asked me if I had anything I could make or give to him to make him feel better, I jumped at the chance.

I busted out the juicer, and juiced 1 cucumber, 3 carrots, 1/2 grapefruit, and 1/2 lemon. After pouring half in a glass for me, I started walking toward him with the other half:


What are you doing?? he said. To which I replied, well I made you some juice! It’ll make you feel better. Now chug it. Shane looked at me like I’d said I was leaving him and said, Oh no…no, no, no! I wasn’t taking it. And he chugged it, and immediately followed it with over dramatic gagging noises. I guess it didn’t help that it looked like pond scum.

Hm. Maybe there was a better way I could get him his vitamin C. Then it came to me…


Good idea, candle, I’ll make homemade lemonade! In 10 minutes, I had him singing a different tune.


He took a sip of the lemonade, and then willingly chugged it down :)IMG_2313

To make the lemonade, I used 1 meyer lemon, 2 tbsp sugar, a handful of ice, and a couple cups of water.


After squeezing the lemon over the sugar in a shaker cup, I added the ice, and then the water – and shook it all up! Transferred to another, prettier glass, it turned out (and tasted) divine!

It’s been a pretty busy day around my neck of the woods. Bootcamp went great this morning. It was an hour and a half of booty-kicking fun :)

After the session, I ran a quick four mile run. I reaally wanted to run it outside, but I had to stop by the gym anyway, and it was only 30 something out. So it was on the dreadmill, and it was kinda boring.

To make up for it, I bundled up, grabbed Niko, and we went for a forty minute walk on the trail.

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I pretended the bare trees were palm trees, and the trail was a beach 😀 I was right back in Punta Cana 😛

Well I’ve got a little bit more work to do, then I’ve got a client to train, and then I’m hosting the initial weigh in for the Biggest Loser contest. I’m so excited to meet the contestants 😀

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  1. Your hubby is a saintttt!

  2. Ugh I would hate to be sitting near the college kids and the sick person! Hard to believe someone could be so inconsiderate to not cover their mouth/nose when coughing and sneezing. Sorry to hear your hubby is sick! Sacrifices of marriage is right :)

  3. there is nothing worse than obnoxious travelers. I swear, it just makes you want to cringe and/or beat those type of people up!

  4. That’s one of the reasons I hate flying- I always get stuck to loud / smelly / sick people!

  5. I can usually tolerate the annoying passengers, but the sick ones always gross me out in the biggest way. Like, seriously? I get that you can’t always be a healthy flier, but at least come prepared!

  6. I haven’t had a sick traveler experience like that *knock on sofa,* but I know many people who have. I hope Shane feels better soon!!

  7. Annoying people get to me too, especially on a plane! Once I sat next to a woman who obviously took a bath in gardenia perfume probably minus the water, and I almost lost it before my hubby changed seats. But someone not covering a cough would be even worse.


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