Happy Monday! It was a quiet weekend for us. We have been busy, busy, busy and decided to take the weekend to relax, clean up the house and take it easy.
I mentioned last week we had both been short, our tanks were empty and we were both generally exhausted. Well, the reason for my general misery became painfully clear on Friday. Despite going to bed super early all last week I couldn’t get myself to feel rested. On Friday while we were out running errands I was feeling fatigued and shaky in a bad way when I realized what the problem was. My iron was dangerously low. I have been anemic my entire life but have been so good about managing it, and recognizing when it is low that my husband has never seen me have a real attack in five years. Well oops. I didn’t pay attention to my body and was in rough shape. I spent the rest of the weekend eating red meat (which I don’t really like) and peanut butter (which I love) and sleeping. Thankfully, I feel a lot better! It has been almost 10 years since I had an attack like that. So I am going back on the supplements, even though they upset my stomach, until I get back on track.
Dinner of Friday was a big help. We went to one of our favorite restaurants in town, McCoul’s Irish Pub, and got the Irish Spring Rolls stuffed with corned beef and cabbage and the shepherds pie. Both delicious! This has long been one of our favorite restaurants but we hadn’t been in a while and it was nice to see it was still delicious.
Saturday we hit up the Farmer’s Market for tons of fresh fruits and veggies and a big bouquet of beautiful flowers. I also stop at the same flower stand and I love knowing I am buying flowers from the same women who did the flowers for my wedding. Plus beautiful, fresh flowers in my house for $10 is right in my budget! We spent the remainder of the day either resting or straightening up the house. I am happy to say we officially have all wedding gifts put away!
I felt bad for skipping church on Sunday but I just couldn’t get the energy to get out of bed. Instead, I slept way later than I have in years and then laid in bed and watched House Hunters. Sometimes your body is just telling you to stop. So I listened for a change.
Later that afternoon I busted out my brand new KitchenAid stand mixer for the first time since I got it for the wedding. We also got the ice cream attachment and it seemed like the perfect time to test it out with some of the fresh peaches we got at the Farmer’s Market. Will’s parents came over for dinner, watermelon sangria and peach ice cream and it was a great way to close out the weekend.
I am still dragging a little bit this morning but I can feel my iron levels coming back and I am ready to get back on track this week! Hope everyone had a fun weekend!