This weekend my grand plans for a weekend up in Minneapolis were sidelined by the cold I’ve been attempting to ward off for over two weeks. You see, I’m not all that good at accepting that I’m sick. Even when my throat is burning and my chest is heavy, I’ve been known to head for the gym. Seems as if exercise and good food aren’t the solution to everything.

So instead of heading up north for a couple days of fun, I surrendered to my cold and took it easy for the last 48 hours – sleeping over 20 hours in two days. Turns out sleep is completely underrated.  Joey arrived on Saturday, fresh from sales training, to oversee my recovery…

Aside from laying on the couch and watching entirely too much football, I snacked on a lot of pretty food. Maybe it sounds silly, but the way some people see God’s glory in nature, I see it in food. Seriously. Look at those pears, dusted with cinnamon and dripping in nut butter. Now that’s my idea of beauty, and an unbelievable snack.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12920807301570202779 Megan

    I agree, sleep is such a great thing! It seems the older I get (not that I'm calling anyone here old!) the more I value sleep.

  • Anonymous

    It should be illegal to make snacks that delicious. WANT.

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com Lauren at KeepItSweet

    Aw, I feel like the winter makes it impossible to stay healthy! Glad you got your necessary sleep in and got to see the boy too:-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02940090941869112363 Romance In A Glance

    that does look yummy!!! Hope you get better!!!

    I gave you an award on my blog!!!! Hope you check it out!

    ~Romantic Savy

  • http://www.foodstheword.blogspot.com alana (at) the food

    you know, i didn't ever understand the apple and peanut butter snack…but i think perhaps melting it might be the secret!!!
    ill try that tonight!
    thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02637197654825767682 Jennifurla

    20 hours sounds like heaven…I am a bad sleeper. By the way you are drop dead gorgeous.

  • http://healthfulbitesblog.com Karla

    I second the gorgeous comment :) Feel better, Madison!

  • http://www.savingdessert.com Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Glad you see to be feeling better. I hate to be sick and know that sleep is the only way to get better! Have a good week. Lovely pears.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01038648068733766854 Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess

    I totally second your impulse to go to the gym when you're (a little bit) sick. I don't care what the experts say… I always feel better after a good workout, even if I take it easier than I would when healthy.

    Hope you're feeling better!

    xoxo,
    tanja

  • http://happensafterfive.wordpress.com What Happens After Five

    What a delicious snack! And healthy of course.

    http://happensafterfive.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03057737959045604109 Ann

    I completely agree! After all, the ingredients do come from nature…The pears look delicious :)