|California Buckeye, UCSC Arboretum, Nov. 2012|
Last night we had the crock pot pumpkin chili and it was terrible. I based it off of this recipe, which actually is not all that bad except for the fact that instead of a bottle of chili sauce I used hot sauce resulting in a vinegary, too-spicy mess. Oh, well. Tonight we're having baked sweet potatoes which is not experimental in the least.
Today I feel much better. It is as though the cold shut off like a faucet. No more congestion and I feel much more energized. It lasted exactly from Thursday night to Monday night, which is pretty much the "average duration" for the common cold (3-4 days). So while my immune system did not prevent me from catching a cold, I think it did limit the duration and intensity.
Today is supposed to by very cold. Well, cold for central California coast daytime standards... under 60 degrees. This year, between my weight loss and generally drier, colder weather I have had to buy warmer clothes. Hooray for boots and fuzzy sweaters!