Thursday, October 8, 2009


Well I'm oinking too - I have the swine flu. It should be a rule that mama's are immune to it all. It's not fun with sick babies anyway, much less when you're sick too. It could be worse, though, we could have the stomach issues that tend to go along with it and PTL we do not. I can get through the fever, chills, aching and fatigue. It's a beautiful day today so we spent a good bit of the morning laying in the chairs by the pool just to get some fresh air. It felt wonderful.

I'm hooked on white chocolate mochas from Starbucks. I can drink them all year but this time of year makes me want them even more. Being sick with fever and chills makes me CRAVE a Grande White Chocolate Mocha (plus two packs of Sugar in the Raw - the sweeter the better!). However, the closest Starbucks is about 25 minutes away. That's actually probably a good thing because to me that's an expensive treat. But if a Starbucks was close and convenient, I'm sure I would try to justify stopping by every chance I could get. Being that we live in the boonies, I don't think I'll have to worry about that. As much as I've been wanting one, though, the last thing I've felt like doing is driving to get one. However, being sidelined a bit has allowed me some time to research how to make one myself. I've found recipes where you have to melt the white chocolate, blah, blah, blah. No thank you. Who has time for that? I found quite a few syrups and mixes, but I decided to go with white chocolate sauce. Being that Starbucks has their own syrups and, other than eBay or the like (I LOVE eBay, but not when it comes to something like this), Starbucks isn't selling their white chocolate syrup right now, it may not even come close. But I'm so excited to try it! Now I just have to go down to the shop to find what box I packed my espresso machine in when we moved here TWO YEARS AGO. How terrible is that! Then again, maybe it is worth the drive. :)


Ford Family said...

You could have the swine flu, strep, and bronchitus & a husband in Miss the entire time...that was was awful!! Good luck finding the magic recipe for your mocha! :)

April said...

Oh bless you! I hope you had some help. That's awful! Mercy!