Happy Sunday!! I cut myself some slack this holiday season when it came to these Sunday Spotlights posts, but now that we’re over a week into January, I realized I should spend some time this morning kicking this series off again! I really enjoy the ability to share anything and everything that I think is fun, interesting, important, or just pretty.
On a more personal note, I shared a little update on Instagram yesterday about how I’m feeling better and realized a few of you missed my stories about testing positive at all! So here’s the full story.
My COVID experience
On the evening of Wednesday, December 29th, I started to feel a little off. I woke up the next day feeling worse – super tired/lethargic, sore throat, headache, and sinus pressure. AKA a lot of omicron symptoms. I tested with an at-home test and it came back negative. Another at-home test came back negative on Friday morning, but I still had all of the same symptoms. There were no testing appointments near me for days, but I found a free clinic and stood outside for almost 2 hours thinking that will give me a more accurate read. When I finally got up to the door, I was informed that they were out of PCRs, so I got another rapid… which also came back negative.
Luckily I never had a fever, and Tylenol helped me feel better for a few hours at a time… but when I still didn’t feel better on Tuesday, I knew something wasn’t right and I needed to test again. Sure enough, there were two VERY CLEAR lines showing that I was positive.
The most bizarre thing is that I felt worse BEFORE that positive test. I took it easy on Tuesday and Wednesday – and by Thursday, I felt pretty much normal again. I even exercised Friday and yesterday! Regardless of when the positive came through, I am so grateful that I was boosted and it was never worse than feeling run down with a really crappy cold. I know so many others have had way scarier experiences with this virus. And I know a ton of you also just had it or have it now, so I’m sending lots of love and virtual hugs to you as you recover!
Sunday Spotlights 64
How great is the parmigiano sweatshirt I’m wearing above? I’m in love.
When I asked for perfume recommendations, this one was definitely mentioned this most. I think I’m going to order it!
Has anyone tried this green goddess salad?
This cute velvet top is only $18 right now. Such a steal!
Our packing cubes are on major sale! They are truly a game changer for travel.
So now that omicron is dominant, experts are recommending we all wear N95/KN95 masks instead of cloth. Anyone have any favorites that ship right away?!
I can’t stop laughing at this video. TOO REAL.
These toasted quinoa PB truffles look SO GOOD.
I ordered a floral sweater really similar to this one a few months ago and it was too oversized for me – but I am SMITTEN for this one. Gahhhh, it’s so beautiful! (Also, this dress makes me wish spring was coming sooner 😭)
My slippers are still on sale for just $16 (marked down from $65)! If you see your size, snag em!
Chicago-area hospitals delaying elective surgeries, as Illinois sees record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Please keep this in mind, especially if you aren’t vaccinated or boosted yet.
I haven’t ordered anything by Beyond Yoga in years, but their stuff is SO CUTE right now. Should I get a new set to review for you guys?!
I just got this shower oil since Adam and I both have dry skin this time of year. BIG fan already.