Sunday, May 29, 2011

Meal plans and the week ahead

Already a new week?  Last week was kind of a blur.  I came down with a bad case of strep throat on Tuesday and was out of commission for quite a few days.  I used to get strep as a child quite often, but I haven't had it since I was 6 years old.  I don't remember it ever being as bad as it was last week.  The pain and discomfort from strep seriously makes labor and delivery of a child seem like nothing.  At first, I thought I had the flu since my throat wasn't too bad and I was suffering mostly from chills, sweats, shaking quite violently, an aching body, and fever.  It was not fun.  I was delirious on Tuesday afternoon.  That was kind of scary.  Then my throat swelled up so much you could see it on the outside of my neck/jaw line.  And talk about painful.  Wow.  I couldn't even swallow my saliva.  And all I could do was sleep.  If I was awake for an hour the first few days, that was really pushing it.  I hope I never get strep again.

I'm still not 100%.  I feel really good, but I'm still very weak and the antibiotics are pretty brutal.  I haven't been on antibiotics since I had my wisdom tooth out a the year before I was pregnant with Carson... and before that I think it had been my third year of college.  So I've been pretty lucky on the antibiotics front these last 10 years, so I guess I can't complain too much.  But the antibiotic I'm on right now is just so harsh.  Pretty much anything I eat exits violently in about a half hour... sorry if that's too much information.  :)  I'm taking some good probiotics to help counteract things, but I only got back on them Friday, so we'll see if they make much difference in the days to come. 

Needless to say, we had quite the set back last week.  I still have a lot of planting to do in the veggie garden.  But that's ok.  If I don't get it all planted till next weekend, it'll be ok.  It's not too late.  My house is a disaster, too.  I have been trying to do a little cleaning here and there, but it hasn't been too productive.  I was able to get a good deal of laundry done, but that really wore me out.  I'm so not used to feeling like this.  I need energy!!!  So hopefully I'm able to get back on track this week.  With the garden and the house and the yard... which looks like a jungle again with all the rain we've had.  :) 

This morning, we're headed to my cousin's church in Creek.  My cousin Brad is preaching.  We're excited to hear him.  Brad's blog is awesome to read, so I can only imagine how great his preaching will be.  Then, I'll be dropping Kevin and Carson off at home for some boys' time while I head to Linden.  I'm helping to throw my BFF, Jaime, a baby shower this afternoon.  I'm so excited!!  Then tonight, we'll hopefully be headed over to our friends' Kori and Ben's house for more hanging out with Jaime, Jeff, and Jack.  I say hopefully because I just don't know how much I'll be able to do today.  Like I said, I'm still pretty weak and get worn out really fast.  So today will be a long day, but I'm going to try to do it all.  Jaime and Jeff are only home for the weekend and we haven't seen them since January, so I really want to make the most of our time with them! 

Tomorrow we'll be heading out to my Aunt Sharon's house for a family party.  And then it's back to work.  We don't really have many plans the rest of the week.  It's my week for milk pickup and I have to pickup our CSA order on Friday.  But I think that's about it.  We'll have lots of time for working outside (if the weather cooperates) and getting the house clean. 

We didn't really utilize any of the meals last week, with me being out of commission... and Kevin thinking he can't cook.  So I'm just mostly recycling the plans from last week, with a few small changes.  And since we'll be eating at the shower, Kori's and Ben's, and then my aunt's today and tomorrow... plus eating leftovers... there aren't really that many meals on the list here.

Fried eggs and sausage
Breakfast cupcakes
Fresh fruit

Lunches and snacks:
Lettuce salads
Raw bell pepper and cucumber slices
Apples with almond butter
Hard boiled eggs
Fruit leather
Crispy nuts

Grilled local/healthy/organic brats; grilled asparagus; peaches
Meatloaf; peas; carrots
Grilled chicken souvlaki; asparagus; side salads
Ham steaks; green beans; cauliflower; applesauce

1 comment:

The Voogts said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Hope you get your energy back soon. I know how it feels to not be able to do all the stuff you usually do/you want to do :P Just tell yourself all in good time :) Take your time to recover fully.

Good luck with the garde/yard work.

Enjoy the holiday weekend! I hope you are up to all of the fun stuff with family and friends.