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Thursday, July 31, 2014

This week's lunch round-up: sick or not, the show must go on

Monday is the usual day to make all the lunch stuff for the week. Not easy to do this week. So I stuck with simple to prepare items. here's what I managed to do:

  • a dozen boiled eggs
  • refried beans
  • herbed brown rice
  • rhubarb sauce
  • pancakes
That was all I could put together, and still seemed to take all of my energy and the entire day.

I've been moving very slowly this week, instead of my usual bustle around the house and garden. I did spend some time pulling up the pea vines and planting fall lettuce. And yesterday, I picked blueberries and made a large batch of blueberry muffins. So the week wasn't a complete wash.

Dinners have been interesting this week. Last night it was scrambled eggs, toast, sauteed apples, sauteed zucchini, and a green salad. Tuesday night, I just made chicken soup and tortilla chips. And Monday was leftovers from the fridge and freezer. I am sure that my family will be pleased to come home to an actual dinner tonight. I'm making garden lasagna and a salad. I found all week that my energy crashed every afternoon, so I'll make the dinner this morning while I can.

I appreciate all of your kind words, thoughts and prayers. You are all so sweet. Thank you!

I do think that I need to work on my schedule. I used to say that I work hard, but I play harder. Now I think it's more like, I work hard, but I crash harder. I began feeling off late last week, and it only got worse by Sunday. I really don't like losing most of a week, especially during summer when there's so much that needs to be done. I am working on a schedule for August that will hopefully allow me to take some time to just enjoy the summer.

And here's something exciting for me -- the class schedule for the local community college came in the mail this week. I'm thinking of taking a class this fall. Yes, I'm nervous. And I have no idea which class I'll take. There's a jewelry making class in the art department that looks interesting. As well as a lot of other art classes that I would enjoy. I'll have to see what's still available when I go to register.

Anyway, thank you again for your kind words. I hope that I am back on track now.


  1. I'm so glad to see you back. I hope you are back to 100% really soon.


    1. Thank you, Angie! Today, I'm trying to make up for lost time, starting with the pantry.
      Hope you're having a good week!

  2. It's interesting because we all have a different perspective on things. I would have been thrilled if we had had your "off" week menu. It looked very good.

    I hope you are truly on the mend and have a better week this week. I think taking a class is a great idea. I took a jewelry making class several years ago through adult ed and have enjoyed that hobby ever since.

    1. Hi live and learn,
      thank you.
      I'm hoping there will be space available in that particular class or some other art class. It does sound like fun!

  3. Dear Lili, I am glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. But you sure got a lot of things done even when you were sick! Have fun deciding what class you are going to take, sounds exciting anyway!

    1. Thank you! I felt badly that it just didn't seem like I could work at my usual pace. I tried to make sure that laundry got done and meals were made. But nothing else. Oh well. That's life.


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