Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday evening check-in

It's been a good day. I had the day off, the reason being that I need a day to recuperate from my trip and sort of get back into the groove for the week. So, I did some laundry, went to the grocery store, made stuff for our lunches the rest of the week (egg salad, tuna salad, and a big green salad), made dinner (baked chicken and a broccoli/cheese casserole), AND had time for a nap this afternoon. It felt so luxurious ... sleeping during the day!

I only checked my work email twice, which was good!

I found some good deals at the grocery store (can you believe?), getting a "family pack" of 10 pork chops for $5.99, and some savoy steaks for a really good price as well. They had frozen veggies 10 for $10, so I stocked up on those, too. My freezer is pretty well stocked, yay!

I enjoyed cooking dinner, because Steve is feeling so much better and he's eating again. So I'm happy to get back into that habit.

My sweet husband had cleaned house this weekend, so I came home to a nice, clean house. He's so great with that -- he'll vacuum, dust, even clean the bathroom if he has to!

Boots and Chance were happy to have me home. Boots loves getting brushed, and he missed it while I was gone. Here's a picture I just took of him, sitting on the arm of my recliner -- one of his favorite spots.

Behind him is his other favorite spot -- his "perch" at the window. During the day we raise the blinds and let him keep an eye on the front yard.

All in all, as Dorothy so appropriately said, "There's no place like home."


Vikki said...

I'm glad you had a good day. You really deserved it. Sounds like you managed to get a whole weekends worth of stuff done in one day.
And I'm sooo glad to hear Steve still has his appetite. That's soo cool.

Patty said...

Thanks, Vikki! It felt great to get so much done.

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

I'm kinda sitting here in shock---a package of 10 porkchops for $6---its obvious ya don't live in So. California---$7.98 for a package of two chops, (center cut).---and I never hear of Savoy Steaks?---is that what I might call a New York Steak?----nice cat, can see he has real character.

Patty said...

Gary, even for Memphis, that was an unbelievably good price. And you know I grabbed it up!

As for the savoy steaks, I'm not sure what cut they are -- they're about an inch thick, give or take, and I marinate them overnight, then pop them in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes - they come out tender and a little crisp on the edges...perfect for a weeknight dinner with a baked sweet potato and a salad.

Boots says "thanks!"

rnmom1118 said...

I was just reading about your iron problems. Have you ever considered doing IV iron? That's the only thing I can tolerate. Since you've been battling this, and can't tolerate the supplements and don't absorb what you do take, you might want to talk to your doctor about it. I bet it would make you feel so much better.


Patty said...

Hey Sandra! Thanks for stopping by!

I actually saw my doctor yesterday for a follow-up and he mentioned IV iron as a "next step" if we have to go there, but he wanted me to go back to the 2 Ferro-Sequels and 4 stool softeners a day and give it a good long shot. It seems to be sort of settling into my system, and it's not as bad as it was (the bathroom problems). Plus, I am feeling better -- not ready to do cartwheels just yet, but not ready to collapse after working 8 hours either.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Boots is such a pretty cat. I do not have children either, just my fur babies too--Spunky Doodle and Manny. They both have blogs on my PNN blog at http://karen.pnn.com (cat corner-meow section).

Patty said...

Karen, thanks for stopping by! I love your blogs; your kitties are beautiful (and such good writers!)

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