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A Couple of Busy Weeks

September 11th, 2016 at 08:51 pm

Last week was kind of busy and this week may be as well. Last week I tried to get some things done before my colonoscopy. Fortunately I did complete my list before the prep and the procedure went well. The doctor said I didn't have to come to the follow up appointment which was good news, but my complaint is why would the nurse tell you that when you are so groggy?

DH is having double hernia surgery Tuesday and if you are so inclined, I would appreciate prayers for him. It is supposed to be outpatient so hopefully he will be home Tuesday afternoon, but I imagine he will be very sore.

I asked him to pick any tomatoes that are starting to turn so we have them. I canned two quarts of juice from cherry tomatoes and the others today and our counter has quite a few tomatoes that need to ripen. I think our shorter days is making it so they don't ripen as quickly. He mowed today and has pulled up the cucumber plant, all the carrots, and one tomato plant that had basically died back. I was out of jars when I canned carrots last week so I have been scrounging pint jars. I realized I had a couple in my pantry I was using to store dry herbs and baking soda. I emptied the contents into non canning jars and washed them up. We finished a pint of pickles this week so I used that jar. So, I finished canning the carrots we had and wound up with 3 more pints and a half pint. I really didn't want to buy any more jars if I didn't have to.

I was really tired after the colonoscopy Friday, but we went to the grocery stores anyway since we didn't need a whole lot. I have our menu planned for this week so that will help. I know it is already Sunday, but I'm starting with last night since that is how I planned:

Saturday: pork chops, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, small salad, fruit

Sunday: Sloppy chicks, baked beans, chips, pickles, sliced tomatoes

Monday: chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit

Tuesday: pork roast, roasted potatoes, carrots, sliced tomatoes, cottage cheese, fruit

Wednesday: leftover pork chops, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, sliced tomatoes, cottage cheese, fruit

Thursday: scrambled eggs, leftover sausage (from Sunday brunch), toast, sliced tomatoes, fruit

Lunches will be leftover sloppy chicks, pulled pork from the pork roast, and I try to keep sliced deli turkey on hand.

We normally splurge and eat on on Friday nights.

7 Responses to “A Couple of Busy Weeks”

  1. Carol Says:

    Wishing your hubby very well with his surgery.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope your DH's surgery goes well. My DH is having a colonoscopy on Thursday - he's pretty nervous. I heard that eating peppermint or drinking peppermint oil can help the whole thing go better - not sure where to get peppermint oil.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Hoping for good outcome and little soreness for hubby!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks for the good thoughts.

    Frugal Texan, make sure the peppermints have real peppermint oil and not something artificial. As for getting the oil itself, might try a health food store, but you might want to check with the doctor. I couldn't have nuts or anything with seeds 3-4 days before.

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    Prayers for your hubby.

  6. Bluebird Says:

    Saying prayers for your DH.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Hoping all goes well for the hubby!

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