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Well--I bought the veggies; now I need to cut them up!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and celery and parsley! No fresh sage. No rosemary. No fresh thyme.

Why do I hate cutting up veggies so much? Hmmm..Probably because the kitchen is a mess and there is no place to work. so the job becomes too big.

With DH in rehab--still!---I have been decluttering and keeping up with the laundry and dishes. emoticon

Tomorrow the lady comes to clean! (every 2 weeks) Maybe I should wait to cut the veggies till she is done cleaning. Not a bad idea. emoticon

I still have to put lots of stuff away before she comes. It is a waste of her time to 'pick up' first.

Hubby was in the hospital 6 days and then in rehab for 4 weeks. I just took him his motorized wheelchair. He is much happier now. His TV remote needs batteries. Usually he sits in his room all day except for PT and OT. Maybe without a TV he will go out in one of the other places where people congregate.

And... yesterday when the remote did not work, I sent HIM out to the desk to try to get batteries! He did it! and he did not argue with me!

Chris

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  • LEANGIRL22
    One day at a time! I would cut them as you need them and give yourself a break. Be sure to take good care of you as you go along!
    Sheila
    1176 days ago
  • KACAR51
    Glad to hear you hubby is doing well! emoticon emoticon
    1185 days ago
  • IKACEY
    I am so pleased with what you have been doing with yourself and the house since your DH is in rehab. And emoticon to push him out of the room and also to do some things for himself as he can. Maybe he will be able to do more for himself when he comes home. And by that time you will be better organized and have rested up so you won't be so overworked as a care giver. I like Lethe's idea of cranking up your favorite music to cut veggies to. And I agree declutter and clean the kitchen first so you have room to work and then keep it that way. Things will go a lot easier when you are already organized and have room to swing so to speak!
    Good luck with the veggies!
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    1185 days ago
  • ARTJAC
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    1185 days ago
  • NANCYPAT1
    I go with the others - cut the veggies and enjoy having BOTH the clean kitchen and the healthy veggies after she leaves. You have already got lots of advice and support so I will just send a (HUG) and lots of love and prayers for you and hubby too.
    1186 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Like you are pushing DH, you need to emoticon yourself. You can do it, get those veggies cut up and then it is out of the way, they are ready for you to use and instead of reaching for something unhealthy, you have no excuse to not eat something you should have.
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    1186 days ago
  • JESUSLIGHTSMEUP
    You need to cut those veggies because the are good and healthy for you when they are fresh emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1186 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Do the Veggies before She comes and You can enjoy a Clean house and a Sparking Clean Kitchen after She leaves. Good for You making DH go and ask for the Batteries. If You will continue to ask Him to do things at home and for You He will feel so much better about Himself and very useful. Try it and see what happens when He get home. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Lord's Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1186 days ago
  • IACTA_ALEA_EST
    I have the same problem, so now that I juice, there is a a lot less waste and the veggies get eaten.
    1186 days ago
  • GRNDMOM43
    If you do the veggies before she comes everything will be Sparkling after her visit and you can enjoy the beauty.
    1186 days ago
  • LETHA_
    Crank up the music. Chopping veggies is a lot more fun if you are singing badly at the top of your lungs!!
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    1186 days ago
  • DONNABRIGHT
    Sounds like DH is making progress!
    1186 days ago
  • LIS193
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    1186 days ago
  • JANET552
    I love having freshly prepared fruits and veggies available. I wish I liked preparing them as much as I like having them. I do it because I like the end result.

    Kudos to you for helping make your DH move. Functional movement is very helpful physically and mentally. Best wishes for his continuing recovery.
    1186 days ago
  • FELINEBETTER
    Hey Chris! I only wash and chop veggies as I need them. It's funny though -- I really enjoy grocery shopping (unlike many) but when they offer to help carry it out to the car, my response is always, "Send me someone to put it all away when I get home!" lol That's the part I don't like!

    As for your DH -- You took a very important step for both of you! You need to give him some independence. His getting his own batteries freed you up, but also gave him a sense of being capable. Good for you! Good for both of you! emoticon emoticon
    1186 days ago
  • DAWNSJOURNEY
    Hugs and what a great positive loving attitude you have.. IT is my joy to know you . Enjoy cleaning those veggies. they are going to help make you healthy and strong :)
    1186 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    I'll be over to help with the veggies...I like cleaning/cutting veggies. I think of all the healthy meals I will be making during the week.
    Hope your day goes well for you...and good job on sending DH for the batteries. emoticon
    1186 days ago
  • SANDRALEET
    We always can do something
    1186 days ago
  • SUSIEPH1
    Sometimes we need to push our loved ones to help them selves .. I know it is hard, but it actually helps them to feel that they are still a valued member of society and not a burden.
    Sending DH to get his batteries was a good move ..
    I ask Colin to do things so that he gets out of his chair ..
    Otherwise he will sit there all day .. Hugs emoticon emoticon
    1186 days ago
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