Wednesday, February 05, 2014
This has been a hard week so far. I have a big assignment due in my class on Sunday and I'm fighting that urge to obsess about it. I know I can do it. I've begun the work toward doing it. But it stays on my mind. Meantime, I'm totally exhausted. I get up in the morning and it's like I barely slept. I've spent the last few days fighting that urge to go back to bed, fall asleep at my desk, or eat incessantly to keep my brain energized. Monday I gave in to the extra cup of coffee. While that didn't hurt me so much, it isn't a long term answer.
The exhaustion means that I don't want to make dinner by the time the family gets home. I have my plans made-but I'm just too tired.
I am hoping that tonight I can get enough done before they come home to feel like it's not that much work to actually *cook* it. We're supposed to have Hawaiian chicken burgers. If I make the patties in advance, then the rest should be easy. As long as I'm awake enough to do the first part.
I need to make an appt with my doc for today anyway, to check out the ear pain I've been having for five days now. I might have to ask her again about the sleep study she had wanted me to do. It might be time to do it.
So, in an effort to keep myself focused, here's the plan for the rest of the week:
Hawaiian chicken burgers
fries for the others, baby carrots for me
salad for everyone
* Make one extra for lunch on Thursday
Pulled pork bbq in the slow cooker
Salad-made in advance!
Steamed broccoli and corn for sides
* Save a portion for lunch on Friday
Chicken and broccoli stir-fry w/Italian seasonings
* save a portion for lunch on Saturday
Baked lemon chicken and mushrooms
Homemade mac and cheese
Saturday afternoon: Make broccoli soup and carrot soup for next week.
grilled cheese and soup
Slow cooker pot roast
Groceries: bread, frozen vegetables, sliced pineapple, mushrooms, beef roast, 2 russet potatoes