Thriving In My Thrifty Week–September 30, 2019

Rob made some great dinners this week. One of the things he did was barbecue up a large package of chicken drumsticks. At the same time, he made foil packets with chicken breast, beans and carrots. He always loves to cook a lot at once to save energy–both his energy and fuel for the BBQ:)

I spent most of my week over at my sister’s house, caring for the children, and at the hospital with a sick family member. In between those place, I kept track of Patsy and her schoolwork, giving directions to both her and Rob so she could stay on track. They also got to do the laundry, dishes, and cooking.

I read some library books. I played games on my iPad.

The first day at the hospital, since the whole occasion was unplanned (right?) I was without a lunch. After being graciously offered a couple of bland, tasteless bites of the patient’s lunch, I took a little walk and was able to buy a small trip through the salad bar for only $2.50. The patient immediately swiped a tiny bit of my cheese and a few olives for her tasteless meal, and we were both much happier:). The second day, I packed a gluten-free sandwich and some carrots.

By Saturday, I was very tired and did absolutely nothing except attend a short birthday party, which was held at a restaurant. I had nothing to do but show up. Otherwise, I rested. My brother-in-law ordered Chinese food for family Sunday dinner, so there were no dishes and no one had to cook. On Sunday afternoon, I was more than happy to join Jake on the couch and watch “Arthur” reruns on tv. He also asked me to work on a puzzle with him, which I did. Every Sunday afternoon, Jake comes home with us after lunch to spend the afternoon. Every Sunday night, Rob accompanies him to his Sunday night program at church, then takes him home, gets Patsy to her youth group, and so on. I putzed around a little while they were gone, doing a few little things around the house, but mostly rested. I still have not caught the cold that is running from family member to family member, and I’m hoping all that rest will keep it away from me. Only time will tell. I do feel rested up this morning, and plan to get right in and tackle this house and some of the other undone things!

I harvested a few tomatoes, the last of the beets, and a few cucumbers from the fast-waning garden.

I sewed a little bit on the quilt I started last winter. I had to set it aside all summer so I could work in the garden, but am glad to get it out again. I’m far from done, but can see real progress has been made in the past couple of weeks.

8 thoughts on “Thriving In My Thrifty Week–September 30, 2019”

  1. I hope your ill family member is feeling better. I understand why you were tired. Glad that you didn’t have to cook over the weekend. It is so rare but nice when that happens. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  2. Your meals look good. I love when my son makes silver turtles, and there is little cleanup for me 🙂
    Hope your family member is doing better, and I hope you don’t catch the family cold.
    Have a good week.

    1. So far, so good! I don’t have the cold, yet, although Patsy’s is getting worse:(. And, my family member is slowly on the mend, which is awesome.

  3. That quilt is such fun, Becky! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Hopefully everyone will be on the mend soon. We’re passing around the cold here too. Yuck. Hopefully this will be it for the season….I can hope right?!

    Prayers for a quieter week for you all this week,

  4. Dustin and Bill both caught the horrible cold. My brother-in-law in Alabama has it now and they had to cancel their trip up here. I keep waiting to catch it but for some reason, it has passed me by (thank goodness).
    Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!

    1. You keep that cold away from you:).

      I worked on the quilt some more. I now want to make another border so it gets larger. It was always going to be for Rob and a lap quilt for him is going to need to be a little larger than for most people because no matter how much weight he loses, he’s still well over 6 feet tall.

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