Saturday, August 16, 2008

Conquering the beast...

By beast I mean our home office, aka Aaron's room. For as long as I can remember this room has been a thorn in my side. As I gear up for what could be nearly 2 months of "rest" I feel as though I am "nesting" in preparation for a new baby. I also found out that mixing caffine with the antibiotic I am on makes the effects of the caffine more intense. That being said, the 2 1/2 cups of coffee I had today have made me crazy and due to the discomfort I feel as I am healing, I have to sit down a lot, so I decided to face the "beast". I spent the better part of 3 hours sitting at the computer decluttering the desk, bookcase and roll-around drawer thingy that we have in the room. I filed, swept, trashed and compiled a mile-high stack of "need to shred" items. I feel like a weight has been lifted. Aaron even took a bunch of stuff to the attic for me. AHH! WOO-HOO! I have also been busy making lists to help the people who will be helping us.
My plan over the next few weeks is to prepare and freeze enough meals for most of my recovery time. I actually threw together a double batch of my zucchini bread so I feel as though I am getting things in gear. If you have a receipe that you know freezes well, please share it.
Well, now I am going to flip through my cookbooks for some new receipe's.
(Don't worry Stephany, I am resting. I promise!!)


Therapy Mom said...

Easy Easy Tiger! You don't have to do it all! There are plenty of us who can freeze meals and bring them to you!!!! Got your email! I've got a light week coming up, so let me know how I can help!
I know this time coming up will be tough, but you will look back and it will seem like a "blip" on the radar of life...and the Lord will do wonders in your mind and heart!
Rest my friend!

Jen said...

Let me know when you'd like a fresh, hot meal and I'll bring one by. I'm not sure how much I can help with childcare, but if you need errands run, I'm your gal. Hope you are having restful weekend!

Mackensie said...

Have you ever looked at Frozen Assets Light & Easy? Dayton Metro has it. I like how it's done in batches with shopping lists. so you'd have the "tofu" batch (six meals) or the "bean" batch (six meals). they are different meals - but use similar ingredients so your shopping list is short and uses everything up. Man, I wish I had a freezer!

Stephany said...

My students are going back to their 'school schedule' this week, so that frees up my mornings. Let me know if you need anything.
Also, since Tim is second shift, CALL me when you want me to pick you up and we can go get coffee somewhere and just chill for a moment, kid-free! You have got to be getting some cabin-fever by now!
Love You!

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