Pancakes to the rescue

When you have a genuinely bad day, sometimes you just need easy. I still was not feeling well from the medicine, so the thought about cooking or eating was nauseating to say the least. That doesn’t change the fact that I would have a house full of hungry boys. I did manage to pull out some chicken tenders shortly after lunch that I had intended on stir-frying and serving with rice. I figured the rice would be mild on my sore stomach.

That was the plan anyway, until at about 4:30PM. I had to go pick up Kyle from school. He stayed after for Choir Practice. The chicken was still mostly frozen when I got home. I just didn’t want to deal with it. Normally, I would just deal with it. If I can get it apart, it is all that I care about. A good sharp knife would slice through it even if it is still a bit frozen. Sometimes that makes it easier to cut as seeing chicken is all slimy and stuff.

Tonight, I just didn’t want to deal with it. Period. So I made pancakes instead. They are easy. They are yummy. They are sure to be eaten by everyone. They are loved by all. I still had major brain fog in spite of sleeping most of yesterday afternoon, last night, this morning and afternoon. It works for me. So pancakes and sausage patties (prepackaged, just heat/cook) it was tonight. The kids were happy. They weren’t hungry.

Then out the door to karate we went. I ran to mom’s until it was time to pick up Lance again. He only does 1 hour of karate while Andrew and Kyle do 2 hours of karate. I was still not feeling too hot. So hot that the thought about going to the grocery store was being put off for at least that hour. No list, no coupons. Well, OK, so I had a little mental list of “must haves” like milk, bread, cereal, peanut butter, and diet coke.

I have to say we were out of diet coke at the house. I was a little leery of drinking one so the fact that Ben drank the last one didn’t phase me too much. Of course, by the time I had gotten to mom’s I just felt bad enough I wanted one for comfort. So I gingerly decided that even if my stomach got insulted by this acidic attack on it, I was going to drink one. To my surprise it didn’t make it hurt any worse. The good news is that the dull headache I had all day was fading by the end of the hour wait.

While I was at mom’s I went rummaging in her scrap box. I have decided that I’ll be putting together at least one quilt top for the Annual Quilting Bee this year. My sister handed me excess squares that she had cut for a quilt she is making. I then pulled scraps to fill in the rest. We’ll see what I can come up with. I have to finish Christmas gifts first, but we’ll see what I come up with.

Then it was off to pick up Lance and head to the grocery store. It never ceases to amaze me how much groceries cost. Evidently milk has gone up 50¢ in price in the last 2 weeks. I was glad to be getting it at $1.98 or $1.99 for so long. I knew it was too good to last for too long. I bit my lip and loaded 6 gallons of milk into the cart at $2.49 each. *sigh* Now keep in mind that I felt so well that I didn’t bother with coupons on the essentials. The only thing that I had coupons for was the cereal anyway and the savings there is minimal. I grabbed 4 boxes of cereal. So some $70 later I got out of there. It is alright. I’ll do better next week and get way more for my $70. Trying to keep it positive.


  1. sorry you haven't been feeling well. Sick is awful.

    Sounds like you've functioned well despite it all.

    Okay, so I might have to borrow some of your time some time and get some coupon tips and maybe some quilting ones too. I've never made a quilt before but I'd like to learn. You're the queen of crotchet,knit and quilting…or so it seems.:)

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