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Whew, what a busy weekend. I'm sitting on the couch this morning trying to get my eyes to stay open. Friday night saw me sitting at the walk in clinic. It seems I have a little infection developed in my hand where one of the stitches was. The doctor didn't seem too worried and thought it was just my body taking care of the "inner" stitches like it's supposed to but that it was coming up to the surface. In any case, I'm now on a round of anti biotics to get that all cleared up. I see the surgeon for my 6 weeks check tomorrow so hopefully it will be all gone by then and hopefully he'll tell me I can get rid of that red splint for good!
Saturday saw me at the mall instead of outside enjoying the beautiful weather looking for a dress to wear to Kay's graduation. I can't believe her graduations ceremonies are in less than a month. I'm starting to feel all melancholy, what with the grad coming up and all the plans starting to kick in to get things arranged for her moving away for school come fall. It's hard to even type those words. I know it's a natural order of life, this letting go of your child to become an adult, this letting them out of the nest you created, where they will be totally making their own decisions, but it has just come upon me so fast. I'm so not ready to watch her leave, but I know God has good things in store for her. Told you I was getting melancholy. Just to say, I did not find a dress. Sigh. Now I have to that whole shopping trip again next weekend.
The weather was just gorgeous here. Guess what we did Sunday? We grilled steaks for the first time this year. Yes, spring is truly here when we can grill steaks and actually sit outside to eat them. It was 24*C (that's 75* F for my States friends). With no wind. Sunshine galore! There was people in church with sun burns. Sorry Beck. I know you're digging out. But I'm sure we will get one more dump of the white stuff sometime before the end of May, usually right about the time the trees just start to open their buds. So far, they are predicting 0*C (32*F) and snow for next Sunday. We'll see how right them weather men are. I wouldn't mind if they weren't right this time.
Onto Meal Plan Monday, and can I just say that the Chicken Creole and the Taco Bowl from last weeks menu were absolutely delish. The only thing I did different on the Chicken Creole was add a little extra of the Cajun seasoning because we like it spicier and then I added cornstarch mixed with a bit of water to thicken up the sauce in the last half hour of cooking time. It was soooo good. Definitely a keeper. The taco bowl was a huge hit with the kids. Thanks to Laura for that one.
Monday: spaghetti/meat sauce, Barb's Cheddar Bay Biscuits, apple walnut salad
Tuesday: crockpot pulled jerk pork sandwiches, home fries, sliced cukes
Wednesday: poppyseed chicken, noodles, broccoli/cauliflower mix
Thursday: Sweet and Sour Meatballs, rice
Friday: scrounge day
Saturday: grilled smokies, buns, coleslaw
Sunday: crockpot honey orange chicken, rice
For great menu plans and recipe ideas head on over to our gracious host Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie.