Good evening! I am so sorry I have not been posting as much as I would like. I was feeling better this past week until Sunday night. My pain flared up again - this time coming stronger.
I spoke with another doctor to do some tests last week - Friday evening I found out that I have a bacterial infection. Nathan's mom thinks this could be causing the swelling in my pelvis/right thigh. I start treatment tomorrow (antibiotics) - I just finished another round of antibiotics for strep or some other type of infection (they were unsure.)
We have spent a large amount of money on doctor's copays and medications. But I will continue to praise the Lord for the money to pay for those things and a husband who works so hard for that. We are so blessed. Plus having Alora live with us has been a HUGE help. She has been such a great helper with anything we need. Last week, she even babysat for us 2 nights so we could go out!
I have been winging my meal plans - not really writing anything down. It has worked out for us but I do not really like it. I love to make lists. I feel way more organized this way - even if I do not follow it completely.
So what is on our menu this week?
Monday: Homemade Pizza - simple...cheese, pepperoni, tomato sauce with a few seasonings
Tuesday: Sliced Polish Sausage (browned in a pan with olive oil, pepper, onion and garlic powder) with french fries and broccoli
Wednesday: Pasta Night with green beans or iceburg wedge salad
Friday: Taco Night (leftovers will be served for lunch)
Saturday: Pancakes with Bacon
Sunday: Roast Beef served with rice and carrots
That sounds like a good plan for us this week. Lunches have been pb&j sandwiches, chips/pretzels, strawberries and pediasure for the kids. Harper has had ear infections twice now so she has not been eating a lot yesterday or today...crackers, pretzels, milk and some fruit.
I do not really have that much money for the rest of the month for meals so I will be getting creative. I would say I have less than $20 at the moment but I will be taking books and cds to the used bookstore to see what I can trade them in for. Hopefully some cash and store credit.
What meals will you be having? How is your grocery budget looking?