May 7, 2009

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words yesterday. I definitely felt them. The baby is fine- lots of movement and no bleeding or anything. I am sore on the lower parts of my belly and my legs since I couldn't break my fall well. I guess I need to remember that my uterus isn't like a water balloon that can pop, lol.

I am done being angry about the school situation. God reminded me that I wasn't acting like Jesus at all by rehashing it out and calling the people names :) Thank the Lord we have the option of moving and aren't stuck in a house we can't sell or something like that. I won't have to deal with those people for 10+ years.

You know it's funny, but I just realized something. I am constantly either looking to the future or reliving the past, but this situation has forced me to only be able to live in the present. All I know for sure is that I am going to have a baby in the future and we will move, but that's it. I just have to live in the now, which is a good lesson for me I suppose. If God told us what was coming, then where would our faith and trust in Him be? Or we might mess His plans up if we knew them.

Well, today is an important day. I go for another sonogram to see if it's a boy or a girl. Will we finally know? I've been praying the baby will turn good because I need to know if I need to come up with a girl name :) My pastor said that maybe when I fell I flipped the baby in a good position for the ultrasound. Ha,ha.

Anyhoo, yesterday I tried a different method of grocery shopping. I made out a two week menu and grocery list instead of one (my husband gets paid every week). It seems like every week I never buy enough food to last. So, I doubled my pantry list and even though I spent close to $200, it's really pretty good for two weeks. Next week I'll need to buy fresh produce and milk, but that should be it. I wanted to try doing a whole month's worth of pantry items, but I needed another person pushing another cart for that. I enjoy the feeling of having plenty of food in the cupboards. We are finally tolerating beans again, so I've been including them in our diet at least once a week. What I mean by that is we ate so many beans when on the tight budget we get sick of them, especially lentils!!!

Here are the meals:
Monday was tuna macaroni salad and corn on the cob
Tuesday was black beans and rice with cheese
Wednesday was spaghetti and salad
Thursday is meatloaf, roasted potatoes and carrots, maybe a sald
Friday is 'Yooper Mac-n-cheese', pinto beans, cucumber tomato salad and homemade ice cream
Saturday- my birthday, not sure yet
Sunday-leftovers or eggs
Monday- roasted chicken and veggies, mashed potatoes
Tuesday- chicken and biscuits, salad, some other veggie
Wednesday- chili mac, salad, corn
Thursday- minestrone, homemade bread, green salad
Friday- taco bake, brownies
Saturday- grilled hot dogs, oven fries, pickles, leftover brownies
Sunday- leftovers or eggs

I don't really plan out breakfasts and lunches, just because sometimes I feel like making it and other times not so much. Generally I cook various forms of eggs, soaked oatmeal, or maybe pancakes mixed with cereal or instant oatmeal. I try to balance it :) My husband likes to cook Saturday breakfast, which will always be some form of eggs and potatoes :) Lunches are either leftovers, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, or occasionally I'll buy frozen corny dogs or fish sticks. I usually eat leftovers or a sandwich. Sometimes I make a midweek dessert too, so I like to keep certain things on hand like chocolate chips, frozen berries, butter and flour, oats, coconut and nuts in the freezer. I can make most anything with those if I have eggs and cream. (berry pie or cobbler, cookies, cake, pudding...)

Well, time to get moving and complete morning duties- I'm not even dressed yet! I need to drive up to the dairy to buy the good raw milk and cream that I need :) Let ya know what I find out later!!


DeNiece Barnes said...

I am glad to know that you are feeling better honey, I told you God is always with us especially in the time of a storm. Thanks for the wonderful comments about my videos on my home tour and my management binder, I will be making more soon. I will be in Houston texas for two weeks in July maybe we can get together for lunch with our families that would be nice. Me, my hubby, and children will be there to visit family so we will swing on by lol....

Mrs. Darling said...

Glad everything is okay. And yes we do need to live in today because I can tell you that before you know it those kids are grown and out of the house. You will wish then that you had lived every moment of today in a very present way!

Angela said...

I'm so glad that you are o.k....
Falling when you are pregnant is scary. Hope your doctor's appt goes well and your little one is cooperative.

Also, happy birthday to another "May" child of God. Mine is on the 11th!

Tracie said...

My goodness! You've had an emotional couple of days. I'm glad everything is working out for you and your family. Fighting for our children is exhausting, but if we don't do it no one else will either.

vehementflame said...

That is so noble of you about the school situation.. my husband and I were just talking about that- Noble character- honr and strenght- it takes a courageous person not to be angry. and to forgive, and to act like Christ. I am thankful that you will be able to move. And I am thankful you are feeling better about the situation. I just recently started doing the grocery run 1x per month - it's doing good- we have a huge fridge mind you:) Getting groceries takes a lot of work so the less I have to go the better!