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!!