We're hummin' right along this week. Yesterday was our big monthly shopping day, in which we spent what seemed like a ginormous amount of money, but when you break it down into the weeks of the month, it's less than we'd spend if we just did our shopping weekly. I got a package of round steaks that I am pretty sure will give us four meals, some frozen chicken breasts that will give us 6-8 meals (maybe more), and two small roasts that will do us very nicely with both boys gone this summer. I got all these things in the freezer yesterday after we got home, which is a small miracle for me; I usually put them in the fridge till "later" and later arrives when I realize all that meat is gonna go bad if I don't get it put away now. So I feel good about that small accomplishment. I also separated and froze ten pounds of shredded cheese, mozzarella and cheddar. My freezers are chock full and I feel very homemakerish when that happens.
I also bought myself the fabric and patterns to make 3 new dresses. One piece was for the dress I was trying to make before we went to GA back in April. It's a beautiful blue floral on a tan background. The other two pieces are tiny prints, one purple and one buttery yellow, to make some "everyday" dresses. Here are the patterns I bought: Simplicity's New Look 6779 and 6803. I thought they both looked cool and comfortable for the summer that we hope to get, and they have simple, clean lines. You will notice they are a bit short; I bought a little extra fabric so I can lengthen them. I'll be making the short-sleeved versions. I also have a blouse pattern that I've had for a while that I want to make a top from, New Look 6598 - the yellow plaid on the bottom right. So now I have some accountability (other than Wes, since he sat and waited for me for a long time while I decided what to get, then got tired and walked around and ended up buying a video and a game - I think he wants to see something for all that trouble! LOL).
I mentioned that I began a new medicine last week. It hasn't caused me any problems yet, as the warnings in the pharmacy materials said there might be, for which I praise the Lord. Because one of the side effects is upset stomach. I hate upset stomachs. They make me nervous and afraid, which only make them worse. The only bad thing happening was that the medicine wasn't working at all at the lowest dosage, which is where my doctor started me, so I went up to the next dosage amount yesterday, all on my own. And today my sugar levels are better! Now I just need to keep getting that exercise and eating well and see if they come down farther at this dosage. I won't increase it again without my doctor's permission; I don't want to wake up dead one morning from a low in the middle of the night! ;)
Some of you mentioned that you hadn't seen my posts in a couple of weeks, and then 11 of them showed up at once! I'm so sorry about that. Apparently Bloglines was doing its own thing lately, and that meant it didn't update some of its feeds for quite a while. I still don't know what happened, but I hope it won't happen again. If you actually come to my blog to read, you didn't miss anything, and if you're getting it by e-mail, you didn't miss anything either. Actually, you didn't miss much because of Bloglines, either! LOL
So nothing much is happening, which is a good thing. We're just living life and enjoying ourselves. Which is what I hope is going on at your house too!