Monday, January 26, 2009

Menu Plan Monday, first edition!

Yep, I'm finally trying to get into menu planning! I'm starting off simple, and just doing a plan for dinner, since that seems to be our most hectic meal of the day. Breakfast is always something quick like cereal, and lunch, Julian eats at school, and Brian and I usually bring leftovers. So here it is, my first menu plan:

Monday - "if you can catch it, you can eat it" (tonight I'm going to work on preparing some stuff ahead - meant to do it this weekend, but it didn't happen, so dinner tonight is something quick and easy)

Tuesday - Smoked sausage with peppers and onions served over rice

Wednesday - sandwiches/snacks (Brian has choir practice, and he leaves for it not too long after I get in from work and gets back late enough that we don't want to wait until then for dinner, so sandwiches/snacks it is)

Thursday - Spaghetti squash with meat sauce; salad; ciabatta bread

Friday - It's payday, we're eating dinner out!

Saturday - Curried pork with rice

Sunday - Fun with leftovers!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Pregnancy update

I'm 25 weeks, one day today. That means we've got less than four months left - YIKES! So much to do, so little time!

And good grief, I'm tired. I wake up tired, even if I don't wake up at night. When I get home, it's all I can do to manage dinner (and yes, Brian helps with cooking and/or clean-up) and bath for Julian (it doesn't help that my freakishly night-owl child doesn't give it up and sleep until 10:00 or later pretty much every night), and then drag myself to bed. This is like the first tri tiredness on steroids. I can't decide if it's just part of being 40 and pregnant, or if I may be anemic. I remember being horribly tired with Julian at about this same point in the pregnancy, and it turned out I was anemic. I'm going to ask my doc about checking my iron levels, because it would be very uncool if I took to falling asleep at my desk at work every day. It's not like that could go unnoticed in a cube farm.