I had had some renewed energy after my family visit for my birthday. Bruce and I had been working on some lesser importance list items. It is hard to get to that part of the list as just getting through the essentials and working can wear me out. But we had reached a comfortable routine and had time to fit in some other chores. We have a walk-in closet in the old master bedroom that was just a catchall. We did some great clean out, two boxes to donation and room finally for my uniforms.
Then the news about the change in Bruce's medical condition. Those issues took over for at least two weeks and then Mother Nature decided to chime in - LOL. Back to basics.
But even with all of this, I noticed tonight that his pantry stash is very diminished. Part of that is reorganizing for the Diabetes. I will not throw food out. So I have to work in the pantry items to our new menu. Then because we were snow bound, no grocery shopping. I stopped at the store for quick stuff like fresh produce and milk, but because we are totally reorganizing our lifestyle and menus, I needed time to learn to cook again and of course, the grocery list changes. Plus Bruce has to have some direction as to his coupons.
Now paper goods, kitty litter, cleaning supplies are all OK and I still do the box store run every month if necessary. But the pantry is diminishing and we are not replacing. Part of this is very good. I think I forget just how much we had put away and a lot of it was free, due to Bruce's diligence, but he now has to redirect and can only do that with my help as to what is allowed and how I am going to use it. Pasta on sale is no longer a priority. If we can get a box or two for free, OK but we never bought eggs - now eggs are very important. Oatmeal - he could get the instant on sale with a coupon for free. Just found out regular long cooking Oatmeal is the preference.
I am exhausted. Snow removers did no extras and I do understand that. But the deck still has 30 inches of snow on it and none of my doors or the mailbox are clear. We had a beautiful week after the blizzard - warm, sunny days. I loved getting out. In the meantime I can't get Bruce to the Dentist or Kira to the Vet. I did get Bruce out on Friday afternoon - just quick errands and he so needed it. Snow for the weekend and I can never depend on the ramp and getting him down it, so just put everything aside and took him out for a ride. We cooked most of today - it was funny because Bruce came out to help and Kira followed him. That is way too many people in my little kitchen. But tonight, it was such a wonderful thing. Bruce actually thought of me and pulled himself away from the TV.
Tomorrow Carl is coming to pick up some furniture we offered him. I need for him to move the Microwave that died this week - add another thing to the list - and am just praying that he will finish shoveling the deck for me. Then I hope to get Bruce out for a bit. Snow is expected to end late morning but light accumulation, so I should be able to get us out. I don't mind having to shop for a new Microwave and Bruce will enjoy the trip. But would just love being in a store where I can browse and look over all the new stuff: fashions, shoes, make up. Just some fun. I won't buy anything, I don't need anything, but it is a Lady thing.
The sad thing is our jaunts and errands usually meant eating out or getting take out. Those days will be rare. I don't think he gets that yet. I am revisiting our jaunts during the early months: museums, parks, library and those may have to come back into play. Spring is in the air and we shall see what all that brings. Debbie