Guess what!?!? I didn't cook the ground turkey yet. So today shall be the day. And I might make some spaghetti squash to go with it. Or I'll make some rice.
I've got loads of things to do today. The entire list might get check marks next to everything by the end of the day. I'm feeling very positive about that. But, I need to head to bed so I can get up with the energy to see me through the day. If my list of errands and chores is to be completed I won't have time for a nap.
If I get up the motivation it will be (ground) Turkey Tuesday. I will cook up some turkey with a premade Sisig sauce. That isn't exactly how it's supposed to be used but it is what I have on hand. Sisig is "A rich umani bomb kissed by tart calamansi." I got a started package containing three different asian starter sauces from Omsom.com. I've made the Lemongrass BBQ and the Larb. They are pretty good.
Today wasn't too bad, as far as Mondays go. I cooked dinner, and it didn't feel nearly as excruciating as the last time I cooked. I've got enough leftovers to last me a couple of days. I also took the trash and the recyclables out, which counts as a major accomplishment. One thing I've come to realize is exactly how many times I go up and down the stairs in a day.
The snow is lazily coming down, in big flakes. It doesn't look like it's going to amount to much now. (Famous last words?) Today, a very nice friend offered to go grocery shopping for me, which was wonderful. I now have milk and distilled water and salad greens (and Ben & Jerry's ), plus ingredients to cook something this weekend. Hopefully it won't be as bad as my last cooking outing, where I was standing on the boot for an hour and not very happy about it. This recipe has fewer ingredients, so I don't have to spend as much time measuring them, and I got the mushrooms pre-sliced, so I don't need to spend however much time I spent slicing them. I will probably make that tomorrow, as I have Italian sausage that needs to defrost. Tonight I will probably have salad, unless I decide to get delivery from somewhere instead.
Today was Funeral Friday for my family. My Uncle Ted passed away on Dec 30th. The funeral home had their first Zoom funeral for us. (I think one of my other uncles purchased them a Zoom account.) Carr Funeral Home in Boston has long ties with our family. The services were held outdoors at the gravesite. It was a nice day. The sun was out and it didn't look too breezy. Because it was held outdoors some of my Boston based relatives were able to attend. The rest of us, as far away as California (and possibly Trinidad) attended on Zoom.
The one good thing about the pandemic is that more and more family functions will be streamed online in the future. This will allow many more people to attend events that normally could not or would have to wait for a video file to be sent to them.
Kathy - I hope the next weeks are fairly snow & slush free. I forgot that if you're wearing a boot you don't really have proper covering on your foot.
This week has just crawled by. I guess I had a fairly busy week with work and doctors' appointments and meetings, but it definitely seems as if it's gone by slower than normal. It is supposed to snow tomorrow, and I hope with all my heart that it doesn't snow more than an inch or two. (I've designated Thursdays and Sundays as my days for getting the mail.) Today is bright and sunny, though.
I overtipped the Instacart driver who brought me my prescriptions from Costco, but oh well. He'll probably be very grateful. I now know why I've never taken advantage of the "you could be eligible for free delivery" from Costco's pharmacy before: it isn't free. It cost $8. Plus the amount I tipped, which I did try to change, except I made it higher instead of lower. (This danged newfangled thing called the Internet--someday I'll learn how to use it real well!)
The orthopedist looked at my CT scan, and told me that the fracture was about 3 mm, as opposed to 2 mm, where everything usually heals nicely and cleanly. There is a chance this will not heal cleanly, in which case he recommends having fusion surgery. The good news is that there's no rush, so I'm going to wait a month, have more x-rays taken to see how much the foot is healing, and then see what happens. I got to see the break on the CT scan, and it looks mighty impressive. In the meantime, I need to keep weight off the foot (except on the heel portion) and wear my lovely boot.
I hate when I feel I'm trying hard, and it's still not good enough.