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Preparing for Company, and SHE IS HERE

March 15th, 2006 at 02:35 pm

Yesterday I went through the pantry, and freezer, and put all the chocolate, cookies, nuts., and non-diabetic-friendly foods into paper bags that went into my master bedroom closets. We had quite a bit left from Christmas, favorites that we just have once in awhile. Made sure all the Slim-Fast, diatetic, non-Soy, low sodium, heart-healthy....foods were prominent.

I had picked up a HUGE veggie tray, which I broke into Monday night. Love veggies! So, as you all have reminded me, I won't be responsible, and I won't be an enabler.

She arrived last night, and after a very long day of flights, she was glad for the veggie tray.

Then, she started coughing. She had a cold before she came out, but she said it was almost gone. She coughed all night, I'm sure it's broncitis. Literally all night, none of us slept. Terrified the dog, who wet all over me when I picked him up.

So this morning, she slept, while DH and I ran to a meeting. On the way, I called my Dr. and made an appointment for her. TODAY. I know if I asked she would say she was fine and get worse and worse, as she did this the last two times she was here. She's an elementary school teacher, and she picks up colds.

DH took her to the doctor, and called to say they are at the pharmacy picking up antibiotics and breathing meds and decongestants and all. So, I'm happy she came, sorry she is sick, but so very glad I "encouraged" her to see the doctor.

She did bring a small pile of coupons. I will have to sort through.

The stockpile: well, dinner last night, before she came, was two Lean Cuisine chicken alfredos with a pound of broccoli microwaved and then added in with some parmesan. We always buy fresh parmesan, and this had been around awhile. DH cooked it, and was happy.

Tonight, well, granted I bought the mega pack of salad greens at Costco for DS. But I used half to make 3 salads, fried up the pound of 96% lean beef (Trader Joe's, not cheap) with taco seasoning, chopped onion, added half to DHs salad, then divided the rest between DS and mine. Added tomatoes, mushrooms (fresh), and a can of olives from the pantry, some nonfat sour cream, some shredded cheddar from a sale/coupon/rebate, cilantro dressing, and a small amount of crushed Frito's to make 3 taco salads.

I love to make dinner up first thing in the morning, and have it ready to eat, or at least cook, at the end of the day.

Salads are great for this. You can leave the dressing off until serving. Put a slice of dried bread under everything, and any water will get soaked up and the ingredients stay crisp.

So, I probably should be serving soup, but the salads are made, and she says her throat is fine. If it's NOT fine, then I'm going to do like ya'll said and not take the blame. Her choice.

4 Responses to “Preparing for Company, and SHE IS HERE”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    How long is she staying for? You sound really organised.

  2. DivaJen Says:

    Good luck with your visit - I hope it goes alright. Smile

  3. baselle Says:

    Good luck - remember we're always here.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    You are being VERY proactive...which will help to keep the stress levels lowered. Good for you for coming up with solutions and making the very best of the visit. An occaisional vent here will help keep the steam off... Good Luck!

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