It’s a No-Monday-Meal-Plan Week

Happy Monday! If you’re in a part of the United States that received snow and ice over the weekend, I hope you’ve managed to dig out. Helena was one of those winter storms that mercifully skipped over upstate New York. (Since we’ve already received a good amount of snow this season, I was happy to take a pass on this one.)

I’m not doing a meal plan this week. No, I haven’t already given up on my goals for 2017. It’s been a challenging few days for my family, and our upcoming week is somewhat unpredictable.

Weekend Update

My husband’s grandmother passed away late last week. We knew her passing was coming, and were able to see her for a final time at Christmas. But – as anyone who’s lost someone close to them knows – no matter how much notice you have, it’s always difficult to say goodbye to a loved one.

On top of that, my husband came down with strep throat on Friday. He’s been quite sick – feverish, tired, and has a terrible sore throat with cough – for the past few days. He started on an antibiotic on Saturday, and we’re hoping he’ll be back to normal shortly. (Please cross your fingers that our daughter and I avoid catching it.) Needless to say, we spent the weekend hunkered down at home.

The Week Ahead

We traveled to New Jersey yesterday for my husband’s grandmother’s wake and funeral. Depending on how late the funeral and family luncheon runs on Tuesday, we’ll either head home on Tuesday or Wednesday morning. If time permits, I’d like to get to the grocery store, since I’ll be going back to work on Thursday. (I’ve been off since early November!) Otherwise, I’ll go on Friday. To get us through then, we’ll probably be eating out of the freezer and pantry, and there may be a pizza in the cards.

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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Author: My Upstate Life

Wife, mom, and lover of books, podcasts, and blogs. Not a fan of cooking, winter, and snakes.

4 thoughts on “It’s a No-Monday-Meal-Plan Week”

  1. Sorry to hear about your husband’s grandmother’s passing. Never easy to lose a loved one even when it’s expect.

    There seems to be some nasty cold/flu going around. A number of family members and co-workers had been affected. I’m doing my best to avoid it. The roller coaster weather does help either.

    Hope this coming weekend is better for you guys.

  2. I’m sorry about your loss. It must be a source of comfort to know that you all saw your husband’s grandmother over Christmas. I think you’re wise not to try to plan. There are times when plans and budgets go out the window. This is one of them. Take care.

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