We have MEAT!
July 29, 2009 § 13 Comments
On our weekly trip to the farm for milk today, we also picked up our order for 1/4 steer. I had to rearrange our deep freezer to make room, and tossed a bunch of stuff that had gotten buried and yucky. In doing so, I also uncovered a bunch of steaks and roasts from our last order. We have two solid shelves of straight up BEEF. We know what’s for dinner for the next three months.
So tomorrow I am starting a roast, and also I want to get a beef stock going. I need veggies though. Looks like I’ll have both crock pots going full tilt for the next couple of days! That’s good though, because I’ll be able to get a jump on postpartum meals.
A couple of ladies from church are coming out tomorrow to help me get through the coffeehouse boxes and get some more organization going on, so that should help free me up to focus on the cooking of it all.
I had my Dr K appt today, and he agreed to halve my Lamictal dosage in prep for delivery. He’s concerned about the Lamictal getting into my milk, so I told him I would make sure to have the baby monitored by our doctor. And he lectured me once more about even being on the Lamictal. I’m really tired of hearing it from him, because, frankly, there is nothing else safer for my condition that I or any of my other doctors have heard of, so all of his “concerns” are really dumb– it’s not like there was a better/safer alternative for me and the baby. I had enough doctors consulting on this one. And he hasn’t mentioned ANY kind of an alternate— only that he wouldn’t have put me on Lamictal.
Dude, does this mean you would have put me on Depakote or Lithium? Those are the only other two mood stabilizers I have ever been offered or advised about. ‘Cause, y’know, they are certain to cause severe birth defects, and the complications and side effects for me would be profound. I just smile and nod every time he says it. Big ol’ WHATEVER. As soon as we have real insurance, I will be back to my “real” shrink and won’t have to worry about him and his unhelpful opinions anymore.