What a bit of refreshing spring we saw here in Wisconsin this past weekend, high 50’s in February is a gift to be taken advantage of. Unfortunately, I’m sure it was just a brief respite from cold weather and we’re sure to have some snow before the true spring hits. No complaints here though, it was just nice to see some sun and warmth.
This week’s menu plan has already taken a bit of a hit, and it’s only Monday. While I’m a huge proponent of menu planning, I’m also a realist who understands that life gets in the way of our best laid plans. Although these little glitches can be frustrating, all we can do is roll with the punches and make the best of it. Menu planning helps me roll with those punches as I have options, options are good.
While relaxing last night I got a text message that was a bit of a bummer. My friend Melissa (she shared her Water Park Cake here a couple of years ago) has to go in for emergency surgery this morning. Melissa found out she had breast cancer about a year and a half ago. She’s undergone chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries. She thought she was nearing the finish line as she has been working to fill her expanders (which is the precursor to getting implants) only to find out she has an issue with one and needs to have it removed. It looks like it will be quite a while before she’s able to start the process again. This has been a huge set-back as she’s also experiencing some major upheavals in her life. If you believe in the power of prayer, please pray for my friend as she’s dealing with all these crazy things that life is throwing at her. Prayers for her healing and peace of mind would be much appreciated.
It’s texts like the ones I got from Melissa, stories of loss we hear on the news and all the other terrible things that friends and family are dealing with that help me keep my miniscule problems in perspective. Between my messed up menu plan and migraine that I’ve been dealing with (this has been a bad headache year) it’s easy to become a negative Nellie. However, I’d much rather be dealing with a menu plan gone awry than breast cancer.
So, it’s day two of my menu plan and it’s already gone to heck. However, I still have a plan and we’re just re-working it. Although inconvenient, we definitely will not starve