The most important thing going on with me this week is that My Mama is going to have surgery to have a pacemaker put in. We hope this will help her quality of life and is medically necessary to allow her to change blood pressure medications. The one she is taking now has the side effect of making her potassium level go extremely high, which makes it necessary to have it tested every few days and if its high, take this yucky bottle of medicine which has very unpleasant side effects. The medicine does work, but she can't keep going through this much longer. She has a problem tolerating blood pressure medicine. The one she will be taking after the pacemaker is put in slows down her heart rate too much, so the pacemaker will keep her heart rate at the right speed. Hopefully it will also make her feel better because her pulse rate is a little low, even without taking the new blood pressure medicine.
My understanding of the procedure for having a pacemaker put in is that its very low risk, involves only a local anesthetic and one night in the hospital. But, since my mother is 83 years old, I'm not taking anything for granted. I will be with her in the hospital. My siblings and I will be giving her some extra time and attention for a few days afterward also to make sure everything is ok.
So say a little prayer for her well being! She's not happy about going back into the hospital. :o(
On the home front, last week I planned to deep clean in my zone (front entrance, dining area and front porch) and made much progress! I am very pleased. I didn't complete everything on the list but did complete most of it.
This week I am working in the kitchen and hope to accomplish the following:
1. Clean oven
2. Clean burner pans and top of stove
3. Declutter cabinets and organize them. Especially the cabinet that I keep plastic containers and lids in, the pots and pans cabinet and underneath the sink.
4. Detail clean the floor
5. Clean any cobwebs
6. Wipe down the fronts of the cabinets
7. Wipe down the fronts of all appliances
8. Clean out and wipe down the inside and outside of the refrigerator. (top!)
9. Clean inside and outside of microwave oven
10. Dust everything hanging on the wall and the shelf, running items through the dishwasher that aren't used very often, like cups on display.
Question? Do any of you have a system for storing plastic bowls and lids used for leftovers, etc. Ours drive us crazy. I can never find the lid that goes to the bowl I want to use, and vice versa. I am tempted to throw all of them away and start over!
Menus for this week:
Saturday: Roasted Chicken, rice, string beans, pasta salad and sliced tomatoes.
Sunday: Crock Pot Roast, "Planned Over" rice, string beans, pasta salad and sliced tomatoes.
Monday: Tacos with ground beef mixture, shredded lettuce, sour cream and cheese
Tuesday: Spaghetti, Salad, garlic bread
Wednesday: Will be away at the hospital. My family will probably have pizzas.
Thursday: (If I'm home) Chicken Fajitas using boneless chicken breast strips, and bell pepper strips with fajita seasoning.
Friday: Pork chops, roasted potatoes, broccoli and cheese.
Have a great rest of your Sunday!