Not much going on here other than work which is outta control!!! And if any one can tell me where those set of keys I swear someone stole off my desk on Thursday went I'll be eternally your slave!!
Computer problems sort of sorted. Everything bar the price file & estimating modules operate at the speed of light; said two still at slower than snail pace. We had this problem with the original software & I found the documentation & patch they wrote to remedy the fault. Apparently not so easy in SQL & the software mob have gone back to the programmers they used to see what can be done.
Had a nice quiet weekend & caught up on domestic like chores. Can walk around bare foot without going ewww. The spare bed is also visible (had been mounded with laundry). Cooked up some "meals on wheels" for the MIL. Can't remember if I gave you an update - her ex gentleman friend has moved into a temporary retirement home. She went ahead with the restraining order but only is as far as he cant come to her house. He can telephone her & he can approach her in public. She wants him to call her & hopes that eventually they can go out for dinner & go 'round together again. She just doesn't want to live with him & have to look after him. Sigh.
Her other daughter in law is still staying with her; but she's quite sick too (emphysema) & neither of them are much up for cooking much. MIL has really bad arthritis & struggles with her eating weaponry as it is. They tried meals on wheels (YUK); & have been having Lite n Easy delivered, which is pretty expensive. So. I've volunteered to do a bit of cooking for them.
So far they've have left over hokkien noodles (2 serves); 6 spaghetti bolognese (with penne - easier to fork) & 6 lasagna serves. Yes, I bought a lot of mince that week!
This weekend I cooked up a lamb & a beef casserole & made a mound of mash to go with them. I've been using the small oblong silver foil type take away containers & freezing them; then sending them over with which ever plumber was working out that way! See, meals on wheels!!!
I'm kinda enjoying thinking about how to make the meals as nutritionally sound as possible without driving myself insane with the additional workload. I remember my Grandpa used to cook up a roast once a month (after Grandma passed away) & plate up 7 additional meals, cover them with foil & freeze them. Then he'd have a Sunday roast whenever he felt the urge! I'm not sure that would work, but gramps loved it.
Anyhoo. The boss is back so I'm gonna get back to work.
PS any suggestions for easy to eat, easy to cook, nutritionally sound, freezable seniors meals welcome!!!!!