Today was a day. Everyone was a little bit cranky, it was cold, nobody wanted to do much of anything. But we managed to bundle up and get ourselves outside for a bit, mostly to get the little Miss outdoors and into some fresh air after most of the week spent inside. Going out at all uses up most of my energy, but after a night of terrible sleep, it’s even harder.
Midway through our outing, I realized I’d used most of my spoons and I wanted to come home and chill out and not do much of anything for the rest of the day. I came home. I rested—if by rested, you mean sat at the table writing with a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, the mind and body disconnect is a real thing with chronic illness, so I spent my afternoon resting my body and exercising my mind.
We aren’t flush enough to have a car at the moment, so it takes my husband about an hour to an hour and a half to pick up our son from kinder. Tonight, I knew he would be even more exhausted when he came home, so I decided to gather up what spoons I had left and attempt dinner on my own.
(This is not as regular an occurrence as I—and he, I’m sure—would like.)
I open the fridge. Lo and behold, both meat items we’d purchased earlier this week had gone off. Not even a day out of date and both were unusable. I bin the offending chicken and beef, with no small amount of irritation, and then rummage through what remained. Thankfully, we had a pack of Italian sausages that we’d also purchased a few days ago, and I decided to make an easy roast meal out of them. Low spoons and all, I set about rough chopping veggies and slicing up the sausage and now we’ll have a delicious roast meal with very little effort.
When you make this, don’t be like me and try to stand up the whole time. Gather the ingredients and take a chair, your walker, wheelchair, or whatever helps you get around and have a go at it.