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    Eating woes

    Bon soir monsieur! So glad to see you again. We have a delectable menu for you tonight. For your apetizer course may I recommend Boobie Number One? Our special entre tonight is Boobie Number Two. Could I, perhaps get you started with a drink?

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    I feel like today has been the first day since G got home that we’ve been more in… control. I feel like I’ve finally got more time away from the nursery than in it and finally getting stuff done. I sorted and folded a pile of clothes today that have been waiting on me since Wednesday and I feel the accomplishment pride of climbing mount Everest. I’m hoping tomorrow and going forward will continue to be as good.

    A big reason for all this is the schedule we’ve been trying to put G on. After several days of just frantic 2 hour feedings we finally sat down and put together a schedule. Now we at least know when the next feeding should be and can plan around it. We’ve been able to get two 4-hr spaced out feedings each night, each taking a shift with G. We’ve been able to get about 5 hours of sleep that way and it’s been good. Last night we even tried the mid-night on-demand approach. G slept for 4 hours straight before waking us up for his next munch session. It was beautiful! Here’s hoping for another one of those.

    Feeding US on the other hand has been interesting. The heat spell we just had, had the wonderful side effect of a brown out, followed by a black out. The brown-out had the wonderful side effect of burning out the control panel on our fridge. That in turn defrosted everything in our freezer, and made our fridge nothing more than a big honkin’ cooler sitting in our kitchen. We lost a bunch of food. A lot of the stuff my mom made for us before leaving is gone. The small milk stash I started for G is also gone. This on it’s own is seriously frustrating, but the fiasco we had with GE took the cake. What distinguishes a good product from a bad product isn’t just how often (if) it breaks, but how the company handles the situation. In our case customer service was simply terrible. I swear S was about to have an aneurysm dealing with a rude, inflexible and incompetent rep. At least our story had somewhat of a happy ending. Not able to resolve our issue with GE, $285 and two hours later we had a working fridge again after calling a local company. Needless to say, we’ll be having serious considerations before buying another GE appliance.

    On the bonus side, I should get props for quick cooking in a desperate situation. I rescued 6 chicken breasts and half a pound of ground meat through Chicken Parmesan and a quickly thrown together pasta sauce. I didn’t even look up any recipes. I just opened up my fridge and ran with any ingredient I could find. Two menus, 1 hour of cooking… all while G slept. See, I told you I’m starting to regain my control again 🙂

    3 responses to “Eating woes”

    1. Kirsten says:

      Nice work lady! That was some seriously fast moving with the fridge.

    2. Kittylove says:

      You sound so much better than before. I am glad G is sleeping and that you are doing well (or at least better). (((((BIG HUG))))) (((((((BIG HUG)))))))) Take one and save the other for when you need it.

    3. Patty says:

      Awesome job! You are a quick thinker! Loosing food to power outages can be so annoying, I’m sorry you had to deal with that at such a hectic time in your life!

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