My Grandma used to use the word "puttering" quite a bit to describe just doing little things around the house and garden. I, like my Grandma, putter a lot. 😉 I do find that I actually am able to get lots done when I putter, you know, those little overlooked things that you suddenly discover when you go about things slowly and just follow the day's lead. Today was one of those days.
I woke up quite late in the day because I did not fall asleep until the early morning hours (it was after 4:30 a.m. when I finally fell asleep) due to my fibromyalgia and the pain that brings along with screwed up sleep patterns. Once up, I had some coffee and spent about an hour with my hubby before he had to head back to bed to get some sleep before his overnight shift at work. Before he actually feel asleep, I got 2 loaves of bread made in the Kitchenaid mixer and set those to rise in the oven. I replied to some text messages and called in a refill on my medications and asked that those be sent to me. By then the bread loaves had risen so I baked them for 30 minutes at 400F. While they were baking I decided that I would get a jump on dinner, so I got out the last half of a bag of beef ravioli and made a casserole with that to pop in the oven once the bread came out. After 45 minutes in there, I got the casserole out and added some shredded cheddar cheese and mixed that in, turn off the oven and then put the casserole back in to melt the cheese with the residual heat. While adding the cheese, I also thought that I might need to use it up soon and made note to use it in some Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits since I had some of that to use up as well. Also, while looking for the biscuit mix, I found a package of corn bread mix that needs used up along with a can of enchilada sauce...onto the menu for this week is chicken tamale pie now! It was about this time that I decided it might be a good idea to eat something since I had not eaten yet, so I sat down and had some of that wonderful ravioli casserole with a slice of freshly baked bread.
Next on my list was to actually write down a menu plan for the week, so I got out my planner and did that along with listing some of the chores I had hoped to get done this week. That reminded me that I needed to add 2 new mattress top protectors to my shopping list for both our bed and the guest bed. I wondered if there was anything else we needed that I could just order online through Walmart.com so I went searching my HBA items. I was stocked up well there but decided that I might as well just restock the bathrooms with extra toilet paper from my stash while I was at it. I got online, checked my messages there, read some blog posts of friends and commented on them and then got my order ready through Walmart.com but did not place the order at that moment because I am waiting for my sweet hubby to get up from his nap so I can see if he needs me to add anything to the order for him.
So you see, puttering led me to all these great meal ideas, getting some smaller things done and being able to get an order ready for things that I need so that I will not have to make a shopping trip into town. We will not run out of toilet paper while in the bathroom at a crucial moment (ahem), hubby has bread for his sandwiches this week all baked and ready to go and I can relax for the rest of the evening. Winning!