Wednesday, January 5, 2011

We're moving early... and I can't sleep!

I woke up with a toothache so here I sit. I had a crown fitted last month and my tooth (and the surrounding ones) have given me trouble ever since. The dentist said that the cavity was very close to the nerve root so I'm hoping that is the problem and not that I need a root canal which I can't afford right now. Sensitive toothpaste normally helps but this time the pain is not going away so I took an Ibuprofen.. and here I sit.

We got news yesterday that we can move into our new place a week earlier. I had packed most of what I could earlier but I still have those last minute stragglers that need boxing. I worked until late last night trying to get a head start on today. I still have a lot to do. I also made a pie crust to stick in the freezer to get me started on a meal for the elderly woman we'll be caring for. My days are going to be very full for the next few weeks but I'll still need to prepare meals for her so this way I'll be ahead of the game. I'm defrosting a turkey and plan on cooking it the day before we move with all the fixings so we can eat on it for a couple of days. I'll use the leftover turkey to make her a potpie.

I've learned that one of the best ways to save money on my food budget is to cook something everyday and to cook ahead and stick things in the freezer. That way I'm not tempted to pick up fast food.

Okay.. I'm yawning now so I'm going to head back to bed. Hopefully my tooth will let me sleep.