I've been on antibiotics for five days and this morning I did not have to reach for the nasal spray first thing in the morning. I'm still a little stuffy, but I can breathe without the assistance of Afrin and I can't remember the last time that happened. I have a really puffy face from the prednisone, but I've only got to take it for two more days and then that will go away. I'll be on the antibiotics a while longer, though. I still feel a little disassociated from my body though, like that floaty, above your head feeling you sometimes get when you are sick.
I sent DH to Fred Meyer last night to get the $2.88/lb sirloin steaks. I just didn't feel up to making it over there at all this week. We made up one package for dinner and then we will grind up the other six tonight. I'll start working on cutting it up when I'm done with this entry.
This week boneless, skinless chicken is on sale for $1.99 a pound, so I want to get 14 pounds for canning and another 14 pounds for grinding into burger. I know I can get it cheaper skin on and bone in, but I don't have the stamina for that this week. I like to have a mix of ground meats, especially for meatloaf and meatballs. I plan to do some turkey when they go on sale here next month. I can break down a whole chicken, so I reckon breaking down a whole turkey shouldn't be that different.
I'm also waiting for another .99/lb pork shoulder sale so I can grind it and make some homemade sausage. It's been a while though. The sale progression from week to week tends to be chuck roast at $3.99/lb followed by chuck roast at $2.99/lb, followed by sirloin steaks somewhere between $2.99 and $3.99/lb, followed by chicken legs and thighs at .99/lb and boneless skinless at $1.99/lb, then we get a couple weeks of pork sales. It had been .99/lb for a long time, but mostly I am seeing $1.99 and $1.49, so that might be the new normal, but I am not sure I want to wait it out because I'd rather have it on hand before the election. It is $1.99 this week, so I could do it. Then we can just stay out of the stores until everything has settled down, if it settles down.
I'm starting my aerogarden going today. I will buy produce the day before the election and then if things get dangerous, I will have lettuce growing by the time we run out of produce that isn't canned. Plus with the chard, which will overwinter here, we won't have to worry about greens. I know I sound paranoid, but my state has had rioting for months and I do think the election will be another trigger point. We are hunkering down and staying as safe as we can during the month of November.