Better Late Menu Plan

The saying “Better late than never” is one I am using today in reference to my menu plan.  While I have had this plan in my head for the past 2 days, my computer has had other ideas.  Those ideas included this fun message:

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Not good.  I spent a good part of Monday trying to figure out what the heck was wrong with my 6 month old laptop.  I downloaded software to see if some malware had taken over my computer, but first the notice said to back up, which my computer acted like it was doing, only to stop quite a while later and tell me that it couldn’t complete the back up.  WHAT?!  I knew that I had recently moved my photos & files to our external hard drive, so I wasn’t overly concerned about losing a lot of info – no more than a few weeks (a lot of which is online now anyway).  My other big concern was music – itunes – which most of are loaded on my iTouch, but that has recently been acting up as well.  Nothing like 2 very expensive pieces of equipment tanking in the same week, right?  The iTouch is fine as long as it is plugged in, it just won’t hold a charge, so I can use it to get my itunes off of if I lose the ones on my laptop.

After spending hours and hours Monday trying to figure out what was wrong (and how to fix it), I went to bed.  There was no malware or virus on my computer, yet I still kept getting the hard disk message.  I dreaded calling HP, but knew it was the only way.  It was the best decision I made.  After spending 30 minutes talking with Charles, they are sending me out a brand new hard drive.  Phew!  Disaster has been averted, or it so appears.  Now, talk to me again after I have to install said hard drive and we will see how much wine or vodka that involves.  Thank goodness for my intervals on the treadmill this morning!

The girl has only 8 days until she gets her cast off and pins out.  Not that anyone is counting.  She is desperate to get in the pool, as is her mama!

Sunday – Al Fresco chicken meatballs w/ quinoa & roasted veggies, salad

Monday – Leftovers (meatballs)

Tuesday – Soft turkey tacos, black beans, corn and salad

Wednesday – Bison burgers, sweet potato fries, green beans & salad

Thursday – I have a meeting, but the family will be having gluten-free macaroni & cheese, baked beans and fruit salad

Friday – MYOP night and salad

Saturday – Cookout at a friend’s house

Hope you are all staying cool in this super hot & humid weather the entire country is having.



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