Monday, July 19, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

After five days of 1-3 hours of sleep, I gave up fighting last night and just let Lily sleep with us last night, and got some rest!!! WHOO! I was about to die I tell you. Just fall over and die and have the neighbors call the police because Lily would be crying for milk and I won't wake up. [OH COME ON, you KNOW you have that nightmare sometimes...]

Anyway...
Still no new job for Eamon, still working on him going back to school, still tyring to just hang in there.
I got a very sweet email from a friend the other day. She was trying to encourage me by telling me that her husband doesn't have a degree either, but he found an awesome job, plenty of time to spend with the family, make enough money to support them, and that they just enjoy life in general, SO HANG IN THERE! And I wanted SO BADLY to be like, "Hey, you're right! It could happen for us!"
But even until now I just think..."Awesome God. You really DO do this for everyone else but us. Thanks for the reminder." And while MY individual life is far from that of Job's, Eamon's isn't. His life is so hard and trying, and being a light for Jesus to shine through for him is very hard. [Especially when I start to think about the fact that God let the devil KILL his wife and child...]
BUT ANYWAY. This isn't a "Oh, poor pitiful us, WAAAAH" post, so just keep us in your prayers and slap me when you see me to slap me out of it, ok? Thanks ;]

Here's what we're cooking this week!


Monday
B Scrambled eggs
L Cous Cous with Swiss Chard [from the garden!] and beans
D Spinach Lasagna adapted from Martha

Tuesday
B Pancakes
L Garlic-y spaghetti with zuccini
D Flounder with Roasted Zuccini and Eggplant with Wild Rice

Wednesday
B Eggs in a basket
L Salad with Shrimp
D Black bean and Chicken burritos

Thursday
B Oatmeal w/Goat Yogurt & Honey
L Tuna Fish Sandwiches with Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad...DROOL
D Vegetarin stir fry with Soba noodles

Friday
B Scrammbled eggs
L Linguine with Green Pea pesto
D Lentil Soup

Saturday
B Baked Oatmeal
L Black Bean quesadillas [they were so good last week, we just HAVE to have them again!
D Pizza

Sunday
B Eggs
L Udan Soup
D Roasted Chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and Roasted Corn

Oh! Head over to Mae B Photography on FB to see my last maternity shoot I got to do yesterday!
Mae

6 comments:

rob and tiff said...

just wondering...does eamon have an interest in working on cars?

Mae Burke said...

I know he does all the work on our cars that he can and that he is well read on them, but don't know if he'd want to. HONESTLY, it's not even that we can't find him a job he likes, it's that we can't find him a job! It's really hard. All of the car jobs we've found on CL and Classified ads say experience or certification required, which he doesn't have

rob and tiff said...

my hubby works for park place lexus of grapevine and they offer an apprenticeship to help train and work. he didn't have much experience when he started with the program, just a love for cars.

Mae Burke said...

hrrrrmmm...Gonna be real blunt, do you know if it's paid? I'll def mention it

Mae Burke said...

Hey, my email is maeannette@gmail.com
If you could send me some info that'd be GREAT!!!!
Hours, pay, numbers all that jazz.
You're so sweet for helping us, even if it "doesn't work out"

rob and tiff said...

great! just sent you an email.