Work sucked the life out of me this past week. So much so that it may have seemed to my Twitter friends that I had fallen off the map (grid?). Nope, I’m here just a bit frizzled (kinda like onions). You see I’ve been managing a big project at work which, given the short amount of time allotted to complete it, has made this past week quite intense. Thankfully the hard part is done and I should be finished by the end of next week.
Sometimes when I have such intense days at work I feel as though my brain is fried and I’ve lost all ability to think by the end of the day. One of two things usually happens: a) I remain hyped up from the major adrenaline rush that had been my day. So much so that I cook up a storm when I get home and spend hours in bed knitting instead of sleeping because I just can’t seem to turn off my brain; b) I come home completely wiped. I’m so exhausted that all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and do absolutely nothing – no cooking, no knitting…nothing (it takes a lot for me to say that). I’m afraid this past week fell into the latter category.
To top all of this off I’ve been having some serious back pain which I thought had subsided several months ago…nope. Sitting is fine, standing and/or walking, not so much. I’ve been to my Doctor and he wants me to see a specialist. More on this when I have, hopefully found an answer.
My wonderful husband is so understanding. He can hear it in my voice when I call (he works from home) to say I’m leaving the office. I walk in the door to a big hug and and any number of suggestions for dinner other than me cooking. He’ll say “I don’t want you standing on your feet cooking, you look exhausted, you’re hunched over I know your back is bad.” He’ll offer to take me out for a comfort-food meal, to order in or to make breakfast for dinner. I love my husband! Well, we did any number of these things this week…I think except for one day, I can’t remember it’s all a blur.
Now I feel like I’m in withdrawal, so I baked some cookies. The recipe is somewhat based on the one you’ll find inside the Quaker Oatmeal box lid. I’m actually working on tweaking it because I don’t like my oatmeal cookies that sweet. The cookies came out pretty good but they’re not quite ready for prime time. I’ll post a recipe when I have it all worked out but in the mean time…