I spent yesterday and this morning taking control of the things I *can* control, working to influence the things I can influence, and finding peace with the things I cannot.
Good news! The vomiting has stopped, both canine and human. But now my daughter is coughing and that's never good. We both got very little sleep last night due to the coughing, but thankfully she is making up for it now, sleeping peacefully in my bed.
I made some lovely, rich beef stock yesterday for the sick children; I simmered grass fed beef bones in water all day with onions, garlic, celery, carrots, bay leaves, pepper, salt, thyme and a dash of vinegar. Then I strained the broth and ladled it into bowls, putting large tender shreds of meat from the bones into my sons' bowls. There wasn't a whole lot of meat, and my daughter doesn't eat it so I let the boys have it. I also made buttermilk biscuits from scratch and the kids gobbled up the whole dozen! I just had the stock, myself; it was very good.
My calories have fluctuated the last couple of days. I was maintaining at 1300ish so wanted to drop down a bit but the other day ended up at 1550. Yesterday, about 1200 and 52% fat. My carbs are staying low, but I'm not sure what the scale will say even if I stay around 1200, with that 1550 day thrown in there. We'll see.
Tonight I am making pork chops in the crock pot with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes for the kids. I will have mashed cauliflower with my chop. Maybe I'll roast some broccoli for everyone, too. I love roasted broccoli!
I hope you all have a good day. Enjoy what you have!
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