Thanks for everyone who wrote in with support for taking some time off.
When I was walking to the T last night, the wind gusts were so strong they nearly blew me off my feet. I saw a biker riding into it, and he was barely moving, head down with a bus lurking behind him- it really looked miserable.
On another topic though- my giant pantry of canned goods was starting to get worn down a bit.
I have plenty of canned tomatoes (although I'm not sure I'll make it to tomato season) and canned peaches and jams, but the "meals in a jar" like Chili and Goulash were getting a bit thin. It's really been enjoyable to get home on a Tuesday night and be able to pull out homemade goulash and have it ready in 5 minutes in the microwave. It doesn't even have to defrost.
But it felt like it was time to recharge it a bit. I made a big batch of spaghetti sauce and a big batch of broth this weekend, and hope to make some more bean soup and more goulash next weekend.
Here's a progress shot of last weekend's produce: 2 quarts, 3 pints of spaghetti sauce, 2 quarts, 4 pints of good chicken broth.