Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lucas strikes again

Charly and I love TV. We DVR way to many shows and somehow, usually, get to them all. Usually it is by staying up late at night for me and waking up very early for her. Well, it was late and I had just finished watching today's DVR events and had to pop into the restroom. I was in the living room and everyone else was asleep, so I decided to go to Grace's bathroom since it was closest.

So... when I flushed the toilet, it gurgled and the water did not go down. This is a very familiar sound these days, as Lucas is now potty trained. Apparently, it is fun to watch a pencil, plastic knife, and now a plastic spoon go down the toilet.

The situation is now handled and sweet little Grace will have no problems in the morning.... the only question is, what little surprise will I find next?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tortilla Soup

8 servings

1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, chopped fine

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can corn, drained

1 32 ounce box chicken stock

1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, mild

1 can petite diced tomatoes

chicken breast, cooked and shredded

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon cumin

colby cheese, grated

monterrey jack cheese, grated

sour creamtabasco sauce

1 avocado, sliced

tortilla chips, crushed

Saute onion and peppers in oil until tender in large stock pot. Add all cans to pot. Add chicken and seasonings. Simmer until serving. Top with cheeses, sour cream, tabasco sauce, avocado and tortilla chips. Enjoy!
*** I STOLE this from my friend (who is actually my son's soccer coaches wife) and it looked so good, I am am about to start it for dinner tonight. Here is her amazing blog that will make your heart smile... www.heritageschoolhouse.blogspot.com


I suffer from insomnia. Why? I drop dead at night, barely able to brush my teeth or wash my face before falling into bed, and yet this morning for example, I was up bright eyed at 3am. I fought it, but then decided that it wasn't too productive lying in a dark room, thinking about all I had to do to get ready for the week, and got up. It is now 4:45am. I am showered, make up on, I have run a load of laundry, printed some things for school, made my bed, and obviously am now blogging.

I don't understand this at all. I think I am going to take something tonight, to ensure this doesn't happen two nights in a row.

On an unrelated note, I think if I can go all the way through October without having to take a sick day, I am going to schedule a day off with my husband in November to go to the new outlet mall just outside of Houston for a little Christmas shopping.... and now that I've typed this, I wonder what horrible virus will descend upon my family....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lu and the sharpie

Lucas is my beloved 2 1/2 year old son. He is the 4th and last child, therefore he is a little strange. He has an unbelieveably large vocabulary and can articulate his ideas and opinions very clearly. That being said, he, on occasion, reminds us that he is in fact just a 2 year old. He chose to do this today by waking up before anyone else, sneaking in to the junk drawer and finding a bright blue sharpie marker. He then... wait for it....

drew all over

1. himself

2. the wood floor

3. the (fake) oriental rug in the living room

4. the couch

5. the loveseat

6. the outside of my new PINK laptop

7. his father (who fell asleep watching Sports Center the night before... and I left him there)

Well, I like to be a 'glass half full' type of gal, so I decided to pass along my newfound wisdom to my readers (or reader, as I am sure my mother is the only one reading this), so here it is:

1. Contrary to most websites I found on the subject, hairspray does not remove sharpie... from ANYTHING!

2. neither does fingernail polish remover

3. B&BW exfoliating scrub can fade sharpie off of a child, but he still looks like he has an abnormal number of blue veins on his legs, arms, stomach, back and tushie

4. my junk drawer needs to be cleaned out

So, that is how I started my Sunday.

Next post:

Charly's Christmas List

1. New living room furniture and rug :(