Thursday, November 5, 2009

Today's ramblings

Since I'm doing better at my goal with NaBloPoMo than NaNoWriMo, I'm posting whatever comes to mind.  I worked at the YMCA's drop-in nursery this morning.  What a busy, busy morning!  The kids are great and I enjoy my coworkers.  It did get warm in there with the kids and constantly moving.  I don't think I sat for more than five minutes the whole time.  Yesterday we bought a couple rakes.  I'm hoping to finally get our garden cleaned up and prepared for winter.

I'm still candy-free except for the occasional peanut M&M that my hubby has shoved in my mouth.  I think I've had a total of four, maybe five.  I've been getting my chocolate fix from some yummy Kashi products, a dark chocolate coconut granola bar or an oatmeal dark chocolate cookie.  YUM!  I'm feeling much better not only physically but also emotionally.  I get rather cranky when my sugar is high and I haven't been eating as healthy as I should.

Dinner is already in the crockpot.  I'm making chicken stew:  frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts thrown in with a container of chicken stock, a bag of baby carrots, 5-6 potatoes cut up (skins still on), and various seasonings.  It was something I was able to throw together while directing the kids in getting ready for the day.  Perfect for a busy mom of five and it's not the overly processed sodium filled quick foods that many people assume kids crave.

Hubby and I just had lunch.  It's so tempting to just eat out, but I've been very good about eating at home.  I'll say things like, "I really want to eat out, but we should eat here. Right, dear?  Please tell me that we need to eat at home and not eat out!"  My goal is only one lunch and one dinner per week as take-out.  As kids we rarely ate out (Hi, Mom!), so I think that's why I want to eat out so often.  Meals out don't seem as expensive as they did when I was a kid (though I was blind to the financial side of things as many kids are) plus we didn't have the number of choices we have now.  We had some yummy beef and vegetable soup.  It was a healthy Campbells chunky type soup, so plenty of substance to it.

I think I'm going to play on Facebook for a little while, maybe get some sewing done, then the after school chaos begins!

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