Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Moment To Myself

I shouldn't complain. I get plenty of free time since I only babysit 3 days/week and my kids are 15 and 13. I definitely don't hear "mommy" anymore. Gosh, how sad is that? Most times it's "Mom do I have any clean underwear?" "Mom, are there any clean towels?" "Mom, can I go to the library?" Next year my son will be a junior and my daughter a freshman, so pretty soon the nest may be empty. I'll probably be getting a job outside of the house come September since even the little ones I babysit are growing up and will be in school full-time.


My little ones- Charlie was 5 1/2 and Chelsea was just 4- her first recital.


This past week was mid-winter recess, so my kids were home and I had the 2 little ones all day, instead of shuttling one to the bus stop for 1st grade and picking up the little one from pre-k after her 2 1/2 hours there. I also had my 10 year old niece yesterday, so there were 5 kids in my house ALL day. So today, when Chelsea asked if she could go bowling with her friends then hang out at the library and Charlie asked to go to a friend's house, I was more than willing to be the chauffeur. So what did I do with my free afternoon? I cleaned the living room! I dusted and vacuumed and put all the toys into their proper bins and on their shelves and I put everything that didn't belong in the LR back where it belonged.

This was all to take place while catching up on the 3 episodes of the Biggest Loser I'm behind. (Chelsea has dance and Charlie has jazz band Tuesday nights, so if I don't get to see it from the beginning I'll wait until it goes onto Free on Demand.) Wouldn't you know I went to pause the damn thing so I could walk out of the room and something got screwed up, so I'm still behind! I did get to see the Bethenny Ever After and an episode of RHOOC that I missed, so it wasn't a waste. Oh, and I made dinner- Tastefully Simple's Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. Now we're just waiting for Daddy to come home to eat and enjoy the last bit of "vacation" before it's back to the grind on Monday, until spring break, which is a very LONG six weeks away. Good news? Only four more months until SUMMER VACATION!!!

7 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! Summer vacation! I am hoping that we all have a fun and swimsuit laden summer!

    And just wait til you see BL. Oh my!

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  2. That recipe sounds great!! How did it turn out? Tastefully Simple products are so great!!

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  3. I've made the soup countles times now. You use Garlic, Garlic and Fiesta Party. You're supposed to use the Black Bean and Corn Salsa, but I do NOT like corn in soup, so I use my own. It's just chicken broth, diced tomatoes, salsa, the seasonings and shredded chicken. I add kidney beans to replace the beans missing from the salsa. Top it with sour cream, shredded cheddar and crushed tortilla chips, if you like. Other than the high sodium content (which you can fix by using low or no sodium broth and beans, fresh tomatoes...) it's very healthy and low cal! You can even use taco seasoning and fresh garlic if you don't have the TS products! (My niece sells it, so I have a dealer!)

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  4. I'm so glad you got some time to yourself! I can't even imagine what that is like. Probably really hard! You can watch the older episodes of TBL on Hulu.com, That's where I watch them!

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  5. I'm been SO disappointed with TBL this season. It seems to be so much more about the drama than anything else, and I think it's ruining the spirit of the show.

    But of course, I still watch, hoping it will get better.

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  6. I only have to watch last week's episode- the 200th, which everyone says is a doozie! I just watched Daphne kick Conda's ass and I was SO happy! (I have a very NOT flattering nickname for that girl! She is EVIL!) Sad to see Roy go, though. Wonder who Conda will pick on next? Oh, and I don't like Marc either. But I still love me some Dolvett!

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  7. Ok, I'm all caught up, I think. Last week's episode was when the black team voted out Daphne, right? WTF was Conda crying about at the end of elimination? The truth hurts, I guess. She really is a shit-stirrer. I will throw a party when she goes home!

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