Monday, May 08, 2006


If you've been visiting my blog for a while, you know that I don't like my scale, and that's putting it mildly. If you read my other scale post back in march, you will understand one of the reasons why.

Yesterday I had said that I was going to start my weight chart today, and would post it on the blog etc. Well, I decided to start tomorrow LOL
The reason is that this weekend while running around with the family and with the sinus headache going on, I didn't watch what I ate, or rather, I watched and kept eating. *Sigh*. Yeah yeah, I know, but I have this love affair with food and if my body even suspects I'm wanting to diet it goes beserk on me and I find myself literally raiding the refrigerator or running to the nearest fast food place. It's weird!!!!
If I don't mention the word diet and just start eating more veggies and fruits, drinking water and so forth, then my body is fine with it, so I have to lie to her (my body). LOL

We got a lot done yesterday, rearranged and reorganized Jasmine's room. We finally found a desk for her computer so now she's all set. But in doing all this we realized just how spoilt she really is. We found gifts from Christmas and her birthday that have yet to be opened.
It really does go to show that things nowadays are so different from when I was a child. I remember getting presents and being so excited, I opened every single one and played with them all. Not now, nuh uh, there are toys and books in Jasmine's room that she had totally forgotten about.
So this is what I did, I took all the toys that haven't been opened and put them away in a separate area, then I told Curt that next Christmas I will just wrap these back up and give them to her again. She wouldn't even know the difference. (well, I won't really do that, but it's a nice thought LOL)

I mentioned before that I take all my old books that I don't want to keep, and I post them on, when you first sign up you get I think 9 credits which are good for 9 books. You then post your books, if someone wants one of them, you get an email saying the book has been requested. Then you print out the wrapper, wrap the book and attach 4 stamps and mail it off, once the person gets the book they go to their paperbackswap account and put it down as being received, and then you get another credit in return. Well that's what I've been doing since last year and I've been able to get a lot of nice christian books that I wanted. Last week I was able to request "Another Fine Mess, Lord!: Finding Simplicity, Order & Insight in a Complicated World" by Karon Phillips Goodman. I'm SO looking forward to this book, this is from the same author as "You're Late Again, Lord!: The Impatient Woman's Guide to God's Timing". Now THAT book has taught me a lot.

Chaotic mom has a really funny post this morning, so go on over and read it. I think all women can relate to that feeling.

This morning while reading my email I got this from a friend. It's called "Don't Drive on Sunday". Check out the site and see what you think. This will be easy for me because since spring started and the weather is so nice, I try to get as much walking as possible, just don't like being cooped up in the car.

I don't know if I'm getting old or what it is, but I find myself doing really stupid things lately. One of the biggest ones definitely has to be the dishwasher and washer/dryer. I'm so good about loading them and getting the detergents etc in there, then I walk away, YEAH, just walk away as if by some invisible force they will remember to start on their own. Come many times do I have to do this before I realize that it's ME who has to tell them what to do?

So in keeping with the spirit of this, I noticed that I would put something on the stove or oven and when I went back to check it, nothing was happening. I really thought I must be loosing my mind, until yesterday afternoon, I walk into the kitchen and find my 3 year old turning the knob off. So THAT is what is going on....unfortunately I can't blame him for the others. Oh well, I tried!!!

Traci over at "Mostly Precious Moments" started at new column named "On the Menu Monday". I just had to jump on this train too, I think it's a great idea to swap recipes and see what everyone else is cooking.

So this is what we're having today, the kids and hubby love this roast because it just falls apart and is soooooo tasty. Enjoy!!!

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast


* 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
* 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
* 1 1/4 cups water
* 5 1/2 pounds pot roast


1. In a slow cooker, mix cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix and water. Place pot roast in slow cooker and coat with soup mixture.
2. Cook on High setting for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours.

Well this was fun and now I have to go finish my laundry, if it were up to me I would be on the computer all day long, just blogging away and chatting with friends.....but reality calls. I have a 3 year old feeding the dog "french toast sticks". Time to go do the mommy thing.....hope you all have a great monday :)


  1. Good morning, Sandra!

    Have you ever tried eating 5-6 small meals a day? I recently switched to that and it's really helped with my diet. I admit, I wouldn't be able to do it very well if Dan was home. But it makes a big difference for me. Best of luck to you in your venture to be healthier!


  2. Sounds yummy and easy!! I love my crock pot. My problem is that by the time I think of using it, it's too late in the day. BTW, I linked to you and added you to my sidebar.

  3. Oh yummy girl!!! I LOVE my crockpot but don't use it hubby will LOVE THIS ONE!!!

  4. AHHHHH... So simple pot roast! I've made that but didn't add the soup mix. THAT'S what it was missing! ;)

  5. My son is so spoiled too. Only child syndrome plus a mom who tends to always go overboard! I have presents for weeks after Christmas and he just opens one or two every few days. (They are usually the books - and so he can tell and is not as excited about them.) I also have extra toys in the storage room in our basement causeI usually shop early for Christmas and then forget about them and end up buying too much. So, I don't want to give them all to him and then I forget about them... Good grief!!

    Oh - and I do that all the timewithe dishwasher and dryer. Drives me nuts. I go it no switch the laundry and the dryer is full of wet clothes!

    PS leaving your window open so i can listen to the music...

  6. Yummy, must get another slow cooker!!

  7. I always used to think I was fat, but it wasn't until after I had my daughter that I wished for my old body back. Things have gone way south - literally. I wish I had the will power to control my eating but it hasn't worked so far. More than anything I need to stop eating junk because I actually LIKE veggies and salad and all that stuff. I reach for the chips because they're easier. Good luck!!!

  8. instead of using the water, try 16 ounces of pepsi. I kid you not, it is soooo good! It's our first dinner staple. Whenever we have family or friends over the first time I make this, everyone raves over it. thanx for stopping in at my site!

  9. Sounds yummy! Although you know I CAN'T COOK! Next time you make it give me a call....I'll be right over LOL!

  10. I'm so glad all you ladies like the recipe, really give it a try, it's just too yummy.

    flipflopmamma - I never thought to add pepsi, definitely going to try it that way and let you know :)

    Courtney - LOL well yeah but you made the other chicken recipe didn't you? LOL
    It would be so nice if I could just have you over for dinner, that would be awesome :)

    j's mommy - boy do I hear ya....I'm the same way, I reach for whatever is easier, trying to figure out calories becomes like a chore to me so I give up LOL

    janice - thank you :) See I leave my window open too so I can hear the music LOL

    chaotic mom - must try with the onion soup mix, it gives it that extra kick you're missing. :)

    tiff - thanks for dropping by :) Let me know if you try it :)

    traci - I do the same thing, but this is the ONE dish that I actually force myself to remember, I even take out the crockpot and put it where I can see it it LOL

    emily - I've tried doing the 5 to 6 meals but my problem is that even when I'm doing that I'm eating junk I shouldn't be eating. Really need to force myself to stay on this diet...:)


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