I haven't been blogging lately because it's all I can do to be a mom, work part-time and get the minimal amount of stuff done. Some grotesque germ invaded my body and has taken over. It's mean and vile and doesn't seem to respond to any drugs or garlic. Believe me, I've tried. Nyquil has been my friend at night. It's good to have a friend.
I have a raging sinus infection that will not go away. I spend most of my nights hacking up a lung, nursing my sore throat and oh yeah...playing a dozen or more rounds of SLINGO on my son's Nintendo DS while I lay in bed trying to forget how I much I hate to be sick. Now that was a major run-on sentence.
I did, however, manage to make the best pot roast ever on Tuesday. I found a picnic roast for $1.99 a lb, which was fabulous. Usually I use Lipton's Onion Soup mix, but decided to try those new Slow Cooker mixes I've seen lately. Oh my, it really gave my slow-cooked pot roast amazing flavor. The meat came out so tender and yummy!!
While I've been sick, I've managed to clean out my kitchen pantry. As we've been using more stuff in there, and buying less, the space wasn't being utilized in the best way. Half filled bags of cereal, boxes with only a couple granola bars in them and various other things that were driving me nuts. I figured it was about time the pantry was cleaned out and reorganized. I dumped the half bags of the same cereal into larger pourable containers and put the granola bars into a container. I even managed to fill a large container with instant oatmeal packets. All the boxes and bags went into the recycling bin and gave me a TON of space for more food. Gotta love that!! Unfortunately, I don't have a picture because, well, that would just take way too much energy on my part.
I've also been spending any extra computer time making sure everything is ready to go for this month's Irish madness. This includes about 20 or more performances, a parade, siamsa and a recital. I love doing all of that, so it's not a big deal, but it does take up a huge part of my time. We Irish know that March is hectic and this crazy mama LOVES it!
Gotta go watch some reel's and jig's. You want my life, I just know it! ;)