The Rambler

I am just really having a hard time thinking up a creative title tonight. Oh well. You may just have to suffer through my writer’s block a little. I may get inspired as I go along.

So, it’s a day after my new challenge started. I guess it would technically be day #2, but I really started exercising Monday so then would this be day #3? It’s all so confusing. Anyways, today I am not feeling very well. I tend to take everyday things for granted, you know, like being able to breathe out of my nose. Now, though, I appreciate it until next time when I forgot again. 🙂 As a result of me being sick, I have not yet worked out. I would like to at least do something short (like the 20-minute one or maybe the 8-minute Billy Blanks tape) but I am not going to beat myself up if I don’t have the energy to turn the TV on today. I just feel crummy.

On a good note, David has had today off and tomorrow and Friday! And, to top it all off, in spite of feeling lousy, I curled my hair, a major feat even when I am well. So there you have it. That’s been my day in a nutshell. I also spent a large part of the day in my bathrobe that David got for me for our anniversary (it’s really soft and cozy). For dinner, I fixed a crockpot full of chicken noodle soup. At Dillons, I got the Kroger brand of this seasoning called zesty Italian herb. I added that to the broth and it tasted so yummy. It seemed pretty fitting for a cold day. I love making chicken noodle soup. It’s so easy. Here’s what I put in mine:

  • 4-5 chicken thighs, frozen
  • 5 smallish carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • salt to taste
  • zesty Italian herb seasoning
  • water (I just kind of eyeball it)
  • a little cream
  • some linguine noodles (again, I just kind of eyeball it)

I put the chicken thighs in the crockpot with some water on high for a few hours. Then I added more water, the carrots, onion, and seasoning. After that has cooked for a couple hours, take the chicken out and take the meat off the bone. Then return it to the crockpot. Cook the noodles on the stove top until done and add to the crockpot along with a little bit of cream, if desired. Cook on low for a few minutes and then voila! Soup! And it tastes soooo good, especially with the little bit of cream. It does make it a little richer, but you don’t have to add it if you don’t want to.

This post has ended up being kind of rambling. I better call it quits for now. My kitchen is a mess and my laundry is calling me to fold it before it gets wrinkled. Of all the chores I have to do, ironing is my least favorite.

Adios, amigos. My nose is starting to run. I better go catch it.

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