Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Most Random-y Randomness in All of Randomville

The nice thing about getting sick is that vomiting and diarrhea are a quick way to lose 5 pounds. I'm feeling much better now, but have been inspired to continue the weight loss, without the expelling of gross bodily fluids thank you very much. Thus far, I have shed 14 pounds. However, I am extremely grumpy due to my lack of chips and salsa intake.

I am painting my family room yellow. I've got about five color swatches that I've been going back and forth on for more than a year; none of them are yellow. Then I found an unopened can of Pale Cowslip 2 in the garage, and in a fit of spontaneity, decided to slap it on the family room walls. I hope I don't regret it.

As a kid, I was so irritated by my dad's constantly turning off lights and complaining about the electric bill. It drove me crazy. The only bulb allowed to stay lit was the one hanging over our head. Guess what? I now spend my days walking from room to room turning off the freaking lights. It's unbelievable how my kids turn on every single lamp and overhead fixture in the house. And garage. And over the stove. My girls are like stealth ninjas, moving with speed and deadly silence through our home, switching on lights. And radios. And ceiling fans. They even leave the dryer door open, which means its interior light brightens up the lonely laundry room all day and all night, until I happen to wander in there to look for some clean socks and close the dryer door for the five-thousandth time.

You know what I'm craving? Chips and salsa. Salty, fresh tortilla chips. Delicious, fresh salsa.

Why do my kids have to doodle on my one and only notebook? They have hundreds, possibly thousands, of tablets, papers, coloring books, and cute journals, but each of my four children seem interested only in scrawling their graffiti across MY little notebook that I bought for keeping track of my shopping and to do lists.

It's raining.

Exactly one year ago today, I posted Harvest Decorations.

Quite possibly, chips and salsa taste better than being thin feels.

Dinner last night: beef stroganoff


Mother Mayhem said...

Chips and salsa? MMM.

Vomiting and diarrhea? EW.

Michele said...
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Michele said...

You're right. That was very random.

Yay, weight loss!! Good for you !!

Do you make your own fresh salsa? I will send you our favorite recipe for fresh pico de gallo. Nothing like it. I am also modifying my food intake in an effort to lose weight, but I refust to drop the chips and salsa from my menu. I allow myself 10 chips and as much fresh salsa as I can shovel in on said chips.

I should have just left a second comment instead of deleting to add something, since there's a conspicuous second entry there anyway. :-/

twinmamabee said...

Glad you are feeling better!

We have been trying different types lately - black bean, peach, mango...I have decided that I like salsa, too.

Peanut & Jelly Bean do the same thing with MY notebook! I have scribble marks all over it and then they force me to tear out blank pages and draw pictures for them. My notebook is getting smaller everyday...

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you've been so poorly. But every cloud has a silver lining I guess .... I need to lose a fair few pounds but not sure I want to head down the D & V route!! Anyway salsa's not fattening (not homemade anyway) - you just need to find some low-fat crisps/chips that don't taste like cardboard! Take care, A x

Unknown said...

I'm trying to lose weight too. It's not chips and salsa that's my downfall. It's Texas you can only eat so many chips and salsa before the appeal totally wears off. For me it's coffee. I just realized that the 25 calorie serving size is multiplied by four if you put in four times the amount they list. That means 100 calories per cup times 4 cups per day and that equals fat. Cause I'm good at math.

Karen M. Peterson said...

Salsa is healthy. I'm pretty sure if it's extra hot, it makes the chips count for like half of their regular caloric content.