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We’ve been having some crazy weather these past two weeks. One day, its winter. One day, its spring. Lather, rinse and repeat.  We’ve also been pretty busy so there hasn’t been much time to get creative in the kitchen.  In an effort to provide a decently nutritious meal without committing a lot of time, I pulled out the trusty crockpot.

What I created was a soup. I prefer to call it ‘Clean Out The Kitchen Soup’.  Anything in the fridge and pantry that needed to get used up, went in.  How easy and frugal was that?  What I ended up with was a very hearty and flavourful soup which pleased everyone. I’ll just call this a win 😉

Don’t you just love your crockpot?

Who seriously likes feeling run down or under the weather?  I am not one that person.   I guess its due to my daily ‘hurry up and wait’ to ‘go, go, go!’ lifestyle that I’ve become accustomed to that has helped land me in this position. Too much ‘go, go, go!’ and not enough down time if you ask me.

This past week has literally knocked the wind out of my sails.  I wish I could say that I knew what it feels like to be a sick mom that has to keep chugging along to keep others in line but I can’t. I am not a mom. But I am keeper of dad who is very much like my dependent.    Though not 100% floored by the allergy-cold/cold-flu thing I’ve caught, I’ve still managed to do the bare minimum needed around the house in between a lot of cat naps and couch surfing including: getting the hubster to and from work while packing his day’s food & coffee daily, buying groceries as needed, getting laundry done and meals some sort of food cooked.  Huge props go to the inventor of the crockpot 😉

I will admit the one bonus to being this sick is not having to do the rest of the stuff that I already did do as part of my day and getting to vege on the couch.  I even managed to watch a movie! The Vow – great movie, based on a true story to boot. Warmed my heart despite having to rewind often and watch in 15-20 min chunks. Good thing it was on the PVR.   I’m sure the book is a million times better as I find a lot of small details get lost in translation when being made into a Hollywood movie.

Not much else happened this week. I managed to get the darling hubster in to see my family doctor and he is now a patient – there’s a shortage of family doctors accepting new patients around here in case you’re wondering.  The day after he was registered, he caught my allergy-cold/cold-flu thing.  Fortunately for him, his body is able to process it much quicker then mine. Within 36 hours, he’s gone through everything I have in the past 5 days and counting. How is that fair?!   This was a short week since Monday was a holiday (Labour Day) thus resulting in me trying to catch up on laundry (travel laundry  no less) and other necessary chores around the house in between naps.

So this post is dedicated to all you Super Moms out there that just seem to get things done no matter how down and out y’all are. Oh and to the beloved crockpot as well.  You both rock 🙂

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