For some reason I had a horrible night of sleep last night. I woke up at 3:45 am and couldn't go back to sleep. I tossed and turned and drove myself crazy. I just knew I'd fall asleep within an hour. I read some online on my iPhone. I checked twitter. I had all sorts of irrational random thoughts. I worried about our house in Texas. I worried about our oven here not working. I was a sleepy drowsy mess, but couldn't fall back to sleep. Finally at 6:00 am Gary asked me what in the world was going on. I told him I had been awake too long and I was losing my mind and then I promptly fell sound asleep until 8:00 am.
I am back on the grapefruit bandwagon. I love them and try to eat one a day. Why are called grapefruit? Grapes are tiny. Grapefruit is huge. I will never understand why it's called a grapefruit. Maybe I'll google grapefruit. These are the things a sleep deprived person think about when they are sleepy. Can you even imagine how I acted when I had newborn babes? I am the kind of person who must have sleep. I need my sleep to function properly. When I had the kids I was a walking zombie making bad decisions for months. haha!
I am on a soup kick. Poor Gary. One night this week we had chicken tortilla soup. Last night I made a new recipe. It is stuffed bell pepper soup. I also bought ingredients for potato and ham soup and beef stew. I think it is a way to keep me warm.
The stuffed bell pepper soup was really good. I attached a link to the recipe I used. (scroll down past the oriental salad.) I changed the recipe a bit. I used extra brown rice. It says to use 2/3 cup and I used a whole cup. I like rice y'all. Also I used rotel and skipped the tomato paste; I didn't have any. I doubled the red pepper flakes because the kids weren't eating this soup with us. I let it simmer for close to 2 hours. It was better than the stuffed peppers I make. Next time I make it we will have croissants with it. It was amazing!
This little man is a handful lately. He is really changing into a little man. He thinks it is funny to talk about inappropriate things like poop. Man it drives me crazy. I had to get onto him twice today for talking potty talk. He has had a play date two days in a row with his girlfriend, our neighbor. The get along so great and reference each other as boyfriend/girlfriend. Layla thinks boys are gross, so Hayden is fast. I can't believe he has a girlfriend already. haha!
Tomorrow is a big day at school for him. If he can zip his coat and write his name he gets to join the Zipper Club. I love his preschool. The ladies have been teaching kids for YEARS. They are the sweetest ladies and I am thankful we found his school. I just know he will be ready for kindergarten this coming fall. I can't believe he is growing so fast, but each phase of life for us just gets better and better!
Since I am on a soup kick, leave me soup recipes if you have them!