... in other words, this post is a babble of mishmash!
I decided to soak a big bag of pinto beans in my crockpot Saturday, so I rinsed them and stuck them in it. Kim from Large Family Logistics says to squeeze some lemon in with them during soaking, so I had Allyson pull out the last lemon - it was bad. Oh, well! I had a couple of limes, so I decided to use one of those instead. So, I check on the beans a few hours later and they are all the way to the top of the crockpot (this is just soaking, not cooking yet)! I *thought* I had soaked 2 pounds of beans in there before - guess not! I stuck half of the beans in a large pot and added more water and lime. I was sick yesterday, so I just decided to let the beans soak the rest of the day. They were cheap ones anyway, and I like to let them soak a long time. Back to the beans in a bit...
I wake up at around 3:00 this morning and can't get back to sleep, so I decide to get up at 3:30. Why not? I make myself some coffee, wash a couple of dishes and decide to rinse and cook my beans from Saturday. I get the beans rinsed and back in the crockpot and turn it on. I decide I will go ahead and rinse the beans in the pan and cook them in there rather than wait for the other beans to get done, so I get them ready and put them on to boil before turning the heat down to low. The coffee is done, so I pour myself a cup and go downstairs to start a load of laundry.
Since I'm downstairs, I decide to print out the children's ministry lesson and memory verse cards for our church's children's ministry tonight. I figure I'd better get going on my medical transcription tape since I am already at the computer, so I begin typing.... The first load of laundry is finished. I switch loads and go upstairs for a second cup of coffee. What do I smell as I'm going up the stairs? It smells like... Oh, no! It's overflowing bean juice! Total bummer! I pull the pan off the burner and look inside - the beans aren't burned and there is still a lot of water in there. Whew! I'll wait until the pan cools so I can wipe the bottom of the pan before putting it back on.
Okay, time for the second cup of java. Then back to the basement, where I decide to finish designing the postcards for our very first Back to School Bash (which my friend, Kristie, is planning) before continuing my transcription. I have Rob check and okay the postcards (he is up by now) and I print them off - all 283 of them! Hopefully, we'll have a good turnout. In the meantime, Rob brings me a third cup of java and I get back to my transcription tape.
I have to open my Internet browser to check on a med for the transcription and I notice that I have a few comments on my blog. The transcription can wait for a few while I check them. Yeah! I got the Rockin' Girl Blogger Award from my very best friend in the whole world, Kristie! I've seen this award floating around the blogosphere and I really wanted it, even though I don't think I blog enough to deserve it. Kristie gave it to me anyway! Did I tell you that you're my very best friend, Kristie? Since I'm already on HSB and I'm totally cranked with caffeine and feeling weird, I decide to blog about my morning so far. I start this blog, but I really need to get back to work. Rob needs more coffee, so I run upstairs to refill his cup. Well, since I'm there, I might as well refill mine too, right? Cup #4.
Okay, back to the transcription. I finish my tape, print it off, fax my bill, change the laundry and take the laundry basket upstairs. I think I'll leave cup #4 up there, unfinished. I'm starting to feel a little funny.
I come back down and am now finishing this blog. It's 8:00 AM. I think I'll go take my shower now so that I can stay awake. I'd better get the kids up - why are they still sleeping, anyway? Check back later for the blog award info - I have to figure out what I'm supposed to do with it and I can't think right now.