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Friday morning

Friday, February 08, 2013

I've been home sick with "stomach issues" for the last two days. Lord knows, every bug known to man is flying around my office right now (we haven't had a full department any day since before Christmas), but I think the stress has something to do with it as well.

I paid the rent this morning, so I at least don't have to worry for a couple of weeks about the landlord. I also paid the overdue on the cable bill because my TV and Internet are my lifeline -- I just can't be without them.

It's been cold here (by California standards), so I've got makings for three types of soup. I made black bean and ham soup in the crock pot last night, which I had with fresh corn muffins (the leftover corn muffins will be great with breakfast). Also, tomorrow I'm making one of my favorites. It's made with Italian sausage and hominy, and it's normally made with butternut squash. I have two butternut squash, but my veggie box gave me two pounds of Nantes carrots. I'm going to try the soup with the carrots instead of the squash for two reasons: 1) the squash will keep a lot longer than the carrots, and 2) the carrots are a bleep of a lot easier to prep than the squash!

Side note to the black bean soup: I have a white wooden spoon that I stirred the soup with. The soup stained it, and now it looks like a pretty lavender lollipop! Guess I sholdn't have bought an uncoated wooden spoon. However, this is another installment in an ongoing lesson I'm trying to learn. My father used to fly into rages and verbally abuse us if we couldn't get the cookware looking like it just came from the store. Always in the past I would make myself crazy trying to get the cookware perfect. My crock pot is FORTY YEARS OLD, and I'm still trying to keep it new-looking. It's a bit of the baggage I'm trying to get rid of. I watched one of Bobby's shows the other day, and even for TV his cookware is anything but pristine. It's clearly "been through the wars," so I need to stop making myself crazy about whether it's "perfect" or not.

Time to relax and make some breakfast. Deep breath...deep breath...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRS_TOAD 2/12/2013 7:46AM

    Hope this post finds you feeling more like yourself. emoticon

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BALLOUZOO 2/9/2013 11:37PM

    It's funny you trying to get less picky about your servingware and I'm trying to get organized and everything in my life "together". I think you should enjoy your lavendar spoon as a pleasant reminder that this is YOUR wellness journey and you get to choose which baggage you are taking with you.


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THINRONNA 2/9/2013 3:57AM

    Oh your cookware has got to look used...because you USE it! I have an untreated wooden spoon too and not only has the color changed somewhat but it was less expensive and the side of it has worn down a bit from scraping it on the pot bottom. Character... these things have character!

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    Cookware should look like it is being used. Good for you on recognizing that it's normal that way. I hope you get better soon.

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KATD13 2/8/2013 11:08PM

    It's so hard to let some of the baggage from growing up go. But when you do, you'll feel like the weight of the world has been lifted from your shoulders.

Use your cookware & enjoy it. Usually, things that are well loved, show wear.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/8/2013 6:05PM

    I have my Grandmother's blue speckled roaster. It is my absolute favorite roaster, but it SURELY looks like it's seen better days. Every time I use it, though, it reminds me of her. So, use those pots and pans and spoons! Enjoy the lavendar color of your spoon from a cooking adventure!

HUGS hope you feel better soon.

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CATLADY52 2/8/2013 4:43PM

    Pots and pans reflect their usage. That's why they don't look all shiny and bright after a while. Unless, of course, you only make reservations for dinner. emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 2/8/2013 4:42PM

    I think you should cherish that lavender lollypop! Feel better soon.

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CARRAND 2/8/2013 4:38PM

    Sorry about the stomach issues. Your soups sound good! Don't worry about the spoon. You don't need to stress yourself any more.

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MONETRUBY 2/8/2013 4:31PM

    Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well. Hope you get to feeling better soon, and that the soup helps! Your spoon sounds lovely. Cookware should look like it has been used and loved, and I'm sure that spoon has been both.

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CHEFSOPHIE 2/8/2013 4:15PM

    I hope you start feeling better. The soups sound wonderful.

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LIS193 2/8/2013 3:44PM

Cookware only stays pristine if it isn't being used. Your soups sound soooo good!

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CINCYDORA 2/8/2013 3:19PM

    Unloading baggage is a lot of work but should be worth the effort. Hang in there and I hope you feel better soon!

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NASFKAB 2/8/2013 2:23PM

  get better soon

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WALLAHALLA 2/8/2013 1:44PM

    Hope you feel better soon. Soup sounds good. I have only recently learned to make it on my own. I am a lousy cook. Maybe inexperienced is a better word, cause truthfully, I have not tried very hard. Too easy to go out to eat.

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MDMNINA 2/8/2013 1:13PM

    Sorry to hear about the stomach issue. We have stuff going around in Florida too. Feel better.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/8/2013 1:09PM

    I didn't read anything that will alter the soup in any way! cook on...............
your pots and pans come with much love is all! emoticon

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