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3 Day Soup / Bike Helmet Mowing: Time Management!

Friday, September 27, 2013

It's been quite the shock to the system adjusting to "the real world" since returning from Cape Cod. Having eaten mostly cut up fruits & veggies and store-bought sandwiches on my travels I was yearning for something home-made but had so little time at the end of each day it took me three days to make some soup:

Day One: toss some dried black beans into a bowl of water to soak until

Day Two: boil up the beans with lots of onion and garlic, put in fridge until

Day Three: toss in some tomatoes, spinach, green beans, beef broth and jazz up with chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes and black pepper simmer away and voila! Big batch of soup for the next few days! Yum! FINALLY!

This weekend promises more of the WONDERFUL weather we've been having lately and two cycling events I will not miss. PLUS I still have to restore and return all that borrowed camping equipment. But the lawn needs mowing and the sun is going down as I arrive home and I can't afford the time to mow during the weekend. Tomorrow night Noel Paul Stookey from Peter, Paul and Mary performs locally and we're going to treat ourselves to his music...all three (RIP, Mary...), such soulful human beings...!

Solution? Strap on my bike helmet and turn on my Light & Motion VIS 360...all the light I need to do one of the SPEEDIEST mowings of the season, albeit dialed way down on the "tidy"

Had a delightful power walk earlier today with a co-worker...handy little hill nearby our office to get me pumped up as we scaled it and 'rounded several was just what the doctor ordered during a day of data entry on the computer...ugh!

Cheers to everyone for a weekend ahead filled with SPARK!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEMORIES7 1/8/2014 4:00PM

    Hello Don, I love the humor in this! I am going to try your recipe here but I just got to tell you, it will not take 3 days to make!! I hope that you have a healthy day! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYCRN 10/26/2013 10:01AM

    Great way to not let home chores interfere with fun! I have only regretted it when I dusted instead of riding.

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GIRANIMAL 10/7/2013 5:01PM

    LOL I love the use of your bike helmet! And your soup sounds delicious.

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PATRICIAAK 9/29/2013 8:54PM

    super! you sound pumped!

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_VALEO_ 9/29/2013 3:50PM

    When it involves beans, it always takes time! I am sure it will be a great soup!

You can strap your light on your bike helmet or wait for the full moon to mow your lawn! ;)

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CHANGE4FIT 9/28/2013 1:45PM

    What time is dinner? I'll bring some southern cornbread-LOL
Love the mowing-we used to have a mower with headlamps-did some interesting mowing in those days......
Enjoy your weekend!!

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HIPPICHICK1 9/28/2013 10:19AM

    Soup is good!
A musician friend of mine went to a folk fest in the west years ago and somehow magically ended up on stage with Paul.
Have a groovy weekend!

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L*I*T*A* 9/28/2013 9:52AM

    enjoy the weekend.......
sounds great!!


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OUTDOORGIRL71 9/28/2013 9:07AM

    I just made a big batch of soup also yesterday. It has been cold here & it hits the spot. I will freeze some of it for later use.

Don...... You do know to save time on the beans you can cook them up & then freeze them for later use. That is what I do so I can just take out what I need when I make things and a lot of time is saved.

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HARMONYAGAIN 9/28/2013 8:10AM

    The soup and weekend sounds wonderful!
enjoy emoticon

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ZELLAZM 9/28/2013 4:23AM

    You have a good weekend, too, Don. Sounds like a busy one for you. Enjoy the soup!

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FITFRIT 9/28/2013 2:28AM

    the soup sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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_MOBII_ 9/27/2013 11:48PM

    I can hear my dad yelling now..."You can't mow at night, you will cut your feet off!" Heheh, wish I would have had a helmet with a light on it back then! (Although, in my defense...I still have both feet!)

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/27/2013 11:04PM

    Whenever I visit your SP page, I can't believe those pics are the same person. How inspiring!

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WATERMELLEN 9/27/2013 10:46PM

    That soup sounds terrific!!

Love your night light mowing . . . such dedication! Now playing golf till I can't see my feet: I get that.

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