Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hump Day "Therapy" Soup...


I don't know about you, but by five o'clock on a dark, windy Wednesday, I'm hankering for the end of the work week. Tonight, I resisted the temptation to just run through McD's for a daily double. Instead, I came home to a pair of bouncing corgi kids, and began chopping veggies.
In a pot, I emptied a can of low-sodium chicken broth, added in leftover chicken breast and ham, perhaps a half cup of meat. While that simmered, I chopped three green onions, a heaping handful of chopped celery, a small bunch of broccoli, and a handful of fresh spinach. It needed color, so in went one large carrot, farmer chopped. Thinking of Hungry Girl creations, I threw in two wedges of Laughing Cow reduced fat swiss cheese. The lid was put on, and the heat lowered. When the bright orange carrots were just tender, I stirred in a tablespoon of Wondra, the miracle flour. Presto, chango, lo' and behold...supper! This made a one and a half serving in my jumbo Starbuck's mug. Delish, fast, and the crankies flew out the window.
Soup....it's what's for dinner and soothes the soul.

I'm so disgusted with Blogger. For months now, I've not been able to make comments on many of my dashboard/followed blogs. I still sign in the same...nothing has changed...well, except for Blogger that is.
Makes me cranky...and y'all know, THAT, is not a good thing!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

So...it's Autumn, and I'm jumping back in!

Greetings and Salutations dear bloggie buds...How was your summer? I've read, while lurking, and kept up with most of you. Blogger wouldn't allow me to comment many times as some sort of penance or just plain aggravation for some reason. Sorry about that. I've missed you gals.

So what's happened in our neck of the woods? Well...last weekend the North Carolina kids were here. Emmy is four and a half, and a loving older sis to lil' Liam. I saw him at five weeks, then not again until he was five months. Believe me, there are many big changes in the little fella.
I had a corgi-themed sixtieth birthday on the 9th; with corgi cake, corgi gifts and corgis underfoot at our hot dog/chili bonfire. It was great, making leaving the fifties behind not all that painful.
We sold the RV on October 3rd. Jim's driving truck again for a much better company after being home all summer getting honey-do's done. I got a small promotion at the library, gaining hours and a tad more pay.
That's our time apart pretty much in a nutshell.
Hope to jump back in once in a while and catch up.
Take care, and hugs to all.
Susan

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