Yesterday was my fist day back in class after a long winter break. I’m pretty surprised by how excited I was to return to school. I never in a million years thought that I would utter the words “excited” and “school” in the same sentence, but it’s true–I actually wanted to go back!
My hubby buys vegetarian lentil soup nearly every time we go to the grocery store. I was shocked the first time he brought home a big tub of the soup–my hubby, the meat-eater, enjoying a vegetarian dish?!? (I can’t tell you how much it thrills me that he loves a food we can both eat!!) Unfortunately, there is a down-side: what doesn’t thrill me about this scenario is how quickly those gigantic tubs can add up. One tub = 1, maybe 2, servings for him, and each tub costs around $8. That’s a pretty hefty price tag for something that often constitutes just a snack or only a portion of his lunch or dinner.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried to recreate his favorite soup a couple of times. Both times, however, no matter how much I seasoned, the soups turned out bland and tasted merely “OK.” Despite my past failures, my hubby has continued to ask me to try again. I’ve wanted to, but my ego has kept me from agreeing with him–what if I fail yet again?? Finally, after months of badgering, I caved. Fortunately for me, the third time really is a charm Continue reading →
What an amazing weekend! I took a nap on Saturday and on Sunday, my stepson and I finally decorated the Christmas tree and then watched Elf (one of my favorite Christmas movies), and, above all else, I enjoyed some much-needed time with dear friends and family. Weekends like that remind me just how blessed I really am. Continue reading →