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Year Two, Day 170: Eat Soup and Prosper!

Wow. I have so much more time on my hands now that I am not responding to incessant texts from HFNAR!

I made a killer vegetable soup this morning. One of my student's moms texted me yesterday and said she had some extra vegetables left over from their farm produce delivery.  Coincidentally I was very close to her house. She actually saw me walking, picked me up, and handed me a big bag of veggies!

Including a celery root. At first I did not know what it was. I asked some friends of my from choir. It looked like an alien life form.  My friend J said it was celery root, also know as celeraic.

I discovered it is good in soups.

So I trimmed and diced it up along with some carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, and sauteed onions, garlic and jalapeno.

Threw it all in the crock along with 4 cups of beef broth and a can of diced tomatoes. I seasoned it with salt, pepper, paprika and some lemon pepper.

The house was smelling divine when I left!

My son stopped by. He is being very responsible about his life after his big car crash in front of the Church of God. Maybe God is working on him.  Some people need a big knock on the head.

I know I do.

I was reading some of my old blog posts.  It is interesting how I started out wanting to improve my health and lose weight. And then quickly moved into the spiritual.

Then when I made progress physically, I started off on a man focus.

Now I am back working on my health, but wanting to work on my relationship with God and others. I have become so self centered.

Well more than usual!

It seems that I am happiest when I can help others.

And when I make a lot of soup!

On that note, I wish you all a Happy Wednesday.

Eat soup and prosper!


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