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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

For soup. My sister stopped by with half of a ham, thick sliced by her friend in the meat department. I’ve been wanting ham and white bean soup, and a big pot of it is simmering on the stove. It has the usual carrots, celery, and onion plus the last of the flat leaf kale and herbs from our farm share.

In the last two weeks, I’ve also made pea soup and pumpkin curry soup. Yum!

I got my money’s worth out of yesterday’s park admission. I went there mid morning, just sat and enjoyed the peaceful beauty, then went home with the intention of going back with husband for a late picnic lunch. One thing and another interfered, and we didn’t get back to the park till after three.

One reason I wanted to go back with husband is the trail connecting that park with another. The first half is wooded and not a place where I felt comfortable alone. I also needed to go home for proper shoes. It turned out to be a great trail. I remembered to use my inhaler beforehand and felt pretty good. I managed the whole 3-4 miles, something I haven’t done in along time. Back at the car, we sat and rested on the same bench I’d taken pictures from earlier. The tide was in, the sun was setting, and it was just beautiful. I reminded husband that we planned to do more of that once we both retired. When we got home, we had—soup, of course.
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