Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Slippery Sock

I have these socks which are thick and cushy but they are lower than anklets and they are slippery. When I walk they slip off my ankle under my foot. I wore them today because others I have are much better and don't slip but they are in the wash. The slippery socks slip inside my shoe and my ankle and heel are exposed and they are annoying and uncomfortable, I try to get them to slip back up by removing my foot from my shoe and rubbing my foot against a carpet to get them to slip back up on my heel because bending over that far is bad on my back and knee but it doesn't always work. Sometimes it works but other times it doesn't. Today dh dropped me off at the grocery and I walked up to get my cart and the darn slippery sock slipped inside my shoe.

I looked around and no one was nearby so i started to rub my sock against the carpet and the sock didn't cooperate. Next thing I know a woman in her 30s says to me, "Do you want some help" , I was so surprised, (I didn't know anyone else was around and watching me) I said "Uh", she again said "Do you want some help" (I am crying right now because some people are so wonderful I just can't even believe it) ; I realized she somehow knew my predicament and I said "no thanks I'll just let the sock stay inside the shoe, but I thank you so much for offering your help? She said ok but hesitated still wanting to help me if I wanted her help. How could I let a perfect stranger pull the sock up on my heel. I didn't really need that sock pulled up today, but some day I will. I must learn to swallow my pride and let others help me. Some day I'll be so accepting that others are willing to help without a selfish bone in their body.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cream of Celery Soup

We've been cooped up in our house since it snowed. We got about 9 inches of snow but it was so cold even during the day the snow didn't melt. Finally this afternoon it melted off the driveway. We are lucky we live on hill which faces south so our snow melts sooner than other locations do. With all this cold weather, I decided to make some cream of celery soup. I didn't use any cream though. The photo doesn't show the green color well but it is nice pale green.

Saute one yellow onion chopped fine in some olive oil. Next chop fine a small head of celery. Add to the sauteed onions and cover and let steam to soften. Add 8 cups of water and spices of your choice. I used thyme, basil, parsley, sage, ground bay, salt and pepper. Simmer for an hour or so till celery softens, add two potatoes chopped fine. When potatoes are softened, remove from heat and let soup cool a while. When cool enough add mixture to blender and whirl till smooth. Reheat if necessary to serve.

You know I love to learn new things. I guess I'm a knowledge junkie. Celery leaves were found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamen. Celery seed compounds and celery juice can lower blood pressure. Celery seed essential oil is used in perfumes. I read this information in this link for celery. I also learned celery contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium and many other vitamins.  Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winter Wonderland 2017

We woke up to a winter wonderland outside. Our high today will be 18 F. I took the photos behind the screen because I didn't want to go outside it's so cold.

The snow won't melt for a couple of days when the temperature is due to go back up again. Luckily we stocked up on supplies. Today we will have split pea soup. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Mixed Media Ideas

Having the flu (twice) for so long, I haven't been able to do much lately but I've been thinking of creating some mixed media art pieces when I am well enough. I already have lots of canvas board in my art stash I can use, as well as paints and other items. I came across this video on starting with mixed media.

Here's another video by Maremi Small Art on texture which I am sure I will get around to watching as well.

Happy creating. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.