Saturday, February 28, 2015

Soup for Lent


My niece is a pastor's wife in Boulder, Colorado.  She has determined that her family of six will eat soup for Lent.  My mom mentioned this to me while we were chatting on the telephone.  I think it's a good idea!  Today, Bill's favorite soup is simmering on the stove.  That's my pause.  Soup for Lent.  You can join the other pausers at Angela's blog.  Wait until Sunday to visit this year's A Pause in Lent.

On to other things.  I thought you make like to shop at the mall with me.  Window shop. The Teavana store changes the displays often.  Yay!  I like these elegant pots, don't you?  I BUY earthy chunky pots because I like to pretend I live at the End Cottage, but the two pots pictured below are lovely!

 The Easter candy is packing the seasonal aisle at the grocery store!  Yahoo!  Oh, we love Easter candy around here. 

 And Bill brought me roses and the NICEST card because he is the NICEST person.  Blessed.
 James came over this morning so his parents could have a little more sleep.  He napped, too.  I had him so bundled that he got rather sweaty so I combed his hair.  Kewpie!  

 I continue to enjoy my 5 dollar green polka dot table cloth.  It matches my water bottle.
 Ooops.  More candy!  
 Making soup is a sweet human pleasure, isn't it?  Can you believe how beautiful the beans are?  The potatoes?  WOW!
 A newcomer!  House Plant #2 has found a new home here.  I'm SO itchy for gardening.  


 Jasmine tea.  Beautiful.
Here's a close up of HP#2
 House Plant #1 is still receiving TLC and songs, words of encouragement and protection.  She's nice.
 Another shot of the roses.  Red roses = LOVE
 Apples.  I'm so thankful that we have apples all year round.  It's the teacher in me, I guess.
 See?  There is PLENTY of Easter candy for you, so come on over.
 I made this bunny about 25 (wow) years ago.  I went through a short doll making phase.  Don't you like her Easter smile?
 How about her long feet?  
 And from my birthday clown days, a bee puppet.  You place your hand in the bottom and then your fingers are bee legs. It's fun.
We're going to eat the soup on Sunday (it's better after a night in the refrigerator).  I DO love Sundays.  I like going to church and sitting by Bill and our Jenny.  I like Sunday afternoon because it's the very best napping time.  I like Sunday evenings because I don't have to go to work the next day (I used to and that was okay, too).  Even if it snows (weatherman says it will) I am VERY eager for Easter.  Spring.
If our March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb.  I'll take that!
Thank you for coming by to visit.  I love it when you do.

31 comments:

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

So many gorgeous things... but... Reeses Pieces Eggs!! Wow!! I bet they haven't reached my shores yet! Take care xx

TexWisGirl said...

love the asian-style red tea-pot!

Betty said...

Yes, we have Easter chocolate in the shops - I just saw today an egg with furry bunny ears packaged with it, how sweet is that! your soup sounds good - I have hot soup in a flask every day I am at work, everyone comes past saying 'mm your soup smells nice'!!! Betty

Nana Go-Go said...

I've always had a hankering to go to Boulder, Colorado. No other reason than it sounds nice, you know. Is that where the Boulder Dam is? I'd like to see that too. I'd also like to be sitting at that cheery green-spotted table eating a bowl of your hearty soup, or an apple or two, or some of those delish chocs. I'm not fussy. Feed me anything and I'll be happy! I love that red teapot. I bet it was awfully expensive. I'll love Sunday too because there's a little person asleep upstairs and Sunday mornings with her are so easy. A nice change. Our March is coming in like a lion - the wind is fierce tonight and set to last for a couple of days. Hurry up Spring! Much love. xxx

Nana Go-Go said...

ps Kewpie Doll is indeed the cutest! x

Julia said...

You have all kind of pretty colors to surround you. I'm rather plain in comparison.

I love the teapot with flowers. I love flowers and plants so much, I never seem to get tired of them. What beauty to warm the heart like a baby's smile.

Love that curl. I remember my mother combing baby's hair into a curl when they their hair grew longer. It was ages ago.
Such a cute baby, your grandson.

Have a nice weekend.Hugs,
JB

Julia said...

I forgot to say that the soup looks good. I made a big pot of hamburger vegetable soup for lunch and I always say it taste better the next day. The men went for second helpings.
JB

Gill - That British Woman said...

lots of lovely photos there, and all that chocolate. I should pop by to taste test them all just to make sure they are all okay!!

Farm Girl said...

Just filled to the brim with all kinds of nice things. Your soup looks yummy. I like your bee.
Your house plants look nice too.
It sounds like it will be a very nice Sunday for you. Stay warm.
James I thought didn't like his hair done that way. :)

Happyone said...

I like soup too, especially on these cold winter days. : )
Its fun to stop by here and read your posts. : )

happywonderer.com said...

That soup looks real good. Those green beans are so vibrant! I like that idea of eating soup for Lent. Easter is my favorite holiday I do believe. That was very nice of Bill to bring you roses! Have a wonderful rest of Saturday and Sunday!!

Bonnie said...

Your soup looks lovely. Is there a recipe? I collect soup recipes :)

ann said...

You have been busy. I make a lot of soup, especially low cal veggie soup. It's healthy. Little James is just so sweet and cute. Are you tired of snow yet?

Lisa Richards said...

I like James's hair do. Candy, candy, candy! Will you share your soup recipe? Looks good! Enjoy your Sunday. :)

Maggie said...

Have a wonderful Sunday! Roses, soup, candy, a grandchild, teapots...what more could a girl wish for?!! X

magsmcc said...

A lion of a wind is roaring round our roof today so I have high hopes for Spring! Good grief, Pom Pom, Polly would need to put the kettle on for all that chocolate. I am glad she's using jasmine tea, and i haven't had any of that for eons. There's a project for this week. Find jasmine tea with flowers. We had soup for lunch today. So we're joining you in soup for Lent, today at least xx

Gary said...

Love the red teapot!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

oh, this new Background is very restful to the eyes.

now, just think how lovely it would be, if... where your photos/words show, was wider. of course, I love wide pics in blogs. :-)

changing widths is not hard.

but I have pestered you enough.

hugsssssssssss...

MamaF said...

There is always so much jo here in PomPom-land and i enjoy so much 'coming' here to visit. Thank you for such joyful sharings !

GretchenJoanna said...

I had soup today, too! A blessed Lord's Day to you, Pom Pom!

Kit said...

Look at all that yummy soup and then candy for dessert! You live such a homey life. I love it and polka dots too! :) Kit

Leslie said...

Oh, will you share the recipe? That is BEAUTIFUL soup. Of course, I am sitting here famished but keep putting off getting up and getting some dinner together. Truly looks delish! Hugs, Leslie

Debi said...

Easter candy is a favorite around here too. Your plants are thriving!

notes from home said...

I love to have a pot of soup simmering on the stove, it makes these last days of winter so much more cosy.

Amy at love made my home said...

I love your bunny! How lovely! xx

Nancy McCarroll said...

Love that little doll you made 25 years ago! And soup...yes, we are having SOUP!!

Gumbo Lily said...

I LOVE soup, but Pom Pom, you didn't tell us what Bill's favorite soup is that is simmering on the stove. I'm curious.

Bill is a nice man. What a sweet gift of red roses.

Your handmade bunny is really neat. You did a beautiful job on it. Isn't it funny how we go through phases of sewing? I have too.

Wishing you a very good Lent with many delicious soups.

Attic Clutter said...

HI POM..yummm
love the babe and the bunny too
hugs,Patty

Thistle Cove Farm said...

soup sounds good and, more importantly, easy. think I'll do a rummage thru the pantry tomorrow and prep for the next snow storm.

M.K. said...

Looking at your candy, I was singing inwardly, "Polly, put the kettle on, we'll all have TEA!" :) Darling song! Your potatoes and beans look so good, so healthy, I pointed them out to Adam. Makes me hungry. We're eating left-over pizza. I'm itching for spring too. We should have a warm week with highs in the 60s, and a bit of rain. I haven't bought any Easter candy yet, but I really should!

Heather LeFebvre said...

My neighbor that I have tea with each week (another Susan Branch fan BTW) was given that very white with pink flowers teaset from Teavana from a friend last year! Including the teacups!! It is just so pretty!!! Look at that jasmine tea! YUM!!!!! It must be amazing. I should make some soup for Sunday.....and I'm trying out GF bread in the bread maker.

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