We had a few days that were cooler than usual and I was having serious dental issues. I still needed to eat and was tired of yogurt.
Putting on my thinking cap, I of course thought about soup, it's easy plus not a lot of chewing involved.
Since last year with my kidney's I'm limited on certain types of soup, like no tomato, potato, spinach, beans, etc...
I decided to make split pea and ham soup. It is hearty, easy with very little chewing required.1 bag of dried split peas
1 package of finely diced cooked ham
1 large carrots diced
1/2 onion diced finely
1 large container of sodium free beef broth
2 cups of water
1 tsp of minced garlic
2 tsp GrillMates low sodium grill seasoning (which is basically mixed pepper corns, salt, garlic, onion, and paprika)
Everything went into the slow cooker and stirred every few hours. Six hours later we had a delicious filling hearty meal.
The length of time we have on earth is unknown to us. Today could be the last, we could have a little time or years. As I grow older I realize these things and no I won't become a legend but I do want to leave my mark. Make a difference, even if it is only to my friends and family. My link between now and the future is as unknown as my amount of time left on earth. BUT one thing I can tell you I've learned. ENJOY what time you have! Stop worrying about "what if's" and don't fret over the "could have, should have" things of the past. They are gone, you can't fix them or change them. You can move forward. You can choose to have a bright day, you can live now and enjoy it.
My bout in the hospital last year taught me several things.
1. ENJOY life for no one is promised tomorrow
2. STOP worrying about the past or future
3. TAKE care of yourself
I discovered a great many things about myself in the last year, but in a nut shell, those are the 3 things that I try to remember and live by daily.
Also, FORGIVE. Being upset, mad or bitter with someone is only allowing them to live rent free in your head. It is hurting you, not them. So stop it! Let it go! Move on! Build a bridge!
These things may all sound cliche but it's true.
Next you'll find the links to the other participants for today's challenge. I hope you will take a moment, stop by and give them a little social media love.
Your words are: length ~ legend ~ little ~ link ~ last
It was submitted by: https://Bakinginatornado.com
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado https://www.
Wandering Web Designer https://wanderingwebdesigner.
Spatulas on Parade https://spatulasonparade.
On the Border
Follow Me Home https://followmehome.
Sarah Nolan https://
Part-time Working Hockey Mom https://thethreegerbers.