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Found my phone...

At least a bit of good news, anyway. My cell phone likes to take vacations every once in awhile to shrug off the pressures of doing what it was created to do. I know a vacation is looming when it starts losing signal - it begins by vanishing for a day or so, presumably to check out the resort it's considering, and then taking a solid week (sometimes more) off. usually, it shuts itself off en route, leaving only a low battery boop in its wake. It doesn't like to be disturbed on vacation, and thus has taken to seeking out more and more exotic locales to duck work.

So, I made soup the day before yesterday, and I am unusually fond of it. My mom always made stew when I was a kid, but she always threw neck bones and beef bits and god knows what else in there to "flavor" the soup. I can see the merits of it, but there's also much to be said to taking a spoon of soup in one's mouth without having to scrutinize it first. Mine are always chock full of veggies, and I've taken to starting with a water base instead of a broth one to more accurately catch the flavors of the vegetables.

I use the biggest pot we have, fill it with water, set it to boil, and toss in the following:

(Peeled and Sliced)
*Carrots
*Parsnips
*Wax Turnips
*White Potatoes
*Onions
*Garlic

(Minced)
*Basil
*Oregano
*Thyme
*Dill
*Hot Pepper Flakes (Made them myself :) )

(Tossed in)
*Can of White Canelli Beans (drained)
*1/2 Jar of Francesco Rinaldi Meat Spaghetti Sauce
*3 Tsp Basil/Garlic infused Olive Oil (Made this myself, too!)
*1/4 stick butter
*Fresh Ground Sea Salt
*Fresh Ground Pepper

I like my new job, but I gotta get crackin on it - been a bit lethargic. I have to go to the doctor and get poked and prodded as soon as I have money to do so. I strongly suspect I have the onset of diabetes, and I'm just hoping it's reversible.

-Fox

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angel_smut
Jul. 3rd, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that diabetes, especially if it's caught early, can be controlled very well with careful diet. I think a lot of people don't even need medication as long as they eat right. Then again, I'm not a doctor. But I could play one on tv. =)
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