Monday, January 13, 2014
While the soup simmers...
I have decided that a lot of people could save the money they spend on therapy if they only made soup. There is something about preparing the stock ahead of time and then the chopping of veggies to add into the broth that is quite... zen like. In a good way. A Christian way.
Especially if, while one chops veggies, they are watching their cat stalk a squirrel through the windows of the french doors in the family room. A domestic house cat suddenly shows signs of her saber-toothed ancestors as she bares teeth, slinks back and forth, eyes narrowed, ears back... in her most ferocious looking stance.
Of course, she doesn't know how silly she looks when the said squirrel runs off the deck onto the frozen tundra and the kitty finds herself running into the kitchen, bewildered and wondering where her prey has gone.
Who said life is not exciting in the bleak mid-winter?
She was also a little perturbed because her beloved Master of the House was gone most of the day and she does not get near enough itchies behind the ears from moi'. While I laugh at her antics, she does not have me wrapped around that big paw as she does my husband.
But it is for him that the soup is simmering on the back burner, keeping warm for a later than usual dinner time. Victoria is perched on the back of the sofa looking out the window, waiting for him to arrive.
As for me... the dishes are done with the exception of what will be used for Hubby's late dinner. So I'm foreseeing a fluffy pillow, a sofa, and a book in my near future. I think the kitty will be in line for long overdue attention while someone enjoys his favorite veggie beef soup and watches Chicago Sports on TV. ;)
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 6:32 PM