Soup!

a cool, rainy day
brain tries to comprehend it
this requires noodles

So "requires" has two syllables, right? My southern heritage is telling me that it has three. I think my southern heritage is misleading me, so I'm sticking with two. But feel free to argue.

Anyway, hello cool weather! It was so chilly this afternoon that Ike-a-saurus was out on the porch, sitting on his nurse's lap, legs covered with a blanket, hocking loogies on the concrete. Just like an old man.

In my imagination, it could have been a scene from Annie. With Ike playing FDR, his nurse playing the wheechair, and with more loogies than I remember seeing in that movie.

Inspired by Ike's old man-ness, the cool weather, and my husband's hacking swine flu cough, I made some soup. Like actually made it – I chopped up carrots and celery and everything. What the what? I know! It was good, too, with chicken in it, and egg noodles. Also, there were some bones that I didn't manage to fish out, and I burned my finger, but overall it was a surprisingly successful foray into the kitchen.

It's hard to believe fall is here, and yet, it feels like it's been about a thousand years since last fall. In the beginning of October last year, I was going to the NICU everyday, scrubbing my hands and arms raw, and teaching a four-pound Ike-a-saurus to breastfeed.

I take back the thousand year thing. It feels like a MILLION years ago. And a million years before that was the last time I made soup.

It's nice to make soup again. It's nice to feel a cool breeze. It's nice to see lungs strong enough to splatter mucus on the ground. 

If Daddy Warbucks was here, I might even burst into song.

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4 thoughts on “Soup!

  1. Actually, I think in the South ‘require’ would only have 2 syllables–but in the North, definitely 3. So we’ll just have to read it with an accent. 🙂
    And I’m impressed about the soup! I wouldn’t even know where to start if I tried to make soup–I think I’d end up with hot ham water. 😀

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  2. I made a black-eyed pea stew-type-thing today! Shelled the peas and everything, while watching Pingu with G. Great minds obviously think alike!

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  3. ‘Yesterday was plain awful.
    You can say that again?
    Yesterday was plain awful!
    But that’s,
    not now,
    that’s then!’

    ‘And if tomorrow,
    I’m an apple seller too:
    I don’t need anything anything anything….
    I Don’t Need Anything But You!’
    Damn, I love me some Annie.

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