It’s been good soup-kind-of-days, don’t you think? At least it has been in these New England parts. Rainy, gray, and cold. Well, cold compared to the first real spell of spring weather we were so spoiled with last week, anyway. So not only does it just sound good to me, but my maternal instinct just wants to make some homemade vegetables soup for my kids and husband. To make something so healthy and hearty, and serve it to them, knowing that it warms their bodies and is so good for them, just makes me sigh a good kind of sigh. The kids just love to eat anyway. It’s like a little celebration every time. Watching them enjoy anything I make for them though, gathered together, with their chatting, smiles and laughter, (that too often show more in their mouths than I really need to see), puts a smile in my heart. And sometimes, they even tell me how they can ‘taste the love’ in it. (We say that a lot around here–when something was made with love for someone else.) So maybe it’s the thought of my family, that is giving me this silly but persistent urge, to make Vegetable Soup. I had everything ready to go today, but never got to the chopping.
Remember how I had 2 crafts I wanted to do? We haven’t quite gotten to either of those yet either. Yesterday got away, and today we had 2 appointments that somehow ate up our day too. Our days are not usually so hectic, but some days just don’t go as planned, and we’ve learned to just roll with it. It doesn’t happen much. We did make some projects progress though: Tonight the kids chose their designs for their t-shirt craft coming up. (Which got them all the more excited about it!) But both of those projects I had planned will have to wait a little longer, because I realized tonight that May Day is in 2 days! Michael thinks the kids would get a real kick out the old tradition of making surprise May Day Baskets for some unsuspecting older folks, and leaving them on their doorsteps. So since everything we do takes more time than it seems it would, I suspect that will be our main project tomorrow.
Oh yeah….and making the homemade Vegetable Soup. With love, of course.