Do you just love the unexpected? If your answer to this question is, ” not always,” you think exactly like I think. The unexpected is not always a fun, exciting thing.
I do love the unexpected, spur of the moment happenings. Like I would love to have someone call and say, ” Hey let’s meet at the Mill for hot chocolate.” But, they never call. So I haven’t experienced anything as delicious as meeting a friend for hot chocolate. I love it when a friend calls and says something like, I made way too much for dinner come over and help us eat it up. The one friend who use to do that moved away.
My man took a tumble last night, he slipped on the ice. That for sure was unexpected. He fell to the ground like a kite falling from the sky. Now he never suffers in silence, if he has a hang nail I know it. So you can only imagine the moaning and groaning from the time he got home until we went to bed. Now I know what you’re think, you think I have no sympathy. But, I do, I went through the medicine cabinet and discovered all our “medicine” has expired years ago. I am headed to Walgreen’s to pick up some bargains and oh yes, to get some Ibuprofen.. Am I sounding a little depressed this morning? Well I’m not, I am just thinking. Thinking about what makes me happy. I have discovered it really isn’t the unexpected.
Yesterday I went to my favorite store, Chico’s, I bought a pair of white pants, not on sale. (shame on me) 2 blouses on sale less than half price and another pair of ankle length pants again less than half price. Last spring I was not wearing the size I wear now, I need a little something. I have to say even buying new clothing in a smaller size is not what makes me happiest.
Do you realize we are all born with a universal restlessness? Have you felt it? God created it in each of us and only God can fill that restlessness. So if you are feeling lonely, empty, or restless pick up your Bible and spend a little time with HIM.
Time to report on my weight: On Monday it will be 2 weeks since I have been “on the wagon.” I have lost 3 solid pounds. Do you know what I mean by solid? This is how it goes for me, I go down a pound and then up a pound and then back down the second time I usually don’t go back up. So that’s the story.
It’s Friday and I have a great recipe for you! Either you love Curry or you hate it, I hope you love it.
This is yummy served over couscous or basmati rice or brown rice. Don’t let the raisins scare you, they add wonderful balance to the heat of the curry.
6 medium white potatoes, shop into 1/2 inch cubes
3 carrots, peel and chop into 1/2 inch slices
3 Tbs. olive oil
1 jumbo yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chop into 1 inch pieces
1/2 lb. mushrooms, quartered
1 medium zucchini squash, slice in half vertically, then chop into 1/2 inch slices
2 large tomatoes, medium dice
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 cans chick peas
1/2 cup golden seedless raisins
1/2 cup dark seedless raisins
4 Tbs. mild curry powder, add more if you like it hot
2 tsp. salt
Parboil potatoes and carrots until tender crisp. Drain. Set Aside. Heat olive oil in large stockpot. Stir-fry onion until pale golden color. Add peppers, mushrooms and sir fry until heated. Add squash and diced tomatoes, continue to stir fry until heated. Add crushed tomatoes, chickpeas, raisins and curry powder. Bring to a simmer and add in potato carrot mixture. Add salt and continue simmering for 20-30 minutes. Add if necessary. This curry is even better the next day.