Saturday, November 29, 2008

Love Circles & Cycles

With the 'babies' still here, love was easy! I love Denise's wording of this practice - I often do a varient,she invites consistency & intention.

My daughter & I raked leaves, & I piled them on my gardens, with visions of spring. I still haven't planted garlic & arugula; they do well in our mild winters.

My son's 35th BD is later this week, so when they came to pick the littles up, we circled around looking for a restaurant that was open @ 11 AM (he favored Chinese) & had room for 8! The Chinese & Thai places were closed; the lovely little 'slow dining' cafe couldn't seat 8 for awhile, . . . but the Mexican Rest. across the street was open with lots of room, so in we went! Hot plates - & the littlest one scorched a finger!
It's newly opened, & good. The space is big, & a couple of restaurants have come & gone; this is the first time someone's put in booths & dividers, making it much more homey; & it's the only Mexican Restaurant in the downtown area; there's a high end Spanish Rest down the street.

Their new puppy (mostly chihuahua, maybe a bit of terrier?) came along, & puppies evoke love like no other! He's so SOFT, makes my chi, Gracie, look so big! Pancho has a new 'santa' suite - so stinkin cute!

My daughter wanted chicken & rice soup, so we made stock! After living at Breitenbush, I keep my veggie trimmings (no broccoli or other cole trimmings) in the freezer, & pull them out for stock! She had a chicken carcass, & we threw that in the crock pot in the morning, with some of those frozen goodies, & after my son's family left, & we dropped the oldest off for a FOUR HOUR ballet rehersal (need I say, Nutcracker?!) . . . we strained the broth, pulled the chicken off the bones, & started the rice soup.
I recall a wonderful witchy suggestion for stiring the soup in circular style, blessing it as it simmers.

Love, in tangible form!


TheModernGoddess said...

It sounds like a magical way to spend the day with your family. It was a blessing to share this journey with you. Thank you! Blessings to you, Nicole x

Serena said...

Homemade chicken and rice soup was what my daughter requested when she came home from hospital two days's one of her favourite meals. :)

I am so happy to have met you via our soul journey, Dia....and I look forward to visiting you often.

love, light and peace,

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Delicious day, both for the tummy and the soul. :)

Danette said...

What a beautiful delicious day!

I find myself craving soup and puppies.

There is so much joy in this post.

Thank you.

Genie Sea said...

Your posts are warm and nourishing like chicken soup. It makes my soul go AH! :)

Anonymous said...

"Love in tangible form", I love that. You have it in spades, my dear. What a wonderful circle of love you have created for yourself and those around you.
Thank you for sharing your love with us!

Her Speak said...

Oh my--the thought of homemade soup makes me swoon! (It's snowing here.)
Thank you so much for visiting me! I plan to post the series as a group when it's completed.

Your blog home is so cozy! I can't wait to read more. :)

Many Blissings~*