Vegetarian Split Pea Soup. . . .if you don’t count the bacon I sprinkled on top.


Remember when i told you i was sick, yesterday?

I still am.

I didn’t pick up my medicine yesterday because it COSTS $149, which I think is ridiculous, so I told the pharmacy to call the doctor and ask for something cheaper. To which she looked at me like I was crazy, “You know your co-pay is zero, right?” and I was like . . .”LADY. . .THAT’S NOT THE FRIGGIN POINT! WE still really pay for it. . .just call the doctor, alright?”. . .

But honestly,

if I don’t get my medicine today, I really don’t care because yesterday was so grand, despite the fact that I’m coughing up worms, that I’m completely okay with it.

It was a bonkers day as usual . . ..

i still had to drive Shelbi to school, take Phoebe to school, got to the doctor, pick up Phoebe from school, Pick up Shelbi from school, take our broke down car to the shop, attend a meeting at church, bring Bella to batting practice, and watch Soledad’s game.

But, the difference was. . .

Warwick took the day to work from home, so I could rest. Which I didn’t, really, but I could have, and that made all the difference. He took me to the doctor, and he drove with me everywhere (but that’s because the other car is a piece of sh** and its in the shop) but still, you get my point. . .

and now i’m rambling. . .because i’m sickly delirious. . .

What was my point again?

Oh, yes. .


EVERYTHING IS OKAY. GREAT EVEN. IF I just don’t expect so much out of myself, and move slower, and do what i can and be proud of myself for trying my hardest, then it’ll all work out.

It took a sick day to show me that.

Life is good.

Just as it is.

No worries.


And enjoy the ride.

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Last night Warwick warmed this up for me for dinner.

And I was all, “uufff. . .leftovers.”

But then the warm pillowy soup hit my lips, and I was like, “wow. damn, i can cook.”

Just what a sickly like me needed.

love, comfort, and good tidings in a shallow little bowl.


Vegetarian Split Pea Soup. . .  if

you don’t count the bacon I just

sprinkled on top.


2 TB olive oil

1 pound of dried green split peas

1 stalk celery, diced

1 large carrot, diced

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, diced

8 cups of water, plus more as it cooks

3/4 tsp thyme

1 bay leaf

1 1/2 tsp Vegetable bouillon Powder

Salt and Pepper, to taste

* Pinch of cayenne pepper

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (for serving)

Croutons (for serving)


1. In a large heavy pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion, celery, and carrot.  Cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic, cook 1 minute longer.
2. Add the dried peas and water. Drop in the bay leaf and thyme and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, and continue to cook for 1 1/2 hours or until the peas are completely soft and falling apart. Add more water as needed to make the soup the consistency that you like.
3. Stir in the vegetable bouillon and cook 5 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper (or more bouillon if you like). Serve with croutons and bacon sprinkled on top . . . . if you’re not Vegetarian:) Or Catholic and it’s not Ash Wednesday, or any Friday during Lent:)



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