Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Open Your Eyes

I have started taking Aleve for these achy joints of mine. Several folks told me that it was good for arthritic pain (if that's what I have), and they advertise it on TV for that. I'll let you know if it helps! If not I'll just grin and bear it!

This morning when I went in my husband's bedroom I got him to smile again for me. This time I made up this little rhyme;

Open your eyes
and you will see
An old ugly woman
Looking back at thee.

Yeah, that made him grin!

Last night it was 7 degrees. Where are my long handle underwear?? I surely need them with it being that blasted cold. Tonight and tomorrow we are supposed to get snow, maybe a couple of inches. I think Ralph probably is sending it this way since he has so much at his house. Thank you Ralph. You are very generous! Well..... I mean you will be if we get it that is!

I made a kettle of bean and ham soup. It's mighty good stuff on these cold days. Hope everyone is keeping warm and having a humdinger of a day!


Blogger Shelly said...

nice Blog. keep up the good work

1:10 PM  
Blogger Ralph said...

You are most welcome for the snow. Believe me if it were in my power you would have a lot more.
Your husband is smiling and you a pot of soup - sounds like life is good.

2:05 PM  
Blogger TJ said...

I'll be right over for some of that stinker...posting a lusious picture like that...just trying to make me jealous!! Did you make some cornbread to go with it??

3:11 PM  
Blogger TN said...

I want some of you ham and bean soup. Did you go by a recipe? I see tomatoes....Looks yummy to me!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Tammy, Yes I did make cornbread! Good guess!!

Clara, I used the bean mix from the Honey Baked Ham store and went by that recipe! Good, and it was easy too!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Carole Burant said...

You better have leftovers cuz I'm comin' right over:-) Oh yum, that sure looks good! I think I'll buy a ham this week and make some of that soup...need something to warm up these bones of mine, it's been so darn cold! Figures your hubby laughed at your little poem...MEN! lol Hugs xoxo

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That soup looks yummy! About that arthritis, look into Xango. My mom's been taking it for a year, and its really helped her. She got it off an independent distributor so I was kinda questioning it, but it's I guess I was wrong. Hopefully it will work for u too.

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6:53 PM  
Blogger Diane@Diane's Place said...

Yum, that soup looks good! It's snowing here right now and I haven't had any supper yet. :-)

Thanks for helping me celebrate my blogiversary. It's friends like you that make it so worthwhile. :-)

7:13 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

I take 2 Aleve every morning. Works for me.
That soup looks yummy; it's one of my favorites.
Still waiting for snow sent to me from Colorado. He keeps ignoring me and won't send any. Drat!

10:22 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Over here it's still quite warm and the grass is already coming out ! It rains a lot all this is not normal it's far too warm. What happens to Miss white Lilly ? Did she move in for good ?

10:56 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh My, that soup looks fabulous---my mouth is watering, once again...the last time was when you made something else and posted it in a picture! Can I come to your house for dinner? (lol)

1:39 AM  
Blogger Miki said...

Rachel, I make a Navy Bean soup to die for, and I only make it with a real hambone, no ham steaks. I do it in the crock pot, that way you can smell it cooking all day and I only have to soak the beans while I am prepping everything else. THe slow cooker takes care of the rest! If you want the recipie, it was my Dad's, just drop me a comment, and I will gladly let you know it! It was one of the favorite things that remind me of him, with a great smile. Hey this is beginning to sound like a post, maybe maybe maybe tomorrow!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I like the looks of the soup. I'm in. Set me a place.
On your joints. Some people get sore joints from drinking too much beer the night before. Maybe some moderation on your part would help.

2:28 PM  
Blogger PinkCat said...

Looks yummy and I liked your funny poem.

We have to wear long sleeves here but no coats at the moment. I want to warm here just a tad.

Take care xx

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That my dear looked super yummy!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Hi Rachel,
That soup looks just delish. Perfect for a cold winter day. I have a nice meaty ham hock in the freezer that would be perfect for some bean soup!
Great idea!!
Stay warm and cozy..

8:39 PM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

I tried Aleve once it really upset my stomach. I hope it works for you.
Try and stay warm.
That soup looks so yuuuuuuummmmmy!
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

5:52 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I made some bean soup with hamhocks and ham chunks a couple of days ago. We had delicious corn bread with it and some honey butter.
We ALL had terrible gas all night. Our system was overloaded with beans!! Each of us ate at least two large servings of the soup, and we all paid for it!! :)
We got a very light snow yesterday evening and some overnight. It melted very quickly this morning. Brrr!!
Your poem is cute. I can see why your hubby smiled. He looked at you and thought, "This lady I'm married to is nutty!!" :)

My word verfication is powfatzo.
Pow! Fatzo!
Is my computer calling me a fatso???!!!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Good news about your Mammograms.
Your bean soup sure looks inticing. I make huge kettles of different kinds of soup and freeze it in serving size containers for the days I don't want to cook.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Farmgirl Cyn said...

Looks like we all had the same ideas....cold weather=hot soup!
If "Aleve" is ibuprofin, which I think it is, my chiropractor says to stay away from it...can't remember why...think it has something to do with the liver. He says acetametaphin is ok if you have to take something. We have been taking Tylenol Arthritis 8 hour formula....really helps, especially right before bed!

6:22 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi "pew oxe." I'd have some of that soup but by the looks of all your comments it would be all gone before I could get there.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Leslie Shelor said...

The soup looks great; it's cold here, too, and I may just make a pot of chili!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you have to post the recipe, Rachel!

As for the're gonna laugh. But a friend of mine gave me this magnetic bracelet. Hematite? Something like that. Anyway, as sceptical as I am, I didn't want to believe my arthritic shoulder was better. But it is. You might want to research it.

6:03 PM  

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