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Catching Up is Hard to Do

I always find it difficult to muster up the motivation to blog after an absence, even one as short as a week. It’s not that I don’t want to blog; it’s simply that I don’t know where to start. I hate trying to squeeze everything into a massive post, but I don’t blog frequently enough to update you on everything, so alas. I usually just jump into it and skip what has already passed.

Brent and I ate wheat berries for the first time last week. Brent was not a fan. He referred to them as “weird and chewy.” I don’t know what his problem is. Weird and chewy are two of my favorite adjectives when it comes to food! I wasn’t sure what to do with them, so I made them into a salad with black beans, red bell pepper and mango. The salad recipe is a quinoa salad recipe from Veganomicon, but I just subbed wheat berries. I thought their chewiness went well. I really loved it.

What is perhaps even more exciting, is that I made my first soup of the fall season this weekend! I was so excited about the cooler temps, I was determined to celebrate by making soup. So glad to have it back in my life! I made some of my minestrone along with some unpictured Artisan Bread.

I’ve been busy with things other than soup-making as well. School is starting to pick up the pace, and today I spent the day volunteering at the MDA Telethon. Unfortunately one of the things keep me busy has been our German Shepherd, Lucy.

That photo cracks me up every time I see it! Lucy has developed an ear hematoma, which means her ear has filled with blood, as a result of her chronic ear infections (she was abused when she was younger, and has a “broken” ear, which is prone to infection as a result), and she’ll be going in for surgery tomorrow morning. She’ll have to be put under general anesthesia for the surgery, which is always a little worrisome. I’m hoping the procedure goes well and will prevent the hematoma from recurring. Wish Lucy good luck for tomorrow!

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  1. GOod luck to Lucy (and her fur-parents who are probably super worried) I’m sure it’ll be fine!!

    Wheatberries make excellent additions to oatmeal in the morning…

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  2. Goodluck Lucy. I will say a prayer for you and your parents. Kathy

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  3. Good luck tomorrow, Lucy!

    Brent doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Wheatberries are AWESOME! And that salad from VCON is fantastic. Yum!

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  4. I agree with you, getting back in after a break can be tricky. I’m more having the problem of loss of momentum. I posted sooo much in the past couple of weeks that now I’m feeling burnt out.

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  5. I feel the same way about catching up! Every once in a whole I put up a post that’s just filled with randomness because I have so much that doesn’t fit anywhere else.

    I just got some wheat berries and am looking for something fun to do with them. Your salad looks delicious!

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