I am writing this on Monday evening because I am heading out early today for a BIG event! My “baby”, my son, is getting married today. This day is one that I head into with happiness, but with a hint of sadness too. With this marriage I know that he will be happy, because the young woman he has chosen to be the love of his life, and the partner he walks into his future with, is a wonderful woman. It closes a chapter, just as a new one begins. The chapter that is closing isn’t necessarily his childhood because he’s been on his own for some time now, but perhaps the chapter where he needed his Mom as much as I’d like to believe he did. It’s probably selfish of me to think that way, but I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t admit to it. For now though, I need to get you started on your celebrations while I head out to ours!
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is a celebration about you, and me . . . about all of us. According to the people who created the book series by this name, this celebration was created to celebrate who you are, where you’ve been, where you’re going, and who you will be thankful to when you get there. This is a day of the value and healing powers of chicken soup – be it for the body, or for the soul. This is healing that is homemade and comes from the heart.
This Day In History –
1981 – The space shuttle Columbia was launched for the 2and time. This was the first time a space vehicle was used more than once.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Split Pea Soup Day – You know a recipe is good when it’s centuries old: Traditional split pea soup (made from dry peas) supposedly originated as a peasant soup in ancient Greece. All of these look good – doesn’t matter which one you try. I’m partial to split pea soup with ham though – it’s just a comforting, filling meal this time of year. Pretty simple to make too!
- Green Split Pea & Bacon Soup
- Sweet Potato Split Pea Soup
- Smoked Ham & Split Pea Soup
- Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
- Paul McCartney’s Split Pea Soup
- Split Pea & Carrot Soup
- Split Pea Soup With Caramelized Onion & Cumin
I’m actually grateful that today was a little short on celebrations. There’s just so much to do and I’d like to get some sleep tonight! God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow when I’m the Grandma to a wonderful little boy!