Stop the merry-go-round, I want to get off. Today I turned off the TV (weary of all the negative news), and walked away from Ancestry(because I never have a “stopping point”). I love my enormous extended family; I love to document the families. Truth be told, I’m depressed because everyone in my tree has connections. It’s Christmas time and I don’t have a connection to immediate family.`
Today, I simmered ham hocks and made a big kettle of soup (potatoes, onion, carrots, cabbage, etc). For lunch, I finished the remnant of homemade potato soup (prepared recently with scrap slab bacon, potatoes, and onions). I seldom “cook” but it is timely because “winter cold” outdoors so something simmering on the stove helps warm my trailer home.