Friday, April 15, 2011

Waiting til it comes around on the guitar....

Do you recognise the line from Alice's Restaurant?
(Are you THAT old! wink)
He is singing his song in a storytelling way, chatting in between singing bits and, near the end of the song, as it comes up for the chorus he says 'I just have to wait until it comes around on the guitar'.

I think of this so often with my health going up and down in waves. If I want to do something, I often have to wait patiently until a time when my health is in the right place to attempt it. It can be very frustrating, but the best way is to think of my life as an Arlo Guthrie song, travelling along in a storytelling way and waiting until  the right moment comes around on the guitar.

This is the state I am in with my YamDaisy project. Pretty well EVERYTHING is waiting on me updating the website, and it will take a fair amount of mental effort and sustained work.... and I just have to wait until it comes around on the guitar!

In the meantime.....
I am eating a lot of miso soup! That's why there is a picture of it at the top!
I went to the Friends of the Earth shop because they have large containers of beautiful fresh miso and I can fill up my jar with the soft, rich wonderful stuff. The darkest one is my favourite at the moment!

I cook my vegies in water or stock and then use Madhur Jaffrey's hint to put the miso into a small strainer with the bottom in the soup (now off the heat). I use my soup spoon to work the miso into the liquid through the strainer. This allows me to check that I have the strength right more easily, and also mkes the mixing in smoother. It is so easy and delicious, and healthy too!

You can see the bowl in the photo is full of veggies, but sometimes I make it with no veggies at all, or with an elegant few. And then there are additions like noodles and chicken.

It was my New Year's Resolution to eat more miso soup, and I am so glad I am doing it! (While I am waiting to get on to that website of mine!)

Here's a link to Alice's Restaurant on youtube just in case you are wondering what on Earth I am talking about!

Cheers everyone!


  1. No, I'm not that old but I definitely recognise it. Thanks to your family ;)

  2. The soup looks great. I hope it brings you back to a better spell of health.
    Are you using drupal for your website?

  3. Enjoy that soup! Among your readers, it seems I alone remember Arlo when he performed in concert. I loved the song then and now. Feel better, Joy. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Lucky you Mary! We had the records!

    Hi Ale, I am not sure about Drupal yet!