Monday, March 8, 2010

Being Healthy and Aging Well

Another milestone for me; signing up for Social Security! Yikes! I can't believe that I will be 62 in another month!

I can't complain because I have a good life! Serving God has been VERY GOOD! Yes, in this world you shall have troubles, but Jesus said "I have overcome the world". And you can too! (I added). Thank God that the Holy Spirit helps us walk through life! God gave the Holy Spirit to the Church to guide us.

To walk "by faith" has a new meaning for me these days but I'll leave that for another day. Today I want to talk about signing up for SS. Easy, just like they say, SS office actually wants people to sign up online but I did it the old fashioned way - I called up and made an appointment. I actually got in the next day! Ed & I went together.

During the appointment the clerk looked at my appointment and commented that I called the day before. I actually had a choice for 2 times! I won't get my first check until June but that will be for the rest of my life! Very exciting! (Not the aging part!)

I actually will be getting money for being married! Who would have thought the government would pay me to be married! I know it healthy to be married. I have someone who knows me, someone I can talk to, pray with! Yeah!

Psalm 91 talks about God watching over his people. Verse 7 talks about A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, I like to think about this verse, when 2 people pray together. I believe agreeing with someone is very powerful. As a couple we have great prayer potential.

Its been enjoyable thinking about cooking good food. We don't eat out often because the food at home is very good! Plus I have time to cook.

I try out recipes that I have time to think about now since I don't work outside our home. I'll try to include a recipe every time I make another post. I don't know where this came from but I think about this soup as old people's food. :-)

Split Pea Soup

2 1/4 cup dried split peas
2 qts cold water (don't need to soak peas)
1 1/2 pound ham bone (I use the ham I cut up when I get a spiral cut ham)
2 onions thinly sliced ( I use chopped onions and not 2 cups, only 1 onion)
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 potato ( I never use any potatoes)
(Saute this for 5 minutes) Add:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teas black pepper
pinch of dried marjoram
After sauteing the veggies, add water, split peas, ham and cook an hour or until the veggies are soft. (Uncovered, but I like to use a lid, tilted. Serves 6
(from All recipes)