Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hope on a February Day


God bless the world that gives me cantaloupe in February.
Cantaloupe has never been my favorite.
And it isn't exactly at its best in February.
Then again, neither am I.

Today, I will dine on sunshine while the snow falls.
And falls.
And falls.

It never. stops. falling.

But at least there's cantaloupe.

36 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder to look for the blessings like sunshine and summer fruit in the winter (even if it doesn't taste exactly like it should) ;)

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  2. Again the truth you speak is on target. Love this blog.

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  3. i'm not my best in february either. I think i'm better in july.

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  4. Oooohhh..freaky. As I am scrolling through my most favorite blogs this morning...I am sitting here with a bowl of cantalope.

    I raise my fork, to you friend! God Bless the February cantalope!

    Mary

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  5. Cantaloupe-blech. Sorry. Winter-blech. The silver lining here seems to be that the spring air and sun will seem so much sweeter this year!

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  6. I have kiwi. And freezing rain.

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  7. How funny you blogged about this today because just this morning we had cantaloupe for breakfast and I thought how it reminds me of summer and I think it brightened my family's mood this morning. How lucky we are to eat food that reminds us of happy sunny times during some not so happy dreary times.

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  8. I don't have the best attitude about cantaloupe. I am not at my best in February. I seem to be subpar all around I guess.
    I'm going to eat some toast and grapefruit. Don't you just LOVE grapefruit? Derrick says I'm like Elf, except my food groups are, "Citrus, citrus, citrus and spaghetti".
    Please say you've seen that movie.

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  9. i always think of the scene in 'little women' where they cradle their christmas orange like it's gold while i down my OJ and run out the door in the middle of winter. yeah for fruit in the winter--when you think about it -- it IS quite a luxury. :)

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  10. Ewww! I never liked cantaloupe. Or melons of any kind. Isn't that sad? Everyone says I'm missing out, but honeydew and cantaloupe make me gag a little. TMI? Sorry! Lol!

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  11. Beautiful cantaloupe--it makes me happy! Honeydew is what I can do without.

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  12. I am thinking the same about frozen berries. I am so thankful for them in the winter, they are the perfect color in my morning yogurt! I hope you have a happy snow day, praying for a little cheer in your day!
    Emily

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  13. I love cantaloupe...but you're right. It's not at it's best in February.

    Sorry, friend, about your weather. It's sunny and 70ish here. I'll raise my fork to cantaloupe & southern living.

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  14. Lovely post. But however lovely the canteloupe, I cannot eat it.

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  15. I am so glad you said that you are not at your best in February. I think it about myself every year.... the February Funk! We are almost to March and then we can breathe a little happier :)

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  16. Mmm...cantaloupe. My mom bought a watermelon yesterday (where do watermelons come from in February???). Even though it tasted like sour water we ate the whole thing. Soon enough though we'll all be dining on summer's finest. Keep holding on!!! :)

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  17. oh...now this would be great wrapped in a little procuitto!

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. i think cantaloupe needs to grow on me. i'm kind of meh about it (plus i harbor grudges against fruit i can't spell without assistance from the good people at merriam-webster.com).

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  19. I know what you mean. I bought blueberries. Blueberries! They were not very good, but they helped ease the February blues.

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  20. Yes, thank you so much for the reminder of the Life's Little Blessings.
    Looking at the cup being "half full" instead of "half empty".
    I bought strawberries last week (several times actually).
    I had to cut half of them of, because it was not ripe all over! Closed my eyes and enjoyed the best part of the Fruit!
    A Blessing indeed! Here it is weirdly cold in SoCal. And we've just had days of rain! A true cold front. Almost thought I was back in the Netherlands.
    Funny though rain in SoCal is a blessing.
    We really need the "little rain" that we get.
    In the Netherlands I truly disliked and I guess never really appreciated God's water coming from above. An oh, how beautiful everything looks after a good Rain.
    Have a wonderful week in Him.
    Blessings...

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  21. mmm. I love good cantaloupe. Bad cantaloupe is the pits though!

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  22. We have sunshine and snowflakes all at once today. But I'm focusing on the sunshine! And my kiddos playing Guitar Hero in the background. I can't be cranky about winter whilst listening to them rock out to Dream On!

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  23. It's so strange.You guys call it cantaloupe and down here in Australia we call it Rockmelon..Either way I love it..xx

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  24. Anything with color this time of year is a good thing! Enjoy!

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  25. at least there's cantaloupe.

    i love it. on my 2nd one this week. :)

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  26. At least there's cantaloupe, that's right! Love u Shannan! :)

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  27. And I was complaining (in my mind) about the 69 degree temps...I felt a little chilly. :)

    That canaloupe looks so good. I'm not at my best in February either! I swear I've gained 10 lbs since injuring my foot. AAAHHHH!!!

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  28. How come the cantaloupe is so silly good right now?

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  29. Ya know... it's never really been my favorite either.. but the fact that you posted on this makes you one of my favorites... so there! LOL

    (So Becky tells me you are meeting up... I'm jealous and if I could fit in her suitcase I'd do it!!!!)

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  30. I love good cantaloupe. I despise sub-par cantaloupe and usually toss it on the compost pile. It's a fine line. Last summer I discovered Tuscan melons.....they seem to be more of a sure thing. I hate being disappointed by fruit. Especially at winter prices.
    I am, however, never disappointed by you.

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  31. that's funny...i just got one at the store yesterday...for .50!!!

    ahhh...a bit of summer in our mouths!

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