2017 Kickoff of #soupsuppersunday

It's that time of year again... #soupsuppersunday will begin this Sunday, September 24, 2017.  Show up between 4-7:00pm for a bowl of soup.  It really is that simple.  

During the cooler months of the year, I make a big pot of soup on Sundays.  A few years ago, I realized I always made too much soup and thought it would be great if people came over to share it with me.  I started sharing the invitation on social media and thus began our tradition of #soupsuppersunday.  I make soup and we eat it until it's gone.  If no one shows up, we have leftover soup for the rest of the week.  Win. Win. 

Still have questions?

Q:  Are you serious? A: YES!  I wouldn't invite you over if I wasn't serious.  It's a standing invitation.  I really, really want people to come over for soup.

Q: Does anyone ever show up? A:  Most of the time, but there is always room for more.  (Most people don't believe me.)

Q: What's the catch? A:  No catch.  Honest.  I just figured I always have extra soup so why not share?!  I won't ask for money, donations or make you sit through a network marketing presentation.

Q:  Do I have to bring anything? A:  Just your appetite and sense of humor.

Q:  What's the dress code? A:  Extremely casual.  (You'll probably find me in my fuzzy pajamas.)

Q:  Can I get the recipe? A: YES!  But you have to attend a #soupsuppersunday at least once.

Q:  Where's the menu? A:  The soup selection varies from week to week (depending on my mood.)  I'll post the days selection on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter every Sunday morning.  Or you can always call me to see what I'm serving that day.  On Twitter: (The easiest way to see the latest news about me.  And no, you don't have to have a Twitter account to view my "Tweets.")  On Facebook: (Posts are public, but you must have a Facebook account to view.)

Or... you can just check back here www.kellirocha.com to see the my Instagram posts on the right side of the page.

Q: Where do you live? A: If you need the address, contact me through the usual channels:  Cell phone, home phone, Facebook, text, Tweet, email, smoke signal, etc.  I'm easy to find.


Shark Week 2017

Steel called me out on a social media post from last week.  He was commenting on how I was “celebrating Jameson’s First Shark Week*.”  He said since Jameson won’t remember his first Shark Week, I was really celebrating MY first Shark Week with Jameson.
Guilty.  And further more, I’m not apologetic.

This is not the first “first” that we’ve celebrated.  And I will admit that it’s more for my enjoyment at this point but so what?!  Isn’t that one of the perks of becoming a grandparent?  I certainly think so.  So this time it was Shark Week.  And although Jameson won’t remember it, he had a great time!

I’ve been planning this for a while.  (All important traditions require preparation.)  Jameson had 2 different outfits with sharks (Osh-Kosh overalls of course) to wear for the occasion.  We purchased these months ago and fortunately, they still fit.  We also created some special snacks for Shark Week viewing.  (None of which Jameson can consume at this stage.)

For the past several weeks (of summer vacation) some of the neighbor girls have been helping me catch up on my kid movies.  (I was woefully behind since my own children grew up.)  Each week the girls come over and we watch a couple of movies on a required viewing list they created for me last fall.  We call these “Movie Days.”

Since the girls we coming over during Shark Week (and they had never participated in a “Shark Week”) I decided to combine the two events.  I have to admit they were a little leery at first, but they soon became interested in the shows (and I daresay learned a few things about sharks too.  They admitted to me that their prior knowledge of sharks consisted of things they learned from Finding Nemo, Finding Dory and Moana.)  While the youngest went home a little early I think the two older girls enjoyed the programming.

Next year will be the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week so we’ll have to do something really special.  In the meantime, I’m preparing for more of Jameson’s “firsts” (my first trip to Disneyland with Jameson.)


*Shark Week is an annual, week-long TV programming block created by the Discovery Channel, which features shark-based programming. Shark Week originally premiered on July 17, 1988.