Bean Meaning

Why am I showing you this bag of beans that look like little cows? Read on!
Why am I showing you this bag of beans that look like little cows? Read on!

I am home again today, taking another sick day. I am doing this for two reasons. 1. So I don’t spread my illness those around me, particularly my coworkers. 2. In recent years, I have found that despite being able to work when I am sick, I get well faster when I stay home.

Thought for Today...

There is a saying in journalism: “I have ink in my blood.” This parallels school slogans like, “I bleed black and gold.”

I, however, feel like I am more of a photographer than a journalist, so my slogan might be, “I have developer in my veins.” I know. Kinda gross.

Today’s biggest surprises were found at Wal Mart, where I went for cold medication and basic supplies. Normally we don’t think of big box stores as places that can make us smile.

Our Anasazi beans sit on a colander after I washed them in preparation for the crock pot. Aren't they beautiful?
Our Anasazi beans sit on a colander after I washed them in preparation for the crock pot. Aren’t they beautiful?

The first was a huge bin full of stuffed ladybugs; I brought one home for Abby, who I know loves ladybugs.

The second was on the bean aisle. I know, a surprising bean? The beans I saw were Anasazi beans from Adobe Milling Company of Dove Creek, Colorado. On our travels, Abby and I have passed through the sleepy town of Dove Creek maybe a dozen times over the years, usually on our route home from Moab, Utah. I also love the idea of eating a product grown in high country sunshine.

Name Those Beans...
The bean bag says Anasazi means “ancient ones,” but in the Navajo language it actually means “ancient enemy.”

Seeing the bag of beans with the same logo I remember from the bean mill in Dove Creek definitely made me smile. I bought them and brought them home to Abby, who also smiled, and suggested we have them for dinner.

Abby smiles as she poses with her pre-Valentine's Day ladybug. Abby and I both love ladybugs.
Abby smiles as she poses with her pre-Valentine’s Day ladybug. Abby and I both love ladybugs.
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