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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

groundhog day, its cold here, no neuro appt, heritage ministries

its groundhog day
if its cloudy its good
if its sunny its bad
well maybe itll be good
if he sees his shadow thats more weeks of bad weather
if he doesnt see his shadow thats means early spring

come on punxsutawnwy phil do your thing
we want early spring

its so cold that it would freeze a ........
its so cold that words freeze in the air
it so cold that we emptied the freezer and got inside to stay warm
its so cold that the snowflakes froze in the air
its so cold that the politicians put their hands in their own pockets
its so cold that you have to kick a hole in the air to go outside
its so cold here im going to just stay inside and keep my wood
stove going all day

now appreciate living where i do as up north this is what they
put up with all year

weather too bad to get to appointment
will update when appointment is redone

this is not a plug for religious stuff
its a plug for a good stop off place to eat when
traveling between waco texas and dallas texas

yesterday my wife she and i did not make it to my appointment
in dallas because of the ice and cold weather that prevented us
from making it all the way there

we decided to stop off here for lunch
we had the jalapeño sweet potato soup that warms you up
from the heat of the soup and the mild heat from the jalapeño
plus we sat in front of the fireplace
we also had the turkey wrap and their home made pecan pie
with a cup of coffee (me) and a cup of hot tea (my wife she)
we felt better and warmer when we left

we also bought 3 of their home made cheeses-roasted garllic
montasio, the horseradish pecan cheddar, and the blueberry havarti

a bad thing can definitely be a good thing

the heritage ministries is a religious group that raises its own
meats, grains, vegetables, herbs, milk, makes their own cheeses
on a 500 acre farm-of course all done organically
they hand make furniture, have their own grist mill, own forge,
and do fiber crafts
they have a gift shop and a country store
they also provide self tours of their operations
its located near  a small town called elm mott just north of waco

their website is www.homesteadheritage.com
worth the stop

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Keep warm Doc, just looked and it's 10 degrees here near Salado. Glad you mentioned the Homestead Heritage, been wanting to go there and always forget. Didn't know they had a cafe. Guess Linda and I'll have to get up there since we now know the food is good. Jalapeno sweet potato soup????, some things just don't sound like they should go together. God Bless

  2. rn
    try it its very good
    especially in this weather

  3. I need to check that place out, sounds great, might make for a good day trip in the spring! Got my onions planted in the garden on Saturday, haven't been out to check them since the cold snap hit, hope they are ok. Sure do enjoy following your blog and keeping up with your progess and your tips. We had 11 degrees outside of Bertram this morning, sure wished I could have stayed home and sat by the fire. Wish David was still here, he loved this kind of weather and mostly loved cooking different soups this time of year, miss that alot. Take care and stay warm, I'm hoping for a snow day on Friday!

    Jeananne Cox

  4. thaks jc
    ate homemade soup for lunch
    looks like lisd may close today

  5. Miss you! My kids still don't get it when we go in and you are not there!

    Eric's extended family lives in homestead heritage "compound". It's great place to take kids in the spring. The paths, gardens and animals are so fun! They also have a huge festival in the fall.

  6. mw
    miss seeing your kids
    good luck w them
    tell em all hi
    d is interviewing new doc tonight

  7. mw
    wish id known that
    my wife she and i did a real quicky tour last time
    hope to do a longer one this spring summer or fall and look at the gardens etc more
    love to eat in the cafe
    am jealous