Monday WW Meeting/Crazy Comment/Recipe/And Whatever Else I Can Think Of

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The above came in as a comment today on my last post.   Do these people who write these comments really expect that we will post them or visit their websites or do anything other than press DELETE as fast as we can?

I know you probably get the same ones but it just makes me laugh when you see the misspelled words and poor grammar.

I LOST 2 POUNDS THIS PAST WEEK.  ( Why is the 2 so little?)

 DAY 14-I didn’t post last night but I kept within the bounds of points.

Day 15

  • coffee    1
  • Lunch at a restaurant     sushi 5,   1/2  grilled chicken sandwich (which was overcooked)  4
  • yogurt   1
  • supper   Asian pineapple chicken–recipe to follow  9

total 20 points so I can have a few snacks later

Asian pineapple chicken recipe

 Cut  3 boneless, skinless.  raw,  chicken breasts  into bite size pieces

       saute with a small amount of oil until cooked through and put aside

Meanwhile cook 1 cup of dry white basmati rice in Fat Free chicken broth or water  (  1 cup rice to 2 cups water– add rice to boiling broth or water and turn down heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.  Don’t stir or lift cover during cooking. After 10 minutes turn off heat and let sit for at least 10 minutes. 

In the meantime saute 1 medium sliced onion in a small amount of olive oil until soft,  add 1 medium zucchini sliced into thin slices and quartered, add about 6 or 7 crimini or baby bella mushrooms sliced.  Saute until zucchini is soft.   Add cooked chicken to  vegetables.

Open can of pineapples ( 20 oz. can packed in pineapple juice.   Drain juice and put juice  in a bowl.  Add the pineapples to chicken & veggies.

To the bowl of pineapple juice add  1TBL cornstarch, 1 TBL soy sauce, 1 TBL fresh ginger or crushed ginger in a jar (not ginger powder) mix thoroughly and add to chicken  and veggies.

Simmer until the sauce starts to thicken.

  Spray 2 1/2 quart casserole  dish  with olive oil or Pam.   Layer cooked rice in the bottom of  casserole dish.    Pour chicken/vegetable  stuff on top.  Cook , covered, in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes to blend flavors.


Wow, I hope I didn’t screw up the recipe when I typed it.  Any questions I will answer.  It is actually easy to make and very tasty.

Today Sarah and the baby and I met friends who came over on the boat to visit.  We went to lunch where I didn’t eat the french fries which came with my sandwich.

  • coffee   1
  • lunch restaurant/   sushi  5
  • grilled chicken sandwich  4  (very dry)
  • yogurt   1
  • supper  Asian pineapple chicken  9
  • Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich   3

I’m sure I am forgetting something but OH WELL!

Thanksgiving Desserts

So I am hacking into my mother’s blog to ask if anyone has any good ideas for a really fun creative dessert to bring to Thanksgiving with my husband’s family…….FYI they don’t serve turkey they serve lobster.


The Daughter

It’s me, JOAN

OMG, I just nearly went nuts. I saw this post but only the title and the date and I’m thinking–That’s it, I’ve finally gone off the deep end. I wrote a post today and don’t remember doing it.

Then I start to read it and I’m wondering why I’m writing about my mother–she’s dead and never ever made desserts when she was alive.

I’m glad to know Sarah is asking for recipes because at least I know I’m not totally whacked. I don’t mind if I can’t remember yesterday but not remembering today would be creepy.

Oh, give her some recipes and make them difficult. I’m not making dessert. Love you Sarah

Going To The Vineyard!!

Tomorrow morning Sarah and I are going to Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend. I will miss weight watchers but I think I have lost about 2 pounds this week. Sarah got tickets to the play “It’s A Wonderful Life”. We have front row seats thanks to the wheel chair. They are having a great Christmas celebration over the weekend in Edgartown.

To me, doing things like this with Sarah is what Christmas is all about. I am really looking forward to this.

Your pregnancy: 14 weeks

How your baby’s growing:

This week’s big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he’ll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you’re having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.In other news: Your baby’s stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body’s growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that’s in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He’s starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby’s liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it’s doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can’t feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist’s hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

So baby has gone from a shrimp to a lemon. I wonder if they will continue to compare baby to food. I guess baby will be an orange soon.

I did what little shopping I had to do on Amazon today. The Vineyard has some awesome shops so I might pick up a few things there.

I have to make this short because it’s late and I have to pack and get ready for tomorrow. I hope you all have a great weekend. I will try to post tomorrow while Sarah is working. I will take lots of photos too.

Awesome Weight Watchers Saturday!

I FREAKIN’ LOST 5.8 pounds.  I was totally shocked.  I knew I had done well but not that well.  That pushes my total to 92.4 pounds and I wanted to lose 100 pounds by Christmas and I just might make that goal.

So I’m thinking that the way to lose weight is to just have a pregnant daughter.  It’s working for me.  Unfortunately not for her but that’s a good thing.  Her weight gain is “New Baby ” weight.

How your baby’s growing:

Fingerprints have formed on your baby’s tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you’re having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce.


I thought of this wonderful thing to post about in the middle of the night and now I can’t remember it.  I couldn’t fall asleep last night and was on the computer from about 2:30 AM to about 4:00 AM.  I finally fell asleep about 5:00 AM.   I don’t know why I am getting insomnia all of a sudden.  Well, it’s not really all of a sudden.  I have had it on and off (mostly on) for years.  It’s just worse this week.  Oh well, I’m sure it will pop into my head at some point.


Damon got a job as a delivery person for a food service company.  He starts Monday. I hope it works out. It sounds sketchy.  He gets paid on tips and commission.  I don’t understand how that works when you are delivering stuff and not selling it.   He also will be paid in cash.  I just hope he is not getting scammed again.

He also might have a room to rent.  He is meeting the guy tonight.  The man happens to work for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in the summer which is in the next town over from me.  He is a scientist., supposedly.  I hope he is not some pervert.  He’s taking Damon to a hockey game.  He is supposedly married.

Damon is in Charleston, SC.  I guess he will be there for a while until something better comes up.  It’s on the ocean at least.  He says it seems to be a nice place.

I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner and I haven’t been shopping once.  I think Sarah and I will hit a few stores this weekend.

Oh, next weekend I am spending  it on Martha’s Vineyard with Sarah.  They have a big Christmas celebration and great shops.  I will stay over Saturday night and she is trying to get tickets to the play  “It’s A Wonderful Life”.  I am really looking forward to that and then Sunday night we have a party to go to.

OK, that’s it for now. I know I will have a good post coming up when I remember what it is.

Weight Watchers Saturday and Other Nonsense

I was happy with my weight loss this week.  I lost 1.8 pounds.  It was a good meeting.  The leader passed out cards and asked us 3 questions and we were to write down the answers.  One of the questions was ” What could you do to make your family meals more appealing?” You were suppose to write the first thing that came to mind.  I already go to extremes to do that for my family.  I serve my meals on nice plates not paper ones.  They are good, hearty appetizing meals.  I put a lot of effort into my cooking.  I even think about colors when I cook and will use a red pepper vs. a green one when I need some color.

So I wrote  ” Carving little vegetables into flowers.”  Yea, like I am going to really do that.  I don’t think so.  But it was the first thing that came to mind because I couldn’t think of anything else.  Some of the weight watcher women thought I actually did that.

I can see myself spending the afternoon carving sweet potatoes into fish.  I don’t think so.  I’ve got better things to do.  I have blogging.

I realized today that when I sit down to write a blog I usually have no idea in my head what I am going to write about.  I just start typing. I guess it goes to show you I don’t think too much about anything serious. But that’s also how I keep sane and silly. Which is just where I want to be right now in the twilight of my years.  Am I in the twilight of my years yet?  When exactly does that happen?

So I did a google image search for twilight years and came up with this.

Ha! Ha!  Now that’s more like it.  That’s exactly where and when I live.  The Freakin’ Twilight Zone.  Perfect!!!!

Speaking of Halloween.  My daughter and her hubby went to a friend’s house last night.  My son went to a bar to see his friend’s band, the wasband was doing a card show and I was abandoned and left alone to deal with the trick or treaters.  I bought candy.  No one showed up.  Not one little kid.  I was sort of disappointed but I also sort of figured no one would come from past years.

Sarah leaves for Puerto Rico tomorrow with her bosses and a couple of co-workers for a business trip. She’ll be gone 6 days and is leaving me alone with the men of the house. I wish I could stow away on board the plane with my drugs and alcohol because that’s the way I fly. But I guess I can’t.

This is where she is staying.  Not too shabby.

I Leave Tomorrow For Martha’s Vineyard! Also Tomorrow is my 39th Wedding Anniversery!!

So tomorrow starts my big three day weekend on the Vineyard.

The concert will be in Oak Bluffs.  I will be selling tickets in the VIP area. I will have my camera ready.  Hopefully everyone will be nice to me.  I don’t want to deal with any dumbasses and I’m sure they don’t want to be on You Tube.

You’d think I was flying across the world instead of taking a 45 minute boat ride to an island 5 miles away.  I have lists and then more lists.

My lists.  See if you can make sense of them.

Obie will take me to the boat and get me on with my wheelchair and luggage and Sarah will meet me on the other side and help me off the boat.  I will have to walk up a rather large hill because it would be too hard for her to push me in the wheelchair but I can stop and sit in the wheel chair to rest.   Hopefully I won’t roll back all the way down the hill at high speed and end up in the ocean.  But if I do I’ll have Sarah take a video of it.

My childhood friend Nancy and her whole family, coincidentally, are going to be on the Island on Monday so we will have lunch with them.  She’ll have her first new (5 months old) grandchild with her. I can’t wait to see him.  We will eat at the Seafood Shanty.

Saturday night we will go to dinner with Sarah’s two bosses.  That will be fun too.  I don’t know where we are going to dinner.

Then to top it all off tomorrow is my 39th wedding anniversary.  That is if I was still married.  But the Wasband and I are going to celebrate it on Monday night along with his ex-girlfriend, Meg, and his currant girlfriend, Leslie.  He is taking us all to see Coco Montoya, a blues guitarist at Chan’s in Woonsocket, R.I., the town I was born in.  We’ll have dinner there too. That will be fun too because we all get along great. I don’t know too many guys who could pull that off and have all the women be happy.

Sarah and Wasband at her wedding 4 years ago

The wasband and I at our wedding 39 years ago tomorrow.

I’m going to my weight watchers meeting in the morning. I was going to skip it but I shouldn’t.  It will remind me how to eat in restaurants so I don’t screw up.  Then I will take the 1:00 PM boat out of Woods Hole. I’ll take lots of photos and video.  I might be able to blog on Sarah’a laptop to keep you all up to date.

Two Days Of Fun In The Sun!! Wasband Has Sandwich Stolen By a Seagull!! Damon in Alaska!!

Oh, I so wish I had video of the Wasband on Sunday.  We all decided to go to the beach:  Me, Sarah, Obie, Wasband and his friend Leslie.  Sarah had to leave to go get Obie.  Leslie and Barry decided to eat their sandwiches.  I warned them of the dire consequences of doing this on the beach with those extremely aggressive FREAKIN’ SEAGULLS flying around.  He hadn’t taken one bite of his sandwich and a seagull swooped in from behind him, landed on his leg and swiped his sandwich.  I could hardly breath I was laughing so much.  I tried to video tape the after shock that Barry seemed to be going through but I was so hysterically laughing I forgot to turn the camera on. Just remember, I did not refer to anyone as a dumbass but it sure wasn’t the seagull.

After the beach we had to go to a memorial concert.  Our next door neighbor’s ( the ones I have lived near for 34 years and actually speak to) son passed away a few weeks ago.  He was only 45 years old.  I’d known him since he was eleven. He was a rock musician. His birthday was yesterday and they held a party anyway as a benefit. Lots of people came to honor him. There were about 5 bands and we ended up staying for three hours. They were selling 2 freshly grilled hamburgers, with chips, potato salad, baked beans for $5. I didn’t eat anything.  I did have 2 Bud Lights but I counted the points.

The motorcycle guys

One of the bands.  We sat way in the back.  It was very, very loud.

Sarah’s knees, Leslie and the Wasband

Today, Sarah and I went to the beach again.  We went to a different beach and the seagulls weren’t so bad so we carefully ate our sandwiches and none were stolen.  I didn’t have my camera with me because I forgot to charge the battery.

Oh, and on Sunday after the wasband’s sandwich was stolen, a woman came up to us and said the same thing just happened to her husband.

So I had a busy two days and am now behind in my comments.  I’ll catch up soon.

Damon’s girlfriend, Anna,  just sent me 250 photos of them and Alaska. I will post two now but write a post about their adventures soon.  Damon and his girlfriend Anna both left comments on here.  I cried when I read them. I’m such a baby.

Damon loves catching salmon.

I don’t know why sitting at the beach makes me so tired, but it does, so I will catch up with evreyone tomorrow.

I Relapsed–Not on Alcohol or Drugs But Fat Free Pringles!!

I missed my weight watcher’s meeting last week but went today knowing I had relapsed and eaten too many Fat Free Pringles. I can never, ever buy them again. You know the old saying “Bet you just can’t eat one”? Well, that holds true for me with FF Pringles. I can eat a whole box at one sitting and I have eaten probably 5 in the last two weeks.

Damn you to Hell you FF Pringles!! I have no control over you!!

I gained 1 1/2 pounds!!!

I think I have learned my lesson.

I talked to my daughter about it and she said not to worry.  She said “Mom, how many people do you know  who have lost as much weight as you?”.  She knows just what to say to make me feel good and motivate me.

I’d like to say that I felt like a loser but I can’t because I didn’t lose anything. I’m a gainer. What ever the hell that means. But I will NOT give up.  It’s just a minor setback.

There goes listening to music of the 50’s cause I’m back in the 60’s.   I wonder if I subconsciously did it purposefully because I like the music from the 60’s better?

On a brighter note, I get to go to the Martha’s Vineyard Music Festival next weekend with Sarah.  I will stay with her for two nights at her apartment.  This is the first time in over 10 years that I sleep other than at home except for my 4 week stint in the hospital which doesn’t count because that was not a vacation.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ocean Park Opens At 1:30 PM
Performances Begin Promptly At 3:00 PM

Gladys Knight
with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart
The Neville Brothers
Kate Taylor
Steel Pulse
Willy Mason
Entrain with Phil DaRosa
Manami Morita Quartet

The one thing we have to do is donate our time in the name of her store for a few hours.  That also gets us in for free because the tickets are $80 bucks a piece. They know I am disabled so I will probably be seated to accept tickets.

Saturday night we will go out to dinner with Sarah’s two bosses M and C. I’m looking forward to that. I’ve never really gotten a chance to sit down and chat with them. They have been very good to her and I will enjoy getting to know them better.

She will work on Saturday and I can sit on her porch which overlooks the harbor and use her laptop. I will be taking lots of video and photos.  Her porch also overlooks the main Street of Vineyard Haven. There will probably be famous people on the island so hopefully I can get some photos. Oh, if I could just get some video of famous people doing dumbass stuff.


HillBilly–It’s easier to have them both in one photo. They vacation on the Vineyard almost every summer. There’s a chance they could be at the concert.  It is considered the Vineyard’s biggest cultural affair of the summer.

Imagine me at a cultural affair. Ha! Ha!  I sure hope it’s casual because I will be dressing casually.

Brutally Attacked by Crazed Seagull at the Beach Today!! With Video!

Well, maybe not exactly brutally,  but the damn seagull stole my sandwich that I made myself right out of my hand. I do have a short video of the horrific aftermath.  You can see the bird (the fucker, which I actually yelled that at him in the video) eating the rest of my sandwich.

First I have a video from my car and I am not driving. SO DO NOT BE AFRAID!! Only 1min 39 seconds.

This next video is just before the thieving bird got my sandwich. Short only 21 seconds.

The last video shows the seagull eating the remnants of my sandwich. Short only 30 seconds.

I try not to take videos that are too long so you won’t get bored.

I also bought a freakin’ bathing suit today.  The first one I have bought in so many years I can’t even remember. I guarantee one thing:  YOU WILL NEVER SEE ME IN IT.

I am going to catch up tomorrow on making comments here and reading your blogs.

Oh, I was interviewed on Anonymum’s blog “The Nook of Oz” today. So please go check it out.  After that interview you will know a helluva lot more about me than you ever did.

True Confessions of a Human Dumbass–Part II

OK, We’ve all decided I’m only human but geez, I still make some dumbass mistakes. And I have the nerve to get a hold of a camcorder to video people doing dumbass stuff.  I wonder who is taking videos of me?  I need binoculars.

My neighbors might be videotaping me at this very moment.  I sit in the picture window and there aren’t any curtains.  The whole world could be watching me. There may already be YouTubes  up of me doing dumbass stuff.  Yikes!! OK, a little too paranoid here.

OMG,  I forgot to tell you,  Sarah’s car was broken into on Monday night.  After bringing all the groceries in the house we forgot to lock the car.  The one freakin’ night we don’t lock it they get in and steal her Sirius Radio worth about $270.


The stupid dumbasses didn’t even steal her $300 pair of sunglasses.  Yes, she has a sunglasses addiction.

Now here is my theory.  I went to bed at 1:30 AM and couldn’t sleep and got up about 2:30 AM to get on the computer in the living room.  I turned on the light and I wonder if I scared them away.  They even left the loose change in the car (about $10 worth)  and instead of unplugging the radio from the cigarette lighter they just ripped the wire like they were in a mad hurry.

So I went to the police station on Tuesday morning to report it and a woman walks in to report her two cars were also broken into and she lives right around the corner from me.  She said she never locks her cars.  I bet she will now.

I thought of a few more confessions I need to get off my chest which is actually getting smaller.  So before it disappears altogether I should make my confessions now.

My first confession is I didn’t post a Weight Watchers Saturday update this week because Weight Watchers Saturday sort of sucked.  I only lost .2 pounds.  That’s point 2 not to be confused with 2.  I know I shouldn’t let it bother me.  I did lose something but I was on a roll having lost 3.5 one week and then 4 the next week.  WTF happened?  I eat the same damn food every week except for the possibility that I ate too many FF Pringles.

“Olean® allows snack manufacturers to make great tasting, low calorie, zero fat savory snacks – an excellent alternative to full-fat snacks. A diet high in fat and calories can contribute to obesity, increased risk of heart disease and an increased risk of certain kinds of cancers. By reducing calories and fat from the diet and adopting a healthy lifestyle, people can lessen their chances of having to battle the pains of obesity, heart disease and cancer. Benefits of Olean brand Olestra
Olean contributes zero total fat, zero saturated fat, and zero trans fat and as a result can assist individuals trying to eliminate fat, calories and trans fat from their diets by offering unique health and taste benefits. As millions of consumers have found, Olean snacks are a great tasting option when looking to manage calories and fat. Both Pringles Light and Frito-Lay Light products contain Olean.”

What they neglect to say is that if you eat too much Olean you get diarrhea.  They also neglect to say that you’re never going to look like that woman in their photo and they also neglect to say that if you eat three boxes of FF Pringles in the dark in one week you aren’t going to lose weight. So I have decided to stop eating FF Pringles because I have no control over them.  I already ate two boxes this week so I don’t think I’m going to have a good WW Saturday this week either.

My only other confession I will make today, because this post is already getting too long,  is when Sarah was about 4 or 5 months old I dropped her on her head.

She was in her high chair but I had forgotten to strap her in. I turned around for one second and then I heard the clunk and she’s on the floor crying.  I was convinced she would be brain damaged.  It actually must have done her some good because she turned out so smart but it scared the hell out of me at the time.

Well, I have to go make a crockpot of “Rosemary Cashew Chicken”.  I hope all my good cooking makes up for locking Sarah in a running car and dropping her on her head.

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