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.

What Time Is It? Damon Is On His Way South!!

Where I live, it is 6:49PM on Tuesday November 18.  I think it is unnecessary to put the year.  I’m hoping you all know that already.  What freaks me out is: it is tomorrow in some places.  Like’ it’s almost 1:00PM in the afternoon tomorrow in Auckland, New Zealand.  Now, I know people there.  I find it so weird to think they are living in my tomorrow at the same time I am living in their yesterday.

It’s the little things in life, eh?

Now if  “Scotty” could beam me over there,  would I be 18 hours older in the second it took me to get there? I’d be in tomorrow land.

Sometimes I think of the weirdest stuff.

OK, enough of the space and time continuum.

Damon left to go South tonight at about 5:30 PM my time.  We took some photos of the tearful goodbye.  Who knows when I will see him again.

Damon saying goodbye to his beloved cat Yoda. The cat I will never let him have even though it is technically his.


Obie, Damon and the Wasband


Damon and me just before he leaves


Damon and Me–The final teary goodbye!!!  I’m wearing my old fat pants–they make me look even bigger!!


Sarah was still at work so she wasn’t home when he left.  He wrote her a nice thank you letter.

He’s been gone two hours.  I’ve already talked to him three times on his cell phone.

He’s actually headed west to Syracuse, N.Y. to visit his girlfriend for one night before he goes South.  Only a couple of days out of his way but I suppose there is really no hurry to go South.  It’ll be there when he gets there.

Home Again, Home Again!! Happy Birthday Dad!!!

The last time I saw my son was on December 27th, 2007.  It was a heartfelt reunion.  I have missed him dearly.  I got the biggest hug from him ever. Then he told me how thin I felt to him.  He drove all night to get here.  He likes to drive on long trips at night.  It took him about 10 hours because he made some stops to rest.  It’s about 500 miles.

His sister said he can stay at the house for a couple of days but that’s all.  Now he has to decide where to go next.  I think it will be towards South Carolina.   He managed to drive the minivan all the way home.  I’m amazed the thing made it.  The transmission is shot.  It’s going to have to be junked which will leave him without a vehicle when he leaves here.

Damon and Yoda–So happy to see each other!!

I took this photo this morning just after he got home.  It’s a little blurry because I got no sleep last night.  We had a good day today.  In the afternoon we went and got him lunch and went down to the beach and then took a ride and just talked.  He finally got so tired I had to take him home so he could finally get some sleep.

Today would be my father’s 94th birthday if he were still here.   Happy Birthday Dad!!!

I might be a little scarce over the next couple of days so I can spend some time with Damon.

Damon Is Fine!! Includes Directions On How To Make Fake Snot!! I Kid You Not!!!

I don’t think the Doctors know what he has but it’s not meningitis.  It probably is just some sort of weird virus.  If it gets worse he’ll go back to the ER. Thanks for all your thoughts, well wishes and prayers.

My cold got a little worse but not by much. Now I have laryngitis.  I try to talk to the kitties and nothing comes out except for some kind of croaking sound.  The kitties don’t care.  They never listen to me anyway.

I just scanned this.  It was with some coupons and I started to throw it away and then I realized what it said. “Cool Science Projects For Kids”  Exactly what is this teaching them?  Though it could be fun to make but I’ve got the real stuff going right now.  I don’t need any fake stuff. I’ve got plenty to spare. There was a coupon for “Spam”.  I’ll pass on that too.

My Son Is At The ER in Buffalo!

My son went to the ER in Buffalo yesterday because he felt really sick.  He was vomiting , had a bad headache, stiff neck, sore joints and I don’t know what else.  They wanted to give him a spinal tap and I think that made him nervous and he left.  He called me today and told me and I had him go right back to the ER.  They also wanted to do a Cat scan of his brain which means they suspect a possibility of meningitis.  It could be just a plain simple virus. I sure hope that’s all it is.

I am sitting here by the phone waiting.  I’m sure it will be hours before we know anything. I’ll keep you all posted.

Insight To My Heart– A Song Meme To My Son

I got tagged by Wendy at Life With Buck to do this meme that was created by Little Miss Sew ‘N Sew
and Wendy.

Rules forInsight To My Heart”:

Post the song that just gets to you every time you hear it.

This song has always gotten to me.  You are all going to recognize it.  It really doesn’t need an introduction.  This song reaches out to me on so many different levels.  I’ve posted the lyrics also.  I picked this version because the crowd in the audience was so moved by it too.

This song is dedicated to my son. The first stanza is him.

You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good bye.

Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,
Their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

Tribute to My Son

 This is just an experiment to see if it would work.  These are just a few of my son’s fishing photos. Fishing is his passion.  Hopefully he will get to do some fishing soon.  There are not a lot of fish to catch in Buffalo right now.