It’s a Wonderful Life!

I have to admit, life has been good to me over the last year. After going through some rough years I was beginning to wonder when things might fall into place.  I finally feel at ease with my life and I am really happy about that.  Don’t get be wrong I don’t sleep on a bed of roses nor would I want to.  I can’t even imagine how that could be a good thing what with the thorns and all but Life is good.

And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle

So I went to the Vineyard with Sarah on Saturday.  I stayed up in the apartment until she got out of work and then we went to see the play  “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  It was excellent.  They did it as if it were a radio play back in the 40’s. You could see the special effects guy making all the sounds as if he were in the radio station.  They even sang little radio commercials in between acts.

The next day we went shopping.  We went to a beautiful sheep farm where they sold nice gifts, to a chocolate store ( I stayed in the car), and we did a lot of shopping in Vineyard Haven.

Vineyard Haven.  You can see Sarah’s store across the street.

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Sarah and I

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On Monday Sarah and the Wasband and I went to the Imax theater to see   “The Day The Earth Stood Still”.  I enjoyed it but I liked the original version better.

This is a video of Barry trying to push the wheel chair up the ramp at the mall while trying to tell Sarah of our last trip here with Leslie when we went to see Waterfire in Providence. On that trip he and I ended up hysterically laughing because he couldn’ t seem to push me up the hill.

Sarah and I still have a lot of baking and making of gifts to do.  I can’t believe Christmas is next week.  We have our tree up but we will decorate it tonight.  Sarah and Barry did outdoor lights last night. It’s getting to feel a lot like Christmas.

Weight Watcher Saturday!! Waterfire Providence!!

The truth is I have missed my last two weight watcher meetings. My weight gain today proves that I shouldn’t miss meetings. In the past two months I have only been to 6 meetings. I have gained 5.6 pounds over the last few weeks.  Well, all I can say is that it is a lesson well learned. Proves the weight watcher point that if you attend meetings you lose more weight.

My weight watcher leader told me to just consider it a vacation.  Well, the vacation is over and I am back on track.  I don’t want all my past efforts to go down the drain.

My weight watcher leader, Lorraine, has started a blog.  It is called “Losing with Lorraine”.  Go here to visit her.

I hope you all take a trip over to her blog and tell her I sent you.  She will be posting recipes and just being her usual self, funny and very motivational. I know I couldn’t have lost the weight I have lost without her.

I am going to Providence, R.I. today to see The Waterfire.

“WaterFire Providence®, the award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s one hundred sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city.”

The wasband and his girlfriend are taking me.  Unfortunately for Barry he will be pushing me in the wheelchair because it involves a lot of walking for him, not me.   I have always wanted to see it.  I guess it is quite a sight. I will post photos when I return.

We are also going to visit my wasband’s Dad in the nursing home.  He is 97 and still functioning.  I’m looking forward to seeing him. He’s always been like a father to me.

To top it all off Barry is going to take us on a tour of all the houses I’ve lived in Rhode Island and there are many.  There will be photos.

I tried to read as many blogs as I could yesterday.  If I missed you I will be catching up soon.