Have you ever noticed....
That you always get an itch when you are up to your elbows in soapsuds? Or have wet hands from chopping vegetables? Why do I always get an itch when my hands are wet?... Read more
Black Gram Recipe
A couple of you responded to my Thanksgiving blog by asking what black gram is. It's also known as "urid dal", split and peeled black gram. It's a favorite at my house.
Black Gram in Spicy Sauce:
9 oz urid dal soaked at least 8 hours... Read more
I'm taking a break. I am the cook, there will be 17 of us: Mom, my brother, one of his sons, my sister, her son, her husband, three of my sons, two with wives and kids, my husband and me. It's a fairly small house with a small kitchen, but I ... Read more
My father died 16 years ago today
I remember it like it was yesterday. I don't know how it happened, but all three of us kids were there with Mom that day, the old family of 5 we grew up with. He died on 11/11. We all thought that was God's will, the house we grew up in and t... Read more
My friend is dying.
I hear yesterday. She is 73 years old and still working because she says she can't afford to retire. She has had to bail her husband out of major debt twice, and they are both still working to have enough money to retire. Her biggest fear in ... Read more
But those pictures look so GOOD!
I got the flyer for promotions at Sam's Club, and the cover photo looked so colorful, so festive! It was a picnic with all the food you can buy at Sam's.
Upon closer examination, I couldn't eat any of it, or at least not at the same picnic... Read more
I moved to this town 42 years ago today.
When we moved here, I was 26, and my kids were 5, 3 1/2 and 6 months. They are long married with kids of their own now.
And I am now one of those old-timers who "remembers when".
I remember when there was only one road in and out, and... Read more
I'm 68 Years Old Today
Where did the years go? June is a wonderful month for a birthday, the long warm days make it extra special.
I had a peaceful, ordinary day. My husband remembered when his son reminded him, my mother hasn't mentioned it. She has dementia,... Read more
I am making my usual weekly meal plan, using my friends, my many WW cookbooks. I am amazed at the number of dessert recipes in WW cookbooks. I haven't made very many of them over the years.
Now that I am at goal, you'd think I can now add... Read more
Today I have 40 Years of Continuous Sobriety
40 years!! I am amazed myself. It has only been possible by the Grace of a loving God, and the support of an amazing fellowship.
I had lost my weight on WW 6 years before, so you'd think I understood something about addiction, but I didn'... Read more
Stabbing Over French Fries??
It seems that a woman in England was so upset that her boyfriend ate all the french fries, that she got a knife, slapped him, then stabbed him in the shoulder. The boyfriend is OK, fortunately. It happened at a friend's house, so I guess they ... Read more
Today is the day toward which we have been working so hard!!
May we all have the Best Christmas Day Ever!!... Read more
Crappy Bonus Points are Depressing!
I shouldn't start my day with spinning for points on Spark. Of all the stupid things that get me down, it's crappy points. Which falls squarely in the category of Things I Can Do Nothing About.
Let's see if I can counterbalance the low spi... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving To You All!!
It's just one turkey dinner! I can do this!!
With a Redskins game for dessert, though I fear that won't turn out as well as the dinner.
A great, happy day to you all!!... Read more
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My Father Died 15 years Ago Today.
He died on 11/11, Veteran's Day, 2001. I remember at the funeral home, I was with Mom and my brother, and when the man asked the date of death, we said "11/11", which was the street address of the house we kids grew up in. It seemed an omen.
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