Amazingly, despite the fact I’ve done nothing but eat the past few weeks, my weight has remained stable. Next week, I tell myself, next week. In Weight Watchers, every day and every week are a chance for a new beginning. Luckily, I’ve eaten more fruits and veggies lately, even developing a taste for broccoli, although during the winter months “The crop is lean and pickings are poor,” as David likes to say. Probably something he heard from one of his farmer ancestors.
During the colder months, I do more baking as the extra heat from the oven is nice in the kitchen. Most of the windows in our house are on the backside, and most of those are in the kitchen, so it gets colder back there. We run a little Vornado heater all day to keep the parrots warm and us too when we eat at our table.
I baked chicken thighs covered in mushroom gravy last night served over rice with broccoli as our vegetable, but we ate on trays in the living room while we watched the weather channel, which caters to seniors I think.
I am so tickled with the new rice cooker, which I finally learned to use, I told David I would find a recipe for rice pudding in my WW cook book. And I did.
My daughter and her husband stopped by last night with two of their seven dogs, Daisy Mae, a Spaniel and bird dog mix, and Lucy, an 11-week old German Shepherd puppy Connie bought from an Amish family in PA.
Although much larger dogs, both Daisy Mae and Lucy are terrified of Johnny, my little Pom who weighs 10 pounds and who growled continuously while they were here. The granddaughters, having all flown the nest, in between the growls, we spent most of the two hours they were visiting discussing dogs. That’s fine because we have replaced our grown children with dog children, who in many ways are better behaved.
While others watch football this afternoon, I will read and do more research on my family tree. Meanwhile David will work on his third computer, pieces of which lie all over his shop. The second desk top came home earlier this week “fixed,” but he says he can’t get it to connect to the Internet. I suspect he has been “fixing” it again… Meanwhile the laptop I gave him works fine, but he says he needs a desktop to do the taxes. I’m letting him figure this out on his own.