Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Roundup

Sometimes our thoughts turn back toward a corner in a forest, or the end of a bank, or an orchard powdered with flowers, seen but a single time on some happy day, yet remaining in our hearts and leaving in soul and body an unappeased desire which is not to be forgotten, a feeling that we have just rubbed elbows with happiness.

Guy de Maupassant

Good morning, everyone, and a happy Friday to all.  The rain has finally stopped, and it looks to be a beautiful day.  I'm off to the supermarket this morning.  It's shopping time again.  Spent last night going through my WW cookbooks and chose some new recipes to try.

Speaking of WW, I took off another 1.6 pounds.  That is 13 pounds since I started six weeks ago.  That's about two pounds a week.  That's a pretty good rate.  When you take it off too quickly, you tend to put it back just as fast.

Ebola has arrived in New York.  It was never a question of 'it'; it was always a question of 'when'.  

Not much on my agenda this weekend.  I plan on digging out my winter coats and taking them to the cleaners one at a time.  Not that I have so many...and with my weight loss, I may even have less.  In fact, my one heavy fall jacket was hanging off me.  Amazing what a difference 13 pounds makes.  I also have a few summer things that still have to be packed away.  I doubt very much I will be needing them anymore.

Don't you just love it when the temperature is cool enough that you need a sweater?  Or, the way it feels when the first heat of the season begins coming up?  Oh, it felt so good yesterday.  It was cold, windy, and rainy when I went to WW.  I was so cold when I was waiting for the bus to come home. And as I stood in the bus shelter waiting, the cold wind was blowing the misty rain into my face.  There was no getting away from it.  It always seems when it is too hot or too cold, the buses take their time.  My house was so warm and cozy when I got home.  Glad to be home, I quickly undressed and put on my comfort clothes for an afternoon of relaxation.

In choosing today's quote, I was reminded of a time many, many years ago when I was still a child.  I spent most of my weekends at my grandparents house.  The area hadn't been built up yet, and when I walked down the hill in their backyard I entered a small woods.  To a young girl, it was an amazing forest.  Well, one day I was wondering about and stumbled upon the most beautiful scene.  It was a small oasis in the midst of the trees. There was a lovely pond with the clearest blue water I ever saw.  It was surrounded by by wildflowers of every color and large white rocks. It was so quiet and peaceful, and I ended up spending most of my day.  

The next day I searched for my private spot, but never found it again. Almost 60 years have passed, but I've never forgotten my special place. It still remains in my heart.

Well, not much else to say except to wish you all a fantastic weekend.  Be sure to take some time for you.


  1. Congratulations on your weight loss, Mary. That is fantastic! I've seen so many others that have achieved great results from Weight Watchers.

  2. Way to go with the weight loss! And I love your story about your secret spot in the woods. Makes me think of those stories and fables about stumbling onto a faery glen that disappears afterwards.

  3. You have a wonderful weekend too, Mary! And congratulations on 13 pounds list! That is fabulous! Big hug!

  4. I enjoyed reading here today s much I have joined as a follower, something just clicked for me here, lol, have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hello, for some reason I can't see any text on the blog today. Maybe it's just me. I'll keep looking.