Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tuesday Ramble

Just a quick shot of the winter sky as I was waiting for the bus early yesterday morning.  Here in Brooklyn it is almost impossible to get a picture without wires, buildings, or poles.

Well, the cold temperatures are descending on us.  Snow is on the way today.  Not much, an inch or two. Probably just enough to make it slippery. By mid-week we should be entering the teens.  Brrr!!!  Time to bundle up.   I am grateful that I get good heat in my apartment, unlike the last one that was so cold that one froze when they made a middle of the night potty run.  Thank goodness I wasn't on water pills back then.  I usually take them in the morning, but they don't seem to start working until I go to bed at night.  

I've been playing around with budget dinners and tried a new one out last night. Tasted real good.  It was not only budget (only about $7 for two), but it also added up to only 6 WW points. 

Beef Kielbasa
Veggie Pasta
Onion (diced)
Red and green peppers
Garlic  (I love it so I use lots of it)
Oregano (La Flor makes and excellent cheap oregano.  Stronger than the regular brands)
Low fat Mexican cheese
Olive Oil

Saute onions, garlic, and peppers in olive oil until softened.  Chop kielbasa and saute with veggies.  Sprinkle with oregano, basil, and chives.  Meanwhile, cook macaroni.  Mix all together and sprinkle in some low fat Mexican cheese.  Even hubby loved it. 

Not much else going on around here.  Hubby has an appointment with his doctor today for an explanation on his new medication and how he is to take them.  I'm praying they work for him.  His breathing difficulties are, however, becoming worse, and I am fairly sure he will be placed on oxygen before long.  How one many can take so much--emphysema, Hep C, cancer, glaucoma, and now a problem with his kidneys--and still stay so strong and motivated.  He is my hero.  

Well, I'm off to the shower right now.  Snow or not, I'm heading to art class.  That and WW are two meetings I will not miss.  Have a good one.


  1. Hi Mary! So glad that your diet is working and seems to be so easy. The Bard just joined WW after I told him of your success and I may do it as well. I'm glad you seem to have created your life after retirement. Your hubby is very strong and motivated for sure! I'll keep him in my thoughts.

  2. you made such a lovely dinner, your husband has certainly a lot to fight against but he sounds strong and he has you and your love to support him,

  3. Dinner sounds delicious! Stay warm, Mary. Big hug from here!