Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday Roundup

"What is so sweet and dear
As a prosperous morn in May,
The confident prime of the day,
And the dauntless youth of the year,
When nothing that asks for bliss,
Asking aright, is denied,
And half of the world a bridegroom is,
And half of the world a bride?"

  William Watson, 'Ode in May'

 Took this picture on my way to art class on Tuesday.  What a lovely sign of spring!

Beltane/May Day  greetings to all.  At this time, my Germanic ancestors celebrated Walpurgis Night. Either way it is cause for celebration.  Hard to believe that April is gone already.  Time sure does fly when you're having fun....compounded by the fact that the older you get the faster time passes.  Hate to think what it will be like in a year or two.

Went to Weight Watchers yesterday and finally moved passed that plateau.  Lost 1.8 pounds.  That means a loss of 34.4 pounds in all.  I seem to be losing it all up on top.  Blouses and tops are starting to hang on me, but pants are still fitting the same.  It's really hard to lose when you get older, but I'm proof that it can be done.

I take two buses to get to Weight Watchers.  Took this picture for the heck of it while waiting for the bus to arrive.  Not a very pretty neighborhood, but not a dangerous one.  And, of course, this was taken earlier in the morning before the stores open for the day.  If you look in the distance you can see the Verrazano  Bridge.  Actually, it's not as far as it looks in this picture. I used to be able to walk there.

Not much on the agenda this weekend.  Today I'm off to buy another phone.  Hubby checked them out for me yesterday and put half down for me.  I'm no good at it.  I can't even say that I got ripped off on the one I have now because the girl in the store told me the one I already had was a better model, but alas it was too small for my arthritic fingers and deteriorating eyesight.  I could have spent more and gotten a better one, but I thought I knew it all.  Turns out that this one has no memory or storage.  Just purchased some memory three weeks ago and that's already gone.

I almost didn't get those beach pictures posted because the phone wouldn't let me send them.  It kept saying I had not enough storage so I had to delete a bunch of apps just to get them into my email.  I don't have any games, any special apps...nothing on it.  Makes me laugh when a warning comes up that there is no room for anymore visual voice mails, that I must delete some.  Problem is there is none to begin with.  They've already been deleted.  So, you see, it's time.

Tomorrow is food shopping and on Sunday we will be celebrating my eldest's birthday.  Can't believe he turned 38.  Where has the time gone?  His birthday was actually last weekend, but he was unable to make it so we'll celebrate this weekend.  All he wants is my homemade lasagne, "the way you used to make it mommy" which means pre-Weight Watchers.  I use beef, ribs, and sausage for meats and all the cheeses are real and whole.  No one can top my lasagne if I say so myself, but it's not exactly a food that I make very often.  

So, that's about it for this roundup.  Hoping you all have a wonderful, joy-filled weekend. 


  1. That lasagne sure does look good, my birthday is coming up soon, is there any way I can get some?

  2. Glad you got past that plateau! Well done.

  3. Congratulations on your weight loss Mary. These plateaus are worst, it's a real accomplishment to get past one. :)