Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sorry. It's Been Awhile

January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow.
Sara Coleridge, "The Months"

Good morning everyone.  Haven't been here for a few days.  Had plans to blog everyday and just never got a chance.  I see I lost 8 more followers.  Not happy at all with Blogger.  My followers mean the world to me, and since this new stuff started I lost over 30 followers.  Will have to go check out my own reading list and see if they booted me from any of  your blogs.

We're still digging out from Jonas here in Brooklyn.  Yesterday was my first day out since the storm, and all I did was walk down the block and back.  Just had to get some air and sun.  The crosswalks are pretty treacherous with slush and melting snow, and I am so fearful of falling, especially with class starting on Monday, that I'm just not ready to take a chance.  Besides, it helps me to save money.  For some reason I can't go out without spending, and I sure overdid this Christmas despite my plans not to.  But, it is totally forgivable. It's the first Christmas in a good many years that I had my family.

I was debating if I should get out and take care of my banking today or on Friday. So far Friday is winning. It's going to warm up to the 40's today so lots of this snow will be melted. Besides, one never knows when another check will come in. Ralph can't get the car out anyway. Well, he can get out, but once out, where does he put it when he gets to his destination.

Speaking of banking, it reminds me that the month of January has almost passed, and for the life of me, I don't know where it went. Usually after the holidays time crawls, but this year it flew by. Guess maybe because I am keeping myself very busy despite being housebound. I've been practicing with my paints.  Trying to learn acrylics.  Doing lots of reading.  Have several online courses to keep me occupied--one on terrorism and another on dinosaurs.  Always been fascinated with them.

I love veggies but some I just don't like to eat plain.  Before Weight Watchers I used to use butter or cheese.  Now I mix them with the peppers and onions I make as a topping for my meat. Funny thing is that I never liked peppers until I started with Weight Watchers. 

Red, yellow, and orange mini peppers
One onion, slice
Lots of garlic
One tomato. Sliced
Two tbs tomato sauce
Spanish oregano
Red pepper flakes
Olive oil
About a half cup of water

Saute peppers, onions, and garlic until tender. Add rest of ingredients and bring to boil. Simmer until well blended and liquids boil down.


  1. Yes, everyone tends to overspend at Christmas! It's soooooooo easy to do, it's true.

  2. I'm good as long as I don't go to a fabric store! Hoping for your snow to melt soon.