Saturday, December 02, 2017

Well - I'm BACK!

I'm Back!!!  I'm Back!!!!  I'm Back!!!  (songs of great joy and hilarity...... Yay - computer actually is most woring! - except or the , the l, and sometimes the a and the s)

It is great that there is very good blog security.  It is extremely sad that I forgot which account, had changed my email, phone number and generally screwed things up - a LOT!  I actually had to jump through a LOT of hoops to get my blog back!  But I'm HERE!

Meanwhile - my apartment has been renovated, I've gone through 2 computers (part of the reason it was such a pain to log in to my blog!  I could read - but change diddly squat!)  I also have 2 grandsons now - and another grandbaby on the way - (hopefully a girl - but grandsons are great too!  Healthy is best!)

I'm still homeschooling myself - some of which has been lingering a while - and all of which were discontinued for a while with only sporadic breaks of study.  I haven't adopted yet which is a sad thing.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Menues for WB Sunday 10-09-16

B:Eggs goldenrod, toast, orange?, coffee, milk
L:Grilled cheese, coffee, milk

B:Rolled oats, brown sugar, apples, Greek yogurt, coffee
L:PBJ, milk, coffee
D:Thai beef (flank steak?), brown rice, steamed broccoli, carrots

B:Pancakes, apples, milk, coffee
L:Soup,milk, coffee
D:Honey barbecued salmon, baked potatoes, steamed green beans, spinach salad
Early evening meal - before sunset - Yom Kippur begins

S:After evening prayers - Juice, applesauce cake

B:Kasha, raisins, brown sugar, yogurt, coffee
L:Veggie salad (tomatoes, peppers, onions), cottage cheese, coffee
D:Polenta Pie, spinach salad

B:Cinnamon toast, Baked apple, milk, coffee
L:leftover lunch menu, milk, coffee
D:Blackberry Balsamic Chicken, Roasted Red potatoes, Steamed Green Beans, baked sweet potatoes

B:Coffeecake, Baked apple, milk, coffee
L:Sweet Lentil Stew, whole grain challah, salad, milk, coffee
D:Creamy ziti, salad

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Menues for WB Sunday, 09-25-16

B:Cheese-pepper omelette
L:Cheese sandwich - grilled, tomato soup

B:Bulghur Wheat, butter, brown sugar, yogurt, coffee
L:Homemade cabbage roll soup (variation of), wwheat toast, coffee
D:Chicken Parmesan, Greens, honeyed carrots, tea

B:Homemade WW Toast and homemade jelly, yogurt, coffee
L:tomato pepper onion salad with dressing
D:Mexican Lasagna, tomato salad

B:Hard boiled eggs in a cup with whole wheat toast, cracked black pepper, coffee
L:PBJ (homemade jelly) on WWheat bread, coffee
D:Turkey and kale pita, veggie salad

B:Kasha, yogurt, brown sugar, butter, coffee
L:casserole (stroll through frozen food leftovers)
D:Chicken broccoli soup (try with the sprouting broccoli), veggie salad, whole grain rolls

B:Pancakes, syrup, coffee
L:anything leftover from luncheon menu
D:Baked fish piccata, baked potato, zucchini sauteed with tomato, cheese, tomato salad

B:Doughnuts, yogurt, coffee
L:Crock stroganoff (use non-dairy)
D:Greens and Beans, brown rice, baked sweet potato, salad

Monday, September 19, 2016

Menu for WB Sunday 09-18-15

B:Fried potatoes, fried eggs, toast, coffee
L:B'day party snacks
D:Macaroni and cheese, veggies

B:Kasha, brown sugar, butter, yogurt, coffee
L:(Zucchini) Patty Pan BINGO casserole, grapes
D:chicken noodle soup, rolls, brownie,cider

B:French toast/apple bites (from the net - apple pie bites?), coffee
L:vegetable salad, grilled cheese sandwich
D:Fried fish, mashed potatoes, patty pan squash sauteed with tomato, pepper, cheese, onion

B:Cheese omelette, toast, coffee
L:Cream cheese and veggie sandwich

B:Rolled oats or cracked wheat, brown sugar, butter, coffee
L:Soup - refrigerator
D:Eggplant lafayette

B:pancakes, brown sugar syrup, coffee
D:Meatloaf, baked potatoes, greens, butterscotch cream pie

B:Sweet rolls, coffee
L:chicken pot pie, coffee
D:vegetarian pizza

Macaroni and cheese, veggies
chicken noodle soup, rolls, brownie,cider
Fried fish, mashed potatoes, patty pan squash sauteed with tomato, pepper, cheese, onion
Eggplant lafayette
Meatloaf, baked potatoes, greens, butterscotch cream pie
vegetarian pizza

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Menues for WB 08-28-16

B: Hard boiled eggs with toast, butter, cracked pepper
L: pizza roll (tom sauce on ww roll, parmesan cheese.  May have zucc or not)
D: leftovers? (clean refrig) or Beef and Spinach Pita (use ground turkey), veggies salad, mini tomatoes,

B: Cracked wheat, butter, brown sugar, dried fruit snipped into it
L: Vegetable broth or soup - toast and/or crackers and peanut butter
D: Greens and Beans, brown rice, veggie salad, steamed carrots and/or sweet potatoes

B: Apple fritters
L: Veggie salad w Caesar dressing
D: Mexican Lasagna, veggie salad

B: Eggs goldenrod on toast with butter
L: Cheese sandwich

B:  Rolled Oats, butter, brown sugar, apples, raisins
L: lo casserole
D: Chicken Broccoli Soup, veggie salad, whole grain rolls

B:Orange Waffles (use dehydrated oranges) and honey
L: lo lunch
D: Chicken Parmesan, steamed greens, eggplant, veggie salad

B: Coffeecake
L: Fish stew, challah, cheese, small tomatoes, zucchini hors d'oeuvres
D: Vegetable Pie, tuna salad, Challah,

Beef and Spinach Pita (use ground turkey), veggies salad, mini tomatoes,
Halibut Piccata,  baked potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes, steamed greens

Sunday, July 31, 2016

These Past Few Weeks....

August 1 - raining outside - I got to play with Evan this AM.  He's been ill although he is a lot better. and Lynne and Nathan are doing great too!  I've been babysitting off and on this summer - and probably will continue which is great!  Equally fun is seeing how much Evan is learning (he knows "Twinkle, twinkle little star" - sang it in his sleep for his mom at 4 AM this morning!"  He also knows how to count to 10 - IN ORDER! and can say MOST of his ABCs - and is hilarious when it comes to sounding the letters!)  He is also a little chatterbox and definitely knows his own mind!  Not bad for an almost 2 year old!!!

I also talk to Wendy almost every day - and she and I still quilt together on Skype!  She is still having problems with her Chronic Fatigue syndrome - but I think she is a LOT better than she was!  At least she is able to move around more and do more before the waves of fatigue swamp her and she almost keels over!  This is something I definitely understand - and just wish there was something I could do. Vince is doing great - and working at Wal-Mart this year in the automotive department - which is NOT easy, trust me on that!  I still want to find a way to go up there for a visit!

I had PLANNED to work in the garden for about an  hour and harvest lots of veggies!  Yup - that's what I planned to do!  Can't do it now!  Not only because I might dissolve (yeah - right!), but because wet and super humid weather can cause transmission of plant diseases from one plant to another when a person (or animal - but then I can't stop animals!), but I CAN stop me from making matters worse - a LOT worse!  And trust me, nothing like seeing a beautiful squash plant go bad overnight!  Or watch the beans which have barely come in, develop bean rust, or peppers turn to mush!  Ugh!  So I stay OUT of the garden when it is raining or wet!

Garden - this year instead of doing this at MY house (TOO much shade, lousy soil, too much shade, not enough stretching out room, lousy soil - and, oh yes - too much shade!) where my harvest dwindled to "oh really, did I indeed plant ANYTHING" to my son Nathan's yard where, with the STRONG  HELP of alpaca poop (takes care of the lousy soil problem hereabouts!), it is now - OMG the beans, peppers, eggplant, lettuce are throwing a party and we're all invited!  I have a  8 - 10' bed for green beans.  This past weekend I froze, dehydrated well over 1.5 bushel of green beans.  Lettuce - good thing I found a recipe for braised lettuce (Romaine is best for this!) - and dehydrated (after eating salad until it was coming out of my ears, trying out the braised lettuce which isn't my favorite - BUT it is still all good) almost a halfbushel of this.  This from 3 4 foot rows of seed (planted too thickly, I admit) of lettuce.  Turnips have been great!  As have cucumbers (half bushel so far - 1 plant!!!)  And the 1 Zucchini plant and 1 yellow straightneck plant - have outdone themselves.  I'm STILL dehydrating zucchini - this week - I think I will grate for future cakes.  I already have LOTS of dehydrated slabs for rollups, zucchini lasagne, etc. and will want more of the "Zoodles- (Zucchini sliced lengthwise and then like french fries - for noodles, although I KNOW they also make great zucchini french fries like that as well!  I haven't even gotten to the zucc. pickles yet - which I will probably make from some more of the slabs - sort of like I did with the cucumbers!

This coming week hopefully will also see my early potatoes come out (vines are dead/dying - it's time!), more eggplant (yum! already looking up recipes and think I will dehydrate for trying with Indian foods as well!), harvesting 1 or more of the pepper plants instead of waiting until they are all red - or gold - whichever!

LOL - on the other side of the coin - my peas finally came in - so far I've harvested ONE pea pod!  lol And I'm not sure whether they will do anything this late in the year.  Whatever critter (deer?) munched on them - I hope they gave him/her a bellyache!  Melons are still hanging in there - and just not doing a lot of much - YET!  tomatoes - ummm - a whole other story!  NEXT year - garden will be extended 1 - 2 beds more - and 1 will be ONLY tomatoes.  This year - I believed the advice that I could plant 2 plants 18" apart.  Well - that could have been true - BUT I definitely need better support than those blasted cages (which make great support for green peas, btw!)  I had 2 plants 18-24 inches apart all the way through.  Foliage was unbelievable.  Tomatoes WOULD have been unbelievable!  and then all the wire supports collapsed on each other - and I had to bite the bullet and go in and Prune the tomatoes so that I would get ANYTHING!  As it is - except for probably fresh eating, I'm going to buy in what I need - and hope I learned my lesson.  WOOD supports - 3 FEET apart with one plant per support.  No more of this 18 inch jazz!

So - this has been the major focus for a while - and will probably continue to be so for a bit!  Meanwhile - during the heat of the day and after my shower, I have been piecing and quilting up a storm.  STILL haven't gotten pix taken although I did find my camera!  Need to work on that!

Also have been trying to study in whatever non-spare moments I have - this is a great way for those of us who like to procrastinate from cleaning house! Although I AM trying to keep the apartment at least almost reasonably decent.  Almost.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday's child - 06-27-16

Post office
GARDEN - M, T, W, R, F
Visit and babysit with Evan - Thursday - 2 hours


  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Keep track of time!!!
  • Check into some summer activities and make a plan to do some of them.
 Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour
  • Zone 5: 
    • Living Room
      • Super Fling Boogie - Missions 27-30
      • Zone
      • WHB
    • Study
      • Super Fling Boogie - Missions 27-30
      • Zone
      • WHB
  • Paperwork - 
    • M, 
  • Plant
    • Sweet corn (1/2)
    • Roots like turnips, beets, kohlrabi
    • Coles (probably have to buy in seed)
  • Weed garden
  • Water garden
  • Harvest - daily - at least 1-2 lettuce
  • garden tools - clean and mend


B:Cracked wheat, brown sugar, yogurt, coffee,  milk
L:Super salad, milk, apple
D:Mexican stuffed pita with turkey and salsa, salad, coffee
S:Fruit, milk

  • Spark People
    • Keep track online.
    • 1500 calorie/day max
    • Start again with Realistic Challenges and New Member challenge
  • Breads
    • whole wheat bread - Monday
    • Pita - Monday (and freeze)
  • Soups - make for Tuesday
    • Green Bean soup
  • Salad in a jar
    • tossed salad, super salad
  • Refrig clean out
    • Yoga - routines 3 (alternate over 3 days)
    • Strength - core (alternate and paired up with yoga routine)
    • Cardiovascular - housework, gardening
  • RUSSIAN - M - Review; 27, 
  • MATH
    • Algebra - M, - to L 5
    • Rachmaninoff - M,  - Section 1 - timing
    • Hebrew - M
    • Pre- Camb - M (EH)
  • HANDWRITING - M.(14)
  • CREATIVE WRITING - M,(3-13 to Day 9)
  • ART - M, W, F (L4)
          • TAKE PICTURES and post them!!!!
          • STASH REPORT (Sunday)  catch up year's amount
          • DESIGN WALL (Monday) Take pix of all projects since beginning of year
          • BINDING - 
            • Baby quilt
          • Orange Crush - 
            •  Currently ready for the pieced border!!!! It is a quilt along with Wendy! 
          • Four Patch Re-Visited - LE until end of June