August 16

I am going to try to photo journal my food.

Breakfast was black bean tofu hash, with cheese, sour cream, salsa, and avocado.


Lunch was a chicken salad with apple and walnuts.

And for dinner salsa chicken with some greens that I’d cooked in my Instant Pot and corn on the cob.

We took a one-mile walk after dinner.



Windy Thursday

Today would have been nice if it had not been so windy. We made the rounds. Ocean State Job Lot, Pet Smart, and lunch at Mandarin. After lunch we went to the farm for milk and eggs. I need to make yogurt. My last was not the best.

We have snow tomorrow and I have tiny bulbs popping out. I doubt they will survive.

I used a Prisma filter on this one. I am ready for warmth and flowers. No more snow!


Oscars, I could care less

Seriously I don’t even want to read on Facebook. It’s overrun with comments about the red carpet.

In other news winter is back but the snow is almost melted.

I spent time this afternoon watching A Man Called Ove on Amazon Prime Vodeo. I really enjoyed it despite have to have the captions on. I’d not realized it was a foreign language film.

So now I am watching my old standby The Food Network. And testing to see if Blogsy will still post.



Wednesday, September 28

I was drinking coffee in my pajamas when the guys arrived to fix the slider.  I ran to get dressed thinking it would only take an hour at most.  That was at 8:30.  They finished around noon.  It still needs to be inspected by the project manager, but I think they may have fixed the problem today.  They replaced one of the sections of glass that may have been warped.

We decided to go to the Big E on Monday and we had a pretty decent day.  We got caught in traffic and arrived way past our normal lunch time.  Instead of depending on fair food we stopped at Five Guys and got cheeseburgers and just tossed the bread.  That is a really good option.  It tasted much better than this picture looks!

So we went to the fair mainly to see the animals and there were so many cute ones.  This was one of my favorites – a baby alpaca!
There were also many disgusting things – few more deplorable than this shirt being sold.  I can even go there!  But this is my blog and I can post whatever I want LOL!
We left the fair without tasting one bite of fair food.  We bought a $1.00 bottle of water and escaped not feeling like Miss Piggy who is pictured here taking a rest after feeding her EIGHT piglets!
We came home and ate leftover waffles.  There is nothing like good home-cooked food.   Last night I grilled some salmon and sauteed some rainbow chard.  We bought what was maybe the last sweet corn of the season on Sunday so had an ear of corn with dinner.
That brings me to lunch today.  Tuna salad on top of half a head of shredded romaine, with some local heirloom tomato.  This is one of my favorite throw together meals.  I can put this together in less than 5 minutes and it is oh so good!
Weighed this a.m. and the scale is down a tiny bit.  According to my app that is graphing my weight losses I am on schedule to reach my goal of losing 15 pounds on my birthday!  The good part about it is – this is so very easy!


Sunday, September 25th

I am way behind here. The window painting took two days. We were stuck in the house, so when Saturday arrived we were ready to hit the road.

We went first out to Cooper’s Hilltop Farm for milk and eggs. Then in the afternoon we shopped for brackets to rehang our old blinds. That was not really successful. We also shopped at BJ’s for some food.

Today we went to return the brackets that did not fit to Lowe’s and went to buy some at Home Depot. A set of brackets cost $2.99. Across the aisle, new vinyl blinds cost $4.59. Forget the brackets. We picked up two new ones to see if the fit, with plans to buy four more for the basement. We got one hung this afternoon and the fit is great.

Tomorrow we plan to go to The Big E. Blinds can wait until later.

Oh, and in other news, the new slider is going to be removed and replaced. That is supposed to be a quick fix, but it will likely go over at least two days. The woodwork will need to bo prepped and repainted, and it’s likely that can’t be done on the same day.

Starting a weight loss challenge with the We Can girls. I hope this doesn’t mess up my progress. So far my head has been in a good spot, but I’ve only been accountable to myself.



August 30th

Today we went to Wegman’s to get Kerrygold butter and coffee. I did pick up a couple of other things, but didn’t even fill one shopping bag. Tuesday morning seems to be a good time to shop there.

After lunch we drove out to Cooper’s Hilltop Farm to get some meat that was on sale, as well as cream and whole milk. We’ve really cut down on our dairy consumption but we’re almost out of yogurt so I’ll make a batch of that tomorrow.

We went for our usual after dinner walk. Oh and my scale went back down today. I think the BPC and two light meals work better than three meals.



August 23rd

I made a new roll recipe today.  It’s called Low Carb Keto Soul Bread.  I love a recipe that is good and makes a lot!  This made 12 rolls.
Progress shot of the work, or lack thereof. Part of the roof done, but there is a lot left to be done.  My neighbor says on Friday they will be blowing the insulation into his attic space.  My windows and slider won’t be installed until after the roof work is completed.

And my rolls were a huge success!  Perfect for a burger!



August 16th

I made eggplant lasagna for dinner. I love this stuff. It has tofu, ricotta, and mozzarella that get all melted together and are delicious!

I divided that into six servings. We are it tonight with an ear of corn.

We had a little bit of rain late this afternoon. And it really has not been that hot. Nevertheless National Grid has had two straight energy conservation days with another tomorrow. I am getting weary of these. A day or two a week is manageable, but three in a row is not pleasant.

And we continue to wait for any sign of construction to begin.