Thursday, September 8, 2011

Just checkin' in!

Hello everybody. Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement on my little one pound loss. I'm happy though and it's a step in the right direction. I don't have alot to talk about today, but wanted to just say that I am thankful to have all of you to check in with now and again. I really think it makes a huge difference. I applaud your successes, feel bad when you do, and love to hear about what's going on in your neck of the woods. Our little group, and I hope it grows, is very important to me.

I'm going through alittle withdrawal today because I'm out of my coconut bread. I swear that lemon variety, smeared with alittle cream cheese and that heavenly nature's hollow jam, is so delicious. I was heating it up a bit in the microwave, but I think cold out of the fridge is best. For my lemon loaf, I didn't have any lemon extract, so I just used a bit more fresh lemon juice. It was so moist. Oh here's a tip for you that you might already know. If you have lemons or limes that look like they are going a bit south, juice them and pour them in  plastic ice cube trays ( just pick them up at the supermarket or dollar store).  I pour mine in one tablespoon increments. After they are frozen, pop them out of the tray and put in a ziploc bag and back in the freezer. Now when you need one or two tablespoons of lemon or lime juice you can just pull out a cube and use it in your recipe. Also works for leftover wine.....but who has leftover wine??? See my funny thought for the day below for alittle wine related chuckle!

So we are heading back to the beach this weekend. Will start to put things away for the winter, and enjoy a little time sunning on the beach. We have had a terrible bout of rainy days here in PA. Lots of localized flooding of streams and rivers. We are okay, but many in neighboring towns have been flooded and evacuated. What's that old saying...when it rains, it pours. Well that is so true right now. I am praying for alittle sunshine this weekend so we can all dry out a bit.

So happy weekend to you all. Talk to you next week!

Thought for the day:  Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.    Robert Collier

Funny thought for the day:  A real man is a woman's best friend. He will never let her down. He will comfort her after a bad day. He will inspire her to do things she never thought she could do. He will enable her to express her deepest emotions. He will enable her to be confident, sexy, and invincible ... No wait.… Sorry. I'm thinking of wine. It's wine that does all that. Never mind!!!


  1. LOL about the wine!! Have a great weekend!! I wish I could get a Keurig, but my hubby thinks one cup of coffee at a time is insane. lOL

  2. You are a funny girl! Enjoy your weekend. We are having extended summer here so I am enjoying ruining my skin some more:) I love being tan! Thanks for the tip on the lemon juice. I LOVE lime juice, limes, limeaid, lime sorbet....I used to drink gin and lime juice back in the day! Maybe I will buy some limes, add a little stevia and freeze them!

  3. I am going to have to try that bread. I have heard of using ice cube trays for all kinds of things. I have heard using it to freeze pumpkin and sauces. Hope you get some nice weather. We are just now having hot weather here in sure took it's time getting here.

  4. Your wine comment really made me laugh! It's been raining like crazy here in Maryland too, they even delayed opening the schools yesterday due to flooded back roads. Sunning at the beach sounds WONDERFUL right about now!! Thanks for asking about my son. I think he'll make it through the semester, but he'll be home a lot of weekends!

  5. I love the bread too and eat it every day in different flavors ever since I tried it.
    Great tip on the juice - cube thing.
    That was so funny about the thought. I was reading it and thinking: Hmmm my husband is nothing like that ever, hes an idiot compared to that. Then I read the end. HAHA you are SO RIGHT!!
    I hope the weather holds up for you. :-)

  6. The wine comment was a hoot! Yeah...not too many men can fit that bill but oh some good betcha!
    Have a great weekend at the shore! So jealous! I will be here at home amidst the! Think of me...ok? :)

  7. I love your funny thought! I love our little group too. While most of us are on the BFC, I love that we all are not & still support each other on our individual plans. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could all meet one day! Have a great week!