Friday, February 10, 2017

Two Weeks in Review

I missed posting last week, so I get to review 2 weeks today. I'm retired and still can't seem to find time to post as much as I would like.

1. The most exciting part of the past two weeks was getting to see granddaughter L. She auditioned and won a place on the All State Band, as I mentioned in the previous post, but she also auditioned for The Honor Band and made it. I know I might be a bit prejudiced, but she is one awesome girl.

2. I was a bit distressed that the groundhog saw his shadow. 6 weeks more of winter when it hasn't felt like winter yet. We have only had snow twice and that includes this week. Still, I'm always ready for spring. There is nothing like seeing daffodils pop up. Why does Pennsylvania get to be the determining factor of when winter ends?

3. We had about 2 inches of snow two days ago. Gus loved it. He usually goes out and wants right back in, but I couldn't hardly get him to come in out of the cold while the snow was on the ground.

He didn't like the snow covering his Frisbee. He scooped it out with his nose and then tried to temp me with it. He failed.

Of course, he eventually got cold and begged to come inside. He's a fair weather dog after all.

4. DA, my hubby, had a doc appt with his Cardio surgeon. He got an excellent report and won't need to see him again for 2 years. Hopefully his cardiologist will give him a reprieve too. He sees him in  March.

5. Since DA is on a low sodium diet, I'm trying to make foods with no sodium. It isn't easy since any processed food and a lot of seasonings have way too much salt. Today I'm experimenting with a salt-free spaghetti sauce. Yesterday I made salt-free Italian dressing and it turned out to be a keeper, so made a larger batch today.

Instead of regular pasta, I'm using a veggie pasta. No salt and lower in carbs.

Linking to Willy Nilly Five


  1. It is great to see you posting again...the vegie pasta looks interesting. I need to look into it. But husband should not have the mushrooms...but I bet there are variations. I did wonder what had happened to you.

    I don't know if you looked back any through my blog, but my hubbie had a major stroke last August...won't go into detail but it is back there on my blog.

    Yeah for your granddaughter...I personally think we are supposed to be a bit biased towards our grandchildren!

    1. I will go back and check out your past posts. I hope your hubby is doing well. DA, my hubby, had a heart attack last June before we were married. It set things back a bit, but he is doing well.

  2. Comgrats to your granddaughter.
    Your dog is so cute, the third photo is really breathtaking!
    I'm often trying to replace salt with a mixture of spices, but I'm not a "kitchen queen"

  3. i am retired too and i always think - when would i find time for a job!!!