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Friday night light


Saturday, April 13, 2013



Friday night, the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend (duh). I'm relaxing while watching two episodes of Cupcake Wars I taped today. One celebrates the movie Brave so it's Scottish-themed, even having a piper there (I love Scotland almost as much as Ireland). Bobby and Alton are in the other -- enough said?

I always thought of fast food and cheap wine as my Friday "treat." There were even Fridays where I'd have all three meals from the drive-through. I'm seriously dense, because it took me until this advanced age to realize that food and wine that are only "meh" (if that) aren't really a treat. Tonight I had a seared cod fillet, sweet potatoes and peas for dinner. I put a little Irish butter (that's right, imported from Ireland) on the veggies and squeezed half a lemon over the fish and peas. Right now I'm having a Chobani black cherry yogurt and a cup of orange spice tea with a little honey (memo to self: steep the tea longer next time). I probably shouldn't be surprised at how little I miss Jack, Mac and the "wine." I live in Sonoma County, for crying out loud. I've worked at two wineries, so I know good wine. Carlo Rossi is NOT good wine. I used to joke that "Carlo" was my date for the weekend. I'm wondering -- if I dump Chuck, could I possibly have a REAL date at some point?

I have avoided the laundromat forever. Sometime in the next two days I have to get there. Hand-washing one item at a time just isn't cutting it any more. And yes, it will feel great to have everything clean.

Come on, shoulders, time to unkink....
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MRS_TOAD 4/16/2013 8:38AM

    I so wish you could plan and cook my meals. Sounds like another tasty treat!

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IKACEY 4/13/2013 10:26PM

    Hey another great realization! You are doing so well with that and with your program! Its true that we often accord the word treat with fast or junky calorie loaded foods and not think that the Treat is doing something nice for your body emoticon That sounded like a delicious meal, and I always love fish and sweet potato! emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team


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DIANEDOESSMILES 4/13/2013 9:12PM

    OH Mary !! PLZ COME AND COOK For ME though I am MIGHTILY FUSSY !!! I do NOT like fish, nor care for chicken,, so HAVE FUN for I DO need protein and NONE OF THAT "FAKE STUFF". HAHAHAHA I ALSO DO NOT like freggies. NOR Pasta. HAHAHAHA See what a DIFFICULT time I have?

Hmmm ers !! Hey wanna join us on the trip we are currently taking to Upland CA?

Diane

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CATLADY52 4/13/2013 4:46PM

    Can't see doing jeans by hand. Have you scouted out the laundromat you want to use to see who uses it? I hated going to one where you had to sit and watch every one else to make sure your stuff wasn't messed with. emoticon

A good bottle of wine can last more than one night. Enjoy it when you can. emoticon

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MONETRUBY 4/13/2013 3:23PM

    As always, that home-cooked dinner sounded delicious. Yes, the food we make for ourselves trumps that mass-produced stuff every time. Better in every way.

Enjoy your weekend!

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MISSG180 4/13/2013 2:41PM

    It's definitely worth making treats, TREATS. Good for you, figuring that out.

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CHEFSOPHIE 4/13/2013 2:20PM

    Your dinner sounded great. I love sweet potatoes and cod. I also like cod coated with a little Greek Yogurt and then dipped in finely crushed sea salt and vinegar kettle chips and baked. Good luck on getting the laundry done. I also procrastinate doing laundry, but after I do it, I wonder why I always put it off.

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LIS193 4/13/2013 2:03PM

    There's nothing like a good homecooked meal! Fast food isn't real food!
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1CRAZYDOG 4/13/2013 9:49AM

    Delish dinner! I get Irish Dubliner butter from costco. Worth every stinkin' calorie! LOL

HUGS

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XTRACATE 4/13/2013 7:44AM

    sounds delish, and that was one of my favorite cupcake wars, hope you get the laundry done and have a great weekend!

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NUTRON3 4/13/2013 6:16AM

    Sounds like an awesome meal

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NEW-CAZ 4/13/2013 3:14AM

    Love the sound of your meal , I adore fish!

Have fun at the \Laundromat, don't get hypnotized watching the washing emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/13/2013 2:23AM

  all the best

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4EVERNESS 4/13/2013 1:05AM

    Wonderful. But tomorrow I hope we don't find you in one of those huge dryers tumbling to a Big Mac and Thunderbird! LOL


Ooh...when you get to your goal weight and do want to splurge with a wine, you might try Tenuta Torciano...from Tuscany, Italy...Waiting to hear if you enjoy any of those....

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/13/2013 1:00AM

    What great break throughs you are having about yourself and what you are eating. That is emoticon

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