South Beach Diet - Wanderin' Weekend on the Beach 9/14 - 9/15

09-14-2013, 07:36 AM
Good morning chicks! I was apparently too excited to meet Cottage, and woke up early. Time to get the coffee in for the drive, and then breakfast!!
Next we wander around Hershey :chockiss: visiting here and there, and chattering...only about dieting, right? ;)

Anyone else doing exciting things today?

09-14-2013, 07:42 AM
I can't wait to meet you for breakfast, Tammy! I kept waking up and watching the clock all night long, too. :D

I'm having a Paul's now, then will make one to enjoy on the road. Thank goodness the weather has cooled considerably so we won't be sweltering all day!

Chocolate, anyone? :chockiss:

09-14-2013, 07:46 AM
Good morning, Tammy. I see Cottage online right now so she'll be here in a minute. I know you two will have a greet mini-meet today. (Of course she posted while I was hanging around and HAD to mention Paul!)

Had a hectic and long day in town yesterday but did get lots of niggly shopping done - including buying a pair of black pants one size bigger. I hate it when things shrink but know why. I did have a fairly decadent summer.

The doggage go to the kennel later this morning and then I head off to Ottawa for the family wedding. I have a hotel reservation and just may work in an afternoon nap before the event which is at 4 PM. We are all supposed to go out for dim-sum late Sunday morning which means I sure won't be going to yet another chicken BBQ as I'll still be full - of food AND guilt!

Have a great weekend, Beachers! I sure will. :cofdate: Enjoy breakfast together, Linda and Tammy. I wish I was joining you.

09-14-2013, 07:52 AM
Good morning, Ruth! I sure wish you could join us but I know you have a wedding today and a busy week ahead with your DD coming.

09-14-2013, 08:04 AM
Oooooo, ladies! What an exciting morning everyone has! All the comings and goings.
Nothing special on my agenda today and I don't mind that at all. After a busy work week I like having the freedom to do whatever. I need to get groceries, maybe I'll do some cleaning but maybe not:rofl:...I think it is too wet to do much outside. I saw a couple broccoli plants blew over in the big storm the other day. My rain gauge has measured over 4 1/2 inches of rain since the storms Wednesday night.

The coffee is ready if anyone needs more. Safe travels to all!

09-14-2013, 08:30 AM
Good morning, don't worry Beth nothing exciting planned sounds good to me too :) Although, Tammy and Linda's plans for the day sound great as does Ruth's family wedding. CyndiM will be off trying to new kyack which sounds like fun (kyacking is on my to do list as I have never tried it)

Ruth it's Donut Shop in my cup today. Yes I know cops and donuts lol

DS seems to have made out well with having his wisdom teeth removed. Boy was he loopy afterwards with a foul mouth. Truthfully I was glad he fell asleep when we got home. I didn't wake him nor did I fill his prescription for Vicoden. Maybe it's me, but with so many kids getting high off these meds I don't want that temptation in my house. I did let him take prescription strength Motrin. He woke up after midnight, waking me to complain about letting him sleep. Oh well :) Then he proceeded to make an entire bag of ravioli which he devoured before returning to bed. Guess he feels better.

As for my sleep, I was in bed at 8:30 on a Fruday night. I am such a wild woman! Four trips to the facilities led to a water whoosh this morning. I kept waking up to "low battery." Apparently the CO2 alarm needed attention.

I did sneak in a great ride at Harriman State Park. Today I will go for an easy ride as we have a scheduled ride for Sunday. Tonight is the Columbia Greene Sportsman's Annual Diner with Joe's parents. Totallybcasual and fun. Lots of games and raffles. I wanted to win a fishing trip in Canada last year, maybe this year :)

Ok I am rambling here. Everyone have a Hershey kinda day with lots of hugs and kisses :)

09-14-2013, 08:40 AM
OK one more thing....I just made coffee using the refillable k-pod. I know I am behind the times with these coffee makers. I don't think I'll be returning Joe's anytime soon. I think, dare I say it, I'm in love

09-14-2013, 10:17 AM
Good morning

Ruth enjoy your family wedding

Linda and tammy have a great day. Yes I see chocolate around there

Beth hope you get time to relax too

Jen. Once again have a nice bike ride

Thinking of Debbie and hoping she is fine

I am done to my last zucchini. Maked 8 breads up to now. They are well wrapped and my freezer for hostess gifts and family. I think two more today. I haven't touched any but still having a very hard time staying on track. Weekends are so hard

Take care

09-14-2013, 10:44 AM
Good morning :coffee2: It's late but still before noon! I'm waiting for the sun to break through the fog before venturing out, or apparently even before making breakfast :dizzy: Tim goes back to work tomorrow (7 am, who thought that was a good idea!) so we are enjoying the last slow morning for awhile.

Tammy & Cottage - have a great time! Don't forget the picture :)

Ruth - I've had some clothing shrinkage too. ugh. Hope it's a lovely wedding

Jennifer - come on up to Vermont. We have lots of places to kayak and extra kayaks here until Tim's son decides to pick his up (they've been here over a year already so I don't think they are going anywhere soon)

Beth - I am seriously sick of rain this year. Seems like every time we get it another road washes out.

Sophie - I would have a very hard time resisting the breads. I love things like that more than chocolate. Happy baking

Well time to get breakfast going (an omelet with leftover grilled peppers and squash) and get those kayaks loaded. Today it's all play because tomorrow there are grapes and peaches to process, lots and lots of both from our own little yard. Happy Saturday friends

09-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Cyndi. Last yesr I read on the internet to wrap you baked stuff in wax paper (keeps it moist) then foil and into ziplock bag. I made some yogourt lemon loafs in march 13 and sos took some and said they were as good as freshly baked
Take care sophie

09-14-2013, 11:36 AM
Good morning. I'm working this afternoon then dinner at friends again. Lots of eating out this weekend which is never good for staying OP. Got my lab results yesterday and apparently I am officially post-menopausal. I'm actually excited about it since I won't miss having that little visitor one bit. Tomorrow DH and I should be able to hike in the morning before it rains.

Have a great weekend.

09-14-2013, 07:06 PM
Hi Everyone!

Thanks for kind thoughts. :hug: I'm doing fine, so far, if it would just stop raining! We have not had the total devastation here but the two creeks that come down into our town have both been very high, mostly wiping out bridges, which is a pain but not life changing. My mom lost a road that had two big culverts....oh, well. Project is moving forward...plumber still working. I am planning meals for when my friends are here and just brought home 36buffalo burgers my boss ordered for me at work. (nice price)

We're having a rainfree moment and DH just came in...guess I'll say hello to him.

09-14-2013, 08:05 PM
Popping in late but wanted to say. Went shopping with DD2 and got myself a new pair of running shoes it was time.

The weather is just so nice outside loving it.

Cottage and Twynn hope you remember to take a picture to post.

Debbie glad you guys are okay

Have a wonderful evening.

09-14-2013, 08:16 PM
Karen- I completely understand.

Okay food preserving chicks, I was going to make canned peaches with the bounty from our yard tree, Unfortunately they're not beautiful peaches, I know I should have thinned more than I did. I'm looking for something without added sugar, maybe a peach butter. I found one recipe (and one for no sugar added grape butter for the grape harvest) but I'm open to ideas and recipes. Anyone?

09-14-2013, 08:18 PM
I'm back from a wonderful day spent with Tammy and am sitting here with my feet up and a mug of tea by my side. :) We had a lovely time strolling through the farmer's market and outlet mall, went to two wineries where we sampled and bought some great wine, and mostly talked and talked and talked. She's as delightful in person as she is on-line, and we connected instantly. :)

And, as usual, we totally forgot to take pictures. Sorry!

09-14-2013, 08:43 PM
Yep, I made it home too! I love Linda :val2:, she said I look young! She is my best friend for saying that!!

We did have a lovely time, and it's about time we met. Who do I get to meet next?!

09-15-2013, 07:58 AM
Good morning.

Linda sounds like you and Tammy had a lovely day :) We knew you would

CyndiM I am no help with canning, but no sugar added peach jam sounds delish!

Debbie sending you better weather and hugs for a stress free renovation project.

Enjoying my morning smoothie and coffee before heading to Kingston. We are supposed to reach 70 today, but right now it is 42! Guess I will be layering up for this ride!

We had fun last night. Didn't win anything big, but the money went to a good cause. Food was served family style which helped! I skipped the bread and appetizers, well except a few pieces of cheese. I opted for turkey, green beans, stuffing and mashed potatoes. I small serving each of the naughty stuffing and potatoes. I loved their apple pie. As luck would have it I got served a small piece (darn it)

Well I guess I better start layering up. Have a great day :)

09-15-2013, 08:15 AM
Mornin' y'all. I just started sipping my coffee, and am not quite awake yet.

Today is busy - DH decided to start going to sunday school at 9 am (church starts at 10:30), which is honestly's on parenting. WHo doesn't need help with that?!? (DS is going thru a stage...again...) There's a pot luck after church I'm going to make slaw for, and then this afternoon I'm planning out our meals, cooking, and shopping.

A friend starts chemo on Tuesday, and I'm planning on making her a bunch of chicken soup. Has anyone here been thru chemo? I'm not sure if I should make it plain, with rice, or with pasta. She mostly follows SBD as well, but I told her to eat what she can when she can!!

And then class tonight, which is dessert night. But we won't discuss that. ;)

09-15-2013, 08:16 AM
It was 39* when I woke up at 5:30, and I was grateful that I could snuggle back under the covers for another hour, even though it was still chilly when I got up, but I love keeping the windows open all night.

It looks like it's going to be a great day for a bike ride, Jennifer!

Just the usual family day here today, and trying to figure out what I'm going to do with all peaches I bought yesterday. They're a lot riper than I thought so they're not going to keep long!

09-15-2013, 08:20 AM
Morning Tammy,

I just saw your inquiry regarding the soup. Chemo affects everyone differently, but I would start off with putting rice in it, since rice is so easy on the tummy. That is so thoughtful of you to be making meals for her.

I'm still dreaming of that lovely tomato soup I had for dinner yesterday. I'm going to try to figure out how to make it!

09-15-2013, 08:24 AM
Good morning,

Woke up at 6 a.m. wide awake so decided to go with and wake up. This will help us make it to 9 a.m church service. Nothing on the agenda today so will just enjoy the lovely weather.

Cottage and Twynn glad you enjoyed your time together, sounds like you had fun

Cyndi I am not help but it sounds delish

Jekel enjoy your ride and the weather today.

I will enjoy the quiet right now before I have to wake up DD2 :)

09-15-2013, 08:59 AM
Busy in here this morning!
Tammy and Linda, glad you had a nice visit. How fun!
Debbie, good luck with the project. Keep focusing on how nice it will be when it's done! And I will wish you better weather too.
Jekel, have a great ride!

Today is a regular weekend day: we will hit up the other grocery store in town to cherry-pick their specials. DH will watch football. I need to do a load of laundry, etc.

To all the other chicks: may your day be enjoyable!:wave:

09-15-2013, 09:14 AM
good morning :coffee2: Tim's back to work today so it's back to the regular routine for me. On today's agenda - grape butter and peach something, laundry (already started), some grocery shopping cleaning, and pumpkin bars ( .m When he is out of work we are off for a walk and mushroom forage :)

Tammy & Cottage - It sounds like such a fun day!

Debbie - thinking of you

Jennifer - I think it will be ginger peach butter (with fresh ginger). Can't go wrong with that! (I hope)

Rose - this whole canning thing is new for me but our peach tree, which had 2 peaches last year, just went nuts so I want to do something special with them

Beth :wave:

Time to get to work again.

09-15-2013, 12:45 PM
Good morning. Had a great time at the wedding which was pretty spectacular - white orchids everywhere! The venue was great and the food spectacular. Yes, I tried to do it justice - and managed!

Now I'm back home after picking up some fresh veggies and the darling doggage.

Planning to deliver a quilt this afternoon and get the darned financial report ready for tomorrow afternoon's meeting. I don't pick up my DD at the airport until 5 PM Tuesday (rush-hour :() so have lots of time to get ready. Really looking forward to a week of just hanging out. I'm planning SBD-type meals but I am afraid some wine will be consumed.

Had a minor accident driving to the city yesterday - I got rear-ended. I have a slightly damaged rear side panel and will get a repair estimate tomorrow. I'm hoping it will be minor and won't go through the insurance hassle. *Sigh* I'll get that set up this week which will mean a rental car.

Now to put away the groceries (got some great kale!) and get the afternoon started.

Enjoy your Sunday.

09-15-2013, 01:10 PM
Ruth sorry to hear about the accident. Ottawa drivers are even crazier than montrealers.

Re. Peaches. I canned 12 quarts this year using a light syrup. Three parts water to one part sugar the thing to remember is to leave space. Becaus3 the fruit flows to the top and once it hits the lids jars don't seal. Also its important to run something in the jar to take the air bubbles out before putting on the lids. I do peach and pears and plums because dh can't eat fresh food

Take care Sophie