Archive for October, 2011

The Indirect Approach

Posted by Vicki on October 30th, 2011 under Attitude, friends & family, Hate, Uncategorized
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How do we know when people are angry at us? Sometimes people will tell you, and will tell you why. Other times, people won’t tell you, and will deny that they are angry, but they ACT angry. How do they do this? They give you the cold shoulder. But they do it in such a […]

What Does Orange Rhyme With?

Posted by Vicki on October 30th, 2011 under Nutrition
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It’s a good thing I slept in this morning, but getting up at ten — I really needed to do this, as evidenced by the unremitting headache of yesterday — means the day goes by even faster than usual. However, I did manage to accomplish some things, which is always gratifying. Just got back from […]

Trudging through cyberland

Posted by Vicki on October 29th, 2011 under Healthy eating, Lifestyle, Nutrition, philosophy, weight, Weight Loss, weight management
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Some days, I feel like I’m slogging through mud. Like in those horrible dreams from which I awaken with a true migraine. Throughout the dream, I set out to accomplish a simple task, but run into obstacle after obstacle and the goal seems ever farther away. Like I’ll be trying to get somewhere, or write […]


Posted by Vicki on October 27th, 2011 under Uncategorized
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Before I start, I would like to inform the reader that I am sacrificing a neat desk and an overall neat house (spice drawer is an absolute mess– turmeric spilled over everything, there are empty bottles, duplicates, can’t find curry powder but I know it’s in there somewhere and desk is piled with batteries, scissors, […]

Lovely Minutes

Posted by Vicki on October 26th, 2011 under Attitude, friends & family
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I have a few lovely minutes to blog before getting ready to go to meet Robin Halpern at Eat ‘n’ Park (should be Park ‘n’ Eat, but whatever) and then to WW meeting, my little weekly oasis of ME time. I do have me time every day, but my WW meeting time is the best […]


Posted by Vicki on October 22nd, 2011 under philosophy, Uncategorized
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My family genetic makeup is divided precisely into two very distinct character types: 1. Very high sensitivity to a pathological degree to SELF, reactivity, hyperness, (guess which one I am?), jumpiness, quick to take offense & be on the defensive, loudly opinionated, obviously sarcastic, going from jokey to beyond irritated in 9 – 60 in […]

Forgiveness: NOT! But We Can Still Be Friends

Posted by Vicki on October 21st, 2011 under Attitude, friends & family, love
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You may not know this, and may not even be interested, but in the past 6 months, the entire Tarrytown Springhill Suites has been renovated, or at least stem to stern redecorated. Woody and I are staying here to visit Mom, and I have actually persuaded Mom to go to a family reunion in Brooklyn […]

Diamonds Are Not Forever, But Love Is

Posted by Vicki on October 16th, 2011 under love, philosophy, strength
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I tried to retrace my steps, but even before I began, I knew it was useless. I first noticed it was missing as I walked — rather jauntily, I might add — down Beechwood Boulevard today. I had finished morning rounds at Shadyside Hospital — another weekend on call for me, but I can’t complain […]

Deflated balloons

Posted by Vicki on October 13th, 2011 under Attitude
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What makes a bad day? A bad week? I really try to have a positive attitude at all times, but because part of me looks at every glass as half empty (especially a wine glass — 4 ounces, a 4 pointsplus serving, may barely creep up the edge of a big ol wineglass, although when […]

Fasting: Howque?

Posted by Vicki on October 9th, 2011 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, philosophy
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First and foremost, let me “point” out that the “Point Breeze” Breezer Bonfire occurred yesterday. This is an annual event, and the timing just shows several things about the Point Breeze Neighborhood Association (hereafter referred to as PBNA), or whatever it’s called. I am convinced that no one in the PBNA is Jewish, or the […]