Surprise! Just poppin’ in to say Merry Christmas!

Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m on a blogging break and all that.

Still, if former Pres. Obama can pop in to say hi, I guess I can, too!

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I’m enjoying my little break, and hope you’re all keeping snug as the proverbial bugs in your rugs, keeping warm, sipping cocoa and enjoying life.

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Listen — we’ll get back to the diet and exercise struggle soon enough. This is a time to relax and enjoy yourself. Go ahead, have some chocolate. We’ll work it off, together, in January.

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Merry Christmas to all my loyal readers! See you again on Monday, January 7, 2019 (aka Orthodox Christmas, for my non-Western readers)!

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Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Fare Thee Well, Colonel Sanders!

Good morning, everyone! Well, I’m a little embarrassed to say that I’ve slacked off a bit this past week, so I have a bit of a gain this morning. Let’s get this over with, shall we?

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Wow, that’s not so great!
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Oh well, as Homer Simpson once said, “Hope springs internal!” And if you’ll permit me to explain, I do have an explanation, kinda sorta!

Now as I’ve said before, this isn’t a religious blog. However, my lame excuse perfectly reasonable explanation involves religion, so those of you who hate God feel uncomfortable with that should feel perfectly free to go back to bed.

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For the handful who remain, the excuse explanation is that, as I’ve mentioned before, we’re Eastern Catholic, which is similar to Eastern Orthodox. And yesterday was Meatfare Sunday, aka “farewell to meat,” or as I like to call it, “Bye-bye Colonel Sanders!” Sunday. That means it’s the last day we can (well, *should*!) eat meat before Lent starts next week.

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So I allowed myself to overindulge a bit this past week on things like KFC and, er, chicken-fried steak with gravy and scrambled eggs at Corky’s Diner. Because breakfast food, amiright?

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So this week was a bit of a wash. Howsomever (and yes, that’s a real word! I looked it up! so there!), for the next six weeks I’ll be foregoing the hot cooked flesh of helpless animals, so things should even out pretty soon.

Still, NEXT Sunday is Cheesefare, which means I’ve only got a week to indulge in dairy products … milk, butter, cheese … oh no …

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Oh dear! Well, luckily, we have some friends in high places who have some excellent recipes for meatless cheeseless Lenten indulgences, so perhaps I’ll find some delectable substitutes to get me through this.

Seriously, if you’ve never seen Father Moses and Mother Gabriella’s show, “Eastern Hospitality,” it’s a real treat! They make all sorts of excellent stuff (plus I think they’re really cute together!)

Maybe during the next few weeks I’ll actually try one of their recipes, instead of just saying what a nice idea it is and then buying some overpriced fake cheese at the grocery store, like I usually do. If so, I’ll be sure to let you know.

Meanwhile, on to the real cheese!!

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