We Are Getting Close!

I am not going to say specifically when we think Tony will come home, because we don’t like to jinx ourselves.  Let’s just say he’s looked and felt better than he has in over a year.  The prednisone (sp?) is doing wonders for his gout – it used to be so painful to watch up stand up.

Yesteray he just swung his legs over the bed, stood up and walked to the bathroom like it was no big deal.  I almost got teary watching him walk like that – its been so long since I’ve seen it.

He’s still sleepy, which is to be expected, because even though things are moving in the right direction, every couple hours he’s bothered by doctor visits, vitals, etc.  I know once he comes home he’ll sleep like a baby!

When I walked in yesterday Tony was on the phone with his parents.  I was taking off my coat when his nurse walked in (one I hadn’t met yet) and before saying anything said “you need to put a gown on.”  I told her I’d been there all week an no one had once asked me to put any protective clothing on.

She then started to tell me (in a snotty way)  that it was hospital regulations, etc., and Tony got off the phone and said “how dare you talk to my wife like that!”  She’s the one person who’s been by my side this whole time and I want you to apologize right now!”

I have to admit, it was kinda nice for Tony to stick up for me like that.  I am the most passive person you will meet so had I been by myself I probably wouldn’t have said a thing!

While I was getting ready and in the shower, Hannah made us breakfast – breakfast tosadas and unpictured sliced pears – it was delicious and only 5 WW points.

I liked that she put fresh cut cucumber over the top – the cucumber was cold but the tostada was hot.

My SIL volunteered at the hospital and got off at 2:00.  After a quick visit with her brother, we went down and ate lunch.  The hot portion of the cafeteria was closed, so I got another chicken finger salad – my guess is the salad is about 10 points because the chicken fingers were five, there were chickpeas, a little bit of cheese, a little bit of bacon, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds – oh, and a hard boiled egg.

I have been the queen of over dressing my salads lately, so I did the fork into dressing method – I may have used a tablespoon of fat free Italian?

It’s really hard for me to sit with Tony in the hospital and do nothing.  I don’t know how he does it.  I ended up coming home and needing to get bizzy in my kitchen.  So now shocker here . . . I made pizza!

I am calling this pizza 15 points.  Pepperoni and spinach, on a crispy thin crust.  Yum!

Hannah and I watched The Time Traveler’s Wife. I thought it was the stupidest movie I’ve ever seen – it was so disjointed.  Hannah?  She was crying like a baby at the end!

Last week I made a brown rice quiche.  I loved the mix of textures on this dish, my boss (the nice one who typically loves everything I bring her) thought it had too much.  I am finally posting the recipe.

Brown Rice Quiche (makes 4 servings = 266 calories, 6.2 fat, 27 carbs, 2.7 fiber and 25 protein, or 7 WW points).


  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 ounces ham
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 cups chopped or shredded zucchini
  • salt and pepper

Heat oven to 425.  Mix the brown rice, egg and cheese and put it on the bottom of your fish.  I happened to use an 8×8 pan, but you can use a pie pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.

Lower heat to 375.  Mix remaining ingredients together, pour onto rice crust, and bake 30-35 minutes until eggs are set.  Let cool ten minutes before slicing.

Alright, I have to get in the shower and get to my Tony.  Enjoy your Sunday!


27 thoughts on “We Are Getting Close!

  1. So glad to hear that Tony is doing so much better!! That must feel wonderful. And I’m glad he stuck up for you. Like you, I’m so mild mannered, I would probably not stick up for myself.

  2. yeah for Tony feeling and walking better. Yeah for Tony putting snotty nurse in her place. Yeah for you still eating healthy, I would have given up and given myself permission to eat a snickers bar because I would have been so tired.

    Amy inFlorida

  3. Glad to hear Tony is doing so much better! Hope he is home soon. Love that he that to the nurse.

    I love using leftover rice for quiche crust. In fact I making one today, I will give your recipe a try.

  4. This is great news! The weekends…ya…you tend to get a lot of staff that works PRN and not full time, so they get all sticky about the rules. But truth be told, that really IS one of the worst and most rampant hospital aquired infections, but she could have been nicer.

  5. I’m so glad that Tony stuck up for you like that! I’m a very passive person, and I wouldn’t have said anything either.

    Umm, I’m with Hannah, I was bawling at the end of that movie 🙂 haha

  6. So happppy for you two! And love that he stuck up for you! The quiche looks so good, as does your pizza(makes me want to cook up another

  7. Wow, Biz. Wow. I’ve just read the last several posts and all I can say is, Wow. I’m so glad that Tony is feeling better. I’m sure that his recovery will continue in greater strides once you get him home and can care for him yourself. I’m so sorry y’all are having to deal with all of this! I’m praying for his speedy quick recovery and getting him home AND, no more hospital stays!

  8. I’m just catching up, but I’ve been thinking of you guys a lot this past week. I’m so glad that Tony is feeling better, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he’ll come home when you think/hope he will! 🙂

    I’m very passive, too, and I wouldn’t have said anything to the rude nurse. Good for Tony! 🙂

    Have a good Sunday, and I’m sending healing vibes to Tony!!!

  9. That’s such wonderful news! And very cool of him to stick up for you like that 🙂

  10. I stopped reading the blog post when Tony made the nurse aplogize, I could not go further because I am swooning! Love it! I love when our men are our knights in shining armor. My hubby has to talk to our kids like that sometimes- “How dare you talk to my wife that way!” Glad to hear your prince is getting better. Still praying for you all!

  11. I am SO glad to hear that Tony is getting better. After his recent surgery he didn’t seem to be getting better at all. Glad they have found the problem and are fixing it.

    I do have one little question though… On the brown rice quiche, what type of “fish” am I supposed to put the rice, eggs and cheese into??? 🙂 🙂 🙂 I LOVE silly typos, they make me laugh :).

    Have a great day!

  12. Go Tony! You rock!!!

    So happy to hear he’s doing better!!! I’m still keeping up the prayers and healthy thoughts for you both! *hugs*

  13. So, so glad to hear that Tony is feeling better! What a mean nurse, but what a sweet hubby to stick up for you!

    I haven’t seen that movie, but the book is amazing! 🙂

  14. So glad to hear he’s doing so much better! I know that must be a huge relief. I love how he stuck up for you 🙂 What did the nurse have to say to that?? Ha! That pizza looks yummy by the way! I’m back on WW hard core now (after half-assing it for about 3 months) and love your recipes. Making your Meatball Soup tonight (again bc we loved it so much the 1st time).

  15. Tony is definitely a keeper 🙂

    I’m so glad he’s feeling better!!

    I know everyone will be happy when he’s home.

  16. Weighting For 50

    Hi Vat. SOOOO glad to read that Tony is getting better, and feeling spunky enough to demand an apology from the snotty nurse. Hang in there, sounds like things are moving in the right direction, he’ll be home soon and you can get back to your usual Bizzing in the kitchen!!! Take care. Hugs coming your way!

  17. Just catching up on your posts and I’m so glad he’s doing better now Biz! What a relief, I hope he settles in quickly at home and gets some much deserved rest!

  18. Feeling a bit like I’ve been asleep at the wheel since I hadn’t realized Tony was hospitalized again! Please, extend my well wishes that he is up and out of there right quick! And best wishes to you (and Hannah) as well. Having a loved one hospitalized is just so stressful for everyone.

  19. That’s excellent news! So happy for you and your family 🙂 Keep it up, Tony!

  20. keeping you guys in my thoughts- hope Tony can leave the hospital soon! Good for Tony for saying something to the nurse. 😛

    I gotta say all of the hospital food that you have shown us really looks pretty darn good! Great job estimating that salad!

  21. That’s great news. Still praying tho; we want him home and completely well! I’m betting that’s brown rice in the brown rice quiche recipe rather than white rice, right? I love brown rice. Stay strong!

  22. Yea Tony! What a nasty nurse, there are so many other ways to explain protocol! Have yourself a great Sunday Biz! 🙂

  23. Glad things with Tony are getting better. I’ll be thinking of you guys. Good that he stood up for you. Some people can be so nasty and rude. I am passive too so I wouldn’t have done anything. I need some balls!

  24. So glad he is doing so much better. What a relief that must be for you! I understand about not wanting to say things for fear of jinxing them. I am totally with you on that one. As soon as I find something out and tell someone, something happens and the plans change. Just as long as he gets home soon.

  25. Awww…………..what a husband! You’ve got a good one there, Biz.
    Hope he comes home soon!!

  26. The book is much better than the movie. I read the book first and loved it, but when i watched the movie it kind of sucked because they had to leave so much out that it didn’t make sense. Didn’t keep me from crying at the end though.

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