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).

Ingredients:

  • 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!

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