Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's all gravy....

In People magazine tonight, I heard the expression, "It's all gravy." I think it means an extra or bonus.

There's twenty minutes until I go to bed. I went to my Thursday appointment. It was OK. my regular doctor comes back in a week. It's all good. I spend the evening listening to tunes. There are two songs I like presently. The first is called Hello by Dragonette and Magic by Sean Desmond.

My friend's Saba's brother was killed on New Year's Eve. I feel awful for her......What a way to begin 2011.

I'm reading One Day. It's a book Katherine gave me for my 28th birthday. It's an English version of When Harry Met Sally. So funny!

I need to stop eating at night. I just polished off a bag of baby carrots and some dried apricots. Ah well, it's all gravy baby!

- OCG

Thursday, January 06, 2011

I'm grateful for...

* my new purple sweater from the Observer's mom

* the ability to take a bus when it's snowing outside

* having the money to pay bills

* my mom for being a survivor

* where I live

* when the Observer comes to visit me

* snow shovelers

* Skylar and Cole

* the book One Day that Katherine gave me for my birthday

* the fresh start a new year brings

- OCG

What is panjeeri?


My high school friend Mona posted on Facebook that she "can't stop eating Panjeeri!"


"What is Panjeeri?" I asked myself. I Googled the word and found this info (and image:)


Panjiri is an Indian sweet-dish, made from whole wheat flour fried in sugar and ghee, heavily laced with dried fruits and herbal gums. It is usually eaten in the winters to ward off cold. Panjiri is normally given to nursing mothers. It is considered Hot Food to help with the production of breast milk.


It looks like a yummy treat but Mona's friends say it's not healthy. That's probably why it tastes so good.
Sweetness always!


- OCG

Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Year's celebrations in "sauga and Bolton...



Welcome 2011! I hope yours started with laughter, love, peace, friends, family, and joy. Mine did! Our New Year's Eve was so fun! There was the Observer, myself, John and Christina. There were noise-makers, party hats and cans of Coke Zero (Of course - we are at the Observer's apartment!)



I arrived late at around eight o clock. Pizza was on the way. Christina brought yummy pasta salad and John brought chips and Family Feud on DVD. I'm not big on playing games, but I loved playing Family Feud. Teams were divided into boys versus girls. I got very competitive. I'm not sure who won, but we played with volume and enthusiasm. Isn't that more important?

Close to the start of 2011, we turned on City TV and watched the countdown. We kissed, hooted and toasted 2011 with champagne. Good times! I took the same taxi home to Mom and Dad's house as Christina. The trip home to Oakville cost her $55!!!

On New Year's Day, I went to Bolton and celebrated at the Observer's sister-in-law's parents (Olga and Pasquale) They are a great family. The angolliti Olga made was yummy. She has a cold....Poor Olga. The Observer's brother struggled to lift me to their downstairs.....Poor Joe! I had a great time, but I think it's best to stay more local since our houses are more accessible.

I came home and had a sweet late night chat with Dad He says my maintenance of my health is his Christmas present. Knowing how much my recovery means to him makes me feel so loved. Maybe that's the whole point of getting healthy - to be able to feel love and not just hunger.

- OCG