I am sure many of you never saw The Wiz (circa 1979?!) when it came out in the movie theaters, but I love the song Diana Ross sings!

Everybody look around
‘Cause there’s a reason to rejoice you see
Everybody come out
And let’s commence to singing joyfully
Everybody look up
And feel the hope that we’ve been waiting for
Everybody’s glad
Because our silent fear and dread is gone
Freedom, you see, has got our hearts singing so joyfully
Just look about
You owe it to yourself to check it out
Can’t you feel a brand new day?!

Today couldn’t be any different from yesterday!  No more pity party of one.  I have so much to be thankful for, one bad day isn’t going to get me down!  Thank you to everyone who wished me a better day today!

We had a beautiful morning – so sad not to see the screens of our gazebo up, but love the color of the trees!


I got up early to make my spaghetti squash/spinach lasagna for my lunch – I added diced yellow pepper this time – so good!  I love using cottage cheese instead of ricotta!


Breakfast was a one egg/egg white/spinach cheese omelet.


Since I was up so early, I saw that Meghann had made a dip for her apples, but thought it needed an extra kick.  My dip?  1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/8 cup sugar free Smucker’s pancake syrup, 1 teaspoon no sugar added peanut butter and a splash of cinnamon – thanks for the idea Meghann!


My blood sugar was around 90 before my walk, so I decided to have a sourdough pretzel.  (I may have a small bag of these in my desk drawer!)


What a gorgeous day we had – partly sunny and highs of almost 70!  Look at our beautiful walk!


I am kidding!  This picture is in my office space – but I love looking at it, especially this time of year!  Here was our walk:



Then it was lasagna time!  This is one serving – about 420 calories.


Since I was having such a good day, I made myself a cafe mocha!


Never too early for the snowman mug!


I had to work late, so I picked up chicken and mashed potatoes from our grocery store – the chicken tasted like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for a couple hours!  I had one wing, and about 1/2 a cup of mashed potatoes, when I looked at Hannah and said “bring up the deep fryer!”


Three taquitos later and I was a happy camper!  Gotta scoot – we have so many things recording on the DVR, no one can change the channel!  Thanks for all the virtual hugs today – you guys rock!

Happy Birthday to my Father-in-Law!  If you could leave him a happy b-day message, I would appreciate it! 😀