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Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Yesterday I went to the temple to help bake desserts for the Sisterhood shabbat next weekend. It was great fun, a bunch of women in the kitchen baking and laughing and just having a great time. I made two pumpkin breads and two marble cakes.

I came home and Bob and I decided to go to a movie. We went to see "Lincoln Lawyer". Its with Mathew MaConhegy and Marisa Tommai. It was a good movie and recommend everyone seeing it. He is a lawyer who doesn't have an office but works out his car which is a Lincoln Town car. So now you understand the title of the movie. It has a twist to the ending so stay for the entire movie.'

This morning I went to temple for services and tonite I went back for closing sabbath prayers and the reading of the Miglliah which is the story of Esther. It is traditional to wear costumes like on Halloween. I wore an east Indian sari which was lent to me by a friend. It was just beautiful. We did a play around the reading of the story and it was great fun. Lots of kids running around and great participation from the parents and congregational family.

I just finished my latest book and now I will watch a little TV and start on another book

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KAMAPERRY 3/20/2011 1:50AM

    Happy Purim! I am attending one tomorrow!

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ARIANERA 3/19/2011 11:08PM

    Happy Purim!

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PHEBESS 3/19/2011 11:04PM

    Happy Purim!!!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

This morning I had coffee at Panera with our Rabbi and discussed the Purim celebration for Saturday night when we read the Megillah ( the story of Esther). If you want to know the story google "The Story of Purim" and you can read about the celebration and why we celebrate this holiday.

After several cups of coffee, nothing with it, I went over to Fiddle Heads where I saved a table to play scrabble with my girl friends. I read for about an hour and when they came I ordered a mango smoothie. It was delicious.

I came home and made dinner. I had chicken brats and Bob had regular brats. I had sauerkraut with mine, Bob had baked beans with his. My dessert was strawberries with sugar free cool whip topped with blueberries.

I haven't eaten all evening. I am trying to curb snacking after dinner. If I get terribly hungry later on this evening (cause I am going to finish reading my book) I will make myself a smoothie with strawberries.

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KAMAPERRY 3/18/2011 2:48PM

    I am going to a Purim dinner on Sunday!

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TRAINER_T 3/18/2011 9:16AM

    I love scrabble and its so much fun learning new words. Sounds like you had a great night.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/18/2011 3:25AM

    Sounds like you had a delightful day. Hope you won the scrabble games. Good luck on not snacking after dinner...but a strawberry smoothie sounds delicious!!! Have a great Friday!!!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today I got up early because I had a tour at the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee for a 6th grade class. I had about 8 kids which made a wonderful opportunity for give and take. I had to leave them at the end and hand the tour over to the Education Director because the group arrived late and I had a dentist appointment and allowed 30 minutes to get across town.

I got to the dentist in plenty of time and instead of our regular dental hygienist we had a new one and she was wonderful. She was very gentle on my mouth and cleaned my teeth beautifully.

I came home and Bob decided he wanted to go and see the new Metro Market which was just opened today. It replaces the old Pick and Save grocery in Mequon where we did most of our shopping. It is a hugh store and offers more than the other store did. We ate our way through the store. Every check-out counter was manned by their check-out clerks and people were buying like there was going to be a snow storm. I bought fruit which was cheaper at this store than the speciality store I was going to later.

During the afternoon I finished reading my book and began reading another.

We finished the leftovers I had from yesterday's dinner which were better the second day. Now I have to think about cooking for tomorrow.

Tonite I watched TV and spoke to my kids and grandkids. An evening spent well.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This morning I got up early because I had to be at the JCC for a group meeting of a series I paid for. This group is called Nashim which in Hebrew means Woman. The film presentation was Mamadrama. We viewed a documentary about the "Jewish Mother". The American portrayal was very negative, over protective, manipulative, sacrificial, brazen, But the Israeli portrayal was positive. She was strong dedicated, influential, hardworking, encouraging, She came out of a revolution and became part of a revolution. A discussion followed the film. It was a great session.

I then went to get my hair done and now my roots match the rest of my hair.

I came home and did my e-mails, read a little and made dinner. I made porcupines and potatoes. Porcupines are hamburger balls with rice in them, so when they puff up they look like little curled up porcupines. It was just delicious and we have enough for dinner tomorrow night.

I watched "The Biggest Loser" and Marci went home. She is at goal weight and didn't need to stay at the ranch. It was time for her to go home. It was the right selection. She wanted everyone to vote her home. She looks wonderful and is keeping her weight off. I think this is the most difficult part of this lifestyle change. Keep the weight off. It is easy to lose the weight, but very difficult keeping it off. I can attest to that.

So now I will read a little and then go to bed.

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JESS0107 3/16/2011 11:15AM

    I watched the Biggest Loser too last night. I hated to see Marci go home but she was ready. The house will not be the same without her but she does look great! She is such an inspiration.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

I got dressed this morning figuring that I would be playing mahj at 12:30 p.m. At about 10:00 a.m. I ate breakfast which was a mango and banana. I think I ate them too fast and did not chew them. That is my problem, all those years of 1/2 hour lunches and scarfing down lunch, I still can't after all these years slow down my eating. So anyway at about 10:30 I was really feeling crappy. My stomach was whirling and I really felt I needed to throw up. I didn't be I did cancel Mahj and slept most of the day. Cancelled the rest of my day and evening plans.

Did watch The Bachelor and Brad asked Emily to marry him, and they are running into all kinds of roadblocks. I knew it. I told him that (to my TV of course) She is not going to move to Austin, she has a fantastic support group in Virginia and they won't let her go. etc etc The longer she stays in Virginia the less apt they will marry. Chantel was a better choice for him. Men and blonds the need to protect the pretty little thing. I just can't understand.

Anyway, going to finish my book and then go to bed.

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STRINGS58 3/15/2011 8:25AM

    Hope you are feeling better!

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TRACYZABELLE 3/15/2011 12:04AM

    Sorry you had an upset tummy all day that stinks but as long as you did not cancel your game!! Feel better tomorrow!

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