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.
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.
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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