Saturday, May 21, 2011
I am blogging today for the first time in a very long time. I thought that no one cared enough to read my blogs and so I got away from writing down my thoughts and activities.
So I am back and from now on I am going to blog because I like to get my feelings down in black and white.
I am still at goal and maintaining my 75 pound weight loss. I am finding it easier now to adjust my menu's and eat everything but in smaller portions.
Today I went to a Bar Mitzvah celebration at Congregation Beth Israel, our counterpart in conservative synagogues. The young man, Zac was outstanding as I knew he would. His parents are associate members of our synagogue and his father leads services quite often on Saturday morning. So we have seen this young man grow up in our midst.
They served a beautiful luncheon and many of the regulars on Saturday morning were invited to the celebration. They did have the invited guests at designated tables and the couple did invite the congregational family at CBI to the luncheon as well but open tables, so they could choose where they sat. It was a lovely buffet. Smoke salmon, bagels (small) cream cheese, kugels, blintzes, egg salad, tuna fish salad, green salad, fruit and desserts. I chose to have a small bagel with cream cheese and lox, tomato and cucumber. Some herring, lots of fruit, and a 1 inch by 1 inch piece of blintz. Passed on dessert and kugal. Had coffee and went to the sweet table but it wasn't anything special and took a taste of a chocolate crumb, enough to give me that sweet taste after the meal. I thought to myself, okay Donna you just scarfed down 3 brownies, not get away from the table. Mind games, Pretend games, but did the trick. I went back to the fruit platter and served up some more fruit.
I came home and my DH did the grocery shopping for tonites dinner. I got a new cookbook "The Holocaust Survivors" cookbook. The cookbook has the stories of men and women who survived the holocaust and their recipes they grew up with. Last week I made a broccoli kugal and Hawaiian chicken. The chicken was excellent the kugal I would not make again. I put the leftovers in the freezer to give to my son, when he comes in for Fathers Day.
Tonite I am making Hungarian filled cabbage which is making my kitchen smell so good. I will also make mashed potatoes with it. It is different than my family recipe in that you add sauerkraut and cooked onions and Hungarian paprika. So I will see if I exchange our old family recipe with the new one.
I also made last week an apple cake for my honey and he said it fantastic. I also has been on a kick making mandelbrot, which is like a biscotti. I cut down on the sugar and it is just enough for me to satisfy my sweet tooth after a meal.
Last week I bought a new mix master since I burned out my hand held beater making my second batch of mandelbroit. I love using it and I am now on a baking kick.
Tonite we are planning to watch HBO there is a great movie on so it relaxing this weekend.
Tomorrow The Milwaukee Jewish Chorale is giving their concert at CBI and my co-president Judy and I will be announcing the program. There will be a reception following the concert where there will be lots of sweets offered. If they are the same as they were today, I will have no trouble passing on them. Maybe one crumb and play my pretend game.
Monday, March 21, 2011
This morning I got up early knowing I needed to clean my house because I had my weekly mahj game at my house.
The weather cooperated greatly because I could shake out my scatter rugs and bathroom rug out on the porch. The air was clean and crisp and the temp was in the 50's. I felt like deep cleaning our condo from the winter dust and stuffiness..
I steamed cleaned all my wood floors with my Hana steam cleaner, vacuumed, polished, dusted and cleaned the bathrooms, kitchen, den, bedroom and living room. When I was finished the house was spotless and smelled wonderful. I wish I could have opened the windows and aired out the house, but the weather was a little to cool for that. I was even thinking about doing the outside windows that I could reach, but that would have been pushing it. Tonite the weatherman said we could expect a cold front, snow and/or rain. Glad I didn't do the windows/
My group came at 12:30 p.m. and we played until 3:45 p.m. I lost $1.05. A nice afternoon for that amount.
Tonite I was supposed to go to a presentation but really felt like staying home. I find it a chore to go out at night and prefer to stay home and watch TV and/or read when it is dark. I am reading "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham. A true story of murder in Ada Oklahoma.
I am going to read until I get sleepy, no need to go to bed early I don't have anything in the morning and can sleep in if I choose
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Didn't do anything all day
Never got dress all day
Never went out of the house all day
Rained all day
Read and caught up on my TV pre taped shows all day
What a wonderful day
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