Monday, October 05, 2009
This morning I got up and had all good intentions of going to the gym, wore my new smaller workout clothes and stopped at the bank and when I saw the time realized that I didn't have enough time to exercise and get to a meeting at 11:00 a.m. at the synagogue. So I came home, prepared for the meeting and promised myself I would walk 10K steps in the house, tonite.
I went to the Sisterhood meeting which was a meet and greet. Everyone took time to tell something about themselves which was very interesting. A real eye opener. I thought I knew these women, but I really didn't.
I then had an appointment with my dermatologists for my 6 month skin checkups. He did remove some scales of basel cells and I'll come back in another 6 months. I am always glad he finds them cause then he freezes them and they can't develop into anything. My mother and my sister both had skin cancer episodes so I am very careful.
Tonite we are having leftover chili because dh wants to watch the Packers beat up on Brett Farve (Vikings) tonite. I'll watch TV in the bedroom and watch reruns.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Today was a very interesting day. My friend D called me and asked me to go with her to see a film which was making it Feature Film Debut and was shown at Toronto International Film Festival in 2008. The Milwaukee Film Festival had been going on since 9/28 and this was the last day. She wanted to see "Lovely, Still". This film, which has yet to be release nationwide was written and directed by a new young director named Nicholas Fackler. Screen legends Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn star in this senior romance that alternates between puppy love and obsession as odd motivations and personal fears bubble to the surface Martin Landau plays Robert Malone, an elderly perennial bachelor, who returns from work one day to find Mary (Ellen Burstyn) in his home. Their unusual meeting leads to a late-life courtship that initially rejuvenates the couple with teenage-like energy and infatuation; however, the burning intensity of their relationship soon reveals troubling personal issues, leading to a powerful, tremendously moving conclusion. Set during the Christmas holiday season, lovely, Still is an effecting character study that's sweet without being saccharine, occasionally dark but not devastating. Look for this film which should be released in November 2010 nationwide. It was a fantastic movie and I think definite Oscar nominees for acting, screen story, direction and movie. Can you tell I loved it.
After the film they had a talk back with Nicholas Fackler, the Director and author of the screen play and Martin Landau who played Robert Malone. Martin Landau was the guest movie star at the festival.
We had lunch prior to the movie at a nearby restaurant and I ordered a Denver omelet made with eggbeaters and an English muffin on the side. I left the hash browns.
We parked at the Whole Foods which was a block away and then went through the store on our way back to the car. I was able to find whole wheat elbow pasta for my chili which I made tonite for dinner. I also picked up a bakery treat for my dh who didn't complain when I left him alone for the day.
Today's food and water were great. Tomorrow I plan to go to the gym early and get my strength exercises in. Haven't been there for a while and I am really looking forward to getting back to consistenly exercising..
Sunday, October 04, 2009
It happened to me again. I wrote my entire blog and it disappeared before I could enter it. Boy thats making me so mad. So here it is again;
Tonite we went to the Sunset Playhouse to see their production of "Auntie Mame". We have been season ticket holders for many many years and we have yet to be disappointed in any of their productions. Tonites was the exception. We stayed til the end because we thought it might get better, but unfortunately it didn't. It was a waste of good money and time.
We went out for dinner after the show and had a delightful time with all our friends. I ordered mango tilapia, broccoli and salad. I also had a side of sweet potatoes, assured by the waiter they were not swimming in butter. He was right they weren't swimming they were wading. The food generally was very good and too much to eat so I didn't all of it. I didn't even seem to mind.
Our son (a/k/a JNEUBS) and our granddaughter Hannah came to visit us this morning and into the early afternoon from Chicago. Jeff needed to do his laundry and Hannah and I played Phase 10 with each of us taking one game. The playoff is scheduled for the next time the laundry needs doing.
We had a great lunch of bagels, creme cheese and lox. I had some mocked chopped liver which I had made and Jeff tasted. He said it tasted just like Grandma Goldstein's real liver which he grew up loving. I took that as a compliment and that put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.
My week and weekend has been filled with wonderful experiences with almost my grandchildren, Brynn and Noah when I teen sat in West Salem and Hannah from Chicago coming to Milwaukee with her dad. Even got to talk to Sarah, Hannah's sister who is currently writing her essays for her applications to 6 or 7 colleges all over the US.
Where does the time go. The kids in West Salem went to Homecoming tonite, the other two either are in college or getting ready for college. Wow. I am certainly bless with wonderful children and grandchildren. How very lucky I am.
Food, water and partial exercise were right on schedule for the day.
All is good in the Neubauer household
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