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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

This morning I got up, ate breakfast and went to the synagogue to polish silver trays for next weeks elegant luncheon of which I am chairing. There were 5 of us and within the 2 hours we were able to polish all the trays and did a couple of other pieces that were in the gift shop.

I am supposed to view the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum, but because there will be 500 people there I am choosing not to attend. First of all I don't think I will get close to the exhibit and all the pushing and shoving and noise I will not be able to concentrate on the exhibit and what I am hearing or seeing. I will offer to take Maggie Anton to the exhibit when she comes next week. During the Super Bowl game it shouldn't be too crowded.

I will also go to several of the lectures that are going to be presented during the month of February, March and April.

So now I will go and read a few hundred pages of "Under the Dome" by Stephen King. I am enjoying the 1074 page book, and it isn't scary like his other books, at least not yet.

Tomorrow I go to Curves for the first time and then onto a Sisterhood meeting over which I am presiding and then at night to a rehearsal of the Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale. I am the co-President and since J can't attend I will attend in her absence So a full day tomorrow.

I am making two new recipes tonite for dinner. One of our teammates on WW Support Team recommended a Ziti Bake and a Dreamcicle dessert. I made the dessert and will make the bake later in the day. I am anxious to try them both.

  
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KNITTABLES 1/31/2010 11:09PM

    I like reading your blogs, you are so busy, and good for you. Have a great night.

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MORGANLAFEE 1/31/2010 10:14PM

    Busy lady. Good for you. Keep it up.

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TOOTER4KIDS 1/31/2010 5:08PM

    You seem to be very busy!!! That's a great thing. Good luck at CURVES!

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GRAYGRANNY 1/31/2010 4:49PM

    If you have never been to Curves before...you will enjoy it. I was a member until price of gas made it too expensive to go.....have fun there

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BUBBEMPNY 1/31/2010 3:32PM

    You're busy, busy, busy as usual. Go girl, go.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

This morning I woke up very early at about 5:00 a.m. and couldn't sleep any longer. I am not a person that can lay in bed, so I got up and logged in on my computer and read a little.

I decided to go to shabbat services since one of our members children hosted the luncheon in honor of a special celebration. They served a beautiful luncheon, lasagna and fresh fruit and beautiful desserts, which I passed on. The choir sang and so I sat with the members of the choir for lunch.

I came home and found out as I entered our underground parking garage, that the electricity for the area, including our condo complex had be shut off and it was very dark in the parking area and hallways. All we had were the emergency lights. I had to walk up two flights of stairs since the elevator was out, and find my keys to the door in the dark. I was so glad to finally make it to my condo where I had plenty of window light. So I read for most of the afternoon until the electricity was restored. Total hours out about 2 1/2 hours.

Our friends J and D drove to our house and we drove to the Sunset Theatre which is a regional theatre. We have season tickets and the musical production they put on was "Midlife Crisis" which was a great production. The eight actors were professional and well suited to their parts. We really enjoyed it. The other two couples and we four then went to Applebys in Menomonee Falls for dinner. I had the 550 calorie dinner, which I had last week. Shrimp Diablo which again I had to send back to warm up, because it came cold. But once warmed was delicious.

I just called my cousin B in New Mexico to wish him a very happy 80th birthday. He told me his son D is in the hospital with pneumonia and it was touch and go for a while, but now is recovering, but still in ICU and on watch 24/7. How fragile life is.............

tomorrow I am going to the synagogue to polish silverware for our luncheon on February 7, 2010. We have about 5 or 6 women so it shouldn't take us very long.

I am very upset about a fundraiser that I signed up for tomorrow evening. Supposedly it was by reservation only, a limited amount of people for a special showing of the the Dead Sea Scrolls which is on exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum. We were supposed to have during this 2 hour time period, a private tour, a presentation by the Museum President and CEO, lecture by Jewish educators and hors d' oeuvres. In tonites Milwaukee major newspaper there was an article stating that this fundraiser's expectation was 50-100 people and now its up to 500 people. If this is the case, no one will get close to the exhibit and where is everyone going to park? I am deeply disappointed and am considering not attending and consider this a donation. But now I want to attend the exhibit and it will cost me another $25.00 to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. Ugh.........

  


Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

I just came back from signing up at "Curves". Its a 30 minute circuit training with different strength machines. We joined MedicareComplete and they stress wellness and give you the silver sneakers as an incentive to exercise. It is free and so effective February 1st when our MedicareComplete goes into effect I will be walking for 30 minutes as I usually do 5 days a week and doing curves circuit training 5 days per week. That will make it 1 hour a day for exercise. I am excited to get going. I did belong to Curves a long time ago but it got to be expensive for a monthly membership so I dropped it. But who could argue about free.

This afternoon I had an appointment with our in-house caterer at our synagogue to discuss our Sisterhood luncheon that I am chairing in February. We are featuring Maggie Anton the author of Rashi's daughters as our keynote speaker. I have 40 paid reservations as of now. I am hoping for 50.

Our menu is French because Rashi was a rabbinical scholar in medieval France. He was also a wine maker, so we will serve Rashi wine and have a bottle of wine on each table with a wine goblet of red grapes hanging from it. The menu is being printed in Rashi Hebrew script and French and will be on each of the tables. It was so much fun planning this luncheon. The menu will be pate with French bread, French onion soup, baked salmon with parsnips and asparagus and Spinach Quiche for those vegetarians. For dessert we will serve crepes.

Tonite we are having leftover beef stirfry and mashed potatoes which I will put in the oven so they get golden brown.

Tomorrow I will be going to synagogue because one of our members will be celebrating their 65th (?) wedding anniversary and is hosting the luncheon after services.

In the evening we have tickets to the Sunset Players with two other couples and we will eat dinner out. Don't know where but usually at a local restaurant in the neighborhood.

  
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MISS_PIE 1/30/2010 10:39AM

    Wow! You're one busy gal. Good luck with your luncheon.

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 1/29/2010 8:03PM

    I have a friend that has a Curves franchise and she loves it. Let me know what you think of it.
Erin

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DASSCHUS 1/29/2010 7:56PM

    I hope you love Curves. Can't wait to hear about your experience.

The author luncheon sounds wonderful. I've actually heard of that book!

Enjoy your Shabbat at synagogue. :)

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KNITTABLES 1/29/2010 5:36PM

    Way to go about Joining curves, glad it is free for you. Have a great day emoticon

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This morning I went to my WW class. Since I am a lifetime member I only have to weight in 1 time per month. So I took a pass. We talked about Skill 4 which is "what do you do when you emotional eating" Excellent suggestions were given by the class.

I went to current events class at our synagogue and had a lively discussion.

I then went to play bridge. Although I lost my $1.00 and the cards were awful I had a good time with my friends.

Tonite I made mashed potatoes which we haven't had for a very long time. Also a salad and ginger beef stir-fry. I added lots of filling foods, red,yellow and green pepper, celery, scallions, broccoli and made a wonderful sauce. It was delicious and we will finish it off tomorrow.

I am still reading "Under the Dome" by Stephen King and it still isn't scary. So I'll keep reading.

  
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KNITTABLES 1/29/2010 12:59PM

    Glad you had another great day. Your dinner of mashed potatoes sounds Yummy.

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GABADABA915 1/29/2010 8:15AM

  You are a Lifetime Member and that's great. I guess that's another benefit of meetings over online WW - you get to make lifetime and go to meetings for free! emoticon

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HUNTINGGODDESS 1/29/2010 1:42AM

    Looks like you had fun.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Today was a frustrating day. I got onto the SP site early this morning but by mid morning I couldn't get back into the website. I knew it was a SP thing because I did a sweep of my computer and Yahoo was just fine. I didn't realize how dependent I have become on the friendship and support from my SP friends. I was so happy to get back on site at 5:00 p.m.

I took my shower, took my brisk walk and watched a movie that I had recorded earlier. "Obsessed" with Beonce. It was very suspenseful and very good acting. Surprisingly Beonce was very good. It was similar to "Fatal Attraction"

Tonite I had leftover cheese lasagna and my dh had brats. Still have 4 points to eat tonite so I will have popcorn.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KNITTABLES 1/28/2010 12:56AM

    Glad to hear you got to spark today, Mine went down last night while I was doing my blog and I lost it. Now I am up and running. Have a good night and enjoy that popcorn.

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DASSCHUS 1/27/2010 8:54PM

    Oh no! Sorry you had Spark problems. :( I didn't have any issues with it. Maybe I caught it at the right times. ;-)

Cheese lasagna sounds delicious. And thanks for all of the movie recommendations lately! I'm going to add Obsessed to my Netflix list!

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