I got up and went to curves and got my 30 minutes in, came home and changed for my friend R was going to pick me up at 12:45 p.m. to play Mahj
We got to S house and it turned out it is a 5 handed game. One of the ladies hasn't played the card yet this year and was very slow but hopefully she will speed up. Meanwhile I was very lucky and mahj'ed quite a bit. I won $2.25.
Earlier this morning I boiled the elbow pasta for a shrimp salad for dinner so when I came home from Mahj I cut up the shrimp, green pepper, radishes, scallions, celery and added the whole kernel corn kernels. I mixed in the low fat hellman's mayonnaise and it was delicious for dinner. I made enough for an army so we will be eating it for a while.
This evening I am catching up on watching the pre-recorded "The View" episodes.
Will continue reading a new book "Never Look Away". Haven't gotten into all of it yet to see if I will continue.
Today was a beautiful day to golf and I tee'd off at 10:44a.m. this morning. All I can say is that I golfed better than two weeks ago and I enjoyed playing with my friends. I even got some color. But boy was I tired when I got home.
I had lunch and then worked on the computer for a while answering e-mails and doing SparkPeople stuff.
I had a dental appointment at 3:45 p.m. and arrived in the office on time. The dental hygienist put me in the chair and 45 minutes later I was still waiting for the Dentist. I was reading my book all this time. I got up and looked for the Dentist and he didn't know I was waiting for him. No one told him I was in his chair. He asked the receptionist twice if I had arrived and she didn't say anything. His Dental hygienist had left for the day because she went for a blood transfusion and figured the receptionist would remind the dentist I was waiting for him. Well, he did what I had scheduled and when I left the receptionist apologized and she knew that I was not a happy camper.
I got home and made a quick dinner because my co-president and her dh were coming over at 7:30 p.m. for us to go over our presentation on Sunday at the Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale's concert. They just went home and its now 10:30 p.m. It has been a long night.
I am going to read a little and then go to bed. I don't have to wake early tomorrow. I can go to Curves in the morning and I am playing Mahj jong in the afternoon.
This morning I met my friend M at Stone Creek for chai tea and a read through of the script for Sunday's concert.
On the way home I stopped at Curves and got in my 30 minutes of exercise.
I read all afternoon. I am into "The Angel's Game" which is a spellbinder thriller. I couldn't put it down. When I get home tonite from the Chorale rehearsal I will finish the book. It is that good. A fantastic read and a must book if you like thrillers.
Tonite we had the leftover Bavarian beef with mashed potatoes. Again my dh licked his chops.
Today was a difficult day since we had a funeral to go to at 1;30 p.m.
We decided what we were going to have for dinner, since we didn't want to come home and then go shopping. chef Meg had a recipe today, Bavarian Beef stew. We decided that that sounded wonderful. Real comfort food. I would make mashed potatoes to go with the stew.
We went to the funeral and 5 other people were there from the Chorale. Our friends wife was so happy to see us and told us that M was getting ready to come to rehearsal Thursday night and he started coughing and said he was having a hard time breathing. She got him to the couch and gave him CPR and called 911 but she knew that he was gone. I told her it is so difficult for the people remaining but that it was a kiss from God, that he went so quickly. The Rabbi who did the service was very orthodox and M was in an unadorned pine box. The Rabbi was eloquent and told us things we didn't know about M. M's sister-in-law spoke and his son-in-law also spoke lovingly about this quiet, non-assuming gentle man. It was a side of M we never knew. He was an artist, one of his pieces was displayed, and when he lived in NYC he worked as a graphic artist for ADL. His wife and he met while both were in art school almost 50 years ago. He was only 70. Too young to leave this earth. He leaves lots of memories and we will take time at the concert to remember him.
We went shopping after the cemetery. I bought Skinny Cow's individual ice cream cups. They are only 2 points for the whole serving. I had Cookies "n" Creme and it was delicious.
I made the Bavarian beef stew and it was outstanding. Thanks Chef Meg. It gets 5 stars. I made mashed potato and put the gravy on top and it was awesome. Glad we are having it again tomorrow night.
Spent most of the night catching up on TV and reading. I am reading "The Angel Game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Its about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love. It is a very good book.
I began my day by sleeping in and not going to services this morning. I finished my book "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand". It was a cute story.
While I sat and read I finish the last of the Garden Veggie straws. I was so sick, I knew what I was doing, but didn't want to throw them out. I figured when they were eaten, that would be it. I will never buy them because I cannot control myself around them.
I decided to make egg salad for dinner and had an egg salad sandwich on my Arnold's thin ones for lunch.
We went to Sam's to return some Dr. Atkins because my dh bought the wrong bar. The one I have bought in the past, was all sold out. We went to Pick and Save and ordered the bouquets of rose to give the Music Director and accompanist for the concert next sunday.
I watched TV and caught up on some pre recorded shows.
We had dinner, I had egg salad on a flatbread.
We watched the Bourne Ultimatum and started reading another good book.
I stayed within my calories but I was so disgusted with myself because I thought I was under control with maintenance. But we fall back into bad habits so quickly.
I am also very upset because a friend of ours from the Chorale died suddenly and the funeral is tomorrow. We are not singing at the funeral, because our Music Director is out of town. So we will go to the funeral home and then to the cemetery.