Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sat. my DH was working a show for health products (for insiders only). He got me into the show and I had a blast. Was so glad I only ate a small breakfast, I got to try so many samples and get samples to take home. I tried all kinds of products from goat cheese/yogurt, to drinks like coconut water/vegetable juices. My DH even purchased for my birthday and really nice juicer, for half price. What a great guy!
I also got to meet Fabio' and get his autograph. This is why I wish I had my camera since my cell phone is just that, a phone. For those who do not know who Fabio' is, he was the #1 male model back in the day for all the romance novel covers. What surprised me most was how kind he was (doing a meet and greet isn't much fun) and still very good looking, in fact I thought he was better looking in person than in some photos. He signed his photo right in front of me and I am sure if I had asked him to sign it to me, he would have. I was a little slow on asking him to sign it to me, rather than just signing it. A lot of the younger people I ran into didn't know what he was famous for but knew the name. Most remembered their mothers talking about him, really ages you when 30' something's say that to you. LOl
DH has worked none stop since he returned to work a couple of weeks ago, and is having no problems since his recovery from appendectomy surgery in Jan. In fact, he left for Chicago this morning. He is loving the place he is staying at. He is on the 40th floor in a one bedroom condo type place, he has a full kitchen, laundry too and on the 4th floor is an indoor pool, library and full gym.
I would have loved to have flown in for this coming weekend but we are saving money for our home remodel in June. I have an old friend (room mate) that lives about 10 miles outside of Chicago. Our birthdays are only a couple of days a part and she would have loved to show me the town and celebrate with me. Most of the time I would have been on my own, which would have be fun but always better run around with the one you love.
With Jeff most likely working 12-14 hrs a day, I wouldn't have seen him. I would have to take a taxi to the hotel, then figure out what to do with myself while he worked. The hotel isn't suppose to let me in his room without him there.
Oh well, he may go back in May and of course next year.
The last 2 days have been busy with me shopping for him and getting his stuff ready. I drove him to the airport this morning and then walked over to the gym.
Had a great workout, did the 30 min. fitness routine (10 steps & 10 machines, do each for 60 sec.) then I did cardio. Took a fast shower to get the sweat off, since I had just shower in the morning, then walked home for lunch. Took Phred out for a nice walk in the afternoon.
Our weather has been great but now it is suppose to rain by the weekend. Which really sucks since I will going to my sis's in San Diego for the weekend. She lives at about 3,500 ft level in the mountains above Temecula, she had 6 inches of snow a few weeks ago. This will be a nice early birthday present (I will 55 on the 21st). Then I will be home on the 20th and on the 21st celebrate with my son and possible some friends.
Wishing everyone a fun and safe St. Paddy's Day tomorrow!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Went to the gym again today. Had an appointment with a trainer at 9am. with 3 other lady's. Planet Fitness does free training in small groups. After that I came home and did a few things around the house. Did 8.88 miles, 181 fitness min. & 13,885 counted steps (most likely did more but didn't wear my pedometer all day).
My son Frank has been bugging me for a few weeks to go over to The Candy Man.
Yes, it does sell volume candy but also services every roach coach (food trucks)around this area with pre-packaged burgers, burritos, snacks ect. He got himself several different types of things like frozen Jalapeño burgers, large reg. burgers, french bread pizza and some breakfast pastries. Anyone who has one of the food trucks outside or where they work, knows the types of things that is sold on them. He likes this stuff for a change of pace from Stouffer sandwiches and lunch meat. Hadn't been in a couple of years, same guy working the register. He was like "Wow, I remember you! You look so different." This was a place I used when we had all 3 kids living at home and all their friends here all the time eating us out of house and home. If you pay $4 for this type of burger from one of these trucks, at CM I pay less than $2. I was hoping they had Carefree gum in the new flavors like Chocolate Chip Mint, you can get the small box that holds about a dozen or more packs for less than $10.
DH just got home from work, made it b/4 8pm. So I am going to get off the site to visit with him, since I haven't seen much of him the last week.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Yesterday was so nice that when I took Phred out for a walk at around 12pm it was almost 80 degrees. Last night was so mild that I almost didn't need a jacket when I went out to dinner and a movie with my friend Irene.
Irene and I went to see "The Black Swan", spoiler is coming if you plan on seeing this movie, not for the faint of heart or really for those under 16 due to graphic girl on girl sex scene and language. I still haven't decided if I liked this movie or not, if is so strange and weird. Natalie Portman was very good in the role as Nina and as she goes crazy, one could see why she won the Academy award for Best Actress.
We went to dinner at a local Italian restaurant that was featured on some cable show, but she and her family have been going at least once a week for 30 years.
It was very good and the portions are so large that we split both the salad and entrée'.
Today was very nice in the morning and I once again opened all the windows, like yesterday. I watched the beginning and ending of NASCAR, as I went to do the marketing in between. I did a 5 mile LS/DVD and took Phred for a 30 min. walk. The weather started to chance while we were out and it was pretty cool by the time we got back. It is starting to rain already and will much cooler again at least for a few days. Hope we get a warmer spring.
DH is working everyday until he leaves to work in Chicago on March 15 and he will return on the 25th. I don't know what type of trade show this is, but this is the first time his company has done a show there. I hope he has a good time and it isn't too cold for him. He is the whimpy kid who hates the weather to get under 68 degrees. LOL
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