I am off today for appointments. A follow up on the basal cell and a plan for my teeth. The basal cell scar is still pretty visible. The swelling still hasn't gone completely down yet. But it seems to be healing well despite the slow progress.
Joan, I feel really good after exercise, and am glad I got the bike. Hoping once I get orthotics, I can start running again.
Holly, how did the appointments go? Is your surgery spot healing okay?
I had housekeeping today---so got ready for that last night and spent some journal writing time this morning before yoga. Had more ceviche for breakfast! After lunch BF came by---she is going to mexico with her whole family and , of course, has no new or relatively new clothes cause she seldom spends on herself and she hates to shop. So after she rested her legs and had tea I went out with her---we hit four stores and I managed to find some pants for her (stretch legging capris and one top and one other pair of pants). So I suggested in a couple weeks hitting Macy's juniors and finding a few cute tops to go with. Just got back about 30 minutes ago so we were out about 3 hours. I picked up a cute little a-line loose knit dress---didn't even try it on---will do so here with my own mirror and decide if I ikeep it or not.
Going to make halibut fish tacos for dinner with some roasted asparagus and maybe a cup of bl. Bean soup for DH. I need to get busy and start prepping the fish and the slaw. DH is watching Outlander because we have some channel it is on free for three months so he is catching up---I didn't get hooked on it. It's pretty chilly today even tho' it's totally clear and sunny---which means it will be hard on the garden tonight.
It went fine. She injected some steroids to help flatten the swelling. I will owe a large sum of money for my teeth stuff. Filing it with insurance first to see if they'll pay anything. I was going to use CareCredit, but it has such a high interest rate if you go beyond their promotional period. Makes me thankful to be able to use my librarian skills to find other options because they sure don't offer any.
I'm enjoying my Fri off! So look forward to the 3 days off per week this quarter. Of course, there are still house chores, going to the gym and homework.
Last night we had 10 customers. On Wed night there were 9 orders of the carrot ginger soup! We only prepared 10 servings of each soup this week, and I freaked out. Luckily, I had some leftover from last week. I told the servers to push the other soups - cream of kohlrabi and hot and sour. On Thurs night there were 4 orders and between stretching it out and some people choosing other soups, I had 1 portion of carrot ginger left over. Last week the popular soup was the kohlrabi.
Next 2 weeks my station changes to salad.
Joan, I love ceviche. Did you ever read the Outlander series? I stopped after the first 4 I think.
Holly, glad your appointments went well
Jojo, how are your DH's eyes?
I brought home vanilla ice cream for SO. Each team had a different kind of fruit/pastry preparation to go with the vanilla ice cream. My team did apple brown Betty, there was also blueberry cobbler, strawberry rhubarb crumble, apple charlotte, a few other ones and we all got to take the leftovers home. Another class gave us a whole sheet pan of German butter cake and I also broght some of that back for SO. Thank goodness I don't have a sweet tooth or I would be in deep trouble. Oh, chef made a chocolate layer cake for an event and I also took some leftovers back for SO.
Did some homework today, went to the gym, some household stuff.
Everyone must be really busy!
An ex-partner from our old office is coming over with his wife, they are the couple borrowing some paintings to put in their dining room in preparation for putting their house on the market. They're coming over to look at some more paintings then we're going the sister restaurant of where I'm interning. It is the fancier more formal one, but does not have the national recognition that mine has.
Hi Sue---I went to the gym this morning and then a quick trip to the market. Then DH and I went down to our congresswoman's office === DD in CA used to work for her at the University===she let us watch her press conference in person---its been such a day--
We went to dinner for Chinese New Year with cruise BF's and another couple we know and work with at JDRF events. Patty is Chinese---took us to a neat tiny place---Thai chef, Sue, serving the most beautifully presented tapas and meals---Patty, did all the ordering for us---had such a variety--even tho' I only ate a couple bites of each thing I ended up feeling stuffed!
It's very cold tonight---I have slippers on and socks and still my feet are chilly!
Today is my brother's birthday. We ate a nice dinner last night, and I'm getting ready to start making a cake.
Yesterday I worked my last chat reference shift. It was a hard decision, but it's time to move on. Never would have thought a volunteer gig would lead to being part of a thriving virtual reference company 6 years later.
Sue, it sounds like all that running around really helps with your weight. Hope the dinner was good.
Joan, we had an unusually warm January, but temps seem to be closer to normal now.
Dinner was good last night. I told the server that I'm an intern at the other restaurant and he said "we'll take care of you". Well, we got all sorts of freebies! Two different amuse buches, a sparkling wine to start off the meal.
We decided not to do the tasting, SO and the other partner didn't want it although, the wife kind of did want it. But most of us didn't want dessert, so that kind of decided for us. So we just ordered appetizer and main, and a large pasta gnocchi to share between the 4 of us between the appetizer and main course. Well, they brought out 2 other pastas for us to share as well!
I had tallow roasted carrots with bone marrow gremolata, cider carrot jus to start. My main course was turbot en papillote with fingerlings, kohlrabi, black truffle. It was all very good.
They have open kitchens so I waved at some of the people I knew back there and gave a thumbs up.
Oh, the wife of ex-partner went to DC last Saturday. She is very active politically, she was once an elector and she has started a group to keep momentum going.
Joan, sounds like a great dinner! Yes, I always try to eat a few bites of each dish, but it's so tasty I tend to eat more than I should. Some of the stuffed feeling comes from high salt though.
Holly, did your brother get a job at a restaurant yet? I can't believe it's been 6 years for your chat reference job. It has been a good source of additional income for you.
Well, weight up by a pound after last night. Hope it goes down quickly.
Love gnocchi. Not at the moment. He is doing some construction work for a family friend's contactor business until he decides what to do next. After working at the restaurants in Ocracoke, nothing compares here.
I can't believe it has been so long since I posted! I have been crocheting and it is very consuming! I love this new pattern book - it has taught me so much about making clothes in crochet. I have always taught myself and it is so good to have guidance in fitting.
DH's eye is cosmetically looking great. His other (good) eye has been fine lately. Says that the lubricant has helped but he hasn't needed it much.
Holly - DH used Credit Care -interest free for 2 yrs. A great deal. They have set up payments for him for the 2 yr. period that are quite low. If you pay a little more than the payments regularly, on time, you cannot go over the time. Hope you get something settled about it that works.
Sue - my DDIL makes a wicked carrot soup that is sooooooooooooooo good! I love carrot soup. I have made it from her recipe but mine never comes out as good.
Had a quiet weekend here. Celebrated DH's week old BD with the family Fri. and stayed in the house most of the weekend (it was so cold here) except to go to church on Sunday.
Interned all day yesterday. A lot of heavy lifting, everything is huge amounts. On a weekend day they do as much as 300-400 covers between breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Yesteday the sous chef made me a duck cubano sandwich, I ate half and brought the rest home for SO. There is also staff meals, once in the morning and another in the late afternoon - it is usually something thrown together by staff.
Well I sliced my thumb on the mandoline today, ugh. So mad at myself for that, I need to have full use of my hands! Tonight is prepping salads for school restaurant.
Jojo, it's great you're enjoying learning and creating with your crocheting! Years ago I used to do a puree of carrot and potato soup, I think it was from the Moosewood cookbook.
Man, working in a restaurant is HARD work. Long hours and very hard on the body. Most of my chef teachers all have problems with backs/legs.
So funny. Today while sous chef was bandaging my thumb, I talked about how the last time I sliced my finger badly was in architecture school, and a server asked me what school I went to. I said Columbia and she said she went there too for architecture! It was a slightly different program, 2 instead of my 3 years. She realized she wasn't as passionate about it as her friends were and decided to go into food industry.
Lots of interesting people at work. Turnover is very high though. The longest that one of my staff mates have been working here is less than a full year. There is one sous chef that I haven't worked with yet who has been here 4 years.
Sue- hope that your hand is better! Gave me chills to hear about you cutting it! The carrot soup that DDIL makes has garbonzo beans,coconut milk, and spices (inclcudng ginger) in it. The potato and carrot sounds good too. You must be getting a lot of good food these days!!
I took a walk today. Temperature was 72 and nice. Was soooo nice. Hope days to follow are the same. (but Winter is not over yet). I have got to get back to my resistance strength exercises. I looked in the mirror the other day and had baggy skin hanging from my arms! How horrible! Didn't ever have this when doing the exercises.
Had homemade veggie pizza and wine tonight. Sue, do you still have pizza and a martini on Fridays?!
Talked to DS in Houston today. Have missed him so much and wish they would visit here sometime when he is home.
Sue - what happened about the houses in Calif.? Wish that you would stay East but that is selfish for me so I might visit you again.
I am getting itching for a trip somewhere but not sure when or where.
Holly have you gotten the food from the new place you are ordering from? What is the name? I am too lazy to look back in the thread to find it and want to look it up myself. If you have the food, how is it! Tell us about it!
The sweater that I am, making is coming really slow. I want it to be PERFECT! I have started over so many sections of it so far. Have finished the front and almost the back. but then the arms. I'm making it out of a sport yarn which is a very light yarn so it won't be very heavy and a better weight for this part of the country.
Can't get to sleep---couldn't sleep last night either and was up at 3 am and finally crashed on the living room couch. Today I had yoga as usual and then BF's called and they were down this way and asked us to go out for lunch (I still had workout clothes on) so we did---love it when they are willing to ask to do something spontaneously.
In the afternoon, after making appointments for Jordan's dental, my carotid artery ultrasound, my eye check up I finally got into the office again and made good headway in closet reorganization and going through some of my sewing things. Not done yet as I have two boxes of school things I found that I am once again sorting through---every time I let go of a few more things.
Dh and I had salmon patties last night so had the same thing tonight leftover---they actually taste better the second day. Last night I roasted br. Sprouts and butternut squash and once small diced piece of canadian bacon---wow, the combo was really good. Tonight I made cole slaw and roasted asparagus to go along. This morning I had sauteed kale, mushrooms and onion with an egg and a kale salad with roasted veggies for lunch---am trying so hard to eat a ton of veggies---will be interesting to see the long term effect---makes it harder to overeat on other things for sure!
Sue, mandolines are so dangerous---OMG, hope it wasn't a big slice! I think you could cut your finger off easily. Did it have a hand guard?
Hearing about you , JoAnne, and Holly crocheting makes me know I must get back to quilting---once the office is organized that is a goal. So your post sounded as tho' DS had been in Georgia but you didn't get to see him---did I interpret that right? If so, why not? Is it because they visit her parents? You've done so much to help them I would hope they would come see you too. Maybe I misconstrued what you said?
DGD16 got into Alvin Ailey for the preprofessional level of summer intensive workshop---this one is six weeks instead of the 5 of two years ago. This means we don't get to have her at the beach---such a hard trade off as I'm thrilled for her but we have little time left to have her with us given college and work eventually---just sucks that kids have to grow up so fast. She is liking her new school---actually goes to school 3 days a week but one day is only 1 1/2 hrs. Everything else is virtual school on line.
Today is DSIL's birthday and we goofed and forgot to call him. Felt sad---not good to do that.