JoAnne, I go a bit in cycles--right now in total planning cycle---thinking ahead does work way better for me, though. In a few weeks I will have a week of unpreparedness and then we end up eating out too much--I'm way better about making good choices but still there is so much less control and honestly I think homemade food in the end tastes better.
Got ready for housecleaning today---last night I read more of Being Mortal, did some body rolling and stretches--did not walk this morning but it is cool today so maybe later. We have a meetup with a couple from Hawaii who used to live here --she taught with DH but I am actually closer to her as she was in book club for several years. So no dinner planned---figure either we eat out after meeting at the bar/grill or pick up something there. DH has dr license renewal appt. and then the meet up and then picks up cruise BF's at airport at 7:30. I think DH is getting frustrated about little things so much more than before---is it aging? I just worry that he is sitting too much, admitting that he is depressed (the cat thing--he is allowing it to really get to him) and he will not increase his physical activity--seems to think that working in the yard occasionally is enough. Not!
I think Puerto Rico will be nearly destroyed-=--it sounds as tho has been terrible.
Morning- I am taking the weekend off from pressure washing to give the neighbors a noise break.Will get the furniture back on the patio and the lights back in the yard. Yesterday fertilized all my plants and watered after doing the lawn. Went to dinner and had a Caribbean salad and 2 margaritas!
Have started on a sweater for DH. He selected the yarn- a Burgundy color. Will be a lazy day. Need to wash clothes.
Nice sunny day here! I volunteered on Thurs, and otherwise have just been putzing around, errands, gym, chores.
So once again, I'm not scheduled for any catering work next week. I have started checking online for other jobs. It's difficult because I don't want to work in a restaurant and I don't want full time.
Terrible all the earthquakes and hurricanes. And the situation with Russia/N Korea. Everywhere there is bad news.
Joan, what a pain looking for new doctors Oh no, your cats are still not getting along?
Jojo, strange you are having posting problems. I haven't ever lost a post, but then, I usually type on notepad then copy/paste. I haven't used equifax, but SO has and I don't think he has heard from them. Not sure how I can market myself as a consultant for parties. Although my neighbor has said I was very helpful. Just went over the revised menu with her this morning, and gave her some more suggestions.
Holly, so glad your BP is better. Great that lyft is coming to your town. After all the uber scandals I think I would choose lyft now.
Tomorrow we have brunch with the couple ex-partner and wife, who have been borrowing SO's paintings. They sold their house (where the painting was) and have moved into a rental house for 2 years until their NYC condo is built. Very rare for us to go to brunch!
Have had trouble with my keyboard--it just will not connect so stuck with touch pad--yuk! Had such a good time with Jordan and his GF last night like DD, it made me feel a bit sad because DGS16 usd to b like that--kind, enthused, polite, and enjoying our company just because. They brought me a Japanese cheesecake from Felicia's mom's favorite bakery. Funny cause I made Cheesecake too cause I knew Jordan loves it. So we sampled both. We played the marble pursuit game and th "boys" beat us Wanted to do another game but DGS13 had promised a friend he could spend the night so they had to pick him up by 9:30. Jordan's GF is just a great person. Sue her parents moved here from China. Both are enjoying their school--at the community college Magnet--both are super smart. Loved that DGS13 could hear about high school in that way.
Now making dry rub rub baby back ribs for BF and the couple we play cards with--same game--th y are bringing salad and dessert so just doing ribs and at DH's request having creamed peas and little potatoes. He had a dream about them last night!
Did two classes this morning--had a sub for kickboxing so it was sort of like a modified zumba/aerobics class--really good though. Then body rolling
no walk today.
Am sure i will will gain a bit this weekend--oh well, wI'll have fish a few days.
Glad the new BP meds are seeming to work Holly! My WW BF took Lyft down to a show on the strip last Saturday and it was only 12.50 @ way. A taxi would have been about 35 or 40!
I am feeling so much angst for Puerto Rico and our govt does not seem to even notice--it is like a death spiral there--the video I have Sen is so horrendous! So many poor people losing all.
JoAnne I am hoping you are not having to move all that furniture yourself!
Sue, wonder if you could be a dinner consultant--planning and advising--like a middle person between the thought of having a special dinner party and actually making it Instagram and Pinterest and FB are the ways to market yourself. And even twitter.
I went to church, took Charlotte for a walk, then just sat around. I need this this "me time." This week I did some charity work. The organizationn has set charities throughout the year and various requirements to meet. This was probably not a good year to join with my medical issues. I had reservations about joining, but will give it a full year. It's a good way to meet people, but I think I'd rather just choose my own charity.
Just made beef tacos. The beef is sauteed with purple cabbage, and then I mixed cucumbers and radishes with white wine vinegar to add to the tacos and a little bit of sugar. I really like the HelloFresh meals. They're pretty simple and straightforward.
Joan, hopefully he will sort things out. Great that Jordan is doing so well.
Got the estimate on the porches today. They will "have to" pressure wash again and they will buy my requested brand of paint(Benjamin Moore). I have used them before and they do a good job. He is going to check on the earliest they can start to see if I can get an earlier date . Right now it is Oct. 9.
DH is considering Nutrisystem diet. Wish he would do it. I could never get him to do WW due to having to monitor so much. Nutrisystem is more mindless but probably not as good at building long lasting habits but at least he would be doing something.
Had news Sun. That DH's cousin and her husband were killed in a house fire Sat. Night. We will have that funeral/memorial service soon I guess.
Got some of the furniture back on the patio, the lights back out, and all of the potted plants.
So we're the taco good, Holly? I met a guy at the JDRF gala that belonged to an organization that volunteered for different groups--I thought it sounded like a good way to find a friendly atmosphere in a particular organization that would be fun to volunteer for. Hope you find it good for meeting people.
JoAnne, how horrible about DH's cousin! OMG, I have always thought fire to be one of the worst ways to lose a life! How old were they? How did the fire start?
is your husband gaining weight?
Saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time last night--not a musical--very serious play--it was extrordinary ! Some people did not like it--personally probably the best play I have seen--was so creatively done and acted so perfectly you forgot the character was not really autistic! I think reading the book however was a real advantage and at dinner DH asked me to summarize the book for everyone (6of us went to dinner first) so our whole group just loved it. This group was so fun--my gym friend and her DH (oncology dr) and former teacher of mine no her DH(attorney) and us--cruise friends got sick and missed--the other two couples had never met but we all sort of hit it off and it was so much fun.
Busy day yesterday, went to brunch at a neighborhood restaurant with our friends,then they came back to our house and spent a lot of time picking out new paintings for their house. After they left my neighbor came over to go over the revised catering menu for her party and to look at some of my dishes she was considering buying the same for the event.
No exercise. Had eggs benedict and a bloody mary for brunch.
Holly, "me" time is very important. Tacos sound good
Jojo, your porches will look great when it's all done So sorry about DHs cousin and husband, such a trajedy!
Joan, glad you had a great time with the group.
Tomorrow is volunteering in the morning, then meeting the wife of the couple we had brunch with for lunch at the bun place where I met the young Chinese owner. haha sounds convoluted... Anyway, the friend might want to order from this place for appetizers for a party she is giving this weekend.
Sue, I still think the party consulting would be a great fit for you.
DH's cousin was 79 and her husband was 80 . There house was old and they had gotten all the estimates to re wire it but had not done it yet. It was an electrical fire they think started in the attic. 3a.m. They found him dead on the floor at the front door and her in the bathroom- where the ceiling had collapsed on her, probably had died before that happened. They were both active and healthy! Yes, so tragic.
The painters had a cancellation and will come tomorrow to start painting. I painted my wicker furniture that goes on the front porch today so it will be ready to put back nice and clean.
ate a salmon patty for breakfast today and yesterday with a slice of toast and a T of guacamole which turns out to be a tasty combination! Heading to yoga and weights today and hopefully a walk later. Today DH catches up to me-turns 73--so he has requested dinner out with BF's. has not chosen a place yet.
The story of the fire fire is just so terrible, JoAnne. I feel sorry for their relatives having to even think about the terror.
Watched the mayor of San Juan pleading for help without the burden of beaurocratic memos etc--people are stranded in nursing homes with no water, electricity or help--hospitals are running on generators but fuel is scarce and all roads are covered with downed debris of trees--the place looks so terrible. Made me so sad!
I am reading an excellent book--Being Mortal--should be a requirement for all of us--thinking I will get my kids each a copy. I do not want someone filling me up with desparate attempts to prolong my life for a couple months if I have something that really cannot be cured anyway--and this book deals with the history of nursing homes and assisted living facilities--it is written by a doctor. He talks about how dr's don't like to tell the whole truth to patients because they know what patients want is hope but hope sometimes leads to a horrible last few weeks, months of "life" that is not really life.
Vegas is now into fall and it is incredibly beautiful every day!