The weather has been gorgeous here, sunny but not humid, good hair days for me, lol.
Holly, will you be at the beach for the entire week? That will be relaxing.
Jojo, I am getting more white hair all the time, at some point I'll have to do something. I hope your rain will not make it up here.
Joan, any chance that you will come to Philly while your DGD is here?
Today I'm meeting the wife of ex-partner (they were the couple that I had over for dinner last Fri) for lunch. She actually also worked at our company. We're going to a new restaurant that is having a soft opening right now, a fast casual Asian. It has a similar concept to what I have had in mind for years, so I'm going to check it out. I have to decide if I want to submit resume to work there to get some experience. Big step!
Tied the record yesterday----officially 117 degrees. Might break that today.
I am mostly packed. Have about 3 errands to do today---things I have run out of and need along with me. DGD comes at 8 tonight and we fly out at 7 am tomorrow. Have all the boarding passes on our phones so we are set.
Took dinner overe to friend with broken leg--OMG it is crushed--top femur and bottom one as well. She has been waiting a week for surgery---it is so depressing for her---I took her two meals of lettuce wraps---and a caprese salad made with my first really big tomato---she loved it. Feel bad that I will be gone and cannot help post surgery but I have a feeling she will need help still when I get back.
Yikes Joan! 117! Meant to ask you about temp there yesterday. I heard that Arizona had 123!
DH went to cardiologist today. He is scheduled now for a Thallium treadmill July 6. He wants him on a regular exercise program but not til after the treadmill. If any problem , he will be scheduled for a cardiac cath.
Did some errands today, and gym. I went to Whole Foods for the first time since they moved to the new building a year ago or so. Haven't been there in years. Found lots of good stuff, of course spent a bundle.
Yesterday at the restaurant, I talked to the owner for a bit. She was busy with customers, but I gave her my resume, and I got her phone number and I'm going to try to talk to her some more. Got some interesting information from her regarding how they're doing some things.
The restaurant is very casual place called bao-logy. The theme is Taiwanese street food centerd on bao buns and dumlings. My friend and I got a bunch of stuff and shared everything, it was pretty good.
Joan, are you in NYC? I can't believe they make your friend wait so long for surgery. Did she fall? What is the hottest temp that LV ever had?
Jojo, what is a thalium treadmill?
I can't believe tomorrow is Fri already. It seems that time is flying by even though I'm not working. I have been putting off making dr's appointments I need to get on that tomorrow.
Sue - exciting that you checked this new place out. Hope you hear from her. The Thalium treadmill is where they give you Thalium (a drug) to stress your heart when you can not handle the increase stress of the treadmill.
From what I can see on FB Joan is in New York.
Still raining here and according to the weather, no relief until about next Tue.! Sue, I want some of your beautiful weather!!! Holly has your weather been this wet? We definitely aren't in any draught anymore!
Movie marathoned today on Netflix. Tomorrow DGS4 here.
Tonight made meatloaf, cauliflower (faux potatoes), and bakes parmasean zuchini. Not a very colorful meal but ummmm good.
Got the report back on my pill cam test. Basically he saw nothing but wants the hematologist to monitor my Hemoglobin and Hematocrits for a while and if it decreases there is another test he wants to do (a balloon angiogram in the small intestines). Hopefully this won't be needed.
It's starting to get more humid here. Didn't do much today, made SO some scones from a mix and added a simple sugar glaze to coat them.
Joan, glad that the pill cam test was good. Hope that your hemoglobin and hematocrit levels doesn't go down.
Joan, where in NYC are you staying?
Holly, when do you leave on your trip
My mind is full of potential ideas for exploring what I could do in culinary, from test kitchens, to pop up dinners, to catering, etc. Right now I'm still enjoying a stress free life, but I know I need to make some decisions soon.
Weight was 124 this morning, I snacked on carbs last night.
Typing in dark room so DH can go to sleep but I have not had chance to do email or anything--helped DGD repack her suitcases tonight after we walked back home--did nearly ten miles today--you just have to walk lots to see things and get dinners, etc. But it doesn[t seem like too much at the moment--however on the way home from dinner I was finally starting to wilt on the walking Went to art museums today--Neue to see The Woman in gold by Klimt and then to Guggenheim---yesterday was MoMA===Loved this as it is fun to go with DGD cause she loves art too. Then had lunch at a French boulangerie and OMG the best bread--fig bread I think I have ever had. then we walked in C. Park while she took an hour and a half ballet class--then back here and finally walked to dinner and a long way to get a Smackery cookie--am probably spelling that wrong--I passed--did a great job of eating even counting the bread. Had shrimp tacos for dinner and left the sauce off--they were delicious.
Kinky Boots was so awesome--my third time but better on broadway! DGD loved it==audience was so responsive. Was really fun.
I love NYC--could come annually and be so happy! DH is keeping up but I see him wearing out more--he needs to be at the gym with me!
I did weights in the gym here while DGD biked and stretched.
sorry for no personals--hard to do this under the covers! LOL
Another nice, sunny, not humid day. Have been doing household stuff.
Last night I went out to dinner with my HS friends with the same name. We went to a new restaurant that just opened on Fri. I have been waiting for this for a while. The chef was a contestant of Top Chef and made it close to the end. It is a new building and the upper floor has the bar and part of the space has a retractable roof! We had a drink there and it was great ambience with the roof open.
The dinner was good, we tried a bunch of dishes and shared everything. I think the food needs to be tweaked a bit and the service although good can improve a bit with the timing of things.
Jojo, is the rain gone by now?
Holly, hope you're relaxing and enjoying the vaca
Joan, you did a lot in one day in NYC! And a lot of walking.
Hi everyone, sorry been MIA. The site wouldn't let me log on for a bit and i've just been busy with life. Still tracking though!
Haven't heard from my mom since the mothers day fight, she called last night- of course how I remember the call was a total lie and as always I lie lie lie. I told her Im done with this circle, clearly I'll never be what she wants and I'm just done. She kept screaming/crying and then when I asked her to get back to me when calm she said she was. So yea I don't need that in my life what so ever.
The deployment is over halfway over at least. So ready to have some help with these pups!
Aimee, I am so sorry for all the drama you are going through with yo mom. Has her unwillingness to accept you "as you are" come up only recently or has that always been a theme with her? I have two friends who have narcissistic moms and they deal with constant drama for which there is no cure---both finally opted to move away to minimize the damage. Just wondered whether this has always been the norm or if this is recent. If it is recent, maybe there is something going on with her---dementia, depression, etc. On Sunday we had lunch with DGD's dancer friend whose sibling brought her up from Philly where he is in school---he can be himself on the east coast but back in Davis, CA, his parents require him to wear dresses and act feminine and he is just so not a girl but was raised one. His parents are conservative and Asian and he will never have a close relationship because they won't allow him to be himself---not like you situation other than my point is it is so sad when parents set parameters and demand that we not be who we are to know them. My friend from yoga said her mother is so difficult she cannot even communicate by phone with her--and she had a baby last year and dare not share any of that because she said the mom would literally make it ugly. She goes to counseling constantly to deal. Anyway, I seem to have lately been closer to so many people with similar issues and it is sad. But sometimes the only way to deal is to break the cycle and get away from it sadly. I hope you can figure it out.
Yesterday we walked 9.9 miles. Decided to walk all morning and subway back "home". We did Grand Central Station, the public library and Macy;s and shopped a bit at Eddie Bauer as DH needed some more tall shirts for his long waist. I bought a new top and a pair of casual shoes that actually seem to fit my weird feet.
Today we are subwaying up to the Grange--Hamilton's house which is a National Memorial-and will take the tour. Then down to Columbia U---take a look at the campus--then down to J P Morgan Museum and possibly Rockerfeller Center---wanted to just be there to see where DGD will be with the Rocketts even tho we were both there in our teens. Then we see The Great Comet at 7 pm
Wednesday I plan to walk across Brooklyn Bridge and explore around Wall Street and the tip of Manhattan.
We ate at the Italian restaurant again last night so I could repeat my meal---caprese salad and vegetable soup that were again so, so good. They sat us at "our" table---the guys there are all old Italians except for one young one that reminds me of Frankie Avalon.
Sue how was the dinner at the new place---hmm, thought I read that it was good but not perfect but now am not seeing that post---did I dream that or was that another place?
Holly, know you will have a great time at the beach.
feeling so good about being two relatively old people doing NYC subways and walking all over the place---staying fit is so important! DH claiming he is going to keep walking at home by getting up super early---we will see. BF's at home would not be able to do this with us---he is back to terrible health issues with breathing and walking now--just like when we were in Puerto Rico four years ago---he lost weight and got more fit and now he's back to huge and doesn't exercise and all is falling apart. She is having more vein issues with her legs so even for her this would probably not work as she can't do lots of walking on concrete even tho she is fit. Kind of sad.
Joan- pretty much since I became a teen, I was never good enough. She always had something to complain about. But her version of the story is we were bffs and I'm acting like this out of nowhere. You can ask any friend or boyfriend I've had since then, they all know I was trying to get away. I was close to my dad, not her. She chose to follow when I moved here with my husband and she says its my fault and I asked her too. I didn't. Trust me.
Been on an avocado obsession lately, on toast with a poached egg, in salads, just sliced as a side dish lol
Another nice day, very atypical, it's usually humid here this time of year.
Aimee, so sorry you are going through this with your mom. It does sound like she makes everything out to be all about her and has no clue what she is doing to you.
Joan, I went there for grad school. Is your DGD considering applying? Are you going to take a ferry ride? That's fun. So many amazing restaurants in NYC. Yes, I did post that the restaurant I went to needs some more work.
Holly, hope you have good weather next week.
Went to gym this morning. I've been going through some recipe books, thinking of some food projects to work on.