Friday, September 22, 2017

A Busy Week

On Monday, I took JIm to the dentist - where he learned he had to go to a specialist to have a broken tooth removed, prior to a new crown being placed on the tooth next to the broken one. We went to lunch afterward.

On Tuesday, I attended a brunch in my old neighborhood; I took stuffed mushrooms, and there were several quiches and egg dishes, sausage, French toast, fruits and other delicious things. I ate like a pig. 

On Wednesday, we went to have lunch with some old friends who live at The Cypress. They invite us about every 6 weeks or so, and we always enjoy the visit with them, as well as the food. They are both 92, and since our last visit (about 2 months ago), our friend has deteriorated mentally. We are so sad to see that happening, as he was always  as sharp as a tack, as they say.  It is terrible to witness that happening in either friends or family. It also makes one think about how much time will go by before we exhibit such mental decline. I hope we have years left before that happens.   We both had Cobb salads, although mine had chicken on top and no blue cheese - which I hate. It was a huge salad, and then we had ice cream afterward.

On Thursday, I met an old friend (who is 93) for lunch and we ate at Big Ed's, a Raleigh institution! She was taking me out for an early birthday celebration.  I had a great piece of catfish, covered in a crispy breading, but so juicy inside I couldn't get enough of it. Added to that was mashed potatoes, sliced tomatoes, a biscuit and a piece of cake with cinnamon and honey, and 3 glasses of water - and I didn't want any dinner.  But later I did at some leftover porkchops.  

Today is a quiet one, with no appointments or obligations. Lunch will be a chicken salad sandwich on toast.  I have to quit eating so much and begin exercising more!!  

But first......next Monday I will attend a luncheon with the ladies of my new area, at Metro Diner.  My daughter and I had been discussing this place just yesterday and then I learned I would be going there soon.  It looks delicious - and I guess the days of small lunches and no desserts will have to start next Tuesday.   lol


8 comments:

Celia said...

Your Tuesday brunch sounds delicious. Hope your husband has recovered from the initial dental work.

Granny Annie said...

You seem to enjoy eating and gathering with friends more than anything. I doubt you will be giving up such pleasure.

Star said...

Next week is always a good time to start a diet.

kenju said...

I have never been in a diet in my whole life.

Pat said...

I find the making and keeping appointments both for me and the house helps to keep one's brain active - so important as one gets older.
And just talking to another person is important. People constantly alone can find themselves getting tongue-tied when in a group of people.

joared said...

Can sympathize with your husband as just had a 3 root tooth root canal, then a couple weeks later crown. Hope all went well with his as I'm glad mine is done. How lucky you are to have friends of that age still living. Mine, even much younger ones, have departed this earth except for one living an hour away and others scattered across the continent. Do enjoy your friends at any opportunity.

oklhdan said...

Wow! You did have a busy week. I've been on enough diets for the both of us.

Ginnie said...

wow, that's a lot of eating Judy !!