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8 hours ago
Eric, I'm gonna try that soon: I have a garnet yam that needs cooking, and will use the air-fry setting on my Smart Oven.
My sis in NoVA went out with BFF & my niece for her birthday dinner last night (my BIL hates restaurant meals--he gets antsy waiting to be waited upon, and the only red meat he'll eat from game he shot). Last week they tried Cheesecake Factory but walked away the minute they saw how packed it was. So yesterday they went to Fogo de Chao--it was warm enough for patio dining. The salad bar, though, was indoors--they had to wear gloves and only four people at a time were allowed to graze. (I don't know if I'll ever be ready for salad bars or buffets again). The food was good, but she didn't like the atmosphere--lots of rowdy people with more money than manners, dressed in short shorts & low-cut tanks, and piling their plates high...because they could.
Friday night after we went furniture shopping (Bob surprised me by picking out two very expensive Mission-style oak & leather recliners that look like easy chairs), we cruised up Southport Ave. in search of the perfect combo: a parking space and a restaurant with both outdoor dining & a liquor license and no wait for a table (it was about 6pm). We found a little hole-in-the-wall place, Doña Tola, that is female-chef-owned and features "abuelita-style" cooking. We shared a crab-stuffed chile relleno & taquitos al pastor; Bob's entree was enchiladas del mar (shrimp & crab) and mine was an appetizer-sized portion of tequila-marinated grilled shrimp with nopalitos salsa verde. Bob had filled up on so much chips, guac & pico that he had no room for anything but his entree (which he finished completely). I tried a chip with a dollop of guac. The "taquitos" were three full-sized double-shell soft tacos. I ate one (left the tortillas), and half each of the relleno and shrimp--and packed the rest to go.
Did some grocery shopping errands yesterday and got caught in a downpour in the supermarket parking lot--I pulled up the hood of my sweatshirt & shoved my hands into my jacket pocket to keep them dry. En route home I looked at my hands and freaked: the knuckles were bright blue! Only then did I realize I'd shoved my shopping list into my pocket instead of my purse, and discovered the hard way that Pelikan rollerball ink is not waterproof.
Last night I dined alone (it's Bob's "hospital-Hell" weekend) on the leftovers--I put the al pastor filling into one each of a Carb Balance whole wheat tortilla.
This morning I walked to brunch alone--dined on the patio because it was sunny & I had my puffer jacket on. Ham/swiss/mushroom quiche (killed me to leave the crust because it's so good) with a mesclun salad. Dinner tonight will be falafel, tabbouleh salad, hummus, babaghanouj, red pepper dip and maybe a little cheese of one kind or another. Have some tomatoes that are pretty ripe, and need to pinch back my hydroponic basil, so maybe a mini-Caprese too.
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)