Sunday, July 22, 2007

Back from Chicago

Photo courtesy of The Art of Seeing

Actually, today's Sunday and I've been back since Friday. But this has been my first opportunity to post. Did you miss me? I missed you!

We had a truly lovely trip to Chicago and there are so many exciting things to tell you about that it is going to take me multiple messages to write about them all.

So, for this message, let me just recap today for you.

Today, I spent a little over 3 hours helping a disabled man (a friend of a friend) move from his apartment to a new house. Lots of fast-paced carrying heavy things up and down stairs. Actually, I had fun. And it was a beautiful sunny day. (Lest you think me overly altruistic, I will get paid for the work. :)

Then, I took the kids out to pick those Transparent Apples mentioned in my last entry. It was my friend Ann's birthday, so it was fun to bring her a card and a few little gifts, including a cabbage from my garden, and some halvah from Pars Persian grocery store in Chicago. Actually, I feel a little guilty about that one. But I have fond memories of halvah, and since she eats sweets anyway... She was excited, as she's never tried it.

Her granddaughter was there spending this week with her, and my kids had a grand time playing hide-and-go-seek with her and feeding the horses apples. Ann's husband Mike spent hours with me picking apples with his antique apple-picker. Basically, an apple-picker is a small wire basket with hooks on it at the end of a long pole. Well, shoot, just check out the picture above and you'll get a pretty good idea of how it works. What fun!

Today's Raw Food

10 a.m. Smoothie with 6 bananas and 2 cups romaine lettuce
1:30 p.m. 2 cups cherries
2:30 p.m. An ear of corn
3:30 p.m.? A couple of Transparent apples
5:45 p.m. Another ear of corn
6:30 p.m. A green smoothie with 5 bananas and 4 cups romaine lettuce
8:30 p.m. 2 large fresh cucumbers

1785 calories, C-P-F 89-6-5


Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I look forward to the stories of your trip!

Anonymous said...

Yes -- I did miss you! :) Glad you are back, and it sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

Also -- don't you love the apples! I grew up on them -- THE BEST!

Greenmama said...

Thank you so much, mamas!


Jennifer C. said...

Welcome back Marjorie! You WERE missed. Glad you had a good time!

Anonymous said...

yup, i missed ya!


Courtney said...

I will add to everyone else's comments and say that I DID miss you! Glad to see you back, and I am happy to hear you had a nice trip!