Looking forward to a GREAT WEEK!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thanks for all the great comments to my parents blog.
Yes, we should all be having "the conversation" with our parents or children! I understand the parents don't want to give up their independence but the truth is they aren't independent now anyway. They rely on their kids for almost everything.
I checked on what Watermellen said and apparently "Capacity Assessments" for the elderly are done in Canada but not the US. Too bad. We are told by one political party that nationalized health care is "bad" but in many ways the Canadian & European systems are way ahead of us. (imho!)
TC and I walked 9 miles yesterday in 2 hours, 28 minutes -- and me in new shoes. I had to stop once to readjust the laces but other than that I think they'll be OK. Aren't they just adorable??
When I hit 160, my reward will be a cute workout top in the same turquoise!
I had E2 Pasta Primavera last night and it made a TON. I used 2 oz. of pasta for me (which is 5 oz. cooked, am I the only one who didn't know that?). The veggie mixture made 11 scoops with my ladle and I had three -- about 80 calories per ladle, I figure. FILLING and delicious. I was skeptical about the cashews on top but they actually were great.
It's a keeper!
Today it is snowing and later is supposed to turn to freezing rain. We are planning to clean our house thoroughly (TC is already vacuuming, bless his heart) and I have papers to grade but this afternoon we'll probably watch a movie! It's great to not be working!
I hope everyone has a safe and excellent Monday -- it's a great day to kick off a GREAT week!