Archives for: April 2004, 07
Today was another day that included not nearly enough sleep. I went to my tax guy this morning to do an amendment of my 2000 taxes, and I will be getting a tidy little refund. Yay! We'll do amendments for 2001 and 2002 in a couple of weeks, and I expect nice refunds for both of those years, too! Then I went to the grocery store (two of them, actually) to see if I could find a wheat-free dessert for Passover. Such an animal does exist, but the flourless chocolate cakes I found either 1) didn't SAY they were kosher, or 2) were about 5 times the size I needed to feed seven people (and 5 times the price, too!) Finally went to a local Jewish deli and asked what they had that would be a good dessert for Passover. Got a gorgeous marble chiffon cake covered in chocolate for the bargain basement price of $8.25. SOLD!!! It was more important that it be kosher than it be wheat-free. It was delicious, too.
Got home with my goodies, climbed in bed and tossed and turned for a while, then woke up at 2:30 pm after only 2 1/2 hours of sleep. Worse, I could NOT get back to sleep. My adrenals are shot and every time the air conditioner went into a different cycle I would jump, which made both cats (also on the bed) jump. I gave up around 4pm and started dressing for the seder dinner. Mike arrived, and we headed out towards Anne's grandmother's place.
Dinner itself was comedic - Anne's parents always bicker and banter (they've been divorced for about 30 years) and it's hilarious to watch them in action - a sitcom based on these two would be great entertainment. There are always lots of zingers flying across the table, and tonight was no exception. The added influence of Mike there was interesting, too, and he even took his fair share of zingers from Anne's father. It was fun.
Food-wise, not so great, though. Matzo ball soup, the chiffon cake, macaroons, Passover cookies, matzos, etc. I've got heartburn and am sucking down seltzer water like crazy right now. I ate SO much food, too. Gefilte fish, charoses (not sure if I am spelling that right), chicken, carrots, asparagus, krugel (? totally not sure of the spelling of that - potato dish), wine, strawberries. It was all yummy, and I'm also glad I didn't take any leftovers home with me - although I know Anne did, and I'm sure she would share if I wanted her to. Instead, I brought leftover turkey, shrimp, and greens for lunch, and I have pumpkin seeds and walnuts for snacks. I've got to get rid of this heartburn as quickly as possible, so I've already taken my Deflect and other supplements, and will continue to take them.
I'm supposed to work out with the trainer for the infomercial tomorrow at 3pm - I'm so tired right now, though, that I think that I will cancel for tomorrow and then go to the gym tomorrow evening instead. I just can't go another day without enough sleep. I'm pushing the envelope enough as it is. I did sleep another hour or so after I got home from the seder dinner, but it just isn't enough.