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Wow. My quietest part of the day is when I'm at work, which is rather weird. (And don't get me wrong, I'm busy at work, too! Luckily, I'm a fast typist.) Between dinner with Anne and her family on Monday night, getting to the gym last night (and again tonight), researching possible wedding ceremony and reception locations, and figuring out various details of what we want for the wedding, plus Gordon and me just staying in communication in general, I have no time to unwind. I'm going to have to mark up my calendar with "Cassandra time" and make sure that I have time to read a book and hang out and NOT do anything.
Dinner with Anne and her parents on Monday was both great and difficult. Difficult because her parents (mostly her mother) are so politically biased in one particular direction that it is impossible to have a coherent discussion about it with her - she feels so strongly about it that there is no discussing it with her. I adore both of her parents, but that kind of thinking is not very compatible with having an open mind. Anne and I were looking at each other and I knew what she was thinking when the topic of conversation turned to politics. Gordon was terrific, though, deflected questions nicely, and then said, "Let's talk about religion!" (Anne's family and Gordon are all Jewish, and I was the only Christian at the table, so discussing religion was much safer than politics!) We all ended up talking about a little bit of everything, and I heard some great stories from when Anne's father got kicked out of college - one involved fire, and one involved water. Let's just say that neither story was a very good idea at the time, and resulted in the destruction of property, not to mention him getting kicked out. Oops!
At the end of the night, both of Anne's parents said how much they liked Gordon, and they could see why I fell in love with him so quickly and why we're getting married. It was a nice evening. Dinner was at an Italian restaurant in the Valley, and I had salmon with checca sauce, and it was wonderful - of course it came with spaghetti, and I tried a couple bites of it, but it was too spicy for me. I did eat some bread, too. Difficult to pass it up when I was as hungry as I was! Anne had the same exact meal, but she got mixed vegetables instead of the spinach that I got. It was a really good meal, but the next day Anne, Gordon, and I all got a headache, so we don't know if it was the food or the weather or the planetary alignment or what.
I went to the gym last night, and went to what I thought was a 6pm yoga class that ended up being a "Just PIlates" class, which was more like a crunch class than anything else. My low back was NOT happy last night, and I was moving gingerly for the rest of the night even though I made a point to be careful. This morning I feel fine, though, so that's good. Turns out the yoga class is actually at 7pm, so I will go after work again tonight and do something on the elliptical machine before class and then go to class at 7pm. Once I got home last night Gordon and I had dinner - I had a leftover chicken salad platter that was fabulous, and Gordon made a stirfry for himself.
Breakfast this morning was a leftover tuna salad sandwich without the bread. Lunch today will be at Benihana (yum!) and then dinner will probably be leftovers of something when I get home about 8:15 tonight.
Tomorrow night is acting class, Friday night is the show that Gordon is working on, and Anne is coming with me, and then the weekend will be a flurry of errand running and me making a point of taking some down time.
I'm working on getting back in shape - now that I've healed from the neck injury earlier this year and I'm getting more settled in at home and with Gordon, it's time to get back on track.
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