We spent yesterday running around doing errands — getting gifts for the two parties we would attend that evening (both at restaurants), mainly.
The Frontier Steakhouse Cattle Co. is slightly more vegetarian-friendly than you’d think. They do have baked potatoes, fried potatoes, salads, and (for the British or for those who are afraid of vegetables recognizable as such) a half-cup of overboiled former veggies ($3). The fried mushrooms, while not as good for your health, are at least not a calculated insult.
The company on this occasion was much better than the food. We were happy to see a gleeful and celebrating their marriage, and were fortunate to meet (and, if I understand correctly, be inducted into) The Powers That Be. Our fellow PTB are , , , and (and
a very nice George Lucas lookalike whose name I’ve already forgotten; shame on me Corwyn — I wonder if he’s walked the Pattern yet).
This morning we found a great backpack at Cold Gravy for under $5 and promptly filled it with shirts for . We ended up getting over a dozen shirts (and the backpack) for about $80.
is at Ethics Bowl practice now, so I did some more errands (library, video store, paying a bill at the department store, dropping off bills at the post office) and came home for dinner — a bag of spinach, sauteed without fat, topped with two hard eggs sliced and some sesame-soy dressing, and good cottage cheese with stale dill. (Must get some fresh dill v. soon!) Protein much?
Well, whatever works. I’ve lost more weight, which gives me the boost I needed to quit whining and get on the treadmill. (I skipped two days and I want to reinforce the habit.)