Hooray for Friday!

For some reason this week went by pretty slow, even though I took yesterday off!  Thanks for all your well wishes for my Momma – we appreciate it!

My alarm went of at 5:30 and we were out of the house by six.  Knowing my Mom couldn’t have anything to eat or drink, I opted not to make coffee at home.  So we get to the hospital, and my plan was to drop her off in front, park the car and then camp out in the recovery room.

She wouldn’t let me go in – she said that they normally take her into the pre-op room a few minutes after arrival and that it would be boring.  She said “the nurse has your cell number she’ll call you when I am ready to be picked up.”

So here it was, 6:30 in the morning and I wasn’t sure what to do!  I didn’t bring any workout clothes with me, so I went to Starbuck’s, got a coffee and their spinach and feta wrap – holy cow was it good!  Only 7 points and with 2 tablespoons of half in half in my coffee, breakfast comes in at 8 points.

I then went grocery shopping to pick up some stuff for my Mom, then I knew my twin sister was going to be at her office, so I went there to chat for a bit.  I guess it’s weird when you only know one person in a set of twins.  Even though we don’t weigh the same, they still kinda freak out because our mannerisms are the same and our voice is the same.

In fact, if I leave myself a voicemail at home to remind me of something, my first reaction is to think “why is Jennifer leaving me that message?!”

One of her co-workers who hadn’t met me yet said “once Jennifer told me she had a twin sister I wondered what it would be like to have another Jennifer walk around!”  But, we are two completely different people and always have been individual.  It used to make me so mad in high school if someone said “Hi Jennifer!” and I said “It’s Biz” and the reply would be “same difference!”

Right by my sisters office is a thrift store called The Economy Shop.  As luck would have it, yesterday was their first day open after being closed for the summer to restock.  I got a couple shirts in the dollar room, but my true score was this Ralph Lauren wool winter coat – I got it for $3!  Once I take it to the dry cleaners, it will look brand new. 😀  I plan on getting it dry cleaned and will do a fashion Friday when I get it back.

Then I got the call that my Mom was in recovery so I went back to the hospital.  It was a bit weird.  Mostly because I am used to going to the hospital where Tony is the patient.

When I walked into the room I saw my 70 year old Mom (she shrunk, so now she’s only 4.9″!) wrapped in blankets and she was cold, thirsty and hungry.  It was weird to see her like that because she is one of the busiest and active 70 year olds I know!

But after about 30 minutes, she started feeling better and we were cut loose.  She wanted soup so we went to Panera – she sat in the car while I ran in.  We both ended up getting the low fat chicken orzo soup – holy cow was it good!  The soup was only 160 calories – the bagette that comes with it?? 180 calories!  But together it was still only a 9 point lunch and it hit the spot.   This picture looks like ass, but the soup really was delicious.

Then she went to bed and slept for a couple hours and felt much better.  She was a bit fuzzy when she woke up, but after another hour she felt pretty good.

My Mom just had her kitchen redone – I love her kitchen cabinets, but look at how tall they are!

And that’s when I saw my Dad’s coffee mug.

And then I realized that tomorrow is the 13th anniversary of his death.  It seems so weird that so much time has gone by.  Hannah was only 6 when he passed away.  I lived with my parents from the time Hannah was two months old until she was five, and I am so glad Hannah still has strong memories of her Poppy!  No matter how many years have gone by, I still miss him. 😦

When I got home I really didn’t have a meal plan, since Tony hadn’t been feeling too good I kept putting meat in the freezer.  So basically I told him our options are chili mac, burgers or taquitos.  He said he was find with anything, so guess what I made – Mexican! 😀  Beef and spinach taquitos with black beans.  I am reusing a picture from before because both my cameras batteries needed to be charged.

Dinner comes in at 10 points:

Stats for Thursday:

  • no exercise
  • 31 points (includes two string cheeses unphotographed)
  • average blood sugar 122

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  And if your Poppy is still alive, give him an extra hug from me. 😀



27 thoughts on “Hooray for Friday!

  1. Glad to hear your mom is doing well after the surgery!

    I know what you mean about people freaking out about family resemblances… my mom and I don’t look alike, but we do have the same voice, same mannerisms, same expressions, and often say the same thing at the same time. The first time her coworkers met me they were freaking out at how much we are alike!

  2. Glad your mom did well! That bucks breakfast looks yummy. Mexican is always awesome- its what we are having tonight!

  3. TGIF! Glad to hear your mom is on the mend. Hope Tony is feeling better too. You deserve to relax on this long weekend!!

  4. I wish I could give my dad a hug today – less than 2 weeks though!

    Happy Weekend, almost!

  5. Glad your mom is feeling better.

    I know exactly what you mean about being mistaken for your twin sis. I will forever be BarbiDebi as my twin and I have been called this forever.

    Have a great holiday and I hope Tony is feeling better soon.

  6. erintakescontrol

    My poppy is 85 and doing great; he lives 7 hours away but is actually coming here this weekend. I am so excited to see him I could meet him halfway! 🙂

    Glad your Mom is okay, Biz.

  7. Glad your mom did well. I love the tall cabinets with extra storage. I didn’t know until now that you had a twin sister!

  8. I had panera’s soup yesterday… with TWO hunks of their bread. It was so good, and so fresh!

  9. That’s AWESOME that Hannah has great memeories of her grandfather. My grandfather passed away when I was 7, and even though we were close, my memory of him seems to fade more and more.

    I think this week went by slowly too! I kept thinking yesterday was Friday. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  10. One, you reminded me I need to charge the battery on my camera. Two, I really hope Tony gets back to his old self asap. Three, glad your mom is doing well. and four…I make this chicken, basil, and orzo soup all the time in the winter. It’s from For the Love of Cooking http://fortheloveofcooking-recipes.blogspot.com/2008/08/chicken-basil-and-orzo-soup.html – just in case you’re interested. It’s great comfort food!

  11. When I used to work near a Starbucks, I would get that spinach feta wrap all the time. It’s delicious!

    Is it weird that I really, really hope to have twins one day?

    I know what you mean, my nana passed away when I was young (like Hannah with your dad) and I still have memories of her and think about her all of the time. I know it’s not easy on my dad even if it has been 20 years. It never gets easier. I’m thankful for the family in my life.

    Have a good weekend, Biz!

  12. I’m glad your mom’s procedure went well! Great find on the $3 coat : – D

  13. Whoa, you have a twin sister?!

  14. That made me teary eyed. Sadly, it doesn’t take much though 😉 Hope you have a Happy Friday!

    P.S. The spinach and feta wrap is KILLER!

  15. So glad to hear your mom is doing well. I know what you mean about still missing people years after they pass. I don’t think you ever stop, but at least you can treasure the memories you have. That’s wonderful that you and your family have such great ones. Have a good weekend!

  16. Glad your mom is doing well! I would eat Panera everyday if I could:)

    Hilarious that you think “your” message on “your” message is your sister!

  17. That would bug me too, “same difference” – wth?!?

    I’m glad your mom is doing well. The soup from Panera looks great and I LOVE their multi-grain baguettes – so chewy! Your mom’s cabinets look like mine (and I can see that I really need to get that extra shelf). Bittersweet to see your dad’s mug, I know. Hugs to you. Hope you have a good weekend!

  18. Glad to hear your mom’s surgery went smoothly! I am also always amazed at how many calories are in those baguettes at Panera…they’re really yummy though! 😉

  19. I am so happy that your Mom is okay. Must be such a relief Bizzy. Give her a Skippy hug please. 🙂 I miss my Mom. And my Dad too – I know what you mean. I remember sleeping in the hospital when they were sick, to stay close by. Don’t ever attempt this as hospitals discourage it – and those plastic chairs suck. hee

    I didn’t realize Starbucks had a spinach feta wrap. OMG – that would be awesome. Must go. And you aren’t kidding about that soup picture. Thank goodness it tasted good.

    Hugs to you too my friend.

  20. You made me tear up talking about your dad. So glad Hannah has memories of him too. Your mom sounds a lot like my mom, very active in her 70’s, can’t keep her down for long. She can still works circles around me!

    Have a great weekend!

  21. Hope your mom is recovering well!

  22. You know, I used to dream of having a twin sister! But now I realize I like having just one of a kind and not getting idiotic comments like “Same difference!” Even just from your blogs, I can tell you and Jenn are unique individuals.

  23. Good to hear your mom’s surgery went well 🙂

  24. Glad to hear your Mom’s surgery went well. How wonderful that you happened to fall upon your Dad’s cup – on the day your Mom had surgery, just a day before the 13 year anniversary of his passing. His little way of saying – he’s still there with you all.

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