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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Day 58, February 27, 2013

Moving forward to the next step
at Weight Watchers, getting active
with my new Activelink!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day 57, February 26, 2013

NNW ~ Girls Night Out
Mumbai Times, Westport
Tried Indian food for the first time.
Jo helped me order, success!
Flat Annie and I shared Somosa, Chicken Khorma,
Basmati Rice and Peshawari Naan.
Basmati Rice and Chicken Tikka Masala
for Jo and Lisa.
A fun night out with the girls!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Day 56, February 25, 2013

Dr. Suess cookies,
yummy and fun!

Diane came to town to visit some of 
her Westport friends.  Lunch at Tarry Lodge.
Sharon and Leslie

Terrie, Diane, Peggy

Day 55, February 24, 2013

Michael at Hiller Sports, Norwalk.
He let Al and I shot his new gun.
Practice, practice, practice...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Day 54, February 23, 2013

Today, Paper Source officially
opened in Westport.
I love this store!!!

This is Lysa and she was doing demos
at Paper Source.
  I learned how to make envelopes
and liners, such fun!
Also, learned about washi tape.
Fun, fun, fun!!!

Day 53, February 22, 2013

Our friend, Ben Zeidman, is the
Assistant Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El
in NYC.  His parents, Hal and Diane
are two of our dearest friends.
Al and I met with Ben before services
and he gave us a lovely tour of  what is
regarded as "one of the most majestic
Synagogues in the world."

Temple Emanu-El was
established in 1845, first located
in the lower East Side, gradually making it's way
uptown.  In 1927 Temple Emanu-El
consolidated with Temple Beth El
at it's current location of
5th Avenue and 65th.
The Temple is 100 feet wide,
175 feet long and 103 feet high.
Seating for 2500 people.

"The mode of worship at Temple Emanu-El
has been called "Classical" Reform, today,
practical reform, a spirit in the congregation that
is open to inclusion, flexibility and sensitivity."
The service was lovely, the music intoxicating.
The sermon was done by Hannah Goldstein,
Rabbinic Intern.  She spoke about
New York Fashion Week and Purim.
The sermon was interesting and relevant.
Beautiful way to end the week.

Beth El Chapel,
Ben's favorite!

After Services, Hal, Diane, Al and I
went to dinner at Benjamin Steak House.
Delicious dinner, great conversation.
Lucky to have such wonderful friends!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Day 52, February 21, 2013

Celebrating Sharon's Birthday
at Melting Pot
Jo and Sharon

Terrie and Peggy

The Birthday Girl!
and our yummy dessert!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Day 51, February 20, 2013

Today, we visited Paula
of P and D Quilting in
Cheshire, CT.
Flat Annie had a wonderful time
seeing the long-arm quilting
machine and deciding how
we would quilt my quilt top.

Day 50, February 19, 2013

Shelley's quilt top finished
and ready to go to the quilter.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Day 49, February 18, 2013

Hank and his new RW and B rope.
So easy to make him so happy!

Rubbing his face in the snow,
one crazy boy!

Oh, it feels so good.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Day 48, February 17, 2013

Pedicures and errands for David
and I.  Finishing off with a drive
to Compo Beach.  Westport was unusually
windy and the sound had white caps today!

David got a fondue set for Valentine's
Day and he made Al and I dinner.
Delicious steak cooked in
beef broth with lots of dipping sauces.

Day 47, February 16, 2013

Took my CT Pistol Permit Class
with Jim Hutchinson of
JC Shooting.
Great class, great instuctor.
Favorite gun shot,
Colt 45 1911

Day 46, February 15, 2013

Ready to move on to final steps of
this quilt.  Found great embroidery person
in Norwalk, thanks Karin!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Day 45, Frebruary 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Had a great night with three
of my boys.  Michael is in
the middle of "busy season."
Hank eyeing the See's Candy Pops.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Day 44, February 13, 2013

Passover Cooking and Lunch with
Judith Roll of Tabouli Grill
Sponsored by CTbites

Matzo Balls

Matzo Farfel and Mushroom Stuffing

Bubbe's Brisket
The tip of the day,
first wrap the brisket pan with
plastic wrap, then with
foil and cook.
The plastic wrap does
not melt and seals in
moisture and comes
off leaving the crust.


Flat Annie making Matzo

The people who make it all happen
at Tabouli Grill

All the goodness cooking!

Yummy Soup!


Macaroons, Heaven!!!
David and I used
 my heart springform pan,
Funfetti cake mix
and colored it pink.

Frosted our heart with white frosting,
cut Kit Kats in half and
lined them around the cake.
Used Valentine M & Ms
to cover the top.

Work in progress...

Finished top,

side view.
Ready for Valentine's Day!

Day 43, February 12, 2013

Sunshine and beautiful blue skies.
Hank is out looking for his toys.

He sticks his head deep in the snow.

Lots of dog fun!