We had to leave the house at 8:00 to get to the doctor appointment by 9:30. We got there just in the nick of time! The closer we got to Chicago, the slower the traffic got. It didn’t matter though, because the doctor didn’t see us until 11:15! He had an emergency with a new patient before us, so we just waited. The best part is that the staples are removed and the doctor said his knee looks great! Now on to Physical Therapy! My man is totally bionic now!
So we were back in the car by about noon. We pass right by a Japanese grocery store, so I got a few things – I actually went in looking for duck eggs! I’ve been giving my brother’s friend John of the Alcoholian (cool site – awesome cook!) about his use of duck eggs. The only duck eggs they had were fermented (pickled?? – gross!) and cooked and salted. I didn’t see any raw eggs, but I did find these:
Now it was lunch time! Tony said “I haven’t been to this place in probably 15 years, so if it’s not there, we’ll go somewhere else.” A Jewish Deli – and it was still open! We walked in and I swear it was a time wrap and I was in the 70’s again – even the waitresses wore uniforms!
Now, anyone who knows me knows that I love Reuben sandwiches – it is by far the best sandwich ever made. What pisses me off about some Reuben sandwiches is when the corned beef is so tough, you can barely bite it, or the russian dressing is too sweet. I ended up ordering an Irvin, which was once slice of rye open faced reuben, but without the dressing – PERFECT!
I have no idea how to figure out the calories on this. I ended up only having a plain english muffin this morning (120 calories) so even if my half sandwich was 600 (good guess?) calories, I am only around 700 to 800 for the day so far. And it was a perfect size, I felt satisfied and not overly stuffed after lunch.
When I got home, Hannah was already back from school – she had ACT’s today. She had to work later this afternoon so we both drove to the bank so we could open up a checking account for her. My baby is growing up! And the place she works offers direct deposit, which is good. The banker was so funny. She said “You’ll receive your debit card in the mail. It is not a credit card. A debit card means you have to have the money to cover what you are buying. If you go to McDonald’s and swipe your debit card for $3.15, and you don’t have $3.15 in the bank, the bank will pay McDonald’s, but will charge you $39.00 for the overdraft!” I had no idea overdraft charges were that much! I am confident her bank account will always be balanced to the penny knowing her!
After the bank we had just enough time to go to the thrift store. All the clothes were 30% off! I got a pair of sweat pants and a cute pair of Eddie Bauer pants for $5.25 – nice! Then Hannah went on to work and I came home to find this:
Since it is SO NICE outside today, I took Ed on a walk to the trail. We did 2.5 miles in 35 minutes – he loved every minute of it and will probably sleep the rest of the day!
I am off to light the grill – I will have just enough time to do Day 22 of 30 of Shred while my coals heat up! Come on back for Grilled Chicken Breasts with Avocado Salsa and Foil Roasted Potatoes!