We had a good time at the play last night. It was a good production, although sometimes a bit hard to hear the dialogue. The Christmas carol singing was very good and I loved the staging! Good stuff. This was at Proctor’s Theater down in Schenectady. We had never been there before. Tons of stuff happens at Proctor’s, but we are an hour away, so it’s a lot to get down there and back, especially on a weeknight. This show was at 7 pm, so not too late of night after we got home. Thanks to my BIL for the tickets! Here is a shot of how beautiful Proctor’s is:
It’s decorated for Christmas, too, and very pretty.
And hooray for a stranger’s head in my photo! My little camera actually did really well. No flash used for these pictures. I just set the ISO to 1600 and tried to hold really still.
It’s funny, I have been in so many Christmas performance that it is still weird to sit on the audience side. I can’t tell you how many performance and reheasals of the Nutcracker I was in (the pit orchestra) – to the point where it made me want to stab my eye out when I would hear the music. It’s a little better now.
On to today!
I had oat bran for breakfast. Funny, oat bran is less calories than regular oats, and pretty much the same stat wise, but it keeps me fuller. Not sure why.
Normally I have a banana mashed into this with the egg whites, but the bananas were still too green. So just the egg whites cooked in today and topped with PB and jam. Dark and dreary this morning, too.
It was warm enough today to take a walk, though. In the 50s! Crazy. Wish I could have gotten my bike out, but I had to work.
I also did my strength workout. My lifting routine was as follows today:
|Overhead Shoulder Press||3 sets of 10|
|Pliet squats||3 sets of 10|
|Dumbbell Pullover||3 sets of 10|
|Dumbbell Chest Fly||3 sets of 10|
|Dumbbell Good Morning||3 sets of 10|
|Russian Twist||3 sets of 10 (each side)|
|Triceps Kickback||3 sets 10|
I kind of miss the gym when I do the strength stuff at home. It’s just not quite the same.
Protein lunch today, and a quick one. This was unflavored whey protein, cinnamon, applesauce and almond milk.
These berries were good, too. Just like they look!
Work was busy today, although I am no longer working one of my accounts. My company renegotiated a contract with this particular clinic and in order to keep the account, they had to offer less. That meant that they couldn’t afford to keep me on that account and now I have to train on a new one. It was my favorite, too. Booo! This happened to 3 of us working that account. Do good work, get a raise and it comes back to bite you in the butt. Sigh. I will have to work my secondary accounts while they set me up with a new one – and hope there is enough work. This is why my industry always feels very tenuous. You just never know what will happen.
John made up lattes today. It’s all festive.
It’s now that time of year when John’s business starts to slow down after being super busy. Today was one of those days and he was Mr. Productive at home. Cleaning and cooking! He made up dinner in the crockpot today. Chicken and barley soup. All I did was cook some broccoli.
Relaxing tonight for sure. I have some room for chocolate tonight in my calories, which is well deserved.
We have very few tubas on the tree. John played tuba and trombone in college. I played horn – and of course there are billions of horn ornaments out there (and we have a bunch). Poor John complains that there is no tuba love, so we try to find him tuba ornaments so he doesn’t feel left out