Closing done!!!!!!

It happened – the closing is done!

But first, I’ll start off the morning.  Had a protein shake and headed out to the gym.  I got my first recognition from the Shape magazine article that was posted there.  One of the employees came up and said “I didn’t know that was you!”  I happened to be wearing the same shirt today that I did in the photo. Funny.  I did 15 minutes on the stationary and then lifted:

  • Chin ups from a box:  3 sets of 3
  • Stiff legged deadlift:  3 sets of 10 at 45#
  • Wide grip lat pull down: 3 sets of 12 at 40#
  • Rail squats:  3 sets of 8 with body weight
  • Bent lateral raise:  3 sets of 12 with 10# dumbbells
  • Planks:  3 sets of 30-second hold (first time back with these!)
  • Nosebreakers:  3 sets of 15 with 20# bar
  • Chest fly:  3 sets of 12 with 15# dumbbells.

Then 10 minutes of treadmill walking and a little more biking.  That was a nice workout.  I then picked up John for bagel time!  See my cool new travel mug?

I finally found one that met my trifecta of requirements:  Dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and a lid I am comfortable with.  Looks like a paper cup.  The best part? It was on sale!!

The lovely bagel, and no – I didn’t eat all that cream cheese.  Just most of it :mrgreen:

My folks joined us today, which is always nice 😀

Talked to the lawyer this morning and the closing was scheduled to happen at noon – see how happy I was to hear that??

Not much notice, though.  Good thing I have a flexie work schedule.

I grabbed piece of toast (John didn’t even eat anything)

and headed out to sign the multitude of papers.  There was a snafu in that our mortgage lender charged a prepayment fee when they weren’t supposed to, so we do need to get that cleared up, but the house is gone!!  Yay!!  I have had this house for 2.5 years.  It was supposed to be a fix and flip, but I got caught with this particular house right when the real estate issues happened with mortgages.  So, I rented it out.  I cannot believe that I am tempted to flip again, too.  I must be totally insane….. totally.

Came home and had a quick bowl of cereal:

Kelloggs Wheat Bran flakes…mmmm… fiber….    It was a ‘grab as you can’ meal day.  Then ran back to the lawyers office with proof of prepayment exclusion and deposited checks (sweet).

Good thing work was slow while I was gone.  John made us celebratory lattes and baked an individual cookie for each of us.

We bought some frozen cookie dough to support our nieces’ school – I know you all have done this 😀 . At least they are individual cookies and not a tub of dough or it would be “hello spoon and couch.”  Pretty good, I have to say.  Nothing like a warm cookie from the oven.

We are treated ourselves out to dinner tonight kind of fancy to celebrate the closing.   I decided on Indian food – yay!  We went to Saratoga to Karavelli.


(That’s just water).

Pappadum (lentil crisps) served with a couple dips:

We started with an appetizer called Bhel Poori: Rice puffs, chopped onion, potato, chick peas, coriander leaves and tamarind.

It was so different from what we were expecting. I was thinking rice puff meant something fried, but it was like a cold salad. It was really, really good. A kind of sweet/sour sauce (tamarind) with crispy rice cereal in there. So unusual!

John ordered Lamb Rogan Josh:

Not too spicy at all.  Those are strips of ginger on top.  Yum.

I had the Malai Kofta, which were a paneer cheese rice dumpling in a nut sauce.  They were almost sweet savory, as I tasted cinnamon in them.

Flipping good.  Served with basmasti rice

I really had to control myself with the rice.  I just love white rice and with that sauce it was amazing!  But, I wanted dessert, so had to practice restraint.

I told John to look happy about the house closing:

It looks like there should be a thought bubble over his head, but I don’t know what it would say.  Maybe he is dreaming of the rice above him. LOL!

After dinner, we walked to this place:

I almost never have real ice cream (as you all know I do the frozen yogurt).  I got a kiddie size cup of Maple Blondie: Maple Ice Cream with Blonde Brownie Chunks & a Maple Caramel Swirl.

Dang this was good.  Good thing I got the kiddie size, as it was very rich.  I am satisfied, but not stuffed.

Home now in my jammies and will be getting back to work after hitting publish on this post!  Sorry I haven’t been to blogs – I have not even opened my google reader since yesterday! 😯

Question:  Do you eat Indian food?

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18 thoughts on “Closing done!!!!!!

  1. Pubsgal

    Congratulations!!! I know that house sale was stressing you out. Glad you celebrated getting it done!

    I *love* Indian food. There are many good places here in the SF Bay Area, and there’s a quite tasty buffet near (but not too near) my work. I like Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken) and the buffet place had an Aloo Bhindi recently (it’s okra in a spicy sauce – and I thought I didn’t care for okra!) Your dishes look really yummy!
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..What are you doing here…. =-.

  2. Shelley B

    Congratulations on the closing – so glad that is done!!! Very cool on getting recognized from your magazine article, and in they gym, too! They should have you sign the article and frame it!

    I’ve not eaten Indian food more than once or twice in my life, but what you and John had tonight looks really good.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update – Sweat Monster Edition =-.

  3. sophia

    Lol Lori, you and your husband are a cute, funny pair. Loved your “happy” faces!
    Amd CONGRATULATIONS!!! Totally deserved that amazing Indian meal!

    I used to love Indian food, but I can’t really find good ones like I did in Singapore. Will definitely be pigging out when I finally go back this summer!

  4. Fitcetera

    Finally!!! That’s terrific news about the closing. What a relief and it’s nice that’s stressor is off your mind.
    I looked at the new Shape at Chapters the other day just to see your article. Lots of fun things are happening for you and it’s very cool to witness.
    I love your new take out cup … I bought the Starbucks one that looks like their take-out cup but it’s very awkward trying to take the lid off.
    I don’t care for Indian food. I find the spices overtake the taste of the food itself.
    .-= Fitcetera´s last blog .. =-.

  5. Amy

    That food looked awesome! I love Indian food but rarely get to eat it as none of my kids like it! The last time I had it was when my husband and I took a trip – just the two of us – to London last year. Mmmmm – now you’ve got me craving it!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Quick update =-.

  6. Alissa

    I want to try Indian food- I’ve never had it. I wouldn’t be sure what to order because I’m not familiar with it at all! That ice cream looks delish! I love the look on John’s face! hehe
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Weigh In Day =-.

  7. MB

    Congrats on finally closing on the house. We got so burnt by our tenants on our last rental we haven’t even thought of getting another one. I hate to admit it is probably a good time to buy something to flip but I wouldn’t want to deal with the hassle again.

    I finally got my issue of Shape and was so excited to see you in it. The Success Stories are always my favorite part of the mag. Now you know how celebrities feel when they are misquoted or the story gets misinterpreted. We know it wasn’t “easy” for you to do what you did but it was a good article and hopefully will inspire many more people than you already do.

    I’m not a big fan of Indian food. It’s not the taste as much as the smell of it.

  8. Ang

    My favorite restaurant is Nepali. It’s very similar to Indian. Actually an Indian restaurant is opening in my town today so I’ll probably be trying it soon. My first couple of real Indian experiences didn’t go so well! lol!
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Soylent Green, Jogging, and Millet. =-.

  9. Susan

    Okay, next time I go out for Indian food I am going to come find this post, memorize that puffed rice thing, and get it. I do like Indian food, but I’m still lost when it comes to ordering it. I always get the feeling there are hidden gems on the menu that I’m missing…

    YAY for the closing!!!! Phew! That must be a huge weight off your chest 😀 Great workout too. I don’t like ice cream, but I have a feeling I could stomach that one 😉
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Weightlifting and Waffles – What Else is New! =-.

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