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
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?