Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Day #29 of 40

The Zayed Tower houses the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute. The tower was given by his  Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, in memory of his father. We are told that the colors in the tower were inspired by Monet's painting of water lilies. The clear glass windows are stippled with the same water-lily tints, perhaps to discourage birds from crashing into the windows.

Phil said, "Today I am 72.5 percent done with my treatments."  Leave it to a mathematician!

We're not eating as we should. Fresh fruits and vegetables? Whole-grain cereals? Please. On the way home, we stopped at Lexington Market. Phil had a steak-and-cheese sandwich and a beer.  I had a piece of cheesecake. We promised ourselves to get out the juicer as soon as we got home. Our younger daughter lent it to us. She also bought apples, beets, blueberries, carrots, celery and a horse radish root to get us started. She made us promise to at least try it, assuring us that if we did, we would feel so much better and be more energetic. So far, that promise is all that has been extracted. The mere thought of assembling the beast (which will look  like a miniature dinosaur when set up) is exhausting. Still, after our orgy of comfort food at Lexington Market, we came home ready to juice. We lay down for "just 30 minutes" and slept for two hours. 


KathyA said...

Congrats on being so close to the finish! For both of you.

And you needed both the comfort food and nap.

How was the cheesesteak?

Charley Horse said...

Jon bought a very expensive juicer 40years ago. It came with good intentions. We made some gawdawful concoctions before giving up the fight and going back to normal food. Better luck!