MONDAY LUNCH AT SANDY'S
It's nice if you can have something special to look forward to on a Monday.
This week, it was special, all right. My friend Sandy cooked for me in her charming rural New Castle farmhouse!
For many years, Sandy sat across from me in The Courier-Times newsroom. Although she is retired, loving it, and busier than ever, Sandy's writing career is going strong. She is author of two children's chapter books, Sadie's Search for Home and Doodle's Search for Success. She also writes a regular column for her magazine for women.
Sandy is active with the DIVE program for kids in New Castle, with her husband, Mike, and more family, including her granddaughter Carly, numerous friends and caring for the Moore home and horses.
Sandy and I have more things in common than I can count from being farm girls at heart to Bible Study Fellowship, of course writing, and also we're both Weight Watchers! Sandy has been serious about it for a while and I just got serious again after, well, let's say a lapse.
So Monday, lunch included a four-point meal and boy was it delicious. While four points won't mean much to you if you aren't a Weight Watcher, it simply means that it was a very healthy and low-cal meal. We even had appetizers of shrimp cocktail.
Then we enjoyed chicken fajitas, vegetables and low-fat dip.
Then, strawberry dessert.
The meal was amazing but of course it's the friendship that is the bigger blessing.
Thank you, Sandy! What a refreshing time! I appreciate you more than you know.
2/7/2018 05:58:55 am
Donna, you are the best. Thanks for being my friend and understanding my crazy! I loved lunch and our conversation. We need to do it again soon. I even lost weight this week!
2/7/2018 08:06:39 am
Sandy Moore is exceptional!!! Congrats on the weight loss this week!! And that meal looks FABULOUS!!! I’m so happy to be your Weight Watcher sister!! You are the best!!! Love both of your books and always look forward to your Her Magazine article.
2/9/2018 05:16:37 am
Sandy ROCKS Weight Watchers! I learned about a few new foods and "tricks of the trade" with her Monday.
2/9/2018 05:15:22 am
It was balm for my soul! Thank you so much for a perfect lunch and time together.
2/11/2018 11:54:56 am
Thank you Sandy! Love you! Thank you for the lunch and conversation!
2/9/2018 04:09:13 am
Both of you ladies are fabulous. John has many fond memories of working with both of you ladies. He still talks about many great meals he ate at Sandy’s house during your staff get togethers. Continued good luck in your writing careers.
2/9/2018 05:18:07 am
For sure, Pat, we had marvelous gatherings at Sandy's. I'm thinking of Sharon's "Elvis" retirement party, many Christmas parties and all-around good times.
Donna... "Break bread together." That was the advice that stuck with me from 2017. Someone shared that the best way to get to know someone is to sit down and share a meal together.
2/11/2018 11:58:53 am
Such a great point about breaking bread together.
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