August 29, 2015

Saturday - Cloudy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon

A good day.  I got up early this morning and got dressed.  F was still out for a while.  When he came back he wanted to go to his Farmer’s Restaurant.  I said it was okay, but really I’m a bit bored by the place! We had to sit on the floor this time as they had moved all the furniture around.

After lunch we did a bit of shopping.  I went to my craft store to pick up some double pointed knitting needles and a few other things.  We came home for a bit and vegged around the apartment.

F wanted to go and see a movie and the only thing in English that was playing and we hadn’t seen yet was Ted 2.  I didn’t really want to go, but on the other hand, I pick all the movies and F never gets to.  I forgot that there is a reason for that!

We drove out to Mikawa and had dinner in a pasta restaurant.  F ordered himself a pasta with a small pizza.  He proceeded to try to get me to eat some of the pizza.  I didn’t want any of it and didn’t have any.  I just had some cold pasta.  It was really good.  It was a mixture of mini tomatoes, mozzarella and olives in an oil/pesto base.  It was really good.  

We went to see the movie.  It had some funny cameos, but overall was terrible.  F liked it a lot more than I did!

After the movie we went to Don Quijote and picked up a few things.  I got a new Pyrex pie plate, F got some food and we both got something to drink.  

We came home after the movie and F took some medicine.  His neck was really bothering him.  He went to bed and I’m still up, but I want to get some sleep soon too.  I’m watching The Watchmen which is odd.  I’ve tried to watch it before, but I lose the plot partway through.  

I honestly have no idea what we’ll get up to next.  Come back and find out!  Until tomorrow….

August 28, 2015

Friday - Warm and Sunny, Rainy at night

A good day!

I got up this morning after F had left for the hospital and watched my show.  He came back just as I was getting ready to make the bed.  He was lying on his half of the bed so I couldn’t make that half.  Oh dear!

I took a quick shower and we went out for lunch to F’s new favourite fish restaurant.  The food is good, but I get quite depressed with how he never wants anything else or to go anywhere else.  I agreed to go to his place today, but suggested that we go to the pasta buffet place the next time he has daytime lunch off work.  It’s cheaper and he won’t go in the evenings because he thinks it is too expensive…but I have a coupon languishing in my wallet for the place!

After lunch we drove to the Machi-kine theater to check out the movie times.  Mission Impossible was on in less than an hour, so we decided to stay and see it. We checked out the bakery and indulged ourselves in a couple of tasty treats.  I suggested sharing one as F was all set to get two of each.  They were good though.  We went to see the movie and F liked it too. It was just as much fun, if not more for me the second time around.  

After the movie we went to get gas for the car and then headed to the mall for something to drink.  I had a simple ice tea as I had overindulged with the bakery treats.  We also got a prepaid card for the coffee shop.  I think I like that!  I got a few things for my friend and my sister and niece in one of the shops in the mall and then got a couple of drinks in the mall to take home.  F’s were of the alcoholic type, mine was the non-calorie tea kind.  

F was supposed to go over to his mother’s but he begged off and stayed home.  Around 7:30 we went out for dinner to Gusto.  I had my usual chicken and F had a spicy noodle dish that he said was too spicy.  The menu said spicy, he just didn’t think it would be!  

We came home and F went for a nap right away.  He’s still there and probably won’t get up now.  It’s quite late now.  

I did such lovely things as downloading an old game that I used to play on my computer all the time, Snood.  I might even pay for it this time!  I am finding it more difficult this time though.  

Anyway, that’s about it for me.  I did some more joining on my blanket after I took this picture, but here’s the most recent picture of it. 
I am liking this colour variation.  Now that I’m putting it together I can think of a few things I’d rather done colour wise, but I might not have enough wool if I did them.  Still, it’ll be nice when it is done.

Tomorrow I have no idea what we’ll get up to, so please come back and find out.  Until tomorrow….

August 27, 2015

Thursday - Sunny and warm

A good day.

I got up early this morning and watched my show from my usual spot on the couch.  I read my blogs and then fell asleep on the couch…same old thing as usual.  I finally roused myself and did a couple of shorter workouts.  During the last one F phoned to say he was coming home for lunch and did I want anything.  I wish he’d stop calling me!  My phone is twinned to my computer and everytime he does I lose my video because the computer prioritizes my phone.  Grr! Still, I managed to be nice to him on the phone.

He came home for lunch and I had my breakfast.  He left after he finished lunch and I did a few things here.  I scanned my cards and I got them ready to go out.  I also prepared a payment for my women’s group for next year.  

Before 5 I left for the post office and made my payment and mailed off my cards.  Yay me.  

When I came home, I started getting ready for dinner, but I also had a quick bite to eat first.  I’d missed lunch.  I had a couple of pieces of F’s lovely bread, with jam and peanut butter or cucumber on them.  It was great.  

When F came home I kicked dinner prep into gear.  Tonight we had pasta with a truffle mushroom sauce, plus sautéed shrimp (sweet chilli sauce optional) and flower leaf lettuce and cucumber salad.  It was very nice and got good reviews, when F finally got himself to the table.  Tonight there was some Japan Volleyball game on TV and F wanted to watch the whole thing.  

I did the dishes because of his hand and then I settled in to my nice warm computer and worked on my column a bit.  I had to do some research, and fix up the computer’s dictation.  It didn’t understand me all that well in places.  

At 11:00 I joined F on the couch to do a little crochet and watch Rizzoli and Isles.  It was a good episode, I think it’ll be continued next week.  The blanket is looking good.  I’ll try and post a new picture soonish.  

And really, that’s about it.  I’m not sure what tomorrow will be like as F is taking the day off.  He has to go to the hospital in the morning for a followup on his hand.  I was hoping we might do a movie, but maybe we won’t.  Anyway, come back later and see what we get up to.  Night!

August 26, 2015

Wednesday - Warm and Sunny, Rainy at night

A good day.

I got up this morning and took my place on the couch.  I watched my show, did a little on my computer and even did a two mile walk.  It felt good to get back to it.  When I walked or biked to the hospital last week I didn’t do additional exercise, I didn’t have time.

I watched a bit of TV and did the internet stuff I usually do.  In the afternoon I took a shower and then had lunch.  I polished off the leftover vegetables from last night.  Yum.  After I cooked them of course!

I thought about making a break for the post office, but didn’t.  I decided to mail my cards when I was out at dinner.

F came home and we talked about a place to go.  He suggested Jiro and since it has been ages since we went there, decided to go.  It was nice.  I had the chicken saute and F had the pork in garlic oil.  It was really nice and I enjoyed it. 

After dinner, F headed the wrong way, so we decided to go into the drugstore since we almost needed stuff there.  We got some bandages for his hand, toilet paper and some diet, caffeine-free soda.  I don’t need it, but sometimes a glass is nice for a treat.

We hit up the grocery store for dinner too.  I’m going to make pasta tomorrow night, with sautéed shrimp and some salad.  I hope dinner goes well because the last time I cooked for us it didn’t.

We had a nice evening together.  I watched a show from the couch and did a bit more blanket joining.  As I was finishing for the evening, I finished my ball of yarn, so next time I’ll have to start the next one!  

F watched a bit of wrestling on TV and set up the bread maker for tomorrow.  I hope he remembered how.

Well, that’s it for me.  I’m not sure what I’ll get up to, so please come on back and find out!  I dictated my Journal Column into my computer today, so I may work on that or I may find something really interesting to do.  Until tomorrow….

August 25, 2015

Tuesday - Sunny, rainy at night

A good day.

I got up about the time I was supposed to and went through to the living room.  I was watching my show when F popped home with some oolong tea and buns for me.  Yay!  

I had a quiet day at home.  After all the excitement of the last couple of weeks it was just what I needed.  

In the evening I got out the yakiniku grill, washed it and all the dishes, then started preparing some of the vegetables.  F was a tad late tonight but was home a bit after 7 pm.  

We had yakiniku and it was nice.  We could each cook our own food.  We even have leftovers of the vegetables and a little of the meat, so I’ll likely have that for lunch tomorrow. I did the dishes since F is out of commission for a while and then we settled in for a quiet night.  At 10 I did a bit of crochet of my baby blanket while I watched Grey’s Anatomy.  It was nice to get back to it.  I have a few works in progress now, I need to finished some of them.  

And that was about my day.  I may go out tomorrow if the weather improves.  I’d really like to get my hair cut or buy a some double pointed needles to finish my hospital hat.  

Anyway, I’m tired and I’m out of here.  Come back later and find out what I end up doing.  Until tomorrow!

August 24, 2015

Monday - Hot and Sunny

A happy day!

This morning F called me and told me that he was going to be able to come home today.  Yay!  I got dressed and walked over to the hospital.  I stopped at the convenience store and got myself an iced milk tea and then met up with F at the hospital.  I arrived just after 11 and didn’t bother having breakfast at home.  I did buy a sandwich at the hospital’s shop.  They had sandwiches from the bakery I frequented when I worked at L’Eikaiwa, my favourite Italian Sandwich so I had that.  Yum!  

F then proceeded to tell me that he was going to have rehabilitation at 2:00pm.  Say what?  He had lunch too, which was nice for him, but not so nice for me!  He had packed in true F style, cramming as many belongings as he could into his suitcase and then having many bags of stuff. 

While he was off having his rehab, I sat in the lounge and took what I hope will be my last pictures from there.  I also read some of my book on my phone and nearly finished it.  

When he finished, we went back to his room and finished packing his stuff.  He also gave his room mates towels to say goodbye.  I thought it was sweet but odd.  

I ended up packing a lot of his stuff into my pink carrying bag that I had loaned him.  It was quite heavy.  We left and I asked if he wanted to say goodbye to the nurses.  He did at the ward desk and then found out he was supposed to have his room checked by a nurse! A couple of them came and made sure he hadn’t left anything, which was good except I had done that too!

Then, we left.  I took a couple of pictures of him leaving the hospital, mostly for Facebook and my readers here!

Free at last!

We dropped his stuff off at home and then we had lunch at Moku Moku.  I had cold pork shabu-shabu pasta and F had chicken with cheese.  My lunch was perfect.  I had been thinking about cold pasta and I really enjoyed this.  

After lunch, F drove us to his doctor’s office.  He needed a report from him for the insurance or his work, I’m not sure which. 

When we finished there, I suggested that F go and help see his mother, since she hadn’t seen him in ages.  I asked to be let out at the hardware store in the area.  I went shopping, he saw his mum.  

After a bit, F joined me and we bought a few things.  I got some blank cds, a new pen, we bought some dishwashing liquid…a bunch of things that we could use.  We followed that with a drink at McDonalds and then a quick jaunt through a hundred yen shop.

We came home for a bit, but honestly I was getting hungry, so left again at 8:30 for Cocos.  At Cocos I had grilled chicken and F had tan-tan-men.  I laughed and told him that we were having the opposite of what we had for lunch!  I had noodles, he had grilled chicken, now we had just reversed it.

We bought a few groceries for dinner tomorrow night and then came home.  It was a quiet evening.  F is going to go back to work tomorrow, but I’m a bit worried that he’ll try and overdo it or something.  He changed his bandage tonight and showed me his hand.  It looks quite horrible.  It is still swollen, with a couple of big scabs from where it was cleaned out by the doctor.  I hope it’ll mend soon.  

That’s about it for today.  Come back later and find out what I get up to on Tuesday!  Until tomorrow….

August 23, 2015

Sunday - Hot and Sunny

A good day.

I slept in this morning, but then again I went to bed very late this morning.  When I got up I was busy for a bit.

I vacuumed the apartment and had my breakfast and a shower.  Then I decided to go over to the hospital to see F.  I rode my bike today and stopped in at the convenience store for a sandwich to take with me.  

F was in his room with his room mates.  They are quite a bunch.  Honestly, a couple of them don’t really look very good.  F is the youngest guy in the room by probably 15 years, and also the healthiest. One of the men got into a bit of a fight with a nurse about using an earphone to watch TV.  I’m not sure who won that one.

F and I went and sat in the lounge for a while.  I ate and then knitted, and we chatted for a while.  F had some instant noodles.  We went back to his room when he was finished.  He had his last IV this afternoon too, and then the nurse took out the IV port.  

I decided to leave around 6 tonight.  F just got his meal so he would be busy eating for a bit.  I walked out and rode my bike home.  

At home I relaxed for a while and then headed out.  I rode to Gusto and had dinner.  I had a burger with fois gras and some spinach and bacon.  That was nice.  When I finished I paid and then rode back to the drugstore.  I got a few things there and then hit up the grocery store.  I bought some yogurt and some soy milk for myself, then came home.  

I had a quiet evening in.  I watched Project Runway and did a little knitting before going back to my computer.  I’m now about where I was before I ripped my hat back.  Yay for me.

So that was my day.  I was a little busy with running around, but I got to relax a little too.  

Tomorrow I’m hoping that F will finally be allowed to come home.  He isn’t sure if the doctor will allow him to leave the hospital yet or not, but we both think it is time!  I think he’s getting a bit tired of being there.  

That’s about it for me.  Come back later and find out if F gets out of the hospital and how everything goes with him!  Until tomorrow….