January 17, 2018

Wednesday - Rainy but warmish

A good day.

I felt much better today, so that was good.  I had a pretty usual morning except when I went downstairs, K was bopping around.  I invited her to have breakfast and she said yes.  We both had cereal together and some Darjeeling.  Different cereals of course, but it was quite nice to eat with her again.  

I came back upstairs and decided not to do the laundry I should have done.  I didn’t nap today, but I did watch a few TV programmes off the DVR.  I did some scanning of cards for my blog too.  I have a lot still to do, but at least I have done some now.

I did have lunch by myself, but that was okay.  K had already eaten, so not a big deal.  I got a text from F saying that he had taken off tomorrow and Monday…for some reason I read it and thought he meant Thursday and FRIDAY.  Nope.  Just after his text arrived, a friend asked me if we could video chat.  Since I didn’t have anything I had to do right then, I said sure and scoped out a tidy background for the call!

We chatted for 40 or 50 minutes I think and it was fun. 

F ended up coming back to the house around 6 pm.  His mother had food leftover so didn’t need anything and F didn’t want to eat here.  He actually suggested a place, so off we went.  It was a curry/ramen place, so I had curry and he had ramen.  The curry was okay, but not my favourite really.

After that, we went to the Internet Cafe again and spent 3 hours in the comfy chairs.  I did have a little problem getting mine to work properly at first but F got a staff member to come and check it. He unplugged it and then plugged it back in again and it worked.  

I ended up snoozing quite a bit but did work on my latest loom project, a scarf. It is looking very warm and cozy. We left when our 3 hours was up and came back to the house.  That was it for our day.

Tomorrow F is off work, but I might go and have lunch with a friend of mine.  At first, I wasn’t sure as I wasn’t feeling well, but now she’s a little under the weather. I hope she’s feeling better as I would love to see her.  

Come back later and see what I get up to.  Until tomorrow….    

January 16, 2018

Tuesday - Warmer and rainy

An okay day.

I woke up after F left for work and got up. I did my usual morning things, decided that I didn’t feel all that great today, so didn’t do my laundry.  After my breakfast, I took my plate and some other stuff downstairs, washed it, and then came back upstairs.  

I took a half hour nap and it was just what I needed. I felt so much better afterwards.  

I went down a little later to see about lunch. K didn’t want any, so I made it for me. I had some leftover curry on one of the naan bread, that was good.  I had a couple of tofu burgers too, plus some salad.  Lunch was really nice.  

Later on, I washed my dishes and then I went out and did a little snow shovelling.  There wasn’t a lot of it outside, just some snow that had fallen off the roof of the garage or the part near the entrance that hadn’t melted yet.  I moved a lot of it and then came back inside.

When F came back from work he wanted to talk about going for a bath.  I didn’t really want to, but said I’d think about it.  He told me that K had cooked dinner, some kind of pork stew with daikon and konbu. I wasn’t enthusiastic, but F wanted to eat here.  

We went down, and even though K did the cooking, we had to do the serving.  I’m not sure how that works.  F heated up the stew and as always didn’t get it hot enough.  I set the table, made the instant miso soup and tried to help when he’d let me.  The food was fine, just the stew wasn’t warm enough for me and there wasn’t very much meat in it.  Sigh.  

F did the dishes and I dried them.  He really wanted to go to the onsen so I went with him.  I have a huge mysterious bruise on my thigh so I didn’t really want to go, but whatever.  I’ve had to do so much that I haven’t wanted to do since I got married, what’s one more getting naked in public anyway?

It actually was one of the better nights I’ve had at the onsen!  No-one tried talking to me and I got to relax a bit, so that was good.  The only thing is that I am having an itchy reaction to the shampoo at the place. I really should bring my own, and I will if I can get a small bottle for it.  

After the onsen we had a drink and left.  We went to MaxValu and I picked up a few things for lunch tomorrow.  F picked up something for his mother too, and then we came back to the house.  

We had a fairly quiet evening and then F went to bed around midnight. I’m still up.  My nose didn’t run as much today until after the bath. After my nap, I felt a lot better, so that is good.  

Tomorrow I hope to be able to do more laundry, work on my knitting loom project and maybe do some Postcrossing!  Come back later and see what I get up to.  Until tomorrow….

January 15, 2018

Monday - Warmer with some rain

An okay day.

I’m sick!  Wah!  A couple of hours after I got up I realized I couldn’t breathe and that has pretty much gone on all day. I am either plugged up or my nose is running. Sigh.  

The morning was good and quiet. I had breakfast upstairs, thought about going back to bed, but did laundry instead.  I did a couple of loads today.  I saw K first thing in the morning, then not again for a while.  

When I went down to grab my lunch, K was up and about, but she was wearing a mask, and I told her I had a runny nose too. I didn’t offer to make her lunch today but I did share some of the food that we bought last night.  She had some food of her own anyway.

I went outside before 4 pm and cleaned up a few bits and bobs around the house and garage.  It started to rain so I gave up and came inside. I wore my new hat and it was lovely and warm.  

F was late coming back tonight and since his mother wasn’t feeling well and neither were we, we decided to stay in and just have the rest of the curry.  We had bought naan last night, so F and K had some rice with theirs, I had naan.  F wasn’t feeling well either and the two of us got into a bit of an argument about something…oh yes, F pretended that he didn’t know how to put curry on my plate because I didn’t have rice on it first.  Umm…what?  I had opened two packets of naan, and then he refused to eat any of it.  I ate the contents of one packet with my (underheated) curry…why can’t he just make the curry hot?  He always heats things up until they are lukewarm.  Anyway.  We ate and things were okay.  

After dinner, I did the dishes and then went upstairs.  I knew F wanted to go to an onsen tonight but I said I wouldn’t go.  I have a mysterious bruise on my leg, plus a cold, I just didn’t want to go to an onsen.  I encouraged him to go, though.  I watched The Great British Bake-Off and he still hadn’t left!  When it was over, I asked if he was going to go out. He was, but to the store. I volunteered to go too, so that’s what we did.

We needed some batteries, but also got some food for both of us.  The curry just wasn’t cutting it tonight.  

We came back to the house, I took a shower and F relaxed.  He went to bed very early, and I think I’ll be close behind him. I’m tired and really not at my best today.  

No idea what I’ll get up to tomorrow. I hope it goes well.  Until tomorrow….

January 14, 2018

Sunday - Cold, but with afternoon sun

An interesting day.

I woke up this morning in an empty house. F had taken his mother off to the onsen. I was quite happy that they had gone out together. I took a few minutes and took care of a couple of personal things and then went online. I planned to go back to bed, but before I knew it, F and K were back!

F came into the room wanting to know what I wanted for lunch, but since I hadn’t even thought about breakfast couldn’t answer.  He left to talk to his mother and I went back to bed.  F came back in the room and I thought he’d come for a snuggle, but didn’t.  He was sitting at the foot of the bed. I asked him how he was and he jumped!  He’d thought I had left the room, didn’t notice me in bed!

Turns out that his mother decided to make the curry for our lunch today, so lunch was decided upon.  We went down and F did most of the serving, I put the water on for some tea for afterwards.  The curry was nice and it was quite nice to have family time together.  F did the dishes afterwards while I prepared tea for us all.  After that, I washed the cups and came back upstairs to join F.  

He suggested taking our bedding to the laundromat which I thought a good idea.  Only thing was I wanted to change the sheets to our special winter ones that are cozy.  They were in the attic-style space next to our room.  F got the door open and looked for the right box. He pulled out a box of stuff that was mine from the first time I lived here. It was full of stuff like postcards from my trips before I got married!  Woot!  I got some great ones.  More for Postcrossing!

Unfortunately, F couldn’t close the door again.  With the temperature forecast going down tonight we couldn’t leave the door open.  He decided he needed a jack to expand the door frame enough to move the door. He didn’t know where his car jack was, so we had to go out and buy one.  

We went out to the hardware shop and got a new jack, brought it back to the house and after a bit of fiddling, got the door to close. Yay.  I also got my suitcase from my trip to Canada put away again. Yay for that.  However, F was in quite a state after all of this and no longer felt like going to the laundromat. Oh dear. Maybe next weekend?

After he’d recovered a little bit, we went out to buy kerosene and to have a drink.  We went to Cafe Studio Cinq where we discovered that they’ve taken Soy Latte off the menu. Sigh. The one fancy drink they had that I could have and it has gone. Oh dear.  We had coffees and made use of the free wifi for a while.

F drove to the gas station and we picked up the kerosene. I was a tad worried that F would come to blows with someone because F jumped the line, but a worker told F that the other guy was ahead of him. Whew.  I had told F he was but he didn’t care.  Happily, nothing bad happened and we drove back to the house. 

It was getting later and dinner was on people’s minds.  We had planned to go to Aki for lunch before F’s mother said she was cooking so decided to go there for dinner. It was a good choice.  It’s our local okonomiyaki place, they do Hiroshima style and it is good.  Their gyoza is also good.  We had a lovely and very filling dinner with K along too.  She seemed to like it a lot and ate heartily.  

After dinner, F and I drove K back to the house and then we went out to go to MaxValu for a few groceries.  I some things for lunches and for adding to lunches over the next few weeks in case I make lunch for K.  I got things for me to eat, and we got some beverage for F too.  

We came back to the house and put away the groceries.  I prepared the garbage to go out tomorrow. It took a bit of time and I had to toss some older food from the fridge too.  No biggie.  

Upstairs F and I relaxed. We had some tea and a bit of a snuggle for a while.  F complained about the cold and to be fair, it does feel quite cold tonight.  It’s supposed to be -6 tonight, so the inside of this draughty house is colder than I’d like.  

I’m not sure what I’ll get up to tomorrow. I’m thinking that I might go to the post office in the am if I can to pick up some stamps.  I need to do some Postcrossing!

That’s it for me for today.  It was a busy day, but nothing much got accomplished.  Until tomorrow….

January 13, 2018

Saturday - Cold and snowy

A good day.

This morning, F went off to see his doctor and I slept on a bit. I was tired! When F came back I was up and had made the bed. Yay me. We talked about going out, but had a cup of coffee first. I suggested going to Na, the farmers' restaurant and he thought it was a good idea. We invited K along too, and she wanted to come.  

We left the house and then five minutes later came back because K had forgotten something. We left again and this time made it to the restaurant. It wasn’t busy, so were able to get seated right away. We had a nice meal, all of us had meat and fish, just different sorts and sauces. 

After the meal, we took K shopping. She had told F that she wanted to make curry for dinner tonight.  No problem, she bought some of the ingredients and we took them all home with us. At the house, F and I did a little snow shovelling and then went out again. Before we left, I asked F to ask his mother what time she wanted to have dinner tonight. He didn’t ask.

F made an appointment for me with a chiropractor for 5 pm. It was 3 something so we went to the drugstore and did a little shopping, then to a grocery store that has a little cafe in it, and is close to the chiropractor. We had a drink each and a snack. A lady came up to me and gave me some napkins since the type of snack I had was covered in cocoa powder. It was all over me and the table. F realized that she was his Art Teacher from High School, so they chatted for a few minutes. After a washroom break, we left for the chiropractor.  

F had used his GPS to find the place, but as he often does, made a turn in the wrong place. We ended up in a dead-end alley. He had to back out of it and it was a little scary. Luckily, he was driving and not me.I can’t back up to save my life, which is one reason why I don’t drive. Finally, we got to the right place.  

I got worked on for a little more than an hour. This guy’s technique is very interesting. He didn’t really work on the part of me that I’m having trouble with, just worked on other things. We did a lot of bending and stretching and he gave me some advice on how to take care of other potential problems. To be honest, I don’t think he is a chiropractor…he’s something similar but quite different. Anyway, I went to him a few years ago when I had the same problem and he really helped, so I’m hoping he’ll do the same again.

We rushed back to the house when we were done because we worried that K might have dinner waiting for us and be upset that we weren’t there.  When we arrived, however, she was almost on her way to bed! She thought we’d be out late and hadn’t cooked tonight! We invited her out for dinner but she said she didn’t want to eat.  

F and I went over to Jiro, a place we went to when we were at the apartment. We had a good meal and it was nice to go there again. I had really missed it. The menu doesn’t change there, but I usually just have the same thing every time, so it doesn’t matter anyway.

After dinner, I wanted a bit of wifi so suggested going somewhere for a drink.  F pointed the car in the direction of Gusto.  We had dessert and the drink bar and it was quite nice.  I got to use the wifi for a bit, but F couldn’t get his to work sad to say. 

We came home afterwards and came upstairs to our lair. F is now in bed but I’m not sure if he’s sleeping or not! I am going to bed in a few minutes. I’m tired and I really do need more sleep than I get. 

I’m not sure what we’ll get up to tomorrow. I’m hoping that we’ll have a good and interesting day. Until tomorrow….

January 12, 2018

Friday - Warmer and sunny, some snow

A good day.

F got up this morning to go to work. I was up with him too for a few minutes but soon went back to bed for a longer snooze.  When I woke up again I had to check that he had left, I half thought he was still in the room!

After I thoroughly woke up I had some coffee for a change with my NCIS: LA.  I went downstairs to get breakfast and brought it up to the room.  I had some granola with chocolate and dried strawberries in it, very delicious. I did a bit of tidying up today, I can’t say the room didn’t need it.  I moved some of my stuff, tossed a little and generally made more room.  Yay.  

Around 1 pm I went downstairs and said hello to K.  I went out and did a bit of snow shovelling again. It wasn’t as bad as yesterday, but the snow was more packed today and the snow plough had gone through again and blocked our driveway slightly.  I did the bit around the house first and then cleared the driveway and the parking space. I didn’t clear away all of the snow, but I did clear a goodly portion of it.  Just as I was about to go in, K came out and wanted me to brush the snow off some of her bushes.  One bush was no problem as it was close to where I was, the other I told her I couldn’t do it.  I’d have to walk through waist deep snow to get there…not going to do it.  She started to bang it and then the roof with a long stick.  I didn’t say anything, just pointedly cleaned up the snow she knocked down onto my hitherto cleaned off steps.  

I went in after K did and I changed quickly. I went downstairs to have lunch. I asked K if she would like to have lunch and she said she would. That was a surprise and not a bad one.  I put together a bit of lunch for us.  We had miso soup, salad, smoked chicken, a chicken and cabbage salad from the store and a little cheese thing from the freezer.  It was actually very nice.  I had a slice of toast with mine too.  

I did the dishes and went back upstairs again. I made a pompom for my hat and watched a bit of TV too. I was expecting F to come back around 5:30 or 6 pm, but he didn’t call until after 6:45. He didn’t arrive here until after 7 pm.  The roads were bad and he had to work late.  

When he came back he asked about dinner and I suggested going for sushi.  He had been thinking about sushi too, so yay for that.  Our favourite place would close soon, so we decided to go to one of the other choices.  We invited K along and she agreed to come.

We went to the sushi place and had a good meal.  We started by ordering us each a plate of onion rings.  K ate all of hers and then started in on F’s!  He was a little upset, I just laughed and ordered more.  The three of us ate 5 plates of onion rings.  They aren’t very big, but I do think it is funny that I have made a fan out of K.

After dinner, we came back to the house right away.  F had wanted to go for a bath, but we didn’t arrive back until 9:30 and most baths around here close at 10 pm.  They wouldn’t let him in I think.  He decided to just take a shower.

We relaxed and I watched some TV. F didn’t take his bath for ages, in fact, he went out to get a few things at a store!  I took mine first after midnight, he took his afterwards. 

And that’s about it for my day.  It wasn’t too bad at all.  Come back later on if you like and find out about my Saturday.  Until tomorrow….

PS... here's my hat with a pompom.

January 11, 2018

Thursday - Cold and snowy

A usual day…just had a ton of snow that I went out and tried to clear.  

I also finished the hat that I was making on my loom. It was fun and I’m already planning my next one!

F and I had dinner at the curry place and then went to the internet cafe for 3 hours to relax.  I finished my hat while I was there.

Here are some pictures from my day.

View from the front door

A tree is somewhere under there.

Above the front door.

My hat on the loom.  Nearly there!

Finished and off the loom and...

on my head.  It's a little big, but I like it!

Until tomorrow…..