July 10, 2012

Tuesday - Hot and sunny

A good day, mostly.

Before I went to bed last night I got word from Canada that a friend of mine had lost his fight with cancer on Saturday.  I knew that it was coming, but I was greatly saddened to hear the news. He was the kind of person who made a room more alive just by walking into it, a cheerful, happy man who exuded life. I will miss him.

This morning I overslept a tad, but got up anyway and showered.  I spent a long time answering email and so I didn’t do any daytime crochet today.  Part of the email that I received asked me to write another article for the Journal, so I did that, plus found a picture or two for the editor.

I meant to go out early, but didn’t. To honour my friend, I cranked a song on my computer and danced to it.  I think he would have liked that. It was a song that had meaning for him at a certain point in his life, and since dancing was a big part of our college experience together, definitely worth it for me.

  I finally left the apartment before 4 pm but did quite a circuit.  I went to the craft store for a postcard, then to a bank, a post office, the Chido museum and then our local post office. I even bumped into the Mormon missionaries again.  I got home a few minutes before F called. 

Surprisingly, when he got home, he actually asked me what I did today. I had lots to tell him.  I also got started on dinner soon after. 

Tonight we had the steamed garlic-zucchini that I like, plus a side of pasta, salad and some chicken.  Everything turned out quite nicely and we enjoyed our dinner. Yum.

F did the dishes and we spent a quiet but nice evening together.  I did half a round of the blanket during Criminal Minds and then put it away for tomorrow night.  Or day.  I watched a couple of documentaries on NHK tonight and enjoyed them.  I’d seen both of them before, but what the hey.

And that was my day, both good and bad.  Night.


Rosa said...

I'm sorry about your friend. Even when it's a long time coming, and not a surprise, it's still so sad. It's good that you could dance through it though.

Helen said...

Thank you Rosa! He was a great guy.