Thursday - Cloudy, sunny, but no rain!
A good day. I woke up early again, which really surprised me as I went to bed terribly late.
I had my breakfast early and also set some yogurt to drain for later. I read the paper, watched The Dog Whisperer and then did my computer stuff.
I decided to do something a little different today. The weather was nice, so I went to the mall. I biked off, via the post office to mail my postcards. At the mall, I went to the restaurant upstairs and had a meal. I had the lunch special so it was bacon and spinach pepperoncino. It wasn't bad, and the dishes that came with it were good too.
After lunch I went to the 100 yen shop and did a little shopping for stocking stuffers. I got some nice stuff I think. I went downstairs and got a nice surprise. One of the blocked off areas had a Subway sign on it. Yes, in December, there's going to be a Subway in S-Mall. I am so excited! I'm not really into fast food anymore, but I love Subway.
I went to Doutor and had a Houji-cha Latte. It was nice, but a little different for me. It probably had too much milk in it for me. I emailed F a picture of the Subway sign so he called me back and we chatted about it!
I went home soon after my tea. It was still light out, but around 4:30 it was getting towards dark, and the traffic was increasing. I had a good ride home and when I got there decided to do a little bike maintenance. I pumped up my tires and also tried to spray a little of my WD-40 on the chain.
In the mailbox I found two incoming postcards (yay) and I still had a bit of time to relax. I put on the TV, and while watching Phineas and Ferb I started to make my cucumber and mint salad.
I used the drained yogurt, plus the 3 cucumbers I had just bought and put it all together and into the fridge to chill. I was just going to start dealing with the broccoli when F came home.
I prepped the broccoli, but F wasn't quite ready to eat yet, so I took a break. After the BBC news, I started cooking dinner. I steamed the broccoli in the microwave and sauteed the tandori flavoured chicken for dinner. It all came together quite quickly as most of the work was done. We had a lovely dinner. The cucumber salad was really good. I must remember that one! Draining the yogurt was a really good idea. Last time I made one I didn't and it was too runny.
F did the dishes and we had a nice quiet and relaxing evening. I even told F about the figure skating that was on in case he wanted to watch it. At 11:15 I watched Once Upon a Time and enjoyed it. I'm still wondering about the point of the show. I enjoy the characters and the modern take on fairytales, but where's it all going? I did some crochet during the show and finished the main piece of my shrug. I now have two options. 1) Continue crocheting it until I run out of yarn and sew up the sides, or 2) make an edging on the sides and put buttonholes in it so that it is convertible. I think 2) is winning, but I'm not sure how I'm going to do it!
Well, are you still with me? It was a good day. No plans for tomorrow yet. Talk to you then? Night.