Thursday - Cloudy at first, hotter later on.
A bad day at first, got better
When I got up this morning, I was basically ignored. I got dressed and went for a walk to the park. I did take out the garbage on the way. Yay me.
It took a long time and a lot of fighting before F asked me if I'd like him to drive me to Sakata. I said yes and we went. The matsuri was smaller than I expected and my friend had nearly sold out of her sandwiches, but she let us have a couple and we had some of her yummy tea. We had our food and then were able to have a chat with my friend. It wasn't fair to monopolize her, so we went into the big department store nearby and did a little shopping.
We went to the top floor and had lunch. It was a Japanese udon and soba shop, but it was okay. I had a salad udon, F had a salad soba. We were quite friendly by this point.
We went through the store, I looked at the hundred yen shop there, we wandered down the floors. On the way out, I looked at hats, but they were too expensive. In the foyer of the shop, they had a hat sale on and I looked. I got a hat, for a reasonable price, and could have bought a couple more…but when do ladies wear hats these days except for summer sun? F suggested getting a drink so we went to a gelato place and had a gelato. It was rhubarb flavoured, but the rhubarb was so light I couldn't really tell that that is what it was.
F drove me back to Tsuruoka, even though I offered to take the train back. He got a call on the way from his party people and they were wondering where he was. He was with me!
He dropped me off at S-Mall and I went shopping, he went back to his party. I didn't buy much. I toured the hundred yen shop, found a liner for my hat that is supposed to stop sweat staining the inside. I had a sandwich at Doutors along with some tea and a bit of my book. Then, I went to Subway and got a sandwich to bring home with me! So, if you're counting, that is in fact 3 sandwiches I had today. And they were good!!!
I walked home. It was hot and humid outside and my feet were starting to hurt. It only took about 15 minutes so it really wasn't that bad, but when I came in I closed the window and turned on the air conditioner and had about 3 cups of water immediately! I was tired.
I dozed a little and watched TV. A little after 7:00 F called to say he was on his way too. That surprised me! When he came home he did offer to take me out tonight for dinner, but I told him I had brought my sandwich home. He went out again to get something, then came back and made his dinner. I ate my sandwich. It was nama ham and mascarpone, and it was lovely. So nice. That might be one of my favourite ones to eat cold.
We had a quiet night in. I watched my Thursday night TV, F didn't object. I'm actually quite tired from all of the walking I did and the heat. It's so draining in summer.
It didn't start well today, but I'm happy to say that it ended much better. That's it for me. Night.