Monday - Cold and Snowy
A good day.
I got up this morning and it was very cold in our apartment. The weather has taken a turn for the worse all of a sudden. There’s a little snow outside and temperatures are lower than they have been for a bit. I think we’ve been spoiled!
I made myself some tea and checked out my computer. I did a few things on line and then at 10:00 I settled in for a read. I read the rest of my novel and finally finished it. Hurray for that! I finished a Japanese novel (in English of course) called Snow Country. I didn’t like it and I’m glad that I’m done! The author may have won the Nobel Prize but this book left me cold. I read a bit of the Middlemarch introduction after I finished Snow Country.
Breakfast and the usual things happened. Around 12 I took a shower. I expected F would come home, so when I finished I even turned on the kettle for him, but he was a no-show. Poor guy.
In the afternoon I wrote a couple more postcards and then planned on scanning them. One problem…my scanner doesn’t work anymore. I updated my operating system yesterday and my scanner isn’t supported now. It wasn’t when I got this new computer either, but I downloaded some software and got it to run. I tried and tried, but it didn’t work. Sigh.
F popped in on his way to his mother’s and I asked if I could try his scanner. He told me it wasn’t working, but I could try it if I wanted to. I did, and it worked just fine! I downloaded a little software to run the printer/scanner and ta dah! Scans. Of course, it was now too late to run things to the post office, so I have to go tomorrow.
While he was gone, I got set up for dinner. I cleared and set the table, and started the water boiling for pasta. When F called to say that he was on his way home, I put the pasta in the pot and started making the sauce. I didn’t have to do much. I was just adding some shrimp to the alfredo sauce, so it wasn’t difficult.
F arrived home with the salad I’d asked for and we were able to eat within 10 minutes. How’s that for service? F changed out of his work clothes and into his pyjamas when he came home, so I knew that he was tired. I gave him the night off from the dishes too. There wasn’t that much, and sometimes I feel like being nice!
We had a good night. F watched a bunch of noisy Japanese TV while I worked on my passport application. I have to apply for a new one as it runs out this year. The new forms are easier, but the price is way up. BOO.
F took a bath and I went over to the couch for a show and some crochet. I now have all the small squares made into big squares of 4. My next project is to darn in all the ends. I think it’ll go fairly quickly.
I came back to my computer to do a little bit of internet stuff and of course write my blog. I’ve been here for a while and I need to get to bed soon. That’s it for me then. Until tomorrow!