Monday - Cloudy then snowy
A good day.
I had a quiet, normal Monday morning. I even finished my latest Sue Grafton novel, which was terrific as usual. It was a peaceful morning until 11:40 when F invited me out for lunch. He wanted to go to the nearby Chinese restaurant. I said okay and that I’d walk over, since it is very close. Unfortunately, just as I was getting ready to leave the apartment at noon, he phoned me again to say that the car’s tyre had a puncture and he couldn’t come. Oh no! At least I hadn’t left the apartment yet.
The afternoon was quiet too. I scanned cards and then took them, and the present for my BFF to the post office. I sent them off. Hurray! Also, I asked if they had the new Gotochi cards and they did. I bought two of them. Hurray for me. This year’s design is the “tama konnyaku”, which F and I sometimes get when we go to Sendai. It’s balls of konnyaku cooked in a broth, spread with hot mustard. I like them, but they don’t taste of much. Good fibre though, and not a lot of calories.
When I came home I started to get the kitchen in order. I did the dishes, cleared the table and washed the nabe. F came home fairly soon afterwards and after he changed, prepared dinner. We had a duck and cabbage nabe and it was lovely. Very nice. We also had a couple of onigiri.
I did the dishes while F went out to get gasoline. He was going to wait, but I persuaded him to think about what would happen if there was an earthquake and he didn’t have fuel.
In the evening, we watched a movie on WOWOW. It was The White Countess and it was very stylish and a little odd. It had Ralph Fiennes, and a whole bunch of Redgraves in it. It also starred one of Japan’s most famous actors, Hiroyuki Sanada. After that, I watched a documentary on Bergdorf-Goodman, the department store. Another place I’ll likely never go.
The weather was bad, so my TV channel was out. I don’t have a reason to stay up, so I’m going to try and get to bed a little early. F is off work tomorrow and will go to the doctor’s office. After that, I’m not sure what we’ll get up to. Wish us luck with that eh! Until tomorrow….