Wednesday - Sunny and Cool
A good day.
I got up this morning just as F was going out to his mother’s house. He had to run some errands with her and then go to the doctor. His hand has been bothering him quite a bit and I insisted he go and see his regular doctor if he couldn’t get in to see the doctor at the hospital again.
I watched my show, drank some cold tea, read my blogs and then took a shower. When F came home again, I was ready to go or stay or whatever!
We had an early and quite yummy lunch at Subway in the mall. I had coupons so it was nice and a little cheaper. After that, we drove to Machi-Kine and went to see Pride, a British movie about what happened when a group of gays and lesbians started helping the striking miners in Thatcher’s Britain. I loved it, F liked it I think, but not as much as I did.
After the movie, F and I went to Doutors for an orzo latte each. That was nice.
We came home for a bit and then got ready to go out. I wore a two piece skirt and top ensemble that I’ve had for years and rarely wore. We took a taxi to the restaurant, Tsuzume.
We were shown in to a room upstairs and presented with the most amazing looking dinner. It tasted pretty darn good too! It was Japanese Kaiseki and we had a couple of drinks with dinner too. My first one was non-alcoholic, my second was with alcohol.
|When the "birdcage" was removed there were very nice dainty foods to eat. There was tamagoyaki, a kind of sausage and a shrimp sushi. There was a kind of custard and some kiku-chrysanthemum petals.|
|Somen in a clear soup with a tofu square and fish wrapped around the noodles.|
|Sashimi on an ice boat. Shrimp and tuna.|
|A fish croquette with some tempura.|
|Chawan-mushi with mushrooms and a meringue top.|
|An eggplant base with eggplant and pork in a miso sauce.|
|Spanish Mackerel stew. Really nice!|
|Miso soup and pickles. Served with the Mackerel and the rice.|
|Rice that was cooked at the table. I gave a little of it to F as I don't like rice that much.|
|Dessert! Vanilla ice cream with mochi and a kinako sauce, blanc mange with a meringue on top and fruit millefeuille. Came with Hoji-cha.|
After we finished our meal, we decided to walk home. I think it was a good choice, except I wasn’t wearing walking shoes, they were flat, but loose, and F kept walking faster and faster.
At home, we watched a bit of TV and then F went to bed. I did some crochet and darned in the ends too. Yay me. Then, I prepped the garbage for F to take out tomorrow morning. The usual Wednesday night thing.
It was a really nice way to celebrate our anniversary of our public ceremony…privately! We didn’t do the gift exchange thing this year, but really, F has given me so much this year that I don’t feel slighted in the least.
Come back tomorrow and see if I manage to get all of the many things I need to get done. I may be leaving for Canada with no clothes in my suitcase! That wouldn’t be very good. Until tomorrow….