Wednesday - Light rain, cloudy
A good-ish day.
I got up mostly on time this morning and did my usual breakfast and tea routine. I didn’t take a nap and I also didn’t workout today.
I stayed home and scanned my cards in the early afternoon, and then went out for a long walk. I walked the cards to the post office and dropped them off and I also bought some stamps. After that I went to Hanami!
I walked through the kiosk area of the Park and finally found the place that was selling donairs. I bought one and took it over to a bench. I had to set up my umbrella as it was raining a tad, so I was sitting there eating my donair. It was a bit different from the ones I get in Canada, but it wasn’t bad at all. I was very glad that I had brought along an old oshibori so that I had something to wipe my hands and face with.
I set off again. I had decided to go to Cafe Cinq and do a little reading. I walked there, washed my hands in the washroom, and then went into the cafe and had a lovely couple of cups of Earl Grey tea. I read about a quarter of my Journal and then I decided to leave again for home.
I walked through the treed part of the park this time and took a few pictures of the park and the cherry blossoms. I think they were quite beautiful today, but sadly, the weather wasn’t as great as it could be.
|Around the moat. The Lanterns are sponsored by local businesses.|
|Across the moat.|
|Looking back at the moat, back of a small shrine.|
|Tsuruoka Park. On the right there is a glass sculpture that plays music. It is one of my favourite places to go and listen to the music, but the sound quality isn't great anymore.|
I got home and did a few things here and then was just going to start working on dinner when F arrived. He was in a mood when he came home so I got out of his way. I asked if he wanted dinner and he said no. Okay then. He cooked first, ramen of course and then it was my turn.
Tonight I made myself a Buddha Bowl. I used mostly leftovers from last night, but I also made a really yummy sauce for it all. I had some of my quinoa, some of the chicken, cabbage and some salad all mixed together in the bowl with a yogurt sauce. It was good! I left a bit so I can have it again if I want…and I do!
F had left his dishes in the dish basin, but told me I could wash my dishes first. Okay then. I’m talented and I did that, then I went and sat down. He went into the bedroom for a bit when he finished and I went in and talked to him. He wasn’t very receptive at all. In fact, some of what he said quite upset me and I told him that we will have to re-visit it later.
He took his bath and seemed a bit friendlier afterwards. I gave him some jelly that we’d bought earlier this week and then watched Penny Dreadful again. I know, I like rewatching the episodes!
F went to bed a little while ago. This time of year, with the constantly changing weather, is very hard on him. By extension, it is hard on me too. I never know who is going to come through our apartment door…my happy friendly husband, or my grumpy, pain-ridden husband. I can imagine that it is difficult for him, but it is also very difficult for me.
So, even though I didn’t do a workout today, I did do a lot of walking. That is actually my goal, more than just exercising every day. I want to be able to get outside and move around. The inside moving has really helped with my stamina and fitness. Yay.
I have a few plans for the morrow, but there is a little bit of weather reliance. I don’t want to go out if the weather is terrible. Hopefully things will work out and I’ll be able to get out of the apartment for a while. Come back a bit later and find out! Until tomorrow….