Thursday - Sunny and Warm
A good day.
I got up very early this morning, before 6 am to be honest. I woke up and checked my phone, I had two messages. Since one of them was from the person that I was meeting today, I had to read it and did so. I thought she might be cancelling, but she wasn’t. I went back to bed for a few minutes, but my alarm woke me up a bit after 6 and I got up and took a shower.
I put on the heater after my shower and F got up too. He got dressed and we left. He dropped me off at S-Mall and I took an earlier bus than I was originally planning. I realized that I wouldn’t eat much anyway at this time, so paying a hotel’s fee for breakfast didn’t make a lot of sense. I took an energy bar with me and a bottle of water and that was enough.
The trip to Yamagata was fine. I snoozed a lot on the way, also listened to a couple of podcasts and some music.
In Yamagata City, I got off at the train station and did a little shopping and then met up with my friend. We did a little Starbucks and then met up with another person in our women’s group and went off to have lunch together.
We had a lovely time at the restaurant. I had pasta and it was yummy! It was shrimp and avocado genovese, and it came with salad, soup, and a few little delicious things. It also had dessert and a drink. I gave away my matcha ice cream because I don’t like matcha and it’s made out of milk! I still had other desserts though, so it wasn’t a bad thing.
In the afternoon, the person who lives in Yamagata dropped us off near a big tea shop and she went off to work. My friend and I bought some tea and then did a bit of sightseeing. We visited the former prefectural office and toured around it for a bit. After that, we had some tea or coffee and a little cake at the coffee shop in the building. We caught a bus back to the station and went back to Starbucks! My friend had to catch her train and after a bit more shopping on my part, I caught my bus.
The bus back to Tsuruoka was a bit busier, but I still managed to get a seat to myself. I snoozed, read, listened to podcasts and music, and enjoyed myself.
When I got to S-Mall, my husband wasn’t there. I checked my phone and got a picture of Tsuruoka TRAIN station from him. I texted him to say I was at the BUS station, and he said he was there too. I went into the building and there he was! He really did go to the train station first, but realized that I wasn’t going to be on the train.
We went to Gusto for a quick and actually pretty good dinner and then did a little grocery shopping. I got some things for dinner tomorrow night.
We came home and had a quiet night in. I watched Bones and did some crochet, and then came back to my computer. So that was it! My day today was really great.
Yesterday was good too. Briefly, I met another friend and we had lunch and vented about our husbands before seeing Bridget Jones’s Baby. We laughed a lot at that movie. It wasn’t the best ever, but was just what we needed.
F said he wasn’t feeling well last night, so barely ate anything at dinner, and of course was too sick to do dishes. I did them and then we had a basically quiet night at home. I went to bed just after midnight because of having to get up early today.
So, you are now up to date! Come back later and find out what I get up to next. Until tomorrow….