Tuesday - Clear and warmish
An okay day.
I got up on time this morning and checked the kerosene tank in the heater. It was nearly empty, so I turned it on and vowed to fill it later. I had my breakfast and my tea on the couch and then basically snoozed most of the way through White Collar. When I woke up I made the bed and got dressed. No big deal. I also filled up the kerosene tank.
I half expected F to come home around 12, but he didn’t. I scanned some cards, which took a while as I had a lot to do, both incoming and outgoing. F did show up after 1 pm though. He called first and asked me to turn on some water for him for his ramen. Bleck. I did though. He left soon after.
I finished up my cards and then ran them off to the post office. I had also written a short thank you letter so I had to mail that too. I came back to the apartment as soon as I was done.
I got started on dinner after I had a very late lunch and prepared some vegetables for our dinner. I let the chicken sit in the fridge with its coating on it. I waited, and waited, and waited. F called around 7 to say he was still working and then again at 8 to say he was on his way home. He’d been waiting at an office for co-workers to drive them back to the office, but they’d left already. I was quite upset on his behalf to hear that. What a thing to do to someone.
When he said he was coming home, I started cooking and heating things. We had roasted chicken in the toaster oven, carrot soup, roasted cauliflower and roasted beets and salad. It turned out rather well, but again F wasn’t too interested in food. Sigh. He did eat more tonight than he did last night.
We had a fairly quiet evening. F put on a movie and I think he watched it. I watched bits and pieces of it, I wasn’t in the mood. I sat on the couch and did a couple of squares during the Criminal Minds off-shoot. I didn’t like it. For one thing, when people speak non-English languages, they subtitle in Japanese only…boo! and it seemed a little too much America the Superior to Everyone Else kind of thing. I don’t know if I’ll add it into my must watch TV schedule or not.
While F was doing the dishes after dinner, I finished my book. I bought The Miniaturist when I was in Sendai, started it on the bus home and finished it tonight. It has been a while since I have finished reading a book that quickly! I really enjoyed it and felt a little discombobulated when I finished it. I felt out of place in my living room in front of my computer!
And really, that’s about it for me. It was an okay day here. I got out of the apartment at least.
Poor F didn’t give me a Valentine’s Day present though. I think he was too tired after work to think about it. Oh dear.
Tomorrow I don’t have too much planned for myself. Hopefully I’ll get up to something useful! Until tomorrow….