Wednesday - Cloudy with a bit of rain
A good day.
I slept in a tad this morning, but did get up before it was too late. I had my usual sort of morning…TV, coffee and tea, breakfast and more TV. I did a little laundry and received a postcard in the mail.
In the afternoon, nothing much happened. I had a quiet afternoon, I did write up three cards for my Postcrossing though. Around 3:15 I went downstairs to do dishes and then get a start on dinner stuff. I rinsed the cabbage to get a start on the coleslaw, skimmed the pulled pork, and washed and picked over the blueberries for dessert. I went back upstairs when I was done.
I scanned my cards and waited for F to call. He called and I sent him to a menswear shop to get a black tie. I went downstairs to start dinner but he called me back to say he wasn’t going to buy a tie there! It was too expensive for him. He wants to go to the 100 yen shop for one. I countered with going to the big mall on the weekend. He might get a more reasonable one there.
When he arrived at the house, I asked him to check that his mother was okay with the same thing as for dinner as last night. He thought it was a dumb question but did ask her. She was. He got changed and then came down to help/get in the way! No, actually tonight he was fine. I got things on the table fairly quickly. K had pulled pork on rice with coleslaw and salad, F and I had salad and pulled pork on tortillas. It was really nice. F did the dishes again in the middle, and then I served the blueberries and the rest of the blackberries. Yum.
I finished up the dishes and then went upstairs. F joined me and said that he wanted to take a bath tonight. I said I didn’t and suggested that he drop me off at either a restaurant or the Internet cafe to wait. I foolishly suggested going with him to the onsen and that’s the option he picked! I didn’t mind too much. There is a coffee shop there.
We drove to the onsen, I mailed my cards in the post box outside. I am privately wondering how the Postie feels about pulling out cards going to Finland, Russia and the Netherlands! He or she might be a bit surprised. F went to the bath, I went to the coffee shop and had an iced coffee. I nursed it and made use of the free wifi. I eventually got on to my book and was enjoying it when F showed up again.
We sat for a while and then he bought himself a drink at the vending machines. We left for Tsuruoka but made a stop at the grocery store for some lunch food for me.
We came back to the house and I went into Garbage Mode. I cleared the fridge of a few foods that had been in there too long, then bagged up everything. I put it near the door for F to take out in the morning.
I came upstairs and watched Grey’s Anatomy and then a few other things. I’m planning to get to bed soon as it is getting late.
Tomorrow I might get a start on my latest column. Why does it feel like such a huge chore these days? I used to love writing it. I still do, just not sure the work is worth it.
Come back later and see what happens on Thursday. Until tomorrow….