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Day Five

April 22, 2010

Our new strawberry basket. Isn’t it cute? I can’t wait for them to turn red.

Last night I finally slept pretty well. I generally sleep all right, but lately I haven’t been feeling rested. Something about months of tension or something, you know? Anyway, so that was good. Then:

  • Went over to the city (San Francisco) to have lunch with dear friend. We had delicious Thai at a little place down the street from her house. Yellow curry with tofu… it was so good.
  • Then discussed her favorite peanut sauce recipe, which requires two unusual Asian ingredients, which I decided I needed to have. We walked to Clement Street to go to the large Asian market there, but got sidetracked by Goodwill. She found a really terrific set of dishes, and I found a very cute purse handmade by local San Francisco designer.
  • Finally made it to the store, where we found the spices and I successfully fended off a tendency to want to wander the aisles and look at absolutely everything. But I have to go back. I have a thing for Asian candies and of course the tea.
  • Wandered back to V’s house via adorable streets with beautiful cottage front yards. Took some photos but of course am too lazy to process them tonight.
  • Home again for barley-lentil stew, chat with my sweetie and maybe actually doing some reading.

I have not been in a reading mood all week for some reason, even though Jeeves is hilarious. And, although I love the cool gray rainy weather, that sort of weather encourages staying inside and napping, which I probably need to do, but I was hoping to *do* a bit more (I guess… although maybe that’s just what I *think* I ought to be doing since I’m really not feeling very motivated to more than watch movies and flip through magazines).

Tomorrow we head over to the city with Buddy (the cop car) for a brain scan (Terri, not me). Then, if we are lucky and T has enough energy, maybe — just maybe — a quick stop at the SF mall to go to Terri’s favorite chocolate shop, and a quick spin through Macy’s. We found out this mall has free wheelchairs and scooters, so that could be a big help. Of course Terri can walk, but the mall is a big place, and she would use up all her energy just getting from the car to the first shop, so we’re thinking of borrowing a chair or scooter just in case so she can enjoy it a bit more. I know that wheelchairs signal “disability” to people and you end up getting “looks” but I secretly think they are fun and enjoy pushing them, so I think we could have a good time anyway.  And scooters are just hilarious in the mall. We’ve used them before at Target when Terri had ankle surgery a few years ago and just about died laughing. Why not have some fun if you’ve got to use them?

So, this has been a very quiet vacation. Last night I was so exhausted (I got my period this week as well, which isn’t helping) that I took a huge nap in the afternoon — I was so tired that I actually felt drugged, you know that feeling? — and then slept all night like a log. Feel marginally better today so all the rest is working, I guess.

Actually what this tells me is that I need a 2-week vacation: 1 week to rest and then 1 week to do stuff. This has been a rough winter — so very cold in our house, and rough health-wise for Terri. I need a longer break, but whatcha gonna do? Hopefully this weekend I can have some fun without feeling like I need to take a nap in the middle of it.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2010 5:45 am

    Oooh, I love the strawberry basket! It’s adorable! 🙂

  2. April 23, 2010 6:34 am

    Mmm, strawberries. I love strawberries. Mine won’t be ready until June. They are just getting ready to flower. I always kick myself on vacations too thinking I need to do do do and then all I ever feel like is flipping through magazines or playing a mindless game on the computer or staring at the wall. It is hard to remind myself that sometimes it is good to do not much of anything. I would so love to drive a scooter around Target or the mall!

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