I don’t know what to blog about these days. I feel in a slump. The last two weeks have been pleasant but unexciting. The main activities any given day have been
- cereal and a Seinfeld (w/ Z)
- read (currently The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen)
- tea time and rummy (w/ Z)
One contributing factor to the slumpiness I’m feeling is the weather. It has rained every day for at least two weeks. When you don’t have a car, getting out in the rain isn’t that pleasant. The last time Z and I went to the market together we had to bike home in the rain. Not fun. Especially for a wimp like me who’s afraid of sliding and falling. I decided to go buy some yarn on Friday and took the bus. The bus isn’t that bad, but I still have to walk half a mile (in the rain) to get to the bus stop. And I guess that isn’t so awful. What is awful is being stuck in the city waiting for a bus that, although it’s on the schedule to arrive at 3:14p, doesn’t show up. So I wait 20 minutes for the next one, and it doesn’t show up. After an hour of standing in the rain at this stop, thinking a bus should be coming any time, a bus arrives.
Of course the bus is crowded. I wasn’t the only one waiting for the Uni 4. So we’re all damp and in this bus, and 15 minutes later I’m at my stop, which is great, but then I have to walk that half mile back to my flat, and I now have a blister on my heel because I haven’t worn my relatively waterproof boots in a while, mostly because they had been on a different continent from me for three months.
Is that a lot of whining?
So after I got back (all this for yarn) I made my favorite cookies (chocolate cake peanut butter cookies), ate three, and had tea and rummy with Z.
Tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful, high of 64°F and dry. I can’t wait.