I had another delicious lazy Saturday to myself – it was hard to muster the energy to actually DO something. I just wanted to sit in peace. Hubby and Precious and Juju had been out early and when they came back, I was still sitting on the couch. DH remarked that he thought I would be out by then, but I wasn’t feeling very energetic. My back had been bothering me for 2 days and it wasn’t a real joy to move about. Of course, my chiropractor was on vacation. Sigh. Back to Thermacare wraps and extra strength back pills. Also, my left heel is cracked again. (This happened the last time I tried to do a lot of walking. Just in time for sandal weather, I might add. It seems the second I put on sandals, even the most comfortable ones, I end up back in socks and running shoes. Good thing I bought 3 pairs of sandals, eh? Haha. Boo. ) So now my feet hurt and my back hurts. Oh, man, hard not to feel like I’m breaking down.
I managed to visit my mum and take her to Starbucks for our usual outing. She even let me finish my drink and local paper without the usual demands to leave the second we sit down. I know, it sounds horrible, reading the paper when I’m with her, but honestly, a fluid conversation is impossible and she likes to comment on people as they walk by. We manage, in our own way. I talk about sales of grocery items or she points out whoever catches her eye on the street.
I walked down to Gastown later (yes, I managed it) and attended the Illuminaires event with a friend. It was nice to have a drink on a patio on a beautiful summer evening and admire the lanterns my friends had made. One girl had made a trio of jellyfish with shiny paper (it looked very cool with lights glowing inside of them) and my friend had made a square paper lantern with the four seasons of a tree. Beautiful, so creative. I was especially proud of my friend, who is starting all over again, after her 16 year marriage ended abruptly. She looked wonderful and happy and eager to try new experiences. It reminded me of when I first came to this city, and trying out my big girl wheels for the first time. I prefer being married, but having lived on my own for years, despite loneliness, I loved being on my own. I hope that she will heal and be happy.
Good news, despite my decrepit body, I managed to lose 2.2 lbs. Hallelujah – pass the cake! Kidding.