So glad I stayed home today, because it meant I could chat with Moira. We discussed the illogic of bad habits that we know aren't helping, among other subjects. I made her laugh, and she returned the favor. Sometimes I miss her so much more than usual.
I did not meet with my counselor today. I think I have the understanding to go on from here, to stay attentive and in the moment, and always kind and compassionate. Or at least practice getting better at it. To be both genuine and relaxed, to know what is my job and what is not. And I have not managed to connect with the prof at the university about the MS program, which is what she wanted to hear about. Summer in academia.
I did not go to the shelter either. I'm sure I will miss the cats, of course, but there are other ways to help. I spend my work life dealing with touchy surgeons, I'm paid to do this. Voluntarily getting ignored and snapped at, not quite what I need.
I did sleep in, Moby beside me to have his belly scritched. He's been in and out from under the bed and in the closet, then out and about. Rain again, and I just love it. Vacuumed and tidied up, which makes me feel better being done. Laundry, dishes, and mostly time alone today. Even got up and did my cycle time for my knee, unfortunately at exactly the same time D got home, which worried him a bit. He got home a little early, and I waited til the last moment to do this chore - still should have had at least another ten minutes, but such is life.
Poured on us while we ventured out for lunch at the Soup Kitchen (a soup and sandwich shop) and cat's food and litter, maple butter for me. All the cars in the garage were thick with dust, our plans to make a run to a car wash were abandoned after lunchtime deluge. Cashed a $13 rebate check from months ago. We never go to the bank anymore, with online transactions, and cash usually from the grocery store debits. And a quick grocery stop, too. Finally some decent peppers. Milk for D. No rye bread, and he's been yearning for a Reuben. The deli closed early, or he'd have gotten one there. He is a Puritan when it comes to Reubens.
The Orthodox Ruben According to D.
Rye bread, corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing (russian also acceptable). Toasting is also optional. One of the best he's had was in a deli at Eastern Market in Detroit, the one time I took him there. He remembers that experience fondly. Sat down fast, told to order fast, and brilliant food brought.