Yesterday was my Steve day. It turned out to be quite nice. I made us breakfast (scrambled eggs and toast - nothing spectacular) and just relaxed all day. We made a run to CompUSA to get a new harddrive for Skadi (yes, we had a new one, Steve got the old one to boot up after putting it in the freezer overnight, we returned the new one, and the old one is starting to flake again, so we went back to get another new one and yeah), grabbed some dinner downtown, went to the Chinese Gardens (where they had some Osmanthus
plants for sale - so I got one! Hurray! And will pick it up tomorrow (we took the MAX downtown, so had no car in which to transport it safely home). HOpefully I can keep it alive. =(
Went to the ballet. It was my first ballet. I *LOVED* it. I mean, seriously love. Love love love love love. Poor Steve. Now, aside from my desire to see Cirque du Soleil whenever we can (we'll miss Delirium
, alas, due to the cost of tickets (right now is not good since we just dumped $1100 into the Civic and are planning on doing ~$7000 home improvement work on the kitchen in the next month or two - floor and cupboards and I'm without a job at this very second)), I now have a new obsession with seeing various ballets (Sleeping Beauty in the summer! Hurray!), musicals and orchestral concerts. Well, he did know I was a little different from mainstream rural Iowan when he married me. ;)
Took a long walk this morning after dropping the car off at the Honda service place, went to the farmer's market (it was practically on the way home), got lots of good yummy stuff (including fresh apple cider - don't even get me started - and some delicious peaches), went home. Rested, and walked back to get the car when it was done several hours later (timing belt and stuffs, oil change and O2 sensor thingy and something else. I don't remember. Lots of stuff. $1100 worth of stuff.). Nice, beautiful walk. Have I mentioned I love Portland? The weather was INCREDIBLE today.
I've received information on who to contact in this area to find clarinet instructors, so perhaps I'll be getting reinvolved in music again soon. Hopefully.
Hooked up with a lost former coworker via email and will hopefully have a chance to get together with her coming up.
Will be borrowing Wicked
from another friend.
Have working interviews coming up. One on Monday afternoon for just a few hours. One on Tuesday - all day, with my counseling appointment for them smack dab in the middle of it.
Unemployment claim information came back indicating I'm eligible for benefits (Mere inefficiency due to lack of job skills or experience is not misconduct. - reasoning for conclusion), so that's over. Thankfully. Though, this week will be my last week to claim unemployment (trust me, I prefer it that way). Hurray! I'll be working again soon!
Have watched several episodes of Doctor Who tonight. Hurray for geeky friends in Iowa who send Steve back with gifts for me!
And Milka. I've found Milka here. I now have 3 Milka bars. Y estoy muy contentada. Hurray chocolate!
Went to Elephant's Delicatessen
tonight for dinner and /yum/. I had a Croque Madamoselle. Ham with gruyere and hard boiled egg on freshly-made wheat. Oh /wow/ was it ever good. Hurray good sandwich!