Yesterday felt like three distinctive days. It began with the Not-Fun Day: doctor visit, filling replacement, frantically cleaning house and throwing together a menu in preparation for a dinner guest.
New filling in mouth, novacain still numbing half my face in a novel way, I embarked upon the more relaxed Day 2. First, shopping for dinner. I adore scallops. They are sweet and briny pillows from heaven. G. does not love scallops, and they are expensive, so I do not often get my scallops. However, I had a three-fold reason/excuse: 1. I needed to eat smooshy food post-filling, 2. our dinner guest adores scallops, too, and 3. scallops take literally two minutes to cook, which means they are not a huge distraction from dinner guests. Hurray! So, bought scallops. Then I went to Trader Joe's for other ingredients and saw someone I know, who filled me in on the Extreme Home Makeover [warning: link has sound] that had just transpired in his town.
Then (still Day 2) drove out into a more-wooded, less-civilized looking town (in a pretty way) to brainstorm ideas for a series of workshops I'll be teaching with the co-teacher/studio owner. We had fun. She served me tea in a mug with a drawing of hippos having sex. "All guests get the humping hippos mug," she said. Also, she has dinosaurs painted on her mailbox! (She has a young boy.)
Day 3, back to civilization. Drove back to my shiatsu office to meet my client/friend/dinner guest for a 5:30 appointment. It was a good shiatsu session. Then we returned to mi casa for said scallops and had a lovely evening chatting and dining. She brought a lovely wine.
Finally, I got to bed at 11 and hit the pillow asleep. Visions of scallops and dinosaurs danced through my dreams. I woke up totally refreshed.
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