Woke up shortly after six and lounged in bed. Did not forget my thyroid medication. Wrote morning pages. Did nothing on the novel yet again.
Breakfast was had, my husband showed up, we talked, I knitted. The cardigan feels like it is never-ending, I’m knitting between four and eight rows per day at the moment. I should try it on to see how long it is by now but I made an executive decision to knit until the current ball of yarn is gone and then do the last few rows with the small ball that I have.
After looking at my schedule for the upcoming week it was clear that if I wanted to renew the prescription for my thyroid medication I would have to do it that day. I wasn’t sure if I should skip my run for it but in the end I walked/ran for a little over an hour, took a fifteen minute break and then rode my bike seven kilometers to my doctor’s office. And the nice health food store. Then biked back again.
My pace when running 2 minutes and walking 3 is the same as it was when I was attempting to run the whole way, by the way. There was one interval when I did indeed not run all of the running interval, that was because I met a carriage in the fields, drawn by two horses, and I wasn’t sure what the horses would do if I would pass them from behind running. Did forget to take a picture of the carriage. Sorry:
It was fun, though:
The boy had helped my husband make lunch because I returned after our usual lunch-time. The others were late as well because the boy had helped my husband mow the lawn. (Husband had thought about skipping his run as well, so that he could mow the lawn but – like me – decided to try doing both.)
My husband has been bemoaning the fact that he and the boy have so little contact. I have told him often that if he wants contact with a teenager he needs to be the one initiating it. And just last week I realized that what I have with the boy is not big dates or something but often just talking while doing the dishes. Or walking while walking to the store. Running errands together (or doing dishes) can be an excellent way of getting a teenager to talk. And if not you still have done something together.
So my husband started a kind of program. The first day they met and measured his new pickups to see if they were working. The second my husband required help with watering the hedge with something that helps it grow (no idea how to say that in English and too lazy to look it up) and today the boy had to learn how to mow the lawn and helped making the salad. (He was pretty pleased with himself afterwards.)
There was the usual appetizer (we really are having a lot of zucchini blossoms this year):
And then some pappardelle with bolognese sauce and some special parmesan from red cows that my husband got in Italy:
Oh, and rather good alcohol-free IPA that Eliandhra sent me from Hamburg. That was really excellent and my husband loved it too.
We did the dishes right away, then I ate the chocolate I had bought in the morning and then I sat down and didn’t get up for two hours or so. I mostly spent my time online and waited for my new phone to be in delivery.
I finally took a shower and then went out again to get a new SIM card for my husband and to get my thyroid medication. I am now all set for the next few months.
Then it was time to watch Star Trek, write in my bullet journal, stretch my knees a bit (not enough but better than nothing) and go to sleep.
Today there will be a couple of students. For once I managed to schedule them all for the same day but that means teaching one of them in the morning. My husband will need to get ready for his trip to see a friend tomorrow. Other than that I’m hoping I’ll definitely spend less time in front of screens.