silver_chipmunk (silver_chipmunk) wrote,

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Got my new glasses today!

I overslept this morning because I forgot to turn my alarm on last night after setting it. So I slept until 10, when I should have been up at 9. Then the buses were messed up because of the Lunar New Year parade in Flushing, so as a result I didn't get to my meeting til 11:30, a half hour after the regular meeting began. I got a bacon egg and cheese, and coffee, from the bagel shop and ate it on my way there. The Kid was texting me too.

After the meeting I went to Target and picked up my new glasses. They are stronger than the old ones, I can see the difference. I like them.

After I picked them up I called [personal profile] mashfanficchick to see if we were getting together, she said they were sleeping and she'd call later. So I did some shopping and then took the bus home. Irony, it was raining steadily and one of the things I bought was a new umbrella. But it was packaged so that I needed to take it home and use a scissors to get it open. I also got a new toothbrush, coffee, (peppermint bark flavor was on clearance sale!), toothpaste, hand soap, and chocolate syrup, and a Valentine for the Kid. Then when I got off the bus I got milk from the discount store.

Came in and puttered on the computer. And then I did something I've needed to do for awhile, I cleaned the turtle tank filter. It was FILTHY! I don't know why it was so bad, I don't think it's been that long since I cleaned it, but it was. And of course i cleaned out the tub afterward.

Then, just when I was going to Skype the FWiB, the Kid called. I talked to her (for those who weren't on my flist two months ago and don't know, she is upset and heartbroken because her husband has left her. She is still hoping for a reconciliation.) and calmed her down. Then I Skyped the FWiB.

We had a nice long talk. And then after we got off, the Kid called again. But she was better. She says she read a study that heartbreak lights up the same areas of the brain that physical pain does, and that therefore, Advil helps it. She took some and says she felt much better. So I don't know if it's real or placebo effect, but if it helps, good. Then I called [personal profile] mashfanficchick again, but she said they weren't doing anything but more sleeping.

After dinner I put up my Valentine's decorations. So things are nice and cheerful now.

And Happy Lunar New Year to anyone who celebrates!

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. My meetings and the people there.

3. My new glasses.

4. The Kid feels better.

5. Happy turtle.

6. Chocolate syrup for chocolate milk.

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