Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

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     It was nice to have a three-day weekend. I'd requested Monday off to go to the State Fair, but with forecasts of 95 or so from Sun-Tues, I went on Saturday instead.

     This time I took more precautions from the heat and didn't get as sick and miserable as wound up happening last year. It was a great time, though I only made it from 8:30 to 5 pm instead of into the evening as I'd hoped. Had fun shopping and eating and spent way too much on trying to stay cool & hydrated.

     Every year at the State Fair I try out one or two new food items. Most are fine but not worth coming back to, with hundreds of competing options out there. But this year I struck gold--tried out the Hawaiian buckwheat stir-fried Yaki-Soba noodles in the International Bazaar, and they were fabulous. Helped that I got a bit of broccoli in my serving as well! I am very much looking forward to having them again...hopefully when it's not quite so hot and therefore even more enjoyable to eat something hot.

     Got some clothes, a switchplate for the guest room, and new sunglasses to replace the ones I inadvertantly left in the rental car at the Seattle-Tacoma airport.

     On Sunday morning I smashed my left kneecap against the stair railing, and it's swollen up about 50% larger than the other one. But I'm grateful that it happened 1) after the fair and 2) isn't slowing me down as much as on Sunday, or troubling my sleep anymore.

     What a blessing to have central air! Not only did I have lovely shelter Sunday and Monday from the ghastly heat, but I actually got some 'TFE' writing done as well, and finished chapter 14 with a good start on chapter 15. I would never have managed that in the old place since my poor wall AC would never have been able to keep up.

     And now for the treat of two four-day workweeks back to back, thanks to Labor Day next Monday. =)
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