[from Grandma's place]
I can’t think. Some *crazy* Chinese television show is on at ear-splitting volume (the elderly are a little hard of hearing) which seems to interfere with my brain waves, rendering me incapable of writing anything that remotely makes sense.
[at the hotel]
Well, despite taking pictures, there are none today as dear Jeremy has gone to bed early tonight. He told me to wake him up with a call when I’m ready to transfer files, but… I can’t do it because I want him to sleep uninterrupted considering how much sleep Jeremy lost over me in the past year. So we can go without for one day while affording him some much needed rest.
I’m tired now, so to recap the day in short: we drove all over town trying to get to Grandma’s place with major road closures for a half marathon, we ate, we drove, we shopped, we drank bubble tea, we ate, we gossiped, we shopped some more, we gossiped, we saw some bad Chinese television programming, I got a headache… But more importantly we laughed and shared and enjoyed our time together. Tomorrow is Grandma’s birthday (according to the lunar calendar). We are gonna have a Good Day! Even better than the days leading up to it. Wish her a happy 87th (88th in Chinese years) birthday!
[Special thanks to Lisa Is Bossy for her awesome dining recs in the Bay Area!]
I’ll answer comments when I get home in a few days. Huzzah!