If we were having coffee, I would tell you good morning and thanks for joining me for another lovely weekend chat. I would tell you I had a fun time being alone last weekend.
Last weekend began with a Toastmasters meeting. Yes, after 3 years, I’m finally rejoining Toastmasters. I think it’ll be a great way for me to learn to converse with people in English as well as practice my public speaking and writing. It’ll be fun and a healthy distraction from work.
After Toastmasters, I went to the grocery store and bought the one thing I’ve been craving ever since I returned from China in April – Cheese! That’s right, I bought a pound of sharp cheese – my favorite – and guess what I did with it?
I made my favorite Baked Mac n’ Cheese with tiny hot dog pieces I bought from my trip to the grocery store. After satisfying my hungry stomach with Baked Mac n’ Cheese, I took a slightly long nap on the couch. It felt so good especially with the AC keeping the house cool at 78°F. It’s so much better than the 100+ degrees outside.
Sunday was more or less a repeat of Saturday. I baked two cakes which, in the end, was kind of a failure even though it was soft and moist. The bottom stuck to the pan and I essentially ruined the cakes when I tried to remove them from the pans. However, when I posted the photos on WeChat, my aunt in China immediately gave me a new and self-improved version of the recipe. She had made this cake a few times using her own recipe and came out successful. I can’t wait to try her recipe.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I will soon be a homeowner. To be honest, this was my mom’s idea. Get a house, pay it off in 15 years, wait for the price to increase, sell it, and retire around 45. After that, I think I’ll buy a RV and tour the country. The plan sounded wonderful if you let it play through your mind even though there is more stress than leisure in real life.
To tell you the truth though, I have never ever planned to buy a house. I was just going to rent a place that’s suitable for me so I don’t have to worry about doing too much cleaning and if I rent, I won’t have to worry about repairs.
However, with the housing prices going up, the money I need to rent a suitable place will eventually catch up with what I need to pay for a mortgage. So why not? Beside, the more I look at it, the more I think it’ll be a good investment. And I do know the owners and the house is in very good shape. Why not?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I think my carpal tunnel is getting worse. My fingers are getting numb faster and I can’t even lower down to tie my shoes with pain searing through my left hand. When my fingers go numb, I lose the sense of touch in my left hand and that’s not good. I’m talking about I can’t feel the roughness of the desk, I can’t feel my own skin, I couldn’t even feel the bread I was holding this morning.
This caused me to had to wear a wrist brace to work yesterday. It made everyone worry. Mr. COO wondered whether I had hurt my hand during work. When I told him it was carpal tunnel, he suggested I go get an injection. I assured him I have a doctor’s appointment at the end of the month where the doctor will administer the injection which will loosen the space around the nerve.