March 20th, 2019

Early morning baseball

The baseball season opened at 2 am PDT this morning in Tokyo. TiVo saved it for me. I have successfully avoided finding out any details about the game and I'm watching it now. In the 3rd inning, one of our new players just hit his first career grand slam. I'm ok with this season so far!!

We have one more hot day and then we go back to our normal, pleasant weather. I'm ok with that. The stuff in the air is really bugging me and I'm hoping cooler will be better.

Ichiro is playing for the Mariners in this game and it is such a joy to see him play even as now a very old player. He's so very classy in everything he does. He was just walked and quietly put his bat down before he trotted off to 1st base. They just said that there are six players on his team that were not born when Ichiro started playing professional baseball.

Today is house cleaner day. While she's here, I have a car full of stuff to take to Goodwill and some shopping to do there as well. Then probably a stop at the grocery. If I remember, I will gas up the car.

I need to get a manicure. My cuticles look like they've been kissed by a weed whacker. If I happen on a walk in place between here and there, I may just walk in. I love my hands after a manicure. I hate sitting still for one. But, it's time.

This game is way more interesting than I expected. Also the guys doing the game on ESPN are interesting and not obnoxious. Usually, when the Mariners play in a nationally televised game, the announcers drive me nuts. but not this time. Cool.

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I've got a fix for that!

It turns out I don't have many in between season clothes. Tops, really. I wear one of my many pairs of identical black pants every day but my tops vary with the seasons. Mostly my winter tops are high necked and long sleeved. My summer tops are no necked and short sleeved. I have a couple that fall in the middle but not enough so ...

Today turned out to be a sewing day! I have a very health stash of large pieces of fabric. I picked out two sets - because I can't make a top out of just one fabric - and started on one. My back got tired so I decided to finish tomorrow but the top I'm working on is made from 100% Goodwill fabric - cafe curtains and a bed sheet. Top number 2 will be out of some random Goodwill fabric and a knit whose acquisition I don't remember.

But, I do get such delight from just being able to wander down my hallway, pick out something from the shelf and bingo bango have new clothes.

The house cleaner went over the outdoor carpet on the terrace with her industrial vacuum and yeah, no need to replace it. It looks great! In fact, the whole house does. Clean and fresh. Now I just have to keep it that way til next week and my company arrives.

My face is feeling way less besieged by crap in the air today which is lovely. I did remember yesterday that I do have a very good nose flusher. But I've been reluctant to use it since that Seattle woman got a worm in her brain from using hers with plain tap water. Normally that kind of stuff does not affect me but I can't get it out of my mind - especially since it was using Seattle water. So today, at the grocery, I blew a whole $.99 on a gallon of distilled water. So now I can feel free to flush out my nose whenever I want.

I have the new Sewing Bee episode and I think I'll just watch that right now.