John is still in ShenZhen, China. He takes the high-speed train to Hunan Province tomorrow. Here is what I am doing at home in San Jose, California, while my husband is traveling on business for Huawei:
- Wednesday night, I went to the BarBQ dinner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga, CA. I was partly there because it is a fun summer event, and partly representing the Board of the Santa Maria Urban Ministry to introduce our new Executive Director, Omar Torres, and Operations Manager, Alfonso Mendez, to St. Andrew’s parish. The parish has always been very generous to SMUM and the new staff wants to become better known.
- Thursday was the big concrete pour day at home. The floor is now flat and smooth, the dry rot is gone, and my son Paul has a new pad in the side yard for his potter’s wheel. Everything is still drying today. Thursday night, I went shopping for jeans and summer clothes at Coldwater Creek.
- This morning I got my hair cut – at the Scandalous Salon in Willow Glen. My meetings ran into each other at work, so I missed lunch.
- Tonight, I went to a surprise birthday party for Mary, one of the most vivacious members of the Willow Glen Lions. Mary’s sister Sylvia planned the event in deepest secrecy. Mary was pleasantly shocked when a crowd of friends sang Happy Birthday from her doorstep.
- Tomorrow, I am running errands with my mother in the morning. After lunch, Paul and I are going to the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival, then taking a wood working class together at TechShop San Jose.
John and I are encouraging each other to exercise by comparing number of steps registered on our Fitbit activity trackers. Thursday was my high day with 13,640 steps and 24 floors climbed. Today was my low day with just 5,468 steps and 16 floors climbed. The Fitbit also tells us about our daily sleep patterns. Once we have a month of data, it will be interesting to see what patterns emerge.
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