Sorry for no pictures yet - has been a busy week.
Monday was club and then off to San Stefano for lunch. Did not buy anything at Metro - just looked around and decided my cupboards were full enough.
Tuesday was laundry day - about time - was great to get it all done - like having everything done - the one thing I dislike about laundry is folding and putting stuff away - not sure why - but ... I did get it all done though.
Wednesday we loaded up the wandering wagon and wandered to 'Cairo' - actually the outskirts - 6th of October City - and checked out a new supermarket that has opened in the last while. Man - talk about a huge store - it is about the size of the Superstore in the NE - but it is two floors - lots of walking - they carry a lot more variety of things - lots of 'Western' things - but of course you pay for it. Although I found some cheese that was a 'good deal' - I had bought some at Fathalla here in Alex and it was 114 LE a Kilo - at this place - called HyperOne - it was only 89 LE a kilo - so I bought some more - I do like cheese - likely should not eat a lot of it - but it is good for a quick snack when nothing else appeals. Sharon, Anne and Louise joined me in the WW (Wandering Wagon) - after we shopped at HyperOne we opted to go to Dandy Mall - just before the toll booth for the Cairo Alex Desert Road - where Carrefour is - and did a bit more wandering around Carrefour - I found sauerkraut there - was not even all that expensive. Then we loaded up and headed back to Alex. Got back around 6:30 - was a good trip - lots of laughs.
Thursday I went to Sharon's for a short visit - wanted to use her computer so I could download and print some information I needed.
Friday I cleaned house, did laundry, went to the local Friday market and bought 3.5 kg of tomatoes - I had found celery at Carrefour and bought some - with an eye to making salsa - got home and diced onions, celery and tomatoes and got the salsa started. Got both the beds in the place made up - had washed the sheets for the spare bed on Tuesday but had not gotten around to making it up - prior to making it up I got busy and stowed the Christmas decorations under the bed - now this does not sound like a big deal - but to do this one has to take the mattress off the bed - no easy feat - move the slats that support the mattress on the frame and then store the things - then move the slats back and get the mattress back on the frame. Great place to store things you do not use very often - do not think I can manage to do this with my bed as there is no way I can get the mattress off the bed - so.... I got busy and made spanakopita and samosas - was having a girls night - so needed treats. Ann and Margaret came over and we enjoyed the treat and the company. Margaret spent the night.
Today I finished the salsa - thinking - how strange it felt to be making salsa with garden fresh tomatoes in the middle of January - made breakfast for my guest - had a visit and after she left I was exhausted - not used to these late nights - and I could not get warm. At 2:30 I got ready to head out the door - had an appointment with an opthamologist at 3:45 - got there in plenty of time - but he was 45 minutes late. Need new prescription for my glasses - surprise surprise and was checked out for any signs of macular degeneration - thank goodness I was given a clean bill of health - at least my eyes were.
My leg is still swollen - although trying to give it a bit of exercise every day and it does seem to help a bit.
Tomorrow I am heading back to Cairo - going to meet Safa at Carrefour and have a visit before she heads back to Canada for a bit. Looking forward to seeing her - have not seen her for quite awhile - am going to really miss her when she is in Canada.
Sounds like Aymn may be returning in a few days - says he will heading out tomorrow (Sunday) - but time will tell what really goes down.
Anyway - have to head off and do a few more things before heading to bed.