I seem to have developed an alternating daily activities schedule. One day, I seem to be super unproductive (lazy), and the next day, I seem motivated to take care of jobs hanging over me. Today was the “lazy” day. I kept thinking I was going to do something productive, but really never did.
Judy is suffering through the throes of pre-performance anxiety. She had a lunch rehearsal session today for several of the solo singers in the upcoming show (next week). They, of course, hadn’t practiced over the just completed holiday, and no one seems to be able to remember their lyrics. It’s a challenge, since English is the second language for most of them. Today was a “wake-up”, or at least she hopes it was.
Today was my “active” day. I started off with Facetime calls back to the US. Then I called the medical clinic to set up an appointment to look at my right ear. I got water stuck in the ear on Friday, January 30. I went to the doctor on Sunday, Feb. 1, and he gave me some medicine. I understood then that I had a little swelling, and the drops he gave me would take care of the minor infection, and ultimately clear the ear. Now, almost a month later, I still have some blockage, after trips to the US, and then Bali. I hadn’t been in the water since it happened, except for a few dousings during my failed surfing attempts in Bali. I’m beginning to wonder if I have a more serious problem.
I took the train to the clinic and walked in about 10 minutes late. I signed the insurance form, and they walked me around to the doctor who was already in the room. She looked in my ear, pulled out a little vacuum device, stuck it in my ear, and pulled out what looked like a rock. It was huge! She said it was wax, but it looked like so much more. That was it! Problem solved. I was out the door 10 minutes after I walked in, no charge. I guess now I’ll have to start swimming again. Darn! It was a really convenient excuse.
After the doctor, I spent a half hour in the bank on the ground floor, exchanging left-over Singapore dollars for Chinese currency. Back to the trains, and Taiyanggong Station where I bought some suckers at BHG that Judy needed for her show. Next stop was the local wet market for some green beans for tonight’s soup. Our phones are running low on currency, so I purchased some recharge cards at a local UHN shop. Last “outside” chore of the day was dropping off laundry at the cleaners, and picking up what we left before the holiday.
Back in the apartment, I prepped the green beans, and started the soup. When Judy got home, I listened to stories about the pre-show frustrations while we enjoyed dinner. No matter how much you plan or work before a show, there are so many loose ends that keep cropping up.