Thursday, December 15, 2011
Susan stayed home all day yesterday in order to fight off her cold and that made me the errand boy for the day. I started off with a visit to the local drugstore in search of Mucinex or its equivalent. No luck in finding wither A or B. Since I was there I thought I would inquire about the price of the pill that I take for my high blood pressure. A month’s supply would run me $20 versus the $125 it costs in the US. I guess it helps when the national government sets the prices for prescription medication.
From the drugstore I made my way to the Central Market where I picked up ham, chicken and fruits and vegetables. No sooner did I get them home and put them away when I headed over to the gym to get my workout in. I stopped off at Mercadona on my way home to pick up a few staples and then Susan and I sat down for lunch. We had a salad Nicoise that was absolutely delicious. The fresh loaf of bread from El Parisien was an absolute plus. Susan had some ice cream for dessert, but I opted for coffee instead.
I headed out at 5:00 in search of cough medicine and in search of a local eyewear place that always does a good job of adjusting my glasses. I did not find the medicine that I was looking for, but I did get my glasses adjusted. On my way home I stopped off at a mini-casino and racked up a 55 Euro win. By the time I got home it was 7:30 and with all my coming and goings I had covered 8.1 miles. No wonder my feet hurt.
In the evening we watched a bit of TV including the Glee Christmas episode. We snacked on some ham and some chips while we watched. Susan retired early and I stayed up late to finish the latest Michael Connelly novel The Drop. It is a Harry Bosch novel. It was an enjoyable read, but not one of his best. I am looking forward to Robert Crais’ next novel so that I can catch up on the adventures of Elvis Cole.
We are heading off to visit with Jorge so that we cab both get our hair cut. I may be doing some filming next week and I want to look my best.