My Monday Morning Moment:
Me: “Whyyyyyy isn’t my iPhone appearing in my iTunes on the computer? I want to transfer the photos on my phone to the computer, and the phone is plugged in, but this program isn’t detecting my iPhone!! WHYYY???”
KMN: “Uhh..hon? That’s Windows Media Player you have open.”
In my defense, I was using a computer that didn’t yet have iTunes installed (ooops), and had never been connected to my phone. And after that, the rest of Monday was a breeze! I did some coaching, blogged, and worked a bit on the rest of this website (not yet unveiled). I don’t want it to be so stark/boring forever.
I also took some time to get our place ready for our very first guests!! A friend from LA and her husband are on a mini-tour of Southeast Asia and have stopped in Singapore for a few days. KMN and I were so excited to welcome our first visitors from the US!!
I’d planned to make a small curtain to cover some open storage space in our guest bathroom. But I was busy talking and writing about running – and I ran out of time. So I cheated, and took the fabric I’d purchased to make the curtain, tossed it over the curtain rod, and called it good. In fact, it’s so good that I’m considering leaving it that way permanently. Who needs a tidy little curtain rod pocket, after all?? Clearly, my Mom passed her crafty gene on to my sister, but somehow, the dang thing missed me. [On the plus side, I don’t have to find a place to store crafting supplies, like they do. Instead, I can use all that space to store…my sneakers!]
Speaking of running sneakers, yesterday was a rest day for me. That wasn’t such a bad thing, because the day flewl by, and all of a sudden, it was 7 PM! Our friends arrived shortly thereafter, and we took a little time to chat, relax, and talk about Singapore. I’m definitely no local, but it’s almost funny to hear myself talking to them, and feel surprised over how much I’ve already internalized about living in Singapore. It’s empowering to realize that you feel comfortable with the cultural nuances, and you know the tastiest eateries, and you can confidently give directions – in a place that used to feel unfamiliar and foreign.
When KMN got home from work, we introduced them to the hawker center dining experience. Hawker centers are like open air foodcourts, where all the stalls are individually owned/operated, usually by a family. There are hawker centers on almost every street in Singapore (I can see two from where I’m seated at our kitchen table right now), and offer lots of local delights. We sampled a bit of everything. Thankfully, our friends love food as much as we do, so sharing some of our favorite dishes was so much fun.
The only bad thing? I was so eager to eat that I neglected to take photos. Ah, well… I guess you’ll just have to come visit, so you can see all the delicious food for yourself!
Tuesday is a swim and short run day for me – I’m headed for the gym right now!! Don’t forget to pack your workout gear today…!
Are you a craft supply collector, a running shoe collector, or both?
Pool or pavement?