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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 8 - Thursday, November 24, 2011

Quiet Day.

I think every muscle was sore from yesterday's adventures in trekking and stair climbing that when it was time to finally tuck onto my futon for the night I decided to take a couple of ibuprophen.  I take so few substances that one ibuprophen is all it takes to knock me out for a deep sleep and I slept very well.

Until 3:00 am.

I lie awake long enough to accept I wasn't going to go back to sleep again, then read for a while and was awake to enjoy the 5.9 earthquake that hit at 4:30 am.  It was just good enough to be fun, not bad enough to be frightening.  The others slept through it.

My DIL greeted me wearing a mask over her mouth and nose.  I got very used to seeing people in the airport and walking the streets in masks, a courtesy from those who are not feeling well to those around them.  DIL suffered a sore throat all day (I hate those more than any other cold symptom).

I kept to their apartment all day.  Took a shower while she and the baby slept, then had a nice play with the baby.  We chatted and played for over an hour and he was all smiles, never crabby.  Such a sweetheart.  He almost giggled today, and is doing very well with his practice sessions.

He's learning to stick out his tongue.

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