I forced myself to go to T.O.P.S. and was rewarded for my virtue by losing a bit--not a lot, but more than a pound. Besides, Carole was there and I was glad to see her. She said she and I need to go to the Chumash Casino and she, Doris, Sue, Sherry, and I need to go to lunch when I get back from my trip. Yes, indeedy. It was a good meeting and it's good for me to be out and about.
I didn't have breakfast until 10:00, but even so, I impulsively drove to the Center for lunch. Sat with Noah (whom I called "Neil" for months after I met him), Carolyn, and the two J.'s--Jenny and Jinny (come to think of it, that's probably "Ginny").
The meal was pretty good, but more sparse ("sparser?") than usual. Besides the usual salad and iced tea, there was vegetable soup with a muffin, and fruit and cheese for dessert. I didn't hang around after, but came home to run the dishwasher and start packing.
Worked more on my play, which I hope to finish in rough form before I leave.
Had a sketchy dinner of leftover spaghetti and meatballs, then went out to pick up a few more things for my trip. Drove to the library, which I knew was closed, but just left a return in the book drop.
When I got home, I rang Suzanne's doorbell because I want to ask her to water my ficus while I'm gone, but she wasn't in. Will try again before I leave this afternoon.