Finally I managed to get out of the house for once. It’s really hot today, but I put on the coolest clothes that I could find and caught the bus to Takasaki at around 2p.m. Once I got outside, I found it wasn’t as bad as I thought. There was a slight breeze, so although I got sweaty, I could actually breathe. The baby seems to like the bus journeys, or it could be the music on my iPod. She always kicks loads on the bus. I felt a bit restricted as she’s started pushing really high up just below my ribs, so I feel as if I can’t sit up straight at all. Luckily, the bus seats aren’t so straight, so it was a fairly comfortable journey. I was able to turn the air conditioning dials above my head so the cold air was blasting on my face, which was nice. I could have stayed on the bus all afternoon!
I went to HMV to see what foreign magazines they had. They usually have Heat, but they must have just got a new delivery in, because they had loads of stuff! I grabbed them all, except Vogue..which I will never find interesting. So I got Heat, Marie Claire, Elle and In Style, which I don’t usually like, but it had a free bag and they were all about four pounds. That sounds really expensive in pounds, but it’s good considering they are usually more than five. Heat was only about 2 pounds though.
After that, I went to a cafe for lunch. I basically picked the place with the most comfortable chairs, but they didn’t really have a sandwich that I wanted, but for some reason I ordered the salmon and cream cheese bagel, although I don’t really like salmon. I also remembered that I’d read something somewhere about pregnant women not being supposed to eat cream cheese…I ordered a “fruit and passion soda” and the woman behind the counter started going on about co-enzymes, at which point, I got really confused. It turned out she just wanted to show me a picture of what it looked like and that it was healthy..strange. It was yummy anyway.
I did about half an hour of window shopping after that, but I got tired really quickly because I’d bought all those magazines that were weighing me down…The bagel hadn’t really filled me up, so I went to another cafe for coffee and chocolate cake, and to read some more – VERY yummy cake! Even though I could have done the same thing at home, I felt much better to be out of the house and in a different environment where there were actually people around. I did get pushed around a bit walking through the station building though. I swear I’m invisible to people sometimes, even though I’m getting bigger. I’ll start punching next time..or cry.
I caught the bus home at 5:20 (see photo) and kind of enjoyed the bus journey even. How sad I am! I got home about half an hour ago. Yusuke’s playing football tonight, so I’m going to have dinner soonish. It seems all I do these days is eat! I’m trying to graze, rather than pig out three times a day, so I’m eating about six meals these days. Hopefully I’ll be able to sleep tonight, because I’m feeling pretty tired after being outside and walking about.