A while after she left, I remembered I don't have enough money to pay her. I usually go to the ATM on Mondays and get money for the week -- with extra every other week to pay her -- but I wouldn't be able to drive as early as I get up for the regular cleaning time. I put on my shoes and my coat (which is now about six inches too big around*) and headed off to the ATM. It's cold and rainy and dark. The decorations in Old Town were nice, though. In the same way that before I got glasses, I thought everybody saw trees as green blobs, until my mid-30s when an optician mentioned I had astigmatism, I assumed everybody saw lights at night as stars. They're a little more starry in the rain.
When I got home, I microwaved the rest of the stromboli. Usually I heat things like that up in the toaster oven so the crust is crisp, but I felt like I needed something warm inside.
*I've been looking for a new coat, still in a very large size, since they came on the market this year, and have been having a lot of trouble finding one that meets my requirements: zipper with snaps, no/removable hood, lightweight, and no faux fur. Yesterday, I looked something up on Making Light and noticed the Google ads on the page were all for coats, so I skimmed through the ads. I found a coat that meets the requirements, and I think will fit, and ordered it. We'll see next week.