Today was a good day. I slept very well last night and don’t even remember having any bad dreams. J and I had a good chat before she left for work, and then I puttered around the house for a while before driving to WG’s place and meeting up with him to go to the record store.
That’s where we started, anyway. After the record store we drove around looking for a decent restaurant that was open today, had lunch, and went to a bunch of other thrift stores and pawn shops to see what they had for records. I picked up a few records over the course of our travels; the most interesting one was a red vinyl 10” that’s from the late 1950s. I’m looking forward to giving them a listen over the next few days. I also got a cassette-to-8-track converter that was in the junk pile. I’ve seen CD to cassette converters, but never an 8-track converter. Pretty cool stuff.
We were out for almost five hours and it was great! I only had trouble twice – once when a police car was driving by the record store with sirens wailing, and in one of the thrift stores where their alarm kept going off. I almost had to go outside for that one. By the time I got home I was exhausted but feeling pretty good. I had a great time and we’re going to try and make this a regular thing. I’m very lucky to have such good friends!
When I got home, I put my new finds in the basement, put up a post, and then lumbered over to the couch for a quick nap. J got home and we talked for a little while before I fell asleep again (sorry about that) and then we had supper. After supper, I played a bit of Mass Effect and did a bit of web browsing. I’m still avoiding the news sites. J and I are going to sit down and watch a movie or something shortly.
With luck, tomorrow will be good like today. I’m hoping to get to that group in the afternoon and give it a try. It would be great if it works out – even if I only go once a month or sporadically, it will be good to be in an environment with other people who share some of the same mental health experiences that I have.