Meanwhile, I was covered in cold, sticky sweat and I had a slight chill of a headache, but I couldn't conclude whether it was because of my blood sugar or because I had drank too much water.
This morning I woke up feeling the same; splitting headache and cold sweat.
I had put my cellphone on recharge on my night stand, the clock said it was quarter to nine o'clock in the morning. I slept a little longer and got up at half past eleven o'clock.
I didn't bother with the morning routines, as usual on paydays, I was anticipating to go shopping.
I just took my morning medicine, dressed up, and called my mom to tell hir I am coming over to collect the monthly allowance. Even if zie is on pension now, zie still continues to give me and my brother the monthly 80 euros on 15th day, when zie used to receive hir salary.
I also told hir I'm going to take a shower at their place, and can zie please find some pain killers for me. Zie said it was okay.
The first thing to do was to go to the bank to withdraw 90 euros. I had received 100 euros and paid a tenner to Suavecita, zie had bought me a headband and a scarf last week on our fun day out.
I took the bus 53 to Raappavuori, I met my dad in the staircase. Zie was going for a bike ride, and zie opened a door to the balcony where the residents of the house dust their carpets; this was because there was an unpleasant smell in the staircase.
Mom was home, zie gave me 80 euros. Now I had 170 euros altogether, I don't remember I have had such an amount of money for a while now.
I asked mom for a painkiller, zie gave me an Ibumax. I took a shower and washed my body and hair; I enjoy looking into the mirror after a shower, I always look fresh and feel good, I can't help but smiling at my reflection.
During the shower I had got rid of the headache, but now my neck was stiff and achy so I guess the pain had flowed downwards. I had to ask my mom for another painkiller, I tried to soothe my neck muscles by stretching and exercising but it didn't help.
Mom said zie was going for a bike ride, and zie also mentioned that my brother is going to receive electroshock therapy like me. I was happy about that, hope it helps hir because it helped me too.
I made a cup of coffee, and then I took the bus 55 to Myyrmäki. Now it was time to go shopping.
I went to Myyrmanni shopping mall and visited Citymarket. I bought a box of paper handkerchiefs, a package of 16 nature friendly toilet paper rolls, seven cans of tuna in sunflower oil, two bottles of freshly squeezed orange juice, two packets of cheese slices, five kiwis, a bunch of bananas, seven avocados, two kilograms of tangerines, lettuce in a pot, white bread, two cans of milk, two kilograms tomatoes, a bottle scouring liquid, two packets of Karelian pies, a roll of pink plastic trash bags, a pair of black bamboo- cotton tights, a pair of white Sloggi panties, a crochet hook, and a packet of six darning needles. They cost about 114 euros which used up about half the cash I had, but I didn't regret any of the purchases.
The next thing to do was to go to the pharmacy and buy six pump- action bottles of Aqualan L, the only lotion that doesn't turn my skin into scales. Fortunately it was prescribed for me, so I paid only 1,50 euros for a package of six bottles. Thank you, affordable healthcare.
I would have also bought Ketipinor, but it was the same situation as for when I bought Cipralex; the pharmacy database wasn't updated about the fact that the dosage was increased, and I was told that the medicine couldn't possibly run out soon if I have taken two pills an evening. I told them that my doctor had prescribed three pills an evening in April, but the pharmacy hadn't been informed about it.
I visited Clas Ohlson to buy a bicycle pump. Now I can ride my bicycle like the fat bottomed girl I am ~
I also remembered to visit Ärrä to buy a Spotify Premium gift card. I was thinking of buying a brassiere from Cubus and the birthday cards for every one of my friends who have their birthdays in July and August, but by now the carrier bags were getting heavy, and I needed to go home before the milk went sour in the summer heat, and not to mention I didn't feel like fitting brassieres or looking for pretty cards for each individual when I felt like hauling four hippos in my carrier bags.
It was a real chore hauling two bags of food, six pump- action bottles, a cryptic bicycle pump, handiwork equipment, and 16 rolls of toilet paper. Fortunately I managed.
Once home, I put the fruits, vegetables, milk and orange juice to the fridge, toast and Karelian pies to the freezer, tuna into the cupboard, toilet papers & handkerchiefs & scouring liquid into the broom closet, the underwear into the laundry basket, redeemed the gift card to get Spotify Premium, used the crochet hook & darning needles to finish the sock I had knitted. As for the bicycle pump, I put it to a corner and let it stay there until I need it.
I decided not to go to the movies today, I didn't have enough time to make it to downtown Helsinki. And not to mention I didn't want to spend my money on frivolity when I still had to buy important stuff.
I visited Myyrmanni again and went to a health shop named Life; I asked the shop assistant if they had Omega 3 fish oil capsules, and zie recommended a product that was in discount, a fiver for 15 capsules, they would last for two weeks. I bought one, and then it was time to go to Helsinki.
I took the bus 39 to Kamppi, and went to the local eco- market to buy a Humble Brush toothbrush and a box of Organyc pantyliners.
The toothbrush is biodegradable, it's made from bamboo which is the most fast growing plant (tree?) in the world and needs no fertilizers or pesticides, it's naturally antibacterial, and for every toothbrush bought, Humble Brush donates the equal amount to people in need.
The pantyliners are biodegradable too, they have no perfumes or bleaches, and they're made of organic cotton.
I was thinking of paying a visit to my parents, so I called my mother and zie said it was okay.
The bus 453 had just left, so I took the P train to Myyrmäki and then the bus 53 to Raappavuori.
Both of my parents were home. I made coffee, and later the day took the bus 55 to Myyrmäki.
Once home, it was getting quite late. I washed a load of laundry and hung it to dry, replaced my towels, and scrubbed the toilet bowl. I do the last two things on Wednesdays, not only on weekends.