I slept a bit more, got up about at half past ten o’clock in the morning (10:30 a.m.), took my morning medicine and threw on some clothes.
I turned on my laptop and logged in to my old bank account, and yes, I had received the weekly allowance.
I went to Myyrmanni shopping center and withdrew the money at a cash machine, then I went to the dressmaker’s in Iso- Myyri shopping center and paid for mending my clothes; my purple Dirndl dress had a tear where the bodice and waist are sewn together, and a pink dress that had to be widened at the bodice because my humongous boobs didn’t fit there.
I brought my blue, embroidered Dirndl dress that had to be widened at the bodice for the same reason, and a retro- esque apron that has to be sewn into a regular skirt.
I went to Tokmanni and bought a pair of black cycling shorts; they look a bit like leggings, except they are shorter and more comfortable to wear during the hot season. I am going to buy more of them later.
I went to Citymarket in Myyrmanni, and bought two packets of interdental brushes and a spray- bottle of air freshener.
I went to the pharmacy, and bought two packets of Ketipinor, and six pump- action bottles of Aqualan Plus. They should make do for a few months; and also, I only had to pay a fiver for the whole lot, yay for social security.
I also visited a garage sale, and bought a framed picture of an angel holding a little kid’s hand. I know it’s very kitschy, but it’s supposed to be a gift to my grandmother whom I shall visit next month. She is a Christian and likes that kind of stuff.
Once back home, I put my purchases to their rightful places and then I was off to Helsinki.
I took a train to Helsinki, and then a subway to Hakaniemi.
I visited the UFF thrift store, but to my chagrin, I noticed that the clothes I had liked before were already sold, but I bought an 80’s sweater, pink with rose- and heart- patterns. It cost only three euros (3 €).
I went to an organic shop named Ekolo right around the corner, and bought four Humble Brush toothbrushes, two white ones and two blue ones, those colours were in discount.
I took a subway to the city center, and then a train to Myyrmäki. On my way there I was bothered by some sort of a green fly, but I squished it to death.
I called my grandmother and told her I will come see her on August 3rd, she said it’s okay for her.
Once in Myyrmäki, I went to the social office and dropped off three bills (broadband-, phone-, and electricity bills).
I also asked my social worker, the one who is responsible for paying my bills and rent and depositing the weekly allowance, if zie had received the forms I had sent her; zie told me that I will receive this month’s weekly allowances to the old bank account, and from next month on, they will be deposited to the new account.
I took the purchases home, and noticed that I had received notification about a package in the post office.
I went to the shopping center again, and visited the post office to fetch the package. It was the Doctor Who DVD collection I had ordered, with first three episodes from the William Hartnell era. I also mailed a small package to Loki, and sent a birthday card to Tavish.
Once back home, I put the Ketipinor medicine boxes and Aqualan Plus pump- action bottles into my kitchen cabinet, dealt my pills into my Dosett, put the sweater and the Dirndl dresses into the laundry basket, re- arranged my stuff, took out the trash, looked for stuff to give away to charity, taped some pretty pictures into my wall, talked on the phone with Suavecita, and warmed some soup for supper.