No walk for us today. We got vaccinated yesterday and are told to take it easy for a day or two. So I'm on the balcony at the office after working for a few hours ... taking a break until the Thursday walkers claim us for lunch nearby.
In the entry, I fill a winding branch (bare, after we ate the golden coconuts from Beba) with red bromeliads from the garden. We'll toss the bromeliads once they dry up.
We have our usual sets of meetings and a study in the morning. W comes to pick me up from the office before noon. IKEA has opened a store in the next city so we'll eat lunch there. The usual menu items are $0.40 - $1.50. (It's most expensive for the combo: a refillable drink, a hot dog, and fries.)
W signed us up online for entry to IKEA. We have a 3-hr window, along with a LOT of other people. The first group hasn't left when we're let in. We head first to "AS-Is": I need a good office chair.
I find a good one in the main shop but am not sure I want to spend that much. Mind you, I've been using 3 others and my back is always sore. I hate to spend money if we find it for less among the returns and floor models. That is good stewardship, right?
While we're there, I check options for pots for the office balcony. IKEA's little garbage pails ... cheap and can be cut down to size. Plus, when community dinners start up again, maybe we can use them for games or decor. I try a bright blue one. Nope, it just looks cheap.