I was so exhausted from Friday and Saturday that I didn't climb out of bed until about 9:30am Sunday morning. Sue fixed scrambled eggs and a small sausage for breakfast, and then she stuffed me into her car and drove us down to Portsmouth to Doug Ostander's studio. We had set up a meeting with him to go over the final design of Sue's engagement ring and our bands we commissioned him to do for us.
From there, Sue drove by a local McDonalds to get us coffee, and then we were off to Odiorne Point State Park to get some ocean air. She helped me out of the car, and we walked very slowly down to a path that ran along the water to a concrete and marble bench.
I parked myself there, all buttoned up from the brisk ocean breeze, with book in hand (Sol Stein's How to Grow a Novel), as Sue continued on the path and down onto the post storm rock, seaweed, and pebble strewn shoreline. My fingers were pretty cold by the time she looped back, so we went back to the car. I plopped myself into the seat and read for another half hour or so as Sue did a power walk around the Science Center grounds.
On the way home, we stopped off at the store to pick up some final food items for the week. But I didn't even have enough energy in me to help put stuff away when we got home. I flopped down onto the sofa and fell into a deep sleep for well over an hour.
I felt better after getting up. I was sore and still really tired, but felt well enough to sip some wine and play several sets of backgammon before having a dinner of leftovers from stock. We had the first few episodes of the 1964 - 1969 tv series Peyton Place from NetFlix, so we watched a little of that before turning in early. I was more than ready for that....