Rainy November

The start of a new month, and after the fireworks finished at 10pm Saturday night, it hasn’t stopped raining.
I suppose the good news is that any bonfire will definitely be out, and hopefully if for once the radio weather forecast is correct, it will brighten up later.

Hubby was up early yesterday, donned his green wellies and yellow suit as I prepared the dog in her little jacket, and off he went into the wet for the morning walk.
yellow suitIt wasn’t very long! Maggie performed the business and headed for home within quarter of an hour.

Obviously our mornings start earlier than when we were in the house as it’s not a question of getting out of bed and letting the dog out into the garden. I am still surprised that she isn’t fretting first thing and has accepted the new routine as a matter of course.

As a kid, rainy days meant hot baths, hot drinks by the fire and paints.
As a working adult, it was getting wet going to work, sitting in damp clothes at a computer until you dried out, then getting wet again going home.
As a retired adult, lovely lie ins, baking sessions or sitting in front of the box watching the latest DVD release with a cup of tea and packet of biscuits.
November 2014 on the boat means looking out onto the Marina with its bobbing cruisers, next-to-naked trees now along the dog walk and grey ‘rolling’ water.

yellow waterApart from the radio, it’s quiet. Laughing Duck and her mates have probably gone to pastures blue, but there is a promise of clear sky in the distance so they will be back soon, chuckling and chortling away as normal.

Hubby goes away for a few days today so it will be up to me to do the morning run so-to-speak. I’m not worried, either about that or him going and being left on my own, but I hope the weather will take pity on me as the thought of an early shower without the luxury of hot water and bubbles isn’t in my top ten of lovely things to do.
Whilst he was having his shower this morning, I took Maggie out and got caught so if necessary, I’ll wear the waterproofs and dress the dog accordingly if the sky looks dodgy first thing.
I did see a flock of some 9 swans flying overhead, lining the sky with their ‘V’ formation.

Yesterday we purchased a small gift for Hubby to take to Czech, something traditional of the place we live. He has also taken some chews for the house dog and 3 packs of digestive biscuits as apparently they aren’t available over there.
We checked that his backpack conformed with the permitted dimensions for hand luggage and that all his documentation was easily to hand. The 206 is fueled for the journey to and from the airport, where it will be left in the long stay car park (fees paid at time of booking his flight) and a bus provided to take him to the correct terminal.

All I needed to do was make him a packed lunch, kiss him goodbye (‘passion’ in the car park here much to the amusement of the staff) and wave him off.
It’s only been half an hour, and I miss him already.

soul mates swans


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Rainy November

  1. scifihammy says:

    Aw – As it’s only a few days, I’m sure you’ll be fine, and won’t miss him too much before he is back again. Hopefully the rain will stop soon and that brightens things up 🙂

    • thanks. I’ve even managed to walk the dog a couple of times though the dark clouds are back, so I’m having a quick post in the laundry then back to the boat!

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