One Big Sleep

Sorry Kids, the Bearded Guy in the Red Suit won’t be visiting tonight, but it’s not that far away, promise!
car sleighWhat a difference a good night’s sleep makes. OK I woke up in the early hours and heard the wind, but shrugged my shoulders, snuggled down and went back to sleep. Maggie shared herself between me and the bench, and when I woke up this morning at 7.14 (I looked at the clock on my mobile), she was curled up behind me still fast asleep, so I made the most of it!

I have several people to thank for my good night.
Maggie spent a few hours with Tuppy yesterday afternoon and although a little whiney at first, was OK once she’d cottoned on that I wasn’t following her on to their boat. It helped I think that our friends didn’t mind her making herself comfy on their bed where she promptly fell asleep for two hours.

best friends 3a testThis picture was taken last month
when Tuppy stayed with us.

MOH came up and met me outside the hospital.
He’d brought a crib board and cards, so the three of us played cribbage. We only had time for two games, and sadly he didn’t win either, but it broke the monotony.
The pair of us then went for a Harvester meal, both settling for gammon and pineapple, with me having a honeycomb sundae for dessert and he profiteroles.
Their salad bar has plenty of choice so we tucked into side salads whilst waiting for our main order. The total bill was just under £22, and I relished every mouthful.
gammonI think the combination of a decent meal (I haven’t really been bothering to be honest), Maggie having a change of scenery away from a stressed me and me knowing she was in good hands, plus hearing MOH’s professional opinion and reassurance has worked wonders for my peace of mind.
We are truly blessed to have such lovely people in our lives.

Busy day today.
I’ve walked the dog, done the housework, had a shower, and the washing is in the dryer. In about half an hour I’ll be ironing, then taking Maggie for a second walk (my jumper will be ready), then have a spot of lunch before visiting time.
It’s a pleasant day, with blue skies shared with fluffy strands of cotton wool clouds. It’s relatively warm (18º on the boat) with only the occasional gust of wind.
windIt may well rain later, and by the end of the week, temperatures are going to be a lot lower.
There’s a lot going on over the next month or so, and most of it is nothing to do with the Festive Season.


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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