But I haven’t used any bit of it yet!
I woke up this morning shattered having a bad night. I heard voices, and swore blind Hubby slapped my backside in his sleep. He said no, and that it was the dog. She wasn’t even close, but she does have long legs and could’ve stretched I suppose.
It took me ages to get back to sleep, and when I did it wasn’t for long as I was awake again at 5.30. Hubby was already up as he was in a lot of pain and couldn’t sleep.
The weather forecast warned of thunderstorms yesterday, so we checked the radar to see what was happening.
MOH was in the midst of a horrendous storm, so we rang him to make sure he was OK. We were able to watch the lightning and sound waves in real time on a site Hubby has found. It was fascinating, and MOH was amazed we could see what he was hearing!
The storm changed direction and seemed to be coming our way. Maggie doesn’t like thunder (neither does Buddy, who apparently had tried to dig a hole in the settee to hide) so maybe that was why I couldn’t settle. Apart from some rain during the night, we were quiet here on the East coast.
I got up at 6, we walked the dog at half past, and had breakfast at 7.
Hubby had a bit of work he wanted to do in the kitchen, and before I knew it, I was helping him re-grout some of the tiles on the wall opposite the cooker.
Then he wanted to take me up the road to get the rest of my birthday present in the form of a new pair of trainers as mine have worn out on the inside and are making my feet sore.
I hate buying clothes or shoes as you know, but Karrimoor men’s trainers suit me and I’d found a shop that stocked them on the High Street.
Typically they didn’t have my size, and I guess everyone here has big feet as they started at a 10! I’m not into impersonating clowns, so Hubby decided we would go into Grimsby to a Sports outlet chain where I’d got my other ones. It was 11.30 and I thought he was mad!
Having left the dog at home, we went back to collect her and set off.
We hit five sets of roadworks, two tractors and the Sunday drivers club out in full force.
Traffic was heavy but the good news was that we found the place OK and Hubby stayed with Maggie as it was 21ºC and way too hot to leave her in a locked car.
I asked an assistant where I could find the men’s trainers, and he asked
‘Walking or Running?’
I pointed to my feet and he said ‘Walking. OK: Right behind you.’
There were stacks and I easily found my size.
They were a different colour, but the label on the tongue read differently to the ones I had.
I went back to the stockpile and discovered that mine were actually a 7½, not a 7 like I’d just tried on, which explained why they felt a bit tight.
Oh joy and bliss for my tootties, a perfect fit, and a suitable price. Hurrah!
Armed with my purchase and a big grin, I went back to the car and we swapped places as Hubby was after new footwear too.
He was in the shop longer than me, and came out with a similar box, but a £10 cheaper price tag.
Purely by chance he had discovered a pair of toe-enclosed sandals in the Karrimoor range and treated himself.
We were both hungry and could only stop at a supermarket to pick up a sandwich, which we ate in the car park. My treat of Lunch Out. Maggie shared, and we gave her a drink as we always keep water and a bowl in the car for her.
We got home just after 3, and Hubby proceeded to clean off the excess grout which had now dried beautifully, and I put the kettle on.
It’s now 4.45 and time for me to do part one of my original plan today….. get dinner.
Chilli and rice today. It may even do 2 days and I get to use my new cooker at last!