For once, the weather guys were spot on and the forecast we watched in the hospital waiting room yesterday has come to fruition. IT IS CHUCKING IT DOWN!
The day is like nobody’s turned the sun on, dark and dismal, more like November than October, yet our regular walkers are out there with their dogs, all two and four legses sporting jackets and rain macs. If we go out in it, it will be the full yellow gear.
Maggie has done the business in the garden and is curled up on her cushion. She doesn’t seem to like getting wet these days, unless of course it’s from the feet up on the beach.
Photo: Feb 2018 but the position’s the same.
As a kid, on days like this if it wasn’t a school day, we would cover the table with newspaper and get the paints out. Mum always kept a jam jar in the cupboard for our water and brushes, and we had a variety of books to choose from. It was always something popular in Christmas Stockings.
I liked those magic books where you didn’t need paints as by brushing over the picture with water revealed the colours beneath and nothing spoilt by going outside the lines.
We’ve got no plans today, no shopping that needs doing, so I might get the kit out again and use some of the new papers and toppers I bought the other day. I have a couple of letters to write, so it might be nice to do them on pretty cards rather than writing paper.
Lunch today is chicken curry. I’ve got things in to soak and the gentle aroma of curry and turmeric is wafting through the house.
In case you’re wondering, I soak my sultanas (3½ syns for 25g) in a mix of cornflour (½ syn), stock cube, turmeric, curry powder and sugar (1 syn) and hot water so that they plump up and are nice and juicy in the meal.
No poppadoms today as I didn’t buy any (2½ syns each) but I’ve got mushrooms and peppers to pack it out a bit as it’s only a small chicken breast.
So, no ‘free’ dinner today, and although my ingredients attract a total of 5 syns, that is for the two of us, so my share is 2½.
Photo: chicken curry from June 2018. Today’s won’t be this big.
Happy Sunday. 🌝
Sometimes it’s nice to have a rainy day to catch up on those indoor chores.
I remember those ‘magic’ paint books, and also ones you could shade with a pencil to reveal a picture. Great fun. 🙂
I think I know the ones you mean, you colour in the shapes with the dot and it reveals a plane or bird or something similar.
Ah that was another one. 🙂
The ones I am thinking of were more similar to the water/colour paintings. You had to shade your pencil carefully over the whole sheet and the picture would appear on lines that picked up the pencil more than the paper did.
Funny they don’t seem to have any of these today.
Oh well, moot point as kids are far too busy on their own private iPads etc – from age 2!!
I know. They are missing out on so much fun!!! (all the more for me)
haha yes 😀
We are having our first bout of fall weather. It was downright cold this morning (45 degrees F). It’s been a long time coming. These days are good to catch up on blogs and reading.
I’ve actually written four letters and five emails today, so caught up with everybody. Dinner was great, too much for the two of us, so Hubby’s having a twofer tomorrow. I’d prepared some of the blog challenges so this evening will be spent doing those. The rain has hardly let up all day, though Hubby has managed to get Maggie out for a walk, then twice for a pee in the garden but she will not co-operate as she wants her second walk!