Sunday Roast 16 December

The day has started beautiful and sunny, such a contrast to yesterday’s cold winds and heavy rain which didn’t let up until late last night.
Getting Maggie out for a wee was all down to timing, and even then Hubby got caught and the pair came home drenched.

I’ve actually had a good night, the lemsips and honey have helped my throat, and I feel quite human today. It could have had something to do with the comment of food last night, and Hubby’s offer of a carvery dinner today. Oh yum.
As it happened, I hadn’t taken anything out of the freezer for dinner today anyway, so the thought of a full roast with all that lovely veg (there is a choice of at least 6 different varieties as well as roast and mashed potatoes) and better still, no washing up, is a definite Us present in the Christmas stakes.
Maggie’s allowed into the Garden Centre and they have a specific area for dog owners in the restaurant, so she’ll be getting some titbits too.
Photo: I’ve had my shower, so I’m presentable to be taken out for lunch.

I think I’ll change the holiday to TreatUs as we have treated ourselves to a fair bit this month.

I remember when we got caught in negative equity with our first house (1990 -1996) and like so many were living in a property where the outstanding mortgage far exceeded its value. We scrimped and saved every possible penny, but there came a time when I thought Sod It.
We’d gone without for well over a year and although we’d maintained our higher payments when the interest rates fell, I deliberately didn’t save a single cent one month.
You know, I cried? I felt so damn guilty wasting that money, and it was wasted, as I didn’t have anything to show for my expenditure.
I guess that’s why boat living wasn’t too much of a culture shock as we were already frugal being on a limited income in the cottage. Thanks to the Government moving the State Pension age to 66 for both of us, it’s just as well we’re used to living within our means.

We’ve never had a lot, but I’m not complaining. On the boat we learned just how little we actually needed, and we had everything that mattered, the main thing being we were all together, Hubby, Maggie and me.
Photo: Our Christmas tree on the boat, made for us by my niece some 25 years ago.


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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3 Responses to Sunday Roast 16 December

  1. Sadje says:

    This was a cute tree 🌲.

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