Dear Diary : 27th October

I tried an experiment today and used dried apricots instead of tinned pineapple for my sweet ginger sauce to go with our chicken.
I thinly sliced a carrot, added two chicken stock cubes, grated ginger and some sugar, then added it to the boiled chicken having taken some out for Maggie.
It made a pleasant change and I’ll do it again when we get back, then I can add the garlic and soy sauce to the mix as usual which I couldn’t today as MSM can’t tolerate either and so didn’t have any in her cupboard.

It is gloriously sunny today and I walked the dog on my own, popping in to see some friends along the Avenue. They had been preparing for their holiday when I came down for my mammogram last month but she fell and broke her hip two days before. It was good to see them and for an 83 year old, she has bounced back extremely well!

We did a bit of shopping and returned to the shop having forgotten something only to discover they have the vehicle recognition scheme in force since revamping their car park and return is not allowed within a designated period.
I checked in the shop and they said it should be OK, and I confirmed that with the checkout operator. Once back at base, Hubby sent an email and I followed it up with a phone call. We are ‘genuine customers’ and I’m keeping the receipts to prove that. When we get the ‘fine’ letter we are to contact them and they will appeal on our behalf. The problem is we’re down here and the letter will go home, so we won’t be there to retrieve it. I could really do without this just now. My nerves are beginning to fray, though my BP this morning was nice and stable.

Looking forward to a relaxing afternoon now. Some challenges are due in later so I can do those, then there’s a puzzle on the go upstairs so I might settle down to do some of that.

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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25 Responses to Dear Diary : 27th October

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    A relaxing afternoon is a great idea. It’s poiring with rain here and I plan to have one myself.

    • We had torrential rain yesterday. I’ve just had a shower and washed my hair, so am all nice an shiny!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        That’s what I’m about to do. I am not moving too quickly today. A former colleague and his wife moved last year about 3 hours away from Toronto. They came back into town for the weekend and threw a large “reunion” party last night and it was a very late night. Then I was so wired It took me forever to fall asleep and when I finally did, I slept very lightly, just hovering on the edge of consciousness. There may be an afternoon nap in my future.

        Do you have to be at the hospital super early tomorrow?

      • yep…………… 8am, so we’ll be up at 6, I’ll walk the dog whilst Hubby’s having breakfast then we’ll be off by 7 to avoid traffic. I’m due to have the radioactive stuff put in at 10, so figure my surgery will be around 11. An hour and a half op, then an hour in recovery, then back on the ward all being well. They said I’d be staying in, but this might be revised if everything’s gone OK and then I can come home!!
        Glad you had a good time last night. 🙂

      • fransiweinstein says:

        And the best news is, Dick won’t be coming with you! You are sending him packing.

      • Oh yeah! He’s going to be facing the chop in more ways than one!!

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  2. Sadje says:

    That’s good. Take it easy and relax

  3. Liz says:

    Enjoy your Sunday x

  4. A serendipity that sounds delicious. The weather is overcast here…Have a beautiful Sunday!

  5. scifihammy says:

    Hang in there and think positive thoughts. All the best. 🙂

  6. Astrid says:

    Wow, that meal with the apricots rather than pineapple sounds delicious!

    How annoying that the shop doesn’t allow you to return within a short timeframe. Such a hassle to fight the fine.

  7. blindzanygirl says:

    All the best Di. Wilk be thinking about you tomorrow xx

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