Today’s agenda 26th March

Good morning everyone!
Here we have another glorious day of sunshine. Maggie has had one walk this morning and is sulking on her bed as we’ve adopted the same procedure as last Summer. Having turned the heating off first, we’ve opened the back gate and front door so she can come and go as she pleases until we take her for her next walk which will be this afternoon. The front gates are locked so no-one can get in.

One of our friendly acquaintances works as a cleaner on one of the caravan parks. She has been told not to report for work for three months, so has got herself a 10 week old puppy.
She lives alone and misses having a dog, but because of her flexible working hours, didn’t get another when hers died four years ago. She tried last year with a rescue which was OK to a degree, but then attacked anyone with a hat, so she had to take him back.
I’m looking forward to seeing it, but of course will miss out on the fuss bit because of social distancing.  I admit at the moment I am disappointed I can’t fuss the dogs that know me especially as some of them look at me so forlorn, it tugs at my heart.

So, what are we up to today?
As usual, not much, but with such a lovely day, it’s nice to get out in the garden.
Tom and Jerry are still not making an appearance, but the cucumber and two of the three pepper seeds are doing well. We’ve had to move them from the bedroom as the containers they were in were covered in fungal spores so they are now out in the greenhouse, hopefully jollying Tom and Jerry into activity.
Our neighbour has been in touch and did a little bit of shopping first thing this morning. She hadn’t been out for a week, but managed to get milk and bread with no problem.
Hubby has just read that War Time rationing may be introduced here, and you get your  coupons by signing into the internet, giving your bank details, and then downloading the vouchers. Dream on. I’m not giving our bank details to anyone on line and not everyone has a computer or access to one, especially since the libraries have closed.

I spoke to Bro in NZ via Skype last night. They are in lockdown but all OK.  It was good to see and talk to them, but internet connections are iffy. My nephew is staying there and working from home. Because of health issues, Bro isn’t allowed out but he’s doing OK.
Today I have written letters to my Dad’s surviving sister (she’s in her 90s) who contacts us occasionally throughout the year, my Mum’s brother (also 90), and two elderly couples in their 80s from when we were on the boat. I have also sent a letter and birthday card to other boating friends. It was good to be writing snail mail, times may be changing, but some old habits may be revived.
Stew today for dinner, loads of lovely veg, and should do us at least three days. We still have some root veg so can add to it and maybe stretch it to five. We reduced our meat intake years ago, so this is not a problem for us. The cheesecake has caught up with me and I’ve put on half a pound.
The phone weigh in isn’t until Monday, so one good sitsy-down should sort it.

As always, take care and keep safe everyone.

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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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13 Responses to Today’s agenda 26th March

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    It’s supposed to go up to 13 here today so hopefully I will have a chance to go for a walk. Sounds crazy to have trouble finding time for a walk when I’m locked indoors, but I have been really busy with client work. I’ve been pretty much putting in 8-hour work days. One of my clients is an investment advisor and he’s been driving me out of my mind. If I can’t walk I will at least sit on my balcony for a while. I want to smell spring in the air. Have a good day Di and stay safe.

  2. Liz says:

    Enjoy your time in the garden. The sun is lovely today. I had a very quick walk out. I was going to the chippy originally but there hours have changed. They are open just in the evenings now. So to not have a wasted journey, I went into my local supermarket for some of my essentials I would be needing beginning of next week. I was back home in 20 minutes.

    • Hope you got what you needed Liz. Our local chippy is open just Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm.

      • Liz says:

        Yes, I got what I needed today, with my money I had remaining. I won’t go now until Tuesday for the other.
        I can’t remember what time my chippy was open till, but I can remember 5pm was their start time. So I’m not likely to go in the near future while we are in our current situation, as I will be happy to stay in at home at that time. 🙂

      • I must admit I don’t mind not shopping every couple of days.

      • Liz says:

        I am trying to keep it once a week currently. But I may find twice. I won’t do more than that. 🙂

      • We’re doing ours every 7 to 10 days and just replacing what we use, which really isn’t that much as I did a two day chili and have just started a three day stew which may well do at least 4.

  3. murisopsis says:

    I hope Maggie can adapt to the change in routine – our dog (RIP) used to have a really hard time getting used to daylight savings time shifts. What is a Tom and Jerry??

    • We used to have a problem with the hur change when we were working, but after 2007, it doesn’t seem to bother her. On the boat we went to bed when the sun went down and got up with the dawn, unless it was a dark overcast day in which case we’d have a lie in til about 8! Maggie’s used to at least 6 walks a day, during the day that’s practically every couple of hours and so impossible just now. She’s getting at least three though……. morning, early afternoon and bedtime.
      We named our beans the first summer we were here, and Tom and Jerry are this year’s tomato plants (I’m quite sad!! LOL)
      https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/a-new-series-in-the-offing/

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