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.