Today is Tuesday 28th April

The day started at 5.40 when Maggie wanted to go out. No problem as like yesterday it was a squat of the bot and back to bed, this time for well over ninety minutes. I got up at 7.20, got dressed, did my exercises and took her out for a walk. Hubby was still asleep so I left a message on the chalk board to let him know.

Nothing exciting to report, just wees, and two circuits later, still waiting for the morning poo (I didn’t give her any rice yesterday so hoping to see a change and gauge how we’re doing).
No-one else was about, but it was like walking through a pink petal shower as the blossom is falling off the trees leaving a delicate pink carpet on the grass and pathways.
These are pictures I took on the original Avenue in 2015.

We had some more rain in the night which is good for the outside plants, and the spuds are coming up too now.
We weren’t able to get any chrysanths yesterday, so next time we shop hopefully there will be some for us to replace the dried petals that are now scattered in the greenhouse to deter the ants.

Not much on the agenda today really, though I found myself thinking of times past when you would pass a friend’s house and think nothing of knocking on the door and going in for a cuppa. Of course we can’t do that now, and my memories of ‘popping in’ goes back to my childhood when it wasn’t unusual to hear a knock and ‘Coo-ee!’ before someone walked into the kitchen and sat themselves down at the table.
In my adult life, it was never that free and easy to come and go, but if I visited my parents I sometimes nipped in to see elderly friends (even my ex-FIL and his wife on a couple of occasions) where there was always a warm welcome and cup of tea without ‘an appointment’. Now it’s the offer of a chin and a cuppa on the drive, but we each provide our own refreshments!

Have a good day everyone and keep safe.

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 recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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12 Responses to Today is Tuesday 28th April

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Yes, I too am missing all the things we took for granted, and right now, I want to go for a walk with my family!

  2. Thank you for those pictures!

  3. SO pretty – maybe if there aren’t plants left, there will be some petals on the ground they won’t mind if you pick up?
    I remember long ago when during the day women in the neighborhood would show up unexpected for coffee and a chat. And people would stop by and sit a while on the porch in the country – just to spend some time. Sad that had become so formalized and it became must call ahead or it was rude…maybe a burst of dropping in will reoccur once it is safe to get out

  4. Lovely photos! I just love spring! 😀 Perhaps rice was acting as a ‘binder’ for Miss Maggie? It might take a day or so to work through, but I hope that doesn’t mean a return to the runs! 😦

  5. Carol Anne says:

    Hope you had a nice tuesday the rest of it I mean. I hope maggie is ok. Sending hugs and tail wags from me and nitro. xo

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