Alternative days to what was

The normal week is Monday to Sunday, or Sunday to Saturday depending on how you see the first day.
My week was as follows:
Monday was SW day, so I would be extra good during the day in the hope of losing a bit by the time weigh in came around in the early evening.
Tuesday was darts night, so during the day we would be practicing in the hall.
Wednesday was meter reading day, electric, gas and water. All on budget.
Thursday was market day. In the winter, nothing beats their veg for our stews.
Friday was shopping trip day and a pie if we went in one direction or Subway breakfast if we went in the other.
Saturday or Sunday (if not both) would see us walk along the prom and have coffee and cheesecake .
This was my last effort in March. I now have the ingredients to make another!

Now, ‘normal’ is a thing of yesterday, but in saying that, not a lot has actually changed for us.

Monday is now phone in day with the weight, and I’m not cheating. But weighing myself in the mornings is more favourable than early evening!
Tuesday is mini shop day. No darts for the Summer and possibly the winter, so we chose to try the local supermarket in the afternoon or early evening when hopefully there is something left after the visitors have been in. We play darts any time in the hall, and I’m having bad days and slightly better bad days.
Wednesday is still meter reading day and we are still on budget. We had an official bill this week which confirmed our payments are sufficient for the year, which is great as we had to change tariffs in September and have smart meters fitted to qualify for a cheaper rate. Although fixed for two years, it’s still more expensive than the last, but not by much.
Thursday there is no market at all and most shops are shut.
Friday might be a shopping day, it depends if we could get everything previously to tick over or if we need to consider further afield.
Saturday and Sunday are like Tuesdays.

Inbetween all this hive of activity (not, LOL) we do the housework, laundry making the most of good weather and so not having to go to the launderette to get it dry, blog, walk the dog, cook meals and putter about in the garden.
Hubby has been trying his hand at making masks and I’ve been making cards.
At night instead of being attached to my computer blogging or playing games, I have finally picked up one of the books I was given two Christmases ago. I’ve read the intro on two of the three characters, and it shows promise! Review will follow when I’ve finished it.

The nice weather has gone on holiday and we’ve had two bouts of heavy rain. Luckily I got the washing in before the first, and apart from a thick tee shirt, everything was dry.
We had just started our afternoon walk towards the park when the skies opened less than 100 yards from the gate. Maggie did a quick wee and we turned tail, but we were all wet.
She’s back on her normal food now, though I’m cutting it up into smaller pieces. Today she has polished off some chicken, rice, her dinner, half a chew and is currently trying to hatch two biscuits. Progress is slow, but I think being made judging by the poo this morning.

Pictures taken November 2019

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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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21 Responses to Alternative days to what was

  1. The apple cart has definitely turned over.
    Wish we could send you and Maggie our weather this morning – cool and sunny – a rare day and it won’t last long.
    Eat Maggie! Chicken is good!

    • Her made food is ‘chicken’ based, but I gave her some of ours before adding the other curry ingredients, and she’s been having proper chicken every day for the last couple of weeks. It’s still raining but not so hard, but according to the forecast, it’s here for at least the next two hours. 😦

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Fun how much our lives have changed, our outlooks and priorities too.
    I do love reading your blog! πŸ’œ
    Note to Maggie from Ruby, do you know your twolegs is discussing you pooh! ? Be brave love Ruby πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  3. Sadje says:

    The new normal is not bad, just different.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Our highlight is Tuesday morning grocery shopping. How far we have fallen. We get excited when there are stocked toilet paper and if we find garbanzo beans! My cleaning is getting extreme. Today I washed all the silk plants and then had to bleach the sink… Currently all of them are drying on the clothes line in the basement. It has been raining here for the past 2 days with more coming tomorrow. Not going to have a dry day until Sunday. Maggie seems to be on the way to normal (not the new normal but the old normal)!

    • Oh I know what you mean about ‘high light’ of the week. For us we already had toilet paper (special offers before all this) so had reserves, and now we have no problem getting it. We get excited seeing certain cereal or yogurt on the shelf, and 1kg packs of rice…… yay!!
      Maggie is asleep after her morning walk. The damp weather is stiffening up her joints but thing seem to be settling down a little.
      Washing out today…… dog blankets…… and hopefully will dry before rain comes in about 2 hours.

  5. Carol Anne says:

    A laid back sorta week, I love your week, its busy, but not too busy. Thats how I like it. At least you’ve got things to do during lockdown. Yay!

    • every day is more or less the same, but at the moment we can’t have so many field trips or dog walks.

      • Carol Anne says:

        When is lockdown in the UK being lifted? In Ireland it’s being slowly lifted starting on the 18th of May

      • I read BoJo wants businesses open on 26th May, after the Whitsun Bank Holiday. Staggered lunch hours and staring times, avoiding rush hours, etc. I can’t see it happening in the big cities. Our little town is dead as it relies on the holiday trade. People are coming in regardless of the lockdown and travel restrictions. It will be hell here when things are re-opened, especially if they are intent on keeping the social distancing which will be impossible in the big towns and High Streets as people spill out onto the streets.

      • Carol Anne says:

        That’s going to be a nightmare, especially in the big cities I agree, they’re doing it very slowly here there is six stages and they’re doing it over a few months

      • Keep safe. We intend to carry on as we are, masks and gloves when shopping etc, avoiding people and not going anywhere if we don’t have to.

      • Carol Anne says:

        I intend to do the same thing as you guys 😍🌸🌸

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