Today is Thursday 7th May

It’s another beautiful day here in the UK, and the wind has dropped so I was able to walk Maggie this morning without a cardy or coat. Poo in the garden was OK……. hurrah!
We are taking advantage of this glorious weather by washing our body warmers and fleeces as we can get them out on the line to dry.

Hubby has another INR test today here at home. Hopefully things will be back in range after last week’s shock and drastic adjustment which made it plummet by Monday.

I had a pleasant chat with our neighbour on the drive yesterday afternoon which made a nice change and broke the monotony. She has stayed inside other than shopping once a week (she walks up to town early) and although we have rarely seen each other, we have played verbal tennis over the fence and text each other every day. We saw her this morning when she got back from shopping and chatted for about fifteen minutes. I’d had a shower and washed my hair, so was towelling it on the drive. The sun was so warm that by the time I came in, it was almost dry, so no need to use the hairdryer which will save a few pennies on the leccy bill!
With plans for the fit over 70s to be ‘allowed out’ now, she may resume her daily walks.
I’d suggested earlier she join me with the dog but she wasn’t happy as keeping to the social distancing recommendations said it wasn’t the same, even though it would have been just the two of us.  She has read that a lot of people have got themselves dogs to get themselves out. We know of one who did that when the caravan park she worked for as a cleaner closed for at least 3 months. She’d wanted to get another dog after losing hers a few years ago, and was now taking advantage of having the time to train a puppy. Winne (the Pooh) is a cutie by the way, a Cavapoo, (cavalier X miniature poodle). And yes, on an extended lead, I was allowed to fuss on our drive, puppy teeth marks all the way up my arm. Lovely.

Onward with our day then. Lunch is the last day of our stew, though it may do another as Hubby didn’t want any yesterday. Tomorrow we will be off to buy steak and the trimmings for our anniversary meal.

Take care 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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17 Responses to Today is Thursday 7th May

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    I can’t believe how much warmer your weather is than ours. I also can’t believe that BJ is relaxing restrictions — especially for seniors, fit or not — when the UK has been hot so badly by coronavirus — and he’s lucky he didn’t lose his own life. I think he’s crazy and hope you, your hubby and neighbour don’t rush back into “normalcy.” Stay safe.

    • We plan to carry on as we are Fransi as we believe to lift restrictions when our figures are constantly high is a mistake. Our neighbour has said she has been afraid to go out and may well continue as she has been too. It’s a worry all round, and as for getting schools reopened, I have no idea how they are going to maintain social distancing in the classrooms, even staggering days when pupils attend.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I completely agree. Thankfully our Prime Minister and the Premier of our Province are still being cautious and as yet are now caving in to pressure. I hope they stick to their guns because I believe the consequences of re-opening too soon are going to make what we’ve already gone through look like child’s play. One thing I know for certain is, I will not be taking any chances. I don’t think politicians or anyone else have the right to decide that it’s okay if some people die so others can go sit on an over crowded beach or sporting event. In particular I feel for the small business owners who struggle to stay afloat when we’re not under siege from a virus, but I won’t be visiting their shops and restaurants any time soon either.

      • I’m with you on all of that Fransi

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Now there are people protesting because they refuse to wear masks. They’re all nuts! No concern for anyone other than themselves!!

      • It will only take one to go down with it and they might think again. Stupid.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Let’s hope.

  2. We’re getting warmer as well. Isn’t it lovely?

  3. murisopsis says:

    Happy Anniversary!! As the restrictions loosen people have been crazy. Even though our governor has mandated masks be worn in public areas there are some who refuse to don them. Thus we are being very careful and still limiting our contact. There is nothing out there that is tempting me to risk contagion…

    • Likewise and thank you. Our anniversary is on Sunday but as I want to buy steak for the occasion, we may well have our celebratory meal tomorrow. I shall be making my cheesecake tomorrow or Saturday so that if it all goes wrong (new cream in the hope Hubby can have some) I can get replacements!

  4. Happy anniversary. Our weather is still a roller coaster. Warmish today but Saturday it will be cold. I think cheesecake is your favorite dessert!

  5. I went shopping today as we need to spend our stimulus money. I have brought clothes, ebooks, and plants with mine my husband brought a gun. The plants I brought red and pink begonias. Mother Day is Sunday and Fred Meyer HAD ALL KINDS PLANTS. The White House’s answer is to give every American citizen money to help stimulate the economy. Happy birthday and anniversary. Stay safe!

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