Today is Saturday 5th September

It has been an interesting start to the day as we are experiencing beautiful sunshine when we were expecting overcast skies and showers.
The plan was to go and fetch some wood trim for the new table and Hubby needed some special grease. I needed a new kitchen timer as the one we have works sometimes, and that’s when we haven’t set it.

Hubby’s shopping list came up with a fat ZERO, but I got a cute little ladybird timer for £3.70. It requires no batteries as you wind it up then turn back, and works like a charm.
Onward to the next town then and Hubby got the strips he wanted…….. sort of……… plus some shelving so that he can add shelves to his small bookcase for storage. Like the boat, there is very little storage here and the bedrooms aren’t exactly big enough to house chests of drawers or large wardrobes.  We don’t have a lot anyway, but shelving is always useful.
The grease he wanted was as common and cheap as chips before lockdown, and now it’s like asking for the moon, if the assistant knows what you’re talking about in the first place.
Three days ago Hubby was after a specific spanner and once again it was like asking for some alien life force, though eventually he found an outlet that could supply it…… with a month’s wait. Hubby being Hubby thought outside the box, spent the princely sum of £2.60 so if his idea backfired it wouldn’t have broken the bank, and made something for the job. It works perfectly.
Anyway, he ends up buying a large can of the grease he needs for £6. Chances are the toothpaste tube size he was after would have cost pretty much the same as if you want something small, it usually has a large price tag.

Back home and lunch of chili and rice, with our tomatoes and our onions. I added a carrot as well as the garlic and tin of red kidney beans, so there is plenty for tomorrow. I’ll do rice again for Hubby, but I’ll have mine with a baked potato and extra veg (as left).

Pictures from March 2020

Hope you’ve all had a positive start to the day. 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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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14 Responses to Today is Saturday 5th September

  1. Chris Hall says:

    Looks delicious, Di!

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Not bad I am surviving 💜

  4. There must be a chili ‘bug’ in the air…. I had beanless chili over spaghetti noodles for supper last night and I have another portion for tonight. It makes a lovely mildly spicy sauce and with a little cheese is very delicious! Yours looks healthier though and very appetizing! ☺

    • Thank you. lean minced beef, fresh tomatoes, a chopped carrot, onion, garlic and a tin of kidney beans, I put cheese on my bolognese and tomato pasta dishes. I’ve been vigilant lately though having weighed my ‘bads’ and extended my ‘goods!’

  5. murisopsis says:

    A sunny day is a treat lately. We have had rain and very cool temps in the morning so chili is on the menu this coming week.

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