Today is Thursday 10th September

More sunshine, more washing! I feel we have to make the most of it as the prospect of using the launderette is rather daunting with visitors still apparent.
I suppose I should take a recent picture of our washing line as the one above was taken shortly after we’d moved in three years ago and Hubby had just put my line up. The field that was looks more like a garden now.
New pictures (new washing line contents!!)

Hubby has finally got round to going through our battery box and checking those rechargeable that are still taking a charge. I have therefore been up to the supermarket to dispose of 15 batteries in the appropriate place, and in so doing came back with some chicken breast which is now cooking and some dog biscuits to tempt Maggie.
It would appear that the Co-op no longer do phone top ups on the tills and you have to go to the Post Office counter. I already realised they no longer did the tops up at the customer service till. There was a queue of 7 and three more people joined it, so the cashier told me the paper shop over the road did them. I thanked her and went in, no people so straight up to the counter and done in less than 2 minutes.

Town is heaving. It’s Market Day and there are people everywhere. Few are wearing masks outside, though it seems better in shops, but not much. People are making their own car parking spaces by literally stopping and abandoning their vehicles, so it’s chaos and many are short tempered. On top of that, the supermarket was busy and no-one was giving anyone an inch. The shelves are depleted of toiletries, vitamins and puzzle books (!), the fresh produce looks anything but, though I did manage to get 5 green bananas for 69p, and in the Co-op a lady was trying to get her mobility scooter down the sectioned off aisle and playing skittles with the makeshift barriers. A member of staff told her she wouldn’t fit and suggested she go to a wider aisle at self service. She said she didn’t want self service, so barged her way through to the queue I was in, which wasn’t much wider. Common sense is a myth now.

Whilst I’ve been out, Hubby has vacuumed and dusted, so the house was lovely and clean when I got back. I walked Maggie early and will walk her again once I publish this post.
We are going to try and change her eating habits to one meal a day at lunchtime so that we can give her the meds half an hour afterwards as she has to have them after food. Hopefully she will have her biscuits in the interim, but typically she has gone off the ones we’d just bought, hence the ones today which she did prefer until we couldn’t get them!

As always, take care 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! 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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13 Responses to Today is Thursday 10th September

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you Di for the description of your morning so far 💜

  2. Maggie says:

    I miss drying my clothes in the fresh air. They smell so good afterward. Too many people milling around makes me uncomfortable.

    • Hi Maggie. We certainly missed having an outside line when we were on the boat, and when interviewed on the radio on a couple of occasions, it raised a few laughs when I said I missed a washing line when the interviewers expected something like a dishwasher, freezer or TV ( we had none of those things, have never had a dishwasher, and haven’t had a TV since 2007). Crowds of people are making me more and more nervous.

  3. Lovely day all in all, yes? I was under the impression that rice wasn’t good for dogs, but perhaps I’m mistaken. I know Ziggy doesn’t really care for it, not that he gets much of a look in. Perhaps Ms. Maggie was just focused on the chicken? They have their ways…

    • Boiled chicken and boiled rice has always been recommended by the vet, but this rice was the microwave stuff and she may well have smelt the wrapping (remember the boil in the bags?) No problem. I’m doing the same tomorrow for her and Hubby but will boil my own rice and I know she loves that. She’s been good today, and has had 5 biscuits, so we’re getting there.

  4. murisopsis says:

    I’m a little jealous that your husband dusted and vacuumed! I’ve got to do the dusting and mopping in a couple of minutes… Hope Maggie will transition to the midday meal without any problems!

    • We’ve always shared the household chores, and he can cook too! We used to leave Maggie’s food down all day and she’d eat when she was hungry. As we have to make sure she’s got something in her tummy before giving her the meds, it makes sense to give her one main meal, but she can still have her treats through the day. We shall find a routine that suits her.

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