Today is Tuesday 20th October

The day has started off  overcast, but seems to be clearing a little and I spy patches of blue sky through the clouds. It’s chilly though. Both of us have had showers and our towels are out on the line as there’s sufficient wind to dry them.

The stew is cooking, and I shall whizz Hubby’s portion so that he can drink it. He has done very well these past few days and managing more solid foods in small doses. It is a strange diet eating all foods that are considered bad for you, but if they can be tolerated, we can progress to ‘better stuff’ later. He’s put on another pound.

I went up to the supermarket today to get some soft supplies in for him, and town was heaving. The shop was packed, nobody giving anyone any space, but at least more masks were being worn. The shelves are interesting, plenty of chocolate, cereal and biscuits, but cleaning liquids, toiletries and kitchen rolls were low today. Their freezers have plenty of pizza and fish, ice cream is OK, though individual lollies, cornettos and frozen desserts are few. Frozen veg is also low. I was going to treat myself to some bacon but couldn’t get to the chiller section as it was choc-a-bloc with people loading their already laden trolleys with fresh meat. Some people seemed to be in a trance as they weaved aimlessly between shelves either side of the aisles. Most of these were actually men, and they didn’t appear to looking at anything, let alone picking something up to purchase. At least the sniffer guy wasn’t there today, and I heard someone talking on his mobile saying that it was good that there was plenty of beer and alcohol available. Each to his own I guess.

Hubby has just taken Maggie out for her second walk. With the cold weather, she is beginning to stiffen up, so we are trying to get her into the habit of using the garden more.

Not much else on the agenda today, so I’ll sign off and wish you all a good day.
Keep safe everyone and take care.


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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10 Responses to Today is Tuesday 20th October

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you Di, I wish you both a happy and safe day 💜

  2. SarahC says:

    Always interesting virtually visit 👀

  3. Always enjoy reading ’bout your day – surprised supermarket so busy on a Tuesday. Glad you found most food items on your list. 🙂

    • The caravan parks are still open and the kids are on half term with an extra week for Covid shut down. There are holiday flats and properties here so everyone is coming to the coast to escape (and potentially bringing god knows what with them.)

      • Are caravan parks similar to campgrounds? Your response explains the busy supermarket. Yes, people love to head for the seashore (same in US). I do hope the cases of virus don’t increase for your area. Day-to-day always a worry now – yesterday many people received emergency alerts on their cell phones as the city across the bridge is on code ‘Red’. I doubt there will ever be a time in life all humans agree on safety measures hence we suffer the consequences. It’s so sad. 😦

      • Caravan parks here can be for touring caravans, camper vans or have static caravans on residential sites. Some have specific areas for tents. We’ve been lucky so far and our numbers low, but that could so easily change. It’s a worry. Keep safe June.

  4. murisopsis says:

    We went to the grocery early today and it was surprising that the shelves were empty of the most random items – No canned Spam of any kind, out of tomato soup, no stewed tomatoes, low on yogurt, completely out of fresh melon and mushrooms. On the bright side there were fully stocked shelves of paper towels and kleenex. Glad to hear that the soft/liquid diet is going well and your husband is gaining a little weight!

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