Today is Saturday 21st November

We’ve just got back from a brisk walk along the prom, through the park, and round the estate, a distance of about one and a half miles. We took a slightly different route, but still one Maggie was familiar with. We met up with a few people, one knew we’d lost her, another is a couple locally who we hadn’t seen to tell, and the third a guy with a springer spaniel that is friendly on an erratic basis. We didn’t say, and he didn’t ask.

The days are plodding on, and before we know it, it will be December and I shall be sending out our usual cards. I’ve been buying stamps over the past three or four months to spread the cost, but at the last count, I still have about 20 to post. I usually include a newsletter as for many it is the only time of year we have contact, but it is a two way street and we hear from them too, so it’s not like it’s all one-sided.  With all the cards I’ve made during the lockdown, I shall be sending a few to a friend as well as my aunt. I’d already posted the parcel to Bro in NZ, which included my SIL’s birthday card for next week. Both are signed from the three of us, but they will understand.

The day is chilly but dry, so all being well we should get a few more walks in. It is hard to judge the time without Maggie, and we think it’s around 7pm when in fact it is only about 20 to 5.  She would be herding us towards the door several times during the day.

I see the 3TC challenge has gone out for tomorrow. I used the wrong editor when preparing it, and obviously screwed up the schedule. I’ll try and reverse it, if not there won’t be one tomorrow and things should be back to normal on Monday.

Keep safe 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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7 Responses to Today is Saturday 21st November

  1. murisopsis says:

    My mother always bought cards ahead of time and then signed them (for herself and for my father). That first year was rather rough! I’m sure all the people who knew Maggie will understand..

    • I haven’t written anything in advance other than for NZ. We had expected to lose her a couple of times this year, but now it’s a reality, it’s so raw and seems so strange here.

  2. Carol anne says:

    Awe walks are nice! I love walking! I am glad you have made so many cards! Wow decembers fast approaching! Its so weird the months are just flying by!

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