Today is Tuesday, 1st December

Hello everyone. White bunnies and all that for the first of the new month, which as it happens is the last of this abysmal year.

My cards are in the post, and if I receive one from anyone I haven’t sent one to, that’s because I don’t have their address. I literally went through my address book and sent a card to everyone in it, though there are a few crossings out now. I didn’t bother with a newsletter this year, probably the first time in over two decades, but the news for everyone is grim with Covid and our year hasn’t exactly been rosy.

The day started sunny, but oh so cold. It had been raining in the night so the grass is too wet to cut. We’ve had our first walk though, walking through the park. We met a few of our friends, one of which said it looked really odd to see us without Maggie. Her dog is a 10 year old GSD, who is very protective towards her, but knows us now, so we can stop and chat. Sometimes, but not always, she’ll allow you to fuss her, the dog that is, not the owner.
I also got a fuss from a black and white border collie who was just a pup when we arrived here. They have spent so much time training her, and she walks off lead most of the time, responding to hand signals just as Maggie used to.
Finally, it was the turn of the little dogs, and I got trashed by a pair that have always been glad to see me. When Covid first hit, they were so confused as to why they couldn’t cross the street to be fussed, so we improvised and I went through the stroking motions on my side whilst their owners did the actual stroking on theirs. It seemed to work anyway, and Maggie was used to sharing me.

I had to wait outside for the Post Office as it’s tucked away in the corner of a small shop, so only has room for one being served and one waiting. Luckily there was only one other lady outside and it wasn’t raining. My parcels cost almost £4 each to post, I topped up my phone, bought some more stamps to replace the ones I’d used, and took a tenner for pocket money as my purse was practically empty.

From there we went to the Co-op to get Hubby’s yogurts. We buy three or four packs to tide him over a couple of weeks as they are the only place that stock this particular flavour which suits him.
All in all we’ve had a good day so far. The house smells of curry which is pleasant on the nose as I don’t make it too strong, and although he was disappointed he couldn’t have the coconut on the top yet, it went down very well with no after effects. The pain in Hubby’s side is diminishing, though still a little uncomfortable, but at least he doesn’t have to have any more tummy jabs now that his INR is back in range.

Hope you’ve all had a good start to your day.
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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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15 Responses to Today is Tuesday, 1st December

  1. scifihammy says:

    Sounds like a busy and productive day. 😀
    I’m not sending any cards this year – first time ever. But our post was really bad even before Corona – so there seems no point.
    I love the little UK PO’s. There used to be one down the lane from us when I was a kid – like you say, tucked in the corner of the shop that sold bread and cakes, newspapers etc!

  2. Lisa says:

    One thing I LOVE about reading blogs is the interesting things I learn! Like why you wrote “white bunnies.” How fun. I often think how boring we are in the US.

    • It was always ‘pinch punch, first day of the month’ and a sore arm, but saying White Bunnies made you ‘immune’. Daft childhood memory, but it’s stuck!

  3. It sounds like your own day has been fairly good. That’s wonderful and glad your hubs is feeling better each day! It is rather depressing that one can’t ‘fuss’ the canines one knows, and I’ve felt the loss as well, but not as keenly as when my favorite adopted ‘fur kid’ lived right next door. Martha (a Springer Spaniel) was used to coming in and out of my house at her whim, and would always come over to see me if I were outside. She and Hunydog got on very well. Both Martha’s owners were elderly though and I would not have felt good about being so friendly with COVID around. They moved in 2016 though, so no worries. My current house neighbors have a huge tom cat with a sour attitude (he hates dogs). Ziggy and he have never met, which is all to the good I think. Enjoy your beautiful day and I’ll look to read your news tomorrow too!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    I love reading about your days Di 💜💜💜

  5. Carol anne says:

    I hope the curry was good! Lol about the dogs! Dogs are so funny! Glad you got the parcels and cards posted! Xxx

  6. murisopsis says:

    The physical distancing is explainable to the people but the dogs are just baffled. Or should I say most people understand. We are well into a second wave and still some people can’t figure out how to distance and wear masks properly. So good to hear that your day has gone swimmingly. We are getting ready for lunch and a trip to get a geocache…

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