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.