Today is Wednesday 2nd December

It’s after 5pm UK time, dark outside, but surprisingly mild.

We walked up into town today to get a sympathy card as although I make them for every other occasion, a card for condolence is a different matter.
We had some basic shopping to do so went to the supermarket first as it was the furthest point. They had cards but only for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and Get Well Soon, but there is a good newsagent in town where I purchased one with roses on the front and a simple message inside. We have lost several people on our estate in the last eight months.

For us, it has been a quiet day. We’ve managed two walks now, and two more acquaintances have said how sorry they were to hear about Maggie. This is such a close community especially amongst dog owners, they all feel our loss. We are looking forward to picking up her picture on Friday. Hubby has been tweaking the snapshot I have of Kizzy, and if we like what they’ve done for us, we hope they will be able to do something similar for her.

Lunch today was a cottage pie with cheese topping, served with broccoli, peas, carrots and cauliflower. It all went down very well!
Our neighbour came in for a cuppa in the afternoon and stayed for a couple of hours. She originally declined because of the latest tier system (we are in Tier 3 even though our numbers are below the national average), but we pointed out that she is part of our support ‘bubble’ so it’s allowed. I think she is relieved that she won’t have to isolate herself again as she had in the first instance because she thought at 70, she had to stay indoors. It has played havoc with her nerves and anxiety, so we are glad she is intending to go out for walks, do some shopping, and of course interact with us.

Hope you’ve all had 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! 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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9 Responses to Today is Wednesday 2nd December

  1. Liz says:

    I am glad she is continuing to come round, because as you say, she is part of your suppomrt bubble.
    I shall be seeing my support bubble tomorrow, then later on Saturday, when I have been to mum’s bungalow for the final time.
    Although I am an introvert, I wouldn’t know where I would have been without my support bubble, who have been supportive since last year.

    Enjoy remainder of your evening. Keep warm.

  2. Leswin says:

    The tier system is ridiculous. My daughter also lives in Lincolnshire so tier 3, yet I live in one of the London boroughs with the highest number of cases in all of London and we have gone down to tier 2. There is neither rhyme nor reason to it. She has actually been off work with covid but went back yesterday. The others are still self-isolating. My daughter is making plans for Christmas and what days I shall be going there. I don’t feel as confident as she does, and of course there is getting the dog into kennels. I can’t take him with me because, even though he knows them all, he doesn’t like their house for some reason. Maybe it’s the wooden floors in the living rooms and the tiled floor in the kitchen. Greyhounds don’t like anywhere slippery. He’s not keen on cocker spaniels either, and my daughter has one. I was sorry to hear about Maggie. My dog has been with me for seven years now; I got him not long after I retired. We’ve only been apart for a few days in all that time, and I’d be devastated.

    • I agree with you about the tier system. It’s nuts. I hope you can get together with your family over the holidays. You could be right about the floors in the other house. Barney, our previous dog, hated the laminate floor we put down in the bedroom, so it was soon replaced with carpet tiles. In the cottage, we put down quarry type tiles through the majority of the property and had large rugs. Maggie wasn’t bothered, and we had carpet in the bedrooms. She was only 2 when we moved there and had her first introduction to snow. She was NOT impressed!! We miss her terribly as she was a part of our lives for almost 16 years. Thank you for commenting and mentioning her. Take care.

  3. I haven’t comment for a while but I do think of you often. Your comment on the support bubble is new to me. It does sound like a good idea. We still have about 2 months before the change in admiration. My caregiver and myself make bean and ham soup for today. Stay Safe!

    • Hi Bettylouise. Always good to see a comment from you. We offered to be our neighbour’s ‘support bubble’ as we became close when her husband died. Hope you are keeping well. Take care.

  4. murisopsis says:

    That she is in your “bubble” is wonderful! I hope the 2nd wave here is abbreviated but with the lax enforcement of the masks and obstinance of some people to distance as well as mask up, I’m sure it will double our death toll… Stay safe and be well!

    • You too Val. Our numbers here have risen, but we are still below the national average. The government have however grouped the entire county (the largest in the UK) into tier 3!

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