Today is Tuesday 19th January

After yesterday’s events, we are looking forward to a quiet day with no plans whatsoever.

Both of us had a good night’s sleep which certainly helped, and the meds are doing their stuff as Hubby is in considerably less pain today.
My back aches from sitting in the car too long, though I did get out often to walk about, plus go to the loo and buy myself something to eat and drink. I’d parked close to where the buses stopped, and vibrations from their engines reverberated under the car and through my feet which was a bit unnerving until I realised what it was. I could have moved, but the car park was busy so I stayed put.

It’s raining, and looks like being in for the day. Some of our dog walking friends have donned wellies and raincoats to take their pets for their usual walks. Front page news yesterday was that it has been agreed for dog owners to walk their pets twice a day.

Having finished my book and unable to put my head down for a nap, I chose the paper I did for the puzzle page, which as it turned out was nothing like I remember, probably because I bought the wrong paper (sigh). I was stunned by the articles within that were considered newsworthy (I suppose the headline should have been a mammoth clue), there was no jokes page, a sports supplement (something I’d forgotten it being Monday) and the majority of the back pages all to do with sport, the problem page was ‘tired’ and the TV listings made me so very glad we don’t have one.
I completed the crossword, arrow word and suduku, then tried my hand at the alphaword, where you are given two letters in a numbered grid and have to guess the rest. I’m not very good at those as a rule, and didn’t understand the clue, which was apparently supposed to help supply some more letters. I applied logic, looking for identical numbers side by side as that narrows down the choice, and if the end letter was the same, that was as good a starting point as any. Once I got going, it was finished in about an hour and the ‘answer’ to the clue didn’t make any sense anyway. Needless to say I will not be buying another paper today to see if my answers were correct. Everything fitted, so I guess I was right.

Our eating habits yesterday were dreadful, so I shall be trying to pull it back for the rest of the week. Lunch today will be bacon and some leftovers which have to be used up. It’s not as bad as it sounds because I don’t use oil to cook, tomatoes and mushrooms are free foods as are the eggs which we’ll poach, and I can syn the bread for toast.

Have a good day everyone and keep safe.

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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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5 Responses to Today is Tuesday 19th January

  1. I’m very very glad things are going so much better. If it’s not too personal, what did they determine was wrong with your poor husband? Is it something that happens now and again as a matter of course? I ‘get’ that as I have a ‘mystery’ GI problem. They keep relabelling it, but they can’t ‘fix’ it, so I’ve worked out my own regime for treating it when it flares up. Don’t know how healthy it is for my system, but one does what one must! Take care of yourselves. A little rest and relaxation is just the thing!

    • He had a UTI, which had the GP surgery done a proper emergency blood test at the time he had a telephone consultation about the pain instead of delaying it by two weeks, would have been picked up. He should have been put on a course of antibiotics pending said blood test, but our surgery is Crap (and that’s on a good day)

  2. Carol anne says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed doing the puzzles, and leftovers for lunch nom nom! I love bacon, toast and eggs etc!

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