Today is Wednesday 27th January

The day started pretty well and the meters were read with no unpleasant surprises.
We’d decided to do our February stock up today as I wanted to go to the bank and our nearest branch is either 17 or 20 miles away. The closest town for business has a market on Wednesdays, so parking would have been difficult, so we went a little further afield where we had four supermarkets to choose from, so it made sense.

The road is closed again, though the diversion is not the original 12 miles and we were able to get most of the way there with no trouble. The ‘new route’ though is more pothole than road, and I’m surprised we still have our suspension.
This is the usual quality of pothole repair, and older readers might remember this post.

We got to the bank, but the machine I wanted wasn’t working, though it turned out it was ‘warming up’ so we were able to use it. That done, it was across the road to the chemist to get some steri strips for the first aid kits. Prices have rocketed, and they now want Β£3 for 8, so we went elsewhere and got an 8 pack for a pound, so bought four. What a difference, but such a useful thing to have in the kit, especially when I mistook my finger for a carrot.

We wanted to get some slipper socks for Hubby, but no joy in the shop we’d got them last time and staff were noticeable by their absence.
The next shop was equally short staffed, with one guy operating the only open checkout as well as covering the self service area. No floor staff were visible anywhere. We got what we wanted though, but quality and supply is low.
Our third shop was disastrous. NO PIES!! We had been so looking forward to steak pie for dinner and I had calculated my syns accordingly by having my double day today. Apparently they have had to close their fresh bakery section due to staff illness, so no pies, pasties, sausage rolls, roasted chickens or anything previously cooked on the premises. We did get a packet of cookies for Hubby though, so that was some compensation.
Fuel next and prices have gone up, but it only took 13 litres to fill our tank as we’d topped up when we got back from A&E last week.
Final store, and it was business as usual. We commented about staff shortages in the others, and apparently they were all well here and had no casualties. Again we got what we wanted, which wasn’t that much really, and made for home.
Another local store for Hubby’s yogurt on the way and that was it.

We’ve spent Β£37 today, and that has topped up the meat drawer and veg in the freezer plus replenished our cupboards, so we are well stocked for February now, and can buy the basics as and when needed.

Good news is that the window company are replacing the pane in the kitchen on Friday, and we have made eye test appointments for next week with our lovely optician.
It’s not been a bad day, but we were glad to get home, which wasn’t until 2pm, so as usual, everything is behind schedule.

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 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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18 Responses to Today is Wednesday 27th January

  1. Chel Owens says:

    You’re so upbeat. I hope more staff recover and can return to work.

  2. I love how you still keep a positive attitude amid so many sign of times obstacles. The statement carrot versus finger (sad mistake) drew a chuckle. It’s great to read you and your hubbie are okay. Me, I’ve been MIA with little desire to write much ado about anything – think called full-blown depression. I’ll be sure to mention my feelings to my primary doctor thru Monday’s Zoom appointment. I’m not the only person in my locale who feels this way – another gal with published poetry books took quite a hiatus and finally back on track now. I thought I’d touch base and say a ‘friendly hello’ to a favorite blogging buddie. πŸ™‚

    • Hi June, so glad to seea comment from you as I hadn’t seen anything from you for a while.
      Depression is a bitch and I sympathise. Many years ago before I met Hubby I was on a rainbow diet of medication. The pair of us had a sending off party down the loo at the start of 1990 and stained the porcelain!
      Glad you are in touch with your doctor though. You’ve had a fair bit to contend with lately. Take care and keep safe ❀

      • Thank you, Di. Yes, it appears my emotions hit the state of full-blown depression. The Pandemic has taken its toll (for many) and it’s hard to accept what we can’t change. I chuckled about your cleanser for the loo – I use bleach (LOL). Yes, my doctor will probably recommend I chat over the internet with a psychologist. It’s truly odd how history can create intrusive thoughts while one can’t remember stuff from a few days ago without notes. Prisoner of emotions (nice title for a book) πŸ™‚ Thanks again for being such a sweet friend!!

      • You are most welcome June. That is a good title for a book June and a good project. You going to write it?

      • Di, I’ve thought about it. I’d have to write it as though it didn’t happen to me though. It’s said one can write best about when has inside details.

      • Exactly. Written in the third person but from personal experience. Good luck!!! πŸ˜€

      • Thank you sweet friend. πŸ™‚

      • You are most welcome. Have a good day June

  3. willowdot21 says:

    A long day for you both, hope the afternoon and evening are pleasant πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  4. murisopsis says:

    Sorry you couldn’t get your meat pie! We are still not able to get some cooked items at the grocery and absolutely NO self serve! There is no way to purchase a single pastry as they box them by the dozen and that just won’t work for the two of us…

    • Know exactly what you mean. They used to do doughnuts in twos, but now only in 5 packs. I could eat them all as they’re so good, but that is almost my entire week’s syn allowance!

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