Something different today

I’ve lost a day as I keep thinking it’s Sunday. Sundays bring in several challenges, and today has been, shall we say, a little quiet.

To be honest, I’ve made an effort to do something different today as I felt my blogging posts were getting a little stale, and I was losing my edge. This happens sometimes, and I don’t usually worry about it, but since I wrote about People Watching, or the lack of it, the other day, it suddenly hit me just how much everyone has to stay inside and try to find something to do! There are only so many cards I can make, and NO, I am not going to start on the C ones yet. Hell, we’ve only just got over the last one.
 
I made this selection of birthday cards last year

We don’t have a TV as regular readers know, and Hubby watches films or catches up with the news on the internet. I tend to have half an ear listening to whatever is drifting across from the opposite sofa, and have got a dab hand at guessing the actor/actress just from their voices.

Photos July and August 2019

We’ve managed three walks today, and the Canada Geese are coming home to the breeding island in the park. The ducks are also pairing up, though Geraldine still seems to be quacking any suitors off, she makes such a racket. Today she was more interested in whatever a little girl in a pink puffer coat was throwing into the water, so the rest of the ducks, and a few geese too, got the lion’s share of the seed today.
Photo December 2020

It’s been cold though, so going out has worked wonders for getting the circulation going and then coming home to appreciate the luxury of central heating. We have no open fire or a fireplace here, and miss the cosiness of the log burner in the cottage. There’s nowhere to put one in our lounge unless we lose some furniture, and we don’t have a lot to start with.
Also, we can’t have a shifteroo and put something in another room because we haven’t got space there either. Still, what we have is home, and we’re comfortable, which is what matters.

Today, I actually sat back and watched a film. It was a put together using footage from all the Terminator movies and called ‘Terminator: The Dark Years’. It was pretty good, once I  gave up trying to follow the time line and which John Connor was going to show up next. The idea of this was to give you a bigger insight into Kyle Reese. Michael Beihn rules there for me.

After that we went out for our second walk, and when we came back had carrot and coriander soup to warm up. I checked the syns on that and the 400g tin only had 6 syns, so my share was 3. I’ve kept to my allowance today. Weigh/text in tomorrow.
I then settled down to write some letter cards. We received one from friends today which was nice, so I’ve replied to that and written three others. I’ve also got another two birthday cards to put in the post, again sending them out early in case their post is still as erratic as ours.

A bit of blogging followed, then our final walk, and now it’s bedtime.
It’s been a good day, and I’m feeling refreshed from not being at a keyboard for most of it.

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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13 Responses to Something different today

  1. murisopsis says:

    I’ve been a couch potato most of the day – talking on the phone. Seems all my friends and family decided that today was the day to have a chat. My arm was tired and my hand cramped from holding the phone. It was almost like being a teen again!!

  2. Sadje says:

    A break is often much needed and refreshing.

  3. Chel Owens says:

    I quite like the birthday cards. I’m winging it for calories with my diet; I think I can’t face how many I actually give into when I’m tired ’round 3 o’clock. 🙂

  4. K.Hartless says:

    I love the flapper cards. Striking!

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Love those cards Di 💜💜

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