Today is Sunday 31st January

This is it then, the last day of the first month of the new year, and do we feel more further along? No, not really.
The good news is that the vaccine is being rolled out in our town, and even better that the surgery is not running it. Our neighbour has been waiting by the phone all week for her call as she is 70 and in the current group being vaccinated. She has heard nothing, yet knows they have her number as they contacted her for a random test for the over 70s a little while ago. That came back negative as expected but a relief all the same.

The frustrations of boredom, travelling restrictions and second guessing when to go out for our walks now, plus health matters that have gone a little sideways even though we know why, are taking a toll. We try to keep on top of it, work in variety, modify our routine as much as we can and keep cheerful, but we are like millions of other people who are growing so tired of it all.
It must be worse for those with families and the worry of work. Not only from a financial point of view, but also keeping the kiddies entertained.
I count my blessings that our routine wasn’t jam packed to start with, and in all honesty the only thing we really miss is being able to get in the car for a field trip just ‘because’, and being able to browse in shops.
So many are closed, and we can’t even have a walk along the prom and stop off at our cafe for coffee and cake because they’re shut. The takeaways are open, but it’s damn cold sitting on a metal bench in the freezing wind.  At least we can get out for our walks though.  Many people can’t. We actually have quite a lot going for us.

The washing is on, we’ve done everything so it will be a launderette job today even though the sun is shining and it’s quite mild. The housework is done, and the sultanas are soaking for our chicken curry today.
I’ve lost a pound this week so well pleased with that, and will treat myself to a couple of Fererro Rochers later.

Hope your day has started well.
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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7 Responses to Today is Sunday 31st January

  1. Liz says:

    No plans for me today. I have slept in. Got up 11.30am.
    I plan on having egg sandwiches for lunch and it will be chicken curry and brown rice later.
    I shall do some reading and may play some dvd’s.

  2. It’s not raining so will try to get into the garden.

  3. Those walks in my opinion are VITAL. I can find ten dozen excuses for not walking Ziggy right now (leg and joint pain, it’s COLD and he doesn’t like that any more than I do, I’m tired, I feel ill blah de blah blah, right??) Walking provides endorphins that cheer and revitalize us. Ziggy has put on some weight and looks quite plump actually. So I need to get my sorry butt ‘out there’ and JUST DO IT. I’m always heartened to read about YOUR day, Di. You have a very positive attitude, despite all the possible worries and actual situations you’ve had to deal with. Plus there’s always Geraldine to go and see, right? Enjoy your treat! You earned it! ☺

    • Walks are indeed important to us, even without our beloved Maggie. I would be a liar if I said when it’s chucking down with rain we’re glad we don’t have to go out, but we do need to exercise and walks suit us both.
      Geraldine is getting quite chubby, and we wonder if she’ll find a mate for this year. I believe geese and swans don’t usually pair up until their second year, so maybe ducks are the same, though they don’t pair for life and IMO their coupling is quite violent, and some females actually drown. We shall see, and I will be taking pictures!
      I did enjoy my treat (s………… yeah I’ve had more than one, but I’m having a day off).

  4. murisopsis says:

    A productive day! My husband just finished raking the snow off the roof. He shoveled out the driveway earlier. Now it is time for dinner… Count of Monte Christo sandwiches tonight!!

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