Today is Monday 8th February

The month is ticking away, and Winter has arrived, fashionably late.
We woke up to whiteness, though certainly not as much as this in April 2008.

This was Maggie’s first experience of snow, and she was not impressed!

As I look out of our lounge window, it is a mini blizzard with the wind blowing the snow across the front of our property.  The roads are pretty clear, but that is one thing that Lincolnshire Council have always got right, they keep the bus routes open. The flakes are quite fat now, fascinating to think there are so many and no two are identical.

Hubby took these pictures at 7am

and I took these of our back garden at 9 am

You can just make out where we’ve moved the conifers.

Looking at the sky, there is a lot more snow to come, but we are in for the day now having been for Hubby’s INR just before midday. Hurrah, he is back in range and doesn’t have to have another blood test for two weeks.
The reflux is still making its presence felt though, so we are back to basics of liquids only for a few days in the hope it will settle itself. He has been in touch with the surgery, and the HHA (Head Honcho Ass who was the only GP on duty today) contacted him this afternoon.  A new prescription for something to help him swallow should be ready to collect tomorrow. If things don’t improve in 10 days, then it will be a referral to anywhere-else-but-where-he-had-his-op please. Fingers and everything possible are crossed.

Lunches are therefore for me only, and today I had a ham and mushroom baquette which was totally delicious. We did a little bit of shopping while we were out, and the quality of the fresh fruit is questionable. Bananas were a no-go, but I did get some nice looking red grapes and was pleased to see that they have reintroduced the large 830g packs of mature cheddar I like, so I got one of those.  Cheese and crackers with grapes and cherry tomatoes are therefore a good contender for my final meal today.

Hope you are having a good day. Take care and 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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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15 Responses to Today is Monday 8th February

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Good news about your hubby!! Enjoy a warm and toasty indoor afternoon!

  2. We still have no snow this year and we have a lot of fog. The sun is shining and it is cold out. Have a good and stay warm.

  3. Snow in your backyard – same in Apartment Complex’s bordering park. Yesterday’s forecast didn’t materialize into inches predicted for my area of state; however the changeover to rain and frigid temps last night made for slippery roads, etc. Glad to read your hubbie’s good news and pray he doesn’t have future problems. I too have no idea what’s with the supermarket produce these days. Some I’d never purchase in the state displayed on the shelves. Another week ahead. Keep smiling my friend from afar. 🙂

  4. Brrrrr! But I’m glad you got some snow, although perhaps it’s less welcome there than it is here.
    We’re in need of the water as it’s been a very mild winter all things considered. We had a nice storm last Friday, but it’s mostly melted away now, and the sun is shining brightly. It’s really cold still though… Stay warm and dry and good luck to your hubby in conquering that acid reflux. That stuff is the PITS.

    • Thanks Melanie. It’s 1 degree C with a real feel of minus 6, and all becaue of the wind. The roads are clear, BUT wet, so there is more than likely to be ice about tomorrow. Glad we have nothing to do and can stay in, or just walk round the estate. Hot water bottles tonight!!

  5. I agree – wrap up you guys and keep toasty.

  6. murisopsis says:

    We are snowy here too plus the subzero temps! Sorry that your produce is looking sorry. I managed to find some pears that looked good and we bought some avocados that were on sale. My husband has been making his own guacamole and having it on toast (he does NOT have to share)!

  7. Carol anne says:

    I’m so jealous of the Uk because of all the snow! I wish we had gotten some of it! We only got minimal snow, mostly we got rain, and sleet!

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