It is what I would call a half and half day, cloudy with the sun playing dodgems through a grey sky and pretty warm………… or at least it is indoors! There is a wind as it’s ruffling the hedge opposite. There was a huge magpie pecking away at something in it earlier, so I hope it wasn’t a nest. It flew away with an empty beak anyway.
It’s sixteen years ago today we lost Barney. I learned yesterday of another doggy passing in October, this time a black GSD. That’s over 20 dogs in the past 18 months, but even though they were all elderly, they still leave a huge hole.
You have all probably already guessed that we are thinking of getting another dog. We won’t be rushing into anything though, especially as there are restrictions to visiting and viewing. The local animal rescue sanctuary have no dogs available at all according to their website, and breeders are asking the earth. We firmly believe in seeing pups with Mum, and the dog choosing us, as both Barney and Maggie did.
Tip run today. The car is loaded, we have our booking form and proof of address and ID. Our last trip was well organised, so hopefully nothing has changed there.
From there we’ll nip into the bank, and then do a little more shopping for bits we can only get in one outlet at the moment.
Day two of our stew today, and there might even be sufficient for a third day this time.
The pulses have packed it out so it’s more filling and we need less in the bowl!
Hubby got on the scales this morning and has put on another pound, so he is right where we want him to be. His INR was in range yesterday, but our nurse is giving him another test next week to keep an eye on things. Hopefully we have turned a corner there.
For me, I’ve lost a bit too, so hoping for a loss to report on Sunday. The flapjacks have definitely gone, and I am applying myself very strictly at the moment trying to get the cholesterol reducing foods into my diet on a regular basis.
I had a shy banana on my cereal this morning…….. it didn’t want to come out of its skin which was a sure sign it wasn’t ripe or ready, and it tasted funny, so I threw it in the bin and had grapes instead.