Bit of a let down on several counts

Well, for a blank page of a day, it has certainly had some things in it!

We got Hubby’s prescription with no trouble, then decided to stop in town and try to get him some light weight shoes. We have a continental market on at the moment and the entire High Street is full of stalls, so parking is a bit of a nightmare, but we were lucky.

Although no shoes were suitable, we thought we’d found a footstool (aka pouffe) for me at a reasonable price, so brought that home together with a new frying pan. Don’t believe it when they say a pan is non stick………  my previous one was, but the non-stick came off and we’ve been using the poacher. You may recall some years ago I cooked the poacher, or should I say melted the little egg cups as I hadn’t put enough water in it. Since then, I’ve done poached eggs once in the new one, and put in too much water so they were doing the breast stroke. Hubby is now King Poacher.
But I digress slightly…………..
The pouffe was about two inches too low, so we took it straight back for a refund with no trouble, other than Hubby moving the car as mentioned in my little ditty earlier.

I was really looking forward to lunch. I did Hubby’s first as he had his pasty (minus the pastry), tatty cake and beans as I was using the microwave.  My prawns were nicely defrosted by now, and being at room temperature, very flavourful. I prepared my salad, and put my jacket potato in the microwave. I’d bought a lovely red apple at a cost of some 40p (eight bob in old money) the day before yesterday together with a nice pear, so took it into the kitchen to slice and dice. I cut it in half and it was rotten at the core! There was no indication of that whatsoever, so it went in the bin. My jacket spud was done, and when I cut into that, it was green, so that followed the apple and I did myself another one. That was OK, but one end was also green  so I only ended up with half of it. Tomorrow is McCheese for Hubby and tomato pasta with mushrooms and peppers for me.

This afternoon I got the card kit out thinking about making my own 3D flowers using a pair of compasses and arcs, then cutting them out. It sort of worked, but not that well as I didn’t realise the card was only coloured on one side and couldn’t rub out my pencil markings very well on the first one I did. I inverted that one though and have a yellow and white flower with a green and cream centre. I’ve set it on three paper leaves I had with a black background and it looks OK, but not brilliant. Most of my time was spent cutting things out rather than making anything, but a second card, again with a black background, went together with a bright orange flower and matching feather.  No photos today though.

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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6 Responses to Bit of a let down on several counts

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    Oh sorry for your apple and potato! I’ve had some apples like that recently, too, where they look great until you cut them to find rot in the middle. Wonder why this happens? And for the potato, I won’t eat it if it’s green either. Some say it’s fine, but not to my way of thinking. I throw it out and start over. 🙂

  2. Paula Light says:

    Ugh, some days… Hopefully, tomorrow goes better!

  3. murisopsis says:

    I hate when that happens! I bought a pear that when I cut it up it had areas that looked motheaten and dry inside. That was awful. My other big disappointment was my acorn squash that looked perfect on the outside but the center with the seeds was moldy and black. I thought I could salvage the outer part but when cooked it has a moldy flavor – had to throw it all away!

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