Today is Friday 13th August

Did you know that today is the only Friday the 13th this year?
Years ago I worked with someone who would not go out of the house on such a day, let alone come to work, and I also remember the anxieties of the date on computer viruses.

So how is your day so far?
It is glorious here today. Lovely sunshine, a gentle breeze, and the air lovely and fresh following some heavy rain last night.

After the events of yesterday, our plans are not much. We have nowhere to be, no-one to see, and nothing that eminently needs doing, so we can have a ploddy day without chasing our tails.Β  Time to chill
Photo: our beach Dec 2018

I seem to have sorted out our energy supply and opted for a two year fixed contract that ties in with my increased budget allowance. We also get a discount for paying by monthly Direct Debit, though I don’t know how much or how it’s calculated. The last one we had was Β£40 a year and was deducted from the bill. As calculated in this post the majority of the increase is due to daily service charges, not the energy itself, but it won’t hit the budget too hard.

Lunch today is proposed chops and jacket potatoes. I found the chops in the freezer but the last time Hubby had them, he ended up having emergency surgery for a bolus blockage which set recovery from his September operation (which seems to have failed anyway)
back five months. The plan is to mince the meat, then fry it in the pan with a little oil, chopped onions, stock cube and garlic. However, if the chops look the slightest bit iffy, they will be binned and I’ll open a tin of tuna!!

Onward with our day then. As usual, 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! 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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23 Responses to Today is Friday 13th August

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Sounds like a good day so far. Are the chops pork? You probably know that that’s one of the hardest meats to digest and clear the gut. I love a jacket potato πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  2. scifihammy says:

    I live for ploddy days! πŸ˜€ Too much hassle is exhausting.
    Happy Friday 13th. πŸ˜€

  3. SarahC says:

    Well car issues so hope the other car behaves one more day as we are off to dental procedures Mr 🀦

  4. Carol anne says:

    I hope the chops turned out! Did you eat them? Hope you enjoyed the lazy day! Xoxo

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