Truthful Tuesday: November 16th, 2021

No, my calendar is not going backwards!
Frank is busy and explains what’s going on here.
At the end of the day, he is a working man who likes to share his free time with his wife, who also works full time, and for that I cannot blame him.
So, today’s TT is this:
If you care to join in, feel free to write about how life is treating you and tag it as “Truthful Tuesday”.

I can do that.

Hubby and I are both retired, he now officially a pensioner as he was 66 earlier this month. My turn to reap the benefit of a state pension in May 2022.
We’ve been married over 30 years and when working, in demanding and stressful jobs one way or another, it was important to have ‘Us Time’.
Weekdays saw us both working flat out, Saturdays was family visiting day (no-one ever visited us by the way), but Sunday was ‘our day’ when we would load up the dog and go for a drive to the New Forest for a walk in the woods and maybe an ice cream in Burley.
Christmas would have us doing the Santa Run on Christmas Eve and then once home, we’d close the door and chill for a few days until work again beckoned. For years people thought we really did put a sign on the door saying we’d wished them a Merry Christmas now sod off, but we never did. However, it was an extended ‘our time’ and one we always enjoyed. Our Christmases are still just us as we have no-one to pander to, no-one to visit, and our time is our own.

These days we always seem to be busy and sometimes wonder how we found the time to actually hold down a full time job. Hubby and I do everything together, and it is rare you will see one of us without the other. Recent weeks have seen us expecting deliveries or running around for hospital or blood test appointments, and today (Wednesday) is the first day for ages that we’ve actually had a ‘clear day’.  We made the most of it and had a field trip, having lunch out aka a picnic in the car. This is really nice for us as it means I don’t have to cook today.
We did some shopping taking advantage of seeing spam equivalent for £1.25 a tin compared to £1.89 we usually pay (same weight too), and made similar savings on three packs of small tins of baked beans which are just right for Hubby, corned beef, tins of peas and carrots and also tinned rice pudding. We might not do a lot compared to other people, but it has been a satisfying morning and we have replenished our stock.

My free time is spent blogging or making cards, but we still enjoy a walk along the beach or in the park, and this afternoon Hubby took Love a Duck for a second spin and had some time on his own while I did the boring accounts and budget spreadsheets at home.
I think we have a good life, one which suits us, and although we may always be together, we do different things, like now Hubby is watching a Chinese film while I blog. It’s that pair of comfy old slippers moment.


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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7 Responses to Truthful Tuesday: November 16th, 2021

  1. That is so beautiful! ❤ It's what many of us thought our twilight years would be like too, but life had other plans. Bless you both!

  2. murisopsis says:

    Yes! The comfortable slipper moments!! Sparky and I are like that too. He will watch his movies and I’ll be blogging but we then do almost everything else together!!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    A lovely post full of love 💜

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