Today is Monday 17th January

It has been a glorious day here, though now at 3.45 in the afternoon, the heat is going out of the day and temperatures are on the decline.  Saying that though, we had a field trip this morning and the dash showed 9º C so we were able to wear lighter coats and didn’t feel the need for hats, scarves or gloves.
The roads were eerily quiet even though it was past 11am and we were able to park pretty close to the bank to check on our accounts. We are still solvent and things are looking good there. The Puppy Fund is growing nicely, and all we have to do now is find one!

Into a semi craft shop (they no longer have a large range of card making items) I was able to get the fabric leaves I was after so bought two packs of 50, plus a pack of 12 gold and 20 green in another design for some paper flowers I already have.  They also had a sheet of silver sticker for anniversary/birthday/best wishes/congratulations reduced to 50p, so I can now use the stork on my bird sheet with ‘Congratulations’ and put it in the box for sale.

On the way home, we purchased three bags of compost and while dinner was cooking, Hubby dug it all in so the greenhouse is ready for our next set of crops. The ‘free roses’ are flourishing really well so I’m glad I’d noticed the shoots on the stems of those I was about to throw away.
Lunch today was a cottage pie for Hubby and a tomato pasta for me, both from the ready meal range in the freezer. Hubby says the pie will never be as good as mine, and I cannot make a pasta dish for 69p.

No post for us today so no bills, just how I like it.
Hope your day is going well. As always, 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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9 Responses to Today is Monday 17th January

  1. murisopsis says:

    I know what you are saying about the cost of preparing some meals. They have precooked roasted chicken on sale for $4.99 but buying a whole bird costs at least $7.00 so it doesn’t make sense to buy and cook one myself!

  2. What is Cottage Pie? We are in the middle of renovating the kitchen so we have a jumble of this and that but it’s a disaster trying to put a meal together. I have been buying a lot of frozen food, which I don’t always like because they are typically high in sodium and artificial stuff. But you gotta do what you gotta do. I like the green house idea. We are going to plant a garden. Now that I will have year round warmer weather it should be interesting. I already bought green beans, Rosemary, Basil, and Lavender. Not much you can do with any of that but I love the herbs!

    • Cottage pie is minced beef and onions (plus vegetables or baked beans if you like) topped with mashed potatoes. Shepherd’s pie is similar but uses lamb. I also add cheese on top for a change, or sometimes crumble a slice of bread on the top which goes crunchy.
      Odds and ends in the kitchen works well in a dish like the above as you can mix it all together, put the mash on the top and cook it in the oven, or you can chop everything up and heat it in a frying pan to serve with pasta or rice with a dribble of stock dressing or the juices from any meat you’re cooking. Bacon and mushrooms are great because you get to drizzle the stock over the dish. I don’t add fats to my frying pan so it’s not swimming in oil other than a few drops to stop things sticking.

  3. Carol anne says:

    glad you got some card making supplies! I am intending on trying out card making in the new year! xx

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