It is Tuesday afternoon: 22nd March

My niece is 40 today, so I hope she is having a lovely day and being spoilt by her family.

Our day started early with Maya waking us up around 2.45 to do both businesses. She woke me up at 5 but didn’t want to do anything and wouldn’t settle either so we ended up playing with her Dong in the garden for about twenty minutes. She could not hint harder she was hungry so she had an early breakfast too, but at least settled down then for a couple of hours. That will not become the norm!

Hubby had a blood test at 9.30 so we walked her first and she was pretty good for us. It’s been a long day for her in the car again as after that, we went shopping.
Hubby’s INR is at the lowest end of his range, but at least there, so he’ll go back for another test in a fortnight. That was really the best part of our morning.
Driving into the town to do our shopping was one problem after another, from slow drivers to shop deliveries, and then trying to park a nightmare as the council has decided to pedestrianize half the town. In the process, they will lose a small car park and parking spaces for about 30 cars in the square, 10 of which are for disabled drivers. On top of that, the main road is also having a revamp and parking spaces removed, all so that people are forced to use the main car parks, of which there are about 3, at a cost of £2 per hour or part thereof. I think a lot of people will vote with their vehicles like us and shop elsewhere.
We did manage to park and do our banking though and Maya was very good walking in town when we got ourselves a much needed cup of  tea.

From there it was to the discount supermarket for UHT milk and tinned stuff in bulk for our monthly shop. I stayed in the car with the dog who has sadly developed a liking for tabasco and was making new rows of teethmarks in the moulding.
Hubby said the shop was filthy and shelves depleted, but he got what was on the list.
Our intention was to do the other two supermarkets on the way home but we realised it was another three hour trip and Maya probably had all four legs crossed as well as her tail, so we came straight home. It didn’t help that the road was closed and we had a 6 mile detour, so this has convinced us that we must reassess our monthly shopping practices as it’s not fair on her. Hubby will now do the heavy bulky stuff on his own once a month and the weekly stuff I’ll do locally. This will cut down the boredom factor for our pooch and hopefully she’ll keep her teeth to herself.

After lunch, I did the two local supermarkets and got the rest of the stuff on the list so we are sorted for a few weeks. Prices are creeping up though, and the quality of some produce is a disgrace. While I was out, Hubby took Maya for a walk and she was very good for him, the lead being slack all the way.

Our neighbour came in for a cuppa this afternoon and gave us one of her phone pictures of Maya in a frame. It is now on the piano next to the one of Maggie.
Hope your day has been a good one. 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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6 Responses to It is Tuesday afternoon: 22nd March

  1. Carol anne says:

    Apparently vics vapour rub does the trick to stop them from chewing too. They don’t like the taste of it or the smell apparently. I agree food prices have gone through the roof. Its a disgrace. How are people supposed to live!

  2. murisopsis says:

    I hope prices don’t soar too high as we are seeing most meat being priced right out of our budget! I suppose we might be forced to become economic vegetarians…

    • Things are going up on average by about 10p an item, apart from fuel at the pumps which is rising at 10p a litre every day. We saw it at 186.9p yesterday. Reading the headlines, it appears that costs for recharging electric cards is also set to go through the roof!

  3. What a darling photo! I’m sorry about the prices and the quality of items available in shops! It’s the same thing over here though, and I suspect it’s global. Americans have been spoilt for a long time. No shortages, no sub-standard produce or food, no ‘out of stock indefinitely’ signs. It’s been an eye opening two years that’s for sure. I doubt we’ll bounce back either. I hope the U.K. gets back on track at least. This kind of situation is nuts.

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