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.