It’s 2.30 in the afternoon and the weather is glorious. There’s a pleasant breeze so the door and windows are open, and it is really pleasant indoors without being stuffy.
We had a heavy thunderstorm in the night which woke us up, taking a while to register it was thunder and we were not under attack! Hubby disconnected his CB radio and the internet hub as a precaution. Maya raised her head, then flopped back on her bed and went back to sleep. This is a bonus for us as both Barney and Maggie hated thunder so I hope this was not a fluke and she is genuinely not bothered by it.
Our day has included a field trip to get some hide chews for our pup as the pet shop has discontinued them. Maya is allowed in this particular shop and was pretty good, especially when she discovered the pet food aisle and sniffed out those chews! We had a snack in town, sharing both with her, so she has been spoilt a little today.
Lunch today was tuna fishcakes. Hubby had baked beans with his and I bought a little gem lettuce to do a salad for me. I added orange pepper pieces, halved baby plum tomatoes and some pickled beetroot, so my plate was colourful and the meal very tasty.
I’m expecting a call this afternoon to discuss our car insurance renewal. Hubby and I alternate as principal drivers so that we can both keep our No Claims Discount valid.
No doubt premiums have increased substantially and I hope my 10% allowance on last year’s cost will be sufficient. My turn to take out the policy this time.
It’s just passed 6:30 AM here. Annie has been fed and I am awaiting a phone call. I have acupuncture this morning and then a trip to pick up a few groceries and meds. I hope I get everything done as successfully as you did today. It’s great that Maya is not afraid of thunder. Annie is terribly frightened by it.
Pepper, the dog I had when I was first married in the late 70s was terrified of thunder. We were dosing her up with sedatives and she was a zombie. No life for a dog. I came home one day and she’d wrecked the kitchen. It was a miracle she hadn’t electrocuted herself as the wires from the fridge freezer were all exposed, or thrown herself through the glass door. With both of us working full time, she was on her own a lot and it wasn’t fair to tranquilize her every day.
We have very little rain here. Annie gets her tight cuddles when it thunders. It is hard on dogs who are frightened.
I had to look up gem lettuce – a new term to me. It looks yummy.
They are small, crisp and sweet. I also like the Romanian Hearts lettuce for the same reason. Little Gems are very popular here.
I will make an effort to look for them.
Having the windows open wide is a thing of the past. Thank goodness for shutters! The first thing Finbar did here was jump out an open window. Soon we’ll be keeping shutters and windows closed to keep the heat out, but the bargain is usually that you can open them wide at night to let the cool in.
We had a storm too last night. There wasn’t a peep out of the new boys. A pleasant change from Finbar who had to be comforted all night in thunderstorms.
Glad the new babes weren’t frightened of thunder Jane.
It could have been very messy 🙂
Its great Maya doesn’t mind the thunder, Nitro is terrified of it. We had heavy rain all afternoon yesterday, and some thunder the night before. Glad you had a nice lunch and a productive day so far! Xx
It’s been a good day so far.
I love your prose style. Has a deftness of energy that is very engaging. Reminds of a couple authors when they do non-fiction.
Thank you Garry. You are very kind.