Today was Thursday 10th November

It has been a busy day one way or another and here we are at 6.30!!

I had my blood test this morning and the nurse who took it knows our dog trainer as her sister has had several pups from him. She took a fair bit and I felt a little light headed so she kept me chatting for a while. The results will be in 7 to 10 days. I am hoping to get a date for my ultrasound and MRI scan soon.

After that, it was up to collect the carpet tiles for the lounge. Hubby discovered they were back in stock and we are glad we waited as the alternative source was more than double the price. The job is scheduled for next week as we have a few things on over the next few days.
A much needed coffee followed and I went in to get some weights for our lounge blinds as some of the little stalks had snapped following windy weather with the windows open. The shop is opposite where we usually manage to park and although we only needed four, I bought ten so that we had spares.

Shopping after that and a different list to normal. My cooking margarine has gone up to 99p (it was 59p) so home made cakes may not be as frequent as I’d intended. I bought ingredients for a stew and it was one of the tastiest I’ve done. As usual, it should last us three days so no need to worry about our main meal until Sunday.

The part has arrived for the water filter so Hubby has fitted that, and when he walked the dog this afternoon, most of it was off lead. I was waiting on the drive for them so he sent her to me. She so loves to run and was totally focused. Lots of fuss, a treat, and then I sent her back to him where he did the same, and sent her back to me. The recall is therefore making headway and we are doing very well on our own since stopping going to class. However, I would not hesitate going back if things started to slip.

Tomorrow Hubby has a blood test at 8.30 but will have to leave earlier than normal as there are major roadworks en route and the diversion adds 5 miles to the journey.
Saturday we have our second Covid boosters, and Sunday we shall be going up to the Monument in the High Street for the Remembrance Service.

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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14 Responses to Today was Thursday 10th November

  1. murisopsis says:

    I’m thrilled to know that Maya is so good off leash! Has her skin issue resolves since not going to the training lessons? I know you suspected she might be allergic to something in the long grass… It has been a very expensive couple of days as we had to pay property taxes, license plates for both cars, and we went shopping. I think with the price of meats we will be eating more vegetarian meals. I’ve got veggie soup on the menu for next week….

    • It is indeed very positive with her at the moment, and yes, the eczema issue seems to be under control so maybe it was a combination of different grasses and pollen (some lessons were in an orchard) plus the alpaca and sheep poo. We groom her every day and are getting a lot of loose fur out as she is throwing her summer coat, but we can see no patches on her belly or groin, and if she starts to ‘nibble’ at herself, we are on it and there is nothing there, so it could simply be a combination of the loose fur and cleaning herself.
      We’ve spent about £300 today but luckily not on shopping, that was about £40, which included two turkey steaks for Christmas day!!

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Avery busy day, but it sounds like you made some headway.

  3. Busy day! I had my blood taken last week. 9 vials! So good to hear Maya is training well. After Brody got attacked most of the training I had done with him, which is certainly nothing compared to your efforts with Maya, have gone down the toilet. Now he is such a nervous wreck all the time and his body is so sensitive I don’t know if he will ever go back to that other “normal”.

  4. cagedunn says:

    In place of margarine or butter, oil can be used in cakes. I like to use a light olive oil because it’s monosaturated, and it can’t be tasted in the end result. Is there a relatively cheap and good oil you can use to replace marg?

    • Hi Cage. I don’t bake as much as I used to but prefer using oil in carrot cake. Oils, like margarines and butter, have rocketed in price here. Hubby likes cake but can’t eat it as often as he used to, so the tub I bought today will cover at least four baking sessions. .

  5. Jen says:

    Hi Di
    I’d like to add Melanie to my “In Memory Of” page. Do you know where I can find a nice photo? All I see is a witch or another one that isn’t very flattering. I know it would matter to her, but I want to make it nice. Right know I don’t know what to do.

  6. glyn40wilton says:

    I had both my Covid booster and flu jab together a few weeks ago. I have a suppressed immune system, so I’m still at high risk. I had a blood test just last week and should be getting the results when I see the practice nurse on Monday.

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