The first week of the final month of 2022 is almost over.
Today was meter reading day and we are looking good, with our usage less than this time last year.
Some people might find it unusual to read gas, electricity and water meters every week, but it gives me an indication of our normal consumption and my spreadsheets a note of cost. Our monthly energy bill is due over the weekend so I always check readings and costs myself. If anything is out of kilter, then I’ll pick it up before it becomes a major issue.
So, what have we been up to today?
Hubby was waiting for a phone call from the surgery regarding an eye gel that has been unable to be sourced for some months. It turns out there is an alternative by the same company that is slightly weaker, but it has to be approved and the repeat prescription changed before it can be issued. For that, he had to wait almost a week.
In the meantime, I went shopping, getting a cottage pie for his lunch and one to replace the one used from the freezer last week, plus a few other little bits and bobs.
I made myself a tomato and mushroom pasta, and as I was using the oven, made 14 rock buns.
This afternoon was for Maya though.
We have been lax in giving her some quality time what with one thing or another, and this morning when I let her out, she was having zoomies all over the place, laughing all over her face. Subtle hint do you think?
Anyway, this afternoon, we both walked up to the beach taking the sling shot to give her some means of using up some of that puppy energy.
Photos on the beach : Left May 22nd Right October 28th
The tide was coming in really fast and there were several people on the beach walking their dogs, but the prom was completely deserted, so we took the haltie off and played ball. OK, she hasn’t quite got the idea that she’s supposed to bring it all the way back to us, but she was happy to chase it as it bounced, pick it up for a little way, then drop it before rejoining us. We walked down to the clubhouse and then back along the green, again with her off lead chasing the ball. It was wonderful to watch her and she was really enjoying herself. Coming home was a relaxed and comfortable walk, no pulling or trying to shirk the haltie, and although we hurt a bit more than usual, our girlie had some fun. We need to do it more often, bless her.