In the clear

We were up early this morning so that we could take Maya for a walk before taking her round to our friend who was going to look after her for us while we went to the hospital for Hubby’s appointment at 9.15.  We were glad we’d left in plenty of time as we caught the school run and morning rush hour. There were plenty of parking spaces on the ground floor of the car park though so no need to use the lift.  Some time ago we’d taken Maya down in the lift and she was quite happy as there was another doggy just like her already in it. It was her first experience of a mirror and she wasn’t fazed by it at all, unlike Barney who charged one we’d rested on the floor when decorating and wanted to take part in the fly ball when on TV to the extent of pouncing behind the telly to see where the ball had gone.

I walked with Hubby down to the necessary department, then made my way back to the cafeteria where I bought a bacon roll, yogurt flapjack and a latte coffee. I found a nice quiet corner and set about writing some birthday cards and Hello cards.
Hubby’s appointment letter said it could last up to two hours, so I was very surprised when he was standing beside me at 10 o’clock. Everything is clear so that’s a relief.

We went into town and had something to eat (hospital cafes are very expensive and my breakfast had cost me over £8), then came home via Tesco to get fuel and something for our main meal.
Food prices are still rising, and today’s extras were one the ice cream cornets we like, up another 10p for 6 (a total rise of 40p in less than 5 months) so they got left on the shelf and pasta quills are up 40% from 29p for 500g to 41p. We don’t need any so I didn’t buy.
My food sheet for January is now more than double what it was last year, main culprits being dairy, freezer, dried stuff, tins and the added expense of having a dog. One column is more than a quarter of the total for last January and that’s fruit and veg as I refuse to pay what is being asked for fresh fruit.

Maya had been very good for our friend, and we could tell she had enjoyed her morning as we know she is missing Kela terribly. Maya is familiar with her house and was given a football to play with in addition to a couple of toys we’d taken round. She punctured it within five minutes, but continued to play with it for a while. She took an interest in watching the birds through the patio doors and our friend took a picture of her there. Apparently she didn’t move for about 20 minutes! This is no surprise as I saw her sitting in the garden fixated on the fence, then saw the robin. It was chattering away and she was listening intently, then it flew onto the onion patch and she continued to watch it but didn’t move from her spot.

It’s been a good day. The bathroom mortar is drying out so we can continue tomorrow.


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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22 Responses to In the clear

  1. KL Caley says:

    Great news, Di. KL ❤️

  2. willowdot21 says:

    So pleased by the news that hubbys results were good and Maya enjoyed her morning 💜

  3. Carol anne says:

    fantastic news! Bet you’ll sleep better tonight knowing he’s in the clear! X

  4. murisopsis says:

    All good news! I do hope the bathroom redo is as good tomorrow as things were today. It makes me get a little sad to think of your friend alone without her four-legged friends. Glad that Maya could step in and give her a little companionship.

  5. Sadje says:

    That’s good!

  6. Liz says:

    Glad all is good.
    And Maya enjoying herself, watching the world go by.

  7. glyn40wilton says:

    Great news regarding your hubby but not so great news on the price rises. My sister has two large dogs to feed, so I can imagine that’s costing her a fortune each week!

    • Maya’s food was over £40 for a 12kg sack which would last her a month. I took advantage of special offers so I was really annoyed when she went off it and we ended up giving 3 sacks to charity as I couldn’t return it. She’s on something else now which is half the price for 14 kgs and we add extra meaty chunks at £6.50. Pro rata for her size, she is no more ‘expensive to run’ than Maggie was.

  8. willowdot21 says:

    That’s a lovely situation 💜💜

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