February was a bit of a roller coaster month as we seemed to be doing something every day and forever playing catch up with everything else.
March has started off very quiet and to be honest, I am at a loss as to what to do with so much apparent time!
Hubby has appointments this month and so do I, but nothing like last month.
Until the flooring is laid next week (I am SO counting the days) there is little he can do in the bathroom but this weekend will see us taking up the floor tiles and laying lining paper so that the fitter has a nice clean surface to work with. That is probably the biggest job left for us to do now.
I have been on dog walking duty so that Hubby can rest his legs and this morning I could not fault her. She is probably getting used to me being on the other end of the lead, but today I was chatting with a neighbour in the next road and she sat down quietly to wait. A few dogs went by on the other side of the road and I told her she could look, but not engage. She followed them with her eyes, but nothing else moved. Then another neighbour came across to talk to both of us and she had two poodles. Maya again sat quietly and didn’t worry.
Photo September 2022
Another dog went by and the owner and I exchanged greetings. This surprised the two people I was talking to because apparently he doesn’t acknowledge them so they’ve given up. This guy was one of the first we got to recognise on a regular basis, and it was he who recommended our previous vet after such abysmal service from the one locally.
He has always been a little quiet, and it took ages for his dog to come to me for some fuss, and whilst we will never hold a long and meaningful conversation, he is always polite and I always get a Hello.
I had four Hello cards to post this morning so did that on the way out. The mail hadn’t been collected at the time, so they will go today and maybe hit our friends mats on Saturday.
Lunch today is chilli, and should do us the usual two days. With meat prices continually escalating, I am buying less but still dividing it into four or five packs. This is a way of dealing with portion control I suppose as the tin of tomatoes and one of kidney beans plus the onion pack it out. Maya still got her spoonful though.
I am having chili today also for my dinner! It is spicy, I know because I had it yesterday also!
My sister made it! I do love it!
Mine is always better the second day.
Yes, chilli is always better the second around
Talking oc chilli; it was certainly cold this morning!
haha. It’s been very mild today if you could keep out of the wind.
Beans are a great add in, and so is eggplant. Hubby puts it in all the pasta dishes and extend the sauce
I use red kidney beans by not aubergines as neither of us like them
Maya is such a good dog.
She is learning all the time, and even better, remembering some of it! She’s been really good today.
Maya deserves a bit more than a spoonful to reward her excellent behavior!! I hope the rest of March is as unhurried as it started out! ❤
She has done very well with treats and some rice too. We think she is getting a bit chubby though and that’s probably too many treats. We’ll check with the vet when we take her for her annual jabs later this month.