Winding Down

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.


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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11 Responses to Winding Down

  1. Carol anne says:

    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!

  2. glyn40wilton says:

    Talking oc chilli; it was certainly cold this morning!

  3. DA Whittam says:

    Beans are a great add in, and so is eggplant. Hubby puts it in all the pasta dishes and extend the sauce

  4. Maya is such a good dog.

  5. murisopsis says:

    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.

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