Bit of a gloomy week weather wise, light rain on Wednesday - nearly all day, mostly grey Thursday and heavy rain in the evening not a lot of gardening done and no mower back yet either. They were going to bring it back on Friday and then couldn't get it started - which is odd because it was running perfectly when I put it away after crashing it! The mechanic is now away until Tuesday so I had to do some emergency cutting with the little rechargeable mower.
I've slipped into bad habits since Colin died. My food shopping has gone haywire, cooking proper evening meals has turned into shoving a nut burger, fish fingers or chicken joints in the oven, Pringles seem to have crept into my midday 'salad and something lunch' and as for self sufficiency - Ha!
It was after I went shopping on Monday morning and looked at what I'd bought that I realised that too many things that were once treats have sneaked into every-week shopping.
Anyway that was the beginning of the week and I shall use the things I've bought but maybe they won't go on the next shopping list. There was a £1.84 voucher to print off on the Asda price guarantee thingy, BUT a day later I got an email telling me they're not doing the price guarantee after 3rd October - so no more vouchers - bother.
The speaker didn't turn up at big WI, she was supposed to be talking about Nordic Walking (as several members are elderly and not very mobile this seemed an odd choice anyway) but with no speaker the meeting turned into a discussion about what we should do to celebrate the 100th birthday of our WI in 2019. (Turned out the speaker's elderly father had been rushed into hospital which had rather scuppered her plans). There were cakes and coffee of course and then I slid off early - after paying my money for next months 99th Birthday meal........I'm not sure if all WIs celebrate the anniversary of the month they started but big WI certainly does....... with a meal at the local pub every year.
Coincidence ................first I visit churches and mention the destruction of stained glass and other items of idolatry that were destroyed when this country went back and forwards between Protestant and Catholic religion from Henry VIII's time. Then I read the latest light fiction book by Trisha Ashley, which is all about making stained glass now and in the past and then the very next book I read is another fiction book by Alys Clare which is historical crime and all about a mystery and murders because of stained glass and the destruction of same during the C15 and C16. Maybe I should now read a non-fiction book about the history of stained glass just to round things off nicely.
I hope to get back to sleeping in my own bedroom on Sunday. The carpet was done on Tuesday and the guys moved the wardrobe in that was standing on the landing. That wardrobe is covering one rough wall rather well. Son will be coming to help with the other wardrobe and bed . No one will ever know there was a great big ugly shower cubicle in the corner................until they get a shock at the rough walls when I move out!
Have a good weekend folks. I have plans that will turn into a couple of blog posts