No, you haven't missed any posts. I do apologise for I have been feeling very....
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sad..... I don't really know why except that I have felt incredibly lonely over the last week or so. My DD and her family have been on holiday in Turkey for 10 days, my best friend is in Spain, my sister on a cruise around the Fjords and OH very distant and otherwise occupied with 'tasks'. My son who lives in Oz is going to be a dad in November and, in all probability, I will never get to see or hold the baby for reasons I don't want to explain on here. There has been bugger all of interest to me on TV into the bargain. The icing on the cake yesterday was when I came back from doing the food shopping to find a nail in the side wall of my rear tyre. Of course it cannot be repaired so I will have to buy a new one. Bugger, bugger, bugger ( sorry about the expletives but they do help ). In addition, I have taken my eye off the ball regarding the food budget and as a consequence have spent too much money. RIGHT ....THIS CANNOT GO ON!
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1) I have booked my car into the garage on Thursday. It will have a major service and a new tyre. The spare has never been used so, in effect, by putting on the spare and popping the other (used) rear wheel in the boot I will have two new tyres on the rear IYSWIM
2) I have had my hair cut today and feel better for it although £25 poorer :/
3) I have written a meal plan for the week...all serving 2 people
Monday...leftovers from Sunday...cost zilch
Tuesday...Salmon...Morrisons £1.74 (half price) potatoes from the garden and a few frozen peas 25p ? Total less than £2
Wednesday... Cheese pasties (50p each) and baked beans (29p) Total £1.29
Thursday...Carvery lunch to which we are being treated :)
Friday....Chicken pie (veggie for me) ( 2 for £1) and HM oven chips (50p?) Total £1.50
Lunches will consist of salad stuff, eggs, cheese, HM soup using up what I have left in the fridge.
Breakfasts will be cereal or toast.
I have £10 left for a top up shop at the weekend and I intend to pay much more attention to the nutritional content of next weeks meal plan. I still feel sluggish so need to put that right.
I tried to distract myself by tackling some sewing but I am totally out of my comfort zone with scissors and needles. Having cut out some pretty fabric I have totally lost the will to live with regard to sewing the shapes into the dog I intended it to be. The fabric is cotton with 'for baby' on it in tiny writing. If anyone out there would like to have it and try to finish it please just say so and I will post it to you along with the pattern sheet. There are no instructions just letters to match up on the pattern. Someone please take it and do me a favour!
The rain has stopped at last so the garden feels and smells much fresher. I will take a peep at my carrots tomorrow to see if any are ready to eat. The strawberries are also putting on a final spurt and the last of them should ripen soon, with any luck.
Have a lovely evening and thanks, as always, for popping in x