Sunday, 18 February 2018

Sunday

Usual Sunday morning breakfast in bed. A fine but cold morning, we were out walking for 25 minutes, wind was cold.

Had a look at the nursery bed, if its dry and not too cold tomorrow I will sort out the orchids and also the pots for this years annuals, one of the fuchsias seems to have survived the winter, so will cut it back a bit to encourage it to shoot lower down. I have a feeling DB will be wanting to get out into the shed.

I need to do the veg for supper, we are having shoulder of lamb, slow roasted in the oven with butternut squash, roast spuds and brussels. I am going to do a fruit jelly for dessert.

I have a problem with my cleaner.......she presented me with a bill on Friday, which showed a date they were not here. I have challenged her about it, waiting to hear. They have been late arriving the last few times they have come. I do not feel they are doing as good a job as when they first started. They are also quick to leave, and I know they are not giving my neighbour a full hour. I timed them on Friday and they left after 3/4 of an hour. I was with my neighbour yesterday, unfortunately she did not keep the invoice, but paid by cheque and gave the invoice back to them. I am afraid they pulled the same trick on her.

I have emailed the Company, waiting for a reply, but am now wondering whether to give them notice. The standard has dropped since they first started. I think she is trying to expand her business too quickly, which is a big mistake.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Saturday

Bright morning, when we eventually got up it had clouded over, but we still went out for a walk. I did manage better this morning, my back did not hurt so much and my breathing was better. Possibly because it was not so cold.

No plans for the rest of the day, rain is forecast for this afternoon. I have decided that I am going to out all the orchid plants, I am more than a bit fed up with them. Will not be replacing them unless someone gives me one as a present.

When I was at Aldi the other day I bought another Camellia pink this time, it will go in the piece of garden we reclaimed from where the laurel hedge was. It was a present to me from a friend, thank you C. I still have some cash left so will be looking for geraniums and fuchsias for the pots a bit later. I can bring them on in the house until its time to plant them out in their pots. I have to repot the clematis on the back of the bungalow, we cut it down at the back end ready to do it once it starts to grow again.

DB asked for steak pie for supper with mash and cauliflower, so thats what he is getting. I have to prep the lamb for tomorrow, stud it with garlic and then leave it to marinade in red wine until its time to cook it.

DB will be going for his siesta shortly, I have a couple of programmes to watch on TV  until he gets up.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Friday

What is it they say, things happen in threes? well the second incident involving the car. We were coming back from R & J.s when I overtook a Manitou the stupid driver decided to drive in the middle of the road and took out my passenger side mirror, blooming idiot.......so I have to wait for a new mirror to come in and the garage to replace the smashed one!!

The cleaners came this morning, when they had gone we went out for a walk, it was sunny but very cold....brrrr.......at least it was dry.

After DB had been for his siesta We took a load of books and stuff to the charity shop and then carried on to see our travelling pastor friends, they are off on their travels this weekend.

Fish, chips and peas for supper tonight.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Thursday

Better nights sleep, I put the light out brfore 11pm and DB settled down soon after.

Toasted tea cake and tea at 11am and we set out for the hospital just before 12.00. DB had the drops put in his eyes etc and saw the specialist, he is to have his left eye done in the next 8 weeks and then they will look at doing his left eye. So hopefully it will be done before we go on holiday.

I called at Aldi on the way home for more bread and we got home just after 4.00pm.

Bacon fritatta for supper with salad.

Its been a very cold and windy day, there was a sleet shower as we travelled back...

I washed the towels and put them out, they have dried, just put them in the dryer to soften them before putting them away.




Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Wednesday

A fine morning when we got up, so a quick walk first thiing, good job we did, it started to rain just after we got back.

A disturbed night again, seriously thinking about moving into the sewing room for a few nights, we were reading and drinking tea at 1am. I was very dopey when I got up and have been very tired all day.

DB ate all his supper last night, chicken and rice and two and a half pancakes.....tonight its sausage, jacket spud and beans. There are two custard tarts left for dessert.

Tomorrow I have to take DB to see about his cataract........

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Tuesday

Another really horrid day, it was fine first thing but by the time we had eaten our breakfast it was raining and has not given up all day. Its also very cold, I decided to light the fire in the sitting room at lunchtime. We have coal that I want to use up.

DB did eat all his supper last night, and had a custard tart for dessert.

I defrosted chicken casserole to have with rice tonight, DB will be having pancakes for dessert.

Nothing really done today, I need to shove the hoover over the sitting room and kitchen floor........... but tomorrow will do.

We did get a better nights sleep last night, I really needed it.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Monday

A bright but very cold morning. We were up and doing early as R was coming to sort out the shelving in the shed for us. He did a very good job and just charged us for the wood he used.

Two loads of washing done and dried in the dryer. just a couple of things need ironing the rest have been aired and put away.

After yesterdays supper debacle and a less than decent nights sleep, I am going fish for supper tonight with mash, peas and parsley sauce.

I am very tired, could do with a really good nights sleep, fingers crossed for tonight.

I have started to give DB the new headache medication, but he has to take it as prescribed....we had words this morning as to when and how he should take it.

We have an appointment for DB to see the opthamologist about his cataract on Thursday, I am hoping he is going to be ok.