Thursday, 22 September 2022

Dreary Day

 

What a difference a day makes.
The weather is miserable, it’s wet and very damp and the dogs are restless.
Dorothy woke me up at 7 am- gently occluding my airway with her throat until I woke up…it works like a dream.
I’ve walked them now twice in the rain, shopped bought a new back door handle ( it broke last night in Trendy Carol’s husband’s hand) and cleaned the cottage . 
By the time I’d bleached the kitchen floor and hung damp washing next to the thermal store it was almost two in the afternoon and I’ve decided to do no more.
Feet are up on the couch 
A Victorian thriller on the tv.

I’ve heard we have a Ukrainian family living in the village . They have children in the school. It would be nice to meet them and say hello. There is a coffee morning on Saturday on in the hall they may well be going to , but I’m working 

The interest rates have gone up today. 
I’ve held off lighting the fire until later
I’ve put a jumper on

Ps in Roger’s Aladdin Crate cave of Stolen goods tonight
Another flip flop, a lurid purple microwaveable bowl ( my soup tea) one dog lead, 
One paperback ( thankfully now chewed) “ Basics of counselling” 
And my best reading glasses with the arms chewed off

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  1. My dad once said that dreary days at least dispel any illusions that life is all rosy.

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    1. He was right…..on the bright side, I’ve eating tasty soup

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  2. It's very warm down south - My day consists of hopping over cow poo x 🐄💩

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  3. What a contrast today is for you compared to yesterday. If we ever don't hear from you for a few days, we will know that Dorothy succeeded in blocking your airways.

    I have just unpacked all my Winter woollies, four jumpers and four cardigans ... I thought I had more but that will do.

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  4. I had to look up "thermal store" - not a term we use around here (that I've heard, at any rate).
    Learning every day something new eh. -Kate

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    1. https://www.gledhill.net/five-things-worth-knowing-thermal-stores/

      I’ve had one five years and still can’t get my head around it

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  5. It's glum in West Wales too. Not cold, just dark and damp. Darker in the mornings too.

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    1. I hate this weather….dog paws everywhere

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  6. "occluding my airways" lol, says the medical person. Sat on you face, eh? Putting on a jumper sounds delightful. Sweating here at the beach, autumn equinox arrives tonight tho.

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    1. No she leans very slowly with her throat over mine and presses down

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    2. Gosh, don't pass out w too much gin some evening. "Big weather", your comments about American weather made me laugh. Where I live seasons are skewed bec of the ocean, it will be summer for months still probably, til mid November usually. Cozy sweaters and home hearth fires are not on the agenda ever.

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  7. Barbara Anne2:58 pm

    What good ways to accomplish things on a dreary day! Our forecast is for a high of 30*C but mid-afternoon the temperature will drop to about 22*C. I'm tumbling the autumn tablecloths in the dryer to get the wrinkles out and will press my autumn wall quilts to hang them up.

    Hugs!

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    1. Yesterday was no nice for the train trip.I cannot complain really

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  8. Just the ssame sort of day here. I put the hedating on too - I suspect we will all give in to it eventually.

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    1. Yes it’s going on 8 pm and my log burner is cheering the cottage nicely

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  9. Sorry - obviously meant heating.

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  10. Damp and drizzly here, too. Feeling a bit nippy, but resisting putting the heating on. Not sure how much longer that'll last though. All of a sudden, it's Autumn. Already longing for spring! xx

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    1. I spring cleaned the office too..all set now study in the dark evenings

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  11. It's one of those days where it is colder in the house than outside.

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  12. 95F/36C here in North Carolina today - don't wish for it, it's awful and nothing like Autumn!

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  13. Oh dear…I should know better than to complain ,not with the big weather you Americans havex

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  14. Is Trendy Carol married to The Incredible Hulk? Someone who crushes door handles just for fun.

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    1. It’s an oddly positioned handle …it’s broken a few times

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  15. It is raining buckets in Massachusetts. We need the rain. I've been out and wearing my rain gear to keep dry. Soup is always good on a damp day. Like you, I made a hearty soup.

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    1. Soup has a special quality ive never been able to describe on a cold miserable day
      It’s a liquid grandmother, an electric blanket, a pigs fat belly ,especially with melted mozzarella

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    2. Anonymous6:54 pm

      When are you going to write a book,John? Your description of soup is soup-erb! Louise

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  16. Roger is all of Ali Baba's 40 thieves rolled into one, it sounds like!

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    1. I’ve noticed that when he finds an item of interest , he wages his tail and trots the item back to his cave
      It’s so sweet

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  17. Very impressed that Roger knew to take the glasses if he expected to read the book.

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  18. Sounds like a great day to snuggle up and relax. Reading glasses, I hope you can buy them by the dozen

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  19. book "thankfully now chewed"? Another spot the typo puzzle? ?not

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  20. Drizzly gray day here. Chilly but not cold enough to turn on the heat. I baked 4 loaves of bread and went out to make deliveries. Otherwise a good day to clean.

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  21. Do you remember that stuff they used to paint on children's nails to stop them biting them. You need a pair of old glasses liberally painted with anti-nail-biting liquid and leave them where Roger can't resist. Two or three nights should fix the problem!

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    1. Anonymous10:13 am

      Or just buy the dog some toys to chew on.

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    2. He has a load already

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    3. Bitter Apple is what you spray on things that are not to be chewed.

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  22. He's like a happy, curious toddler trotting off to investigate his finds!

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  23. Roger is a real kleptomaniac. At least you know where to look first if you misplace anything! xx

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  24. Bad Roger!

    I love putting my feet up on a dreary day and watching some telly. I feel like I haven't been able to do that in a long time. (Our weather yesterday wasn't bad but today's it's damp and gray -- your storm clouds must have blown over to us!)

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