Lovely story of the cat, dibnlib. Wish I could have him- -- I do so miss having a cat around the house. Heather, I've got my fingers crossed that everything will work out for your son. He sounds a sensible chap (must take after his mother....) We've been busy and my OH has cut down last year's buddlhea bush (spelling?) and trimmed the lawn edges. He planted some green beans in pots for transferring straight into the ground later on. I did more laundry (where does it all come from?) and sorted stuff out which has to be tidied away ready for another holiday, sometime. Then instead of attacking my ironing pile, I fell asleep in the conservatory and slept for over an hour, I suppose I needed it. Our children are asking what my OH would like for his birthday on Sunday, so they can post it. Mostly he names books he'd like, as since we retired he reads much more than before. Thank goodness for the internet, where you can send people items direct. I will be sending small toys to our grandchildren instead of chocolate, for Easter, as they get far too much chocolate anyway.
I did not sleep well. I kept having strange dreams. One, I was on a bus trip going up a narrow road with no safety fence. Next there was a humungous hairy spider next to me. When I woke, put on the light, I realized I had been dreaming. Anyway a spider that size could only be in the Amazon jungle! OH rarely sleeps through the night, he gets up 2 or 3 am and sits at computer. Then dozes throughout the day.
PAT – What a hoot, trying to replace veggies with coca cola. Perhaps the packer was so young that didn’t realize there some of us that don’t touch the stuff. A friend’s mother used to use it to clean burnt saucepans (not tried that myself)!
Just a thought: As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate. (Sandra Boynton)
Hallo all: Thanks for cheerful pix and nice stories about cats, etc.
PatO: Glad they figured out that Coke not quite an appropriate sub for veggies.
Heather: Do hope Boris will provide appropriate help for small businesses that could tide your son over...
OG: Congrats on the garden chores! How do you deal with greenfly? I went after the aphids on Cecile Brunner this morning with the garden hose on 'jet.' Thanks for the update on the other osprey nest (is there a cam for that?)
Lindybird: What kind of books does your OH like?
AQ: Thanks for the chocolate reminder! I still have 'fun-sized' KitKats from - oh dear - Halloween at the bottom of the fridge....
Donned my mask and gloves and ventured to stores for various items for me and OH plus recently widowed friend. Supermarket had just one two-tub-packs of sanitizing wipes left on the shelf (snagged it to split with friend - like Christmas!) plus I picked up another box of those blue nitrile gloves. Costco had no organic chicken (or any chicken), which was interesting even though I don't usually buy it there - but lots and lots of cheese. Colored tape was on the floors everywhere to encourage social distancing, but there were no crowds.
Take care all.
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