Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sunday.

I am replete.   In other words I have eaten too much.   Out to lunch with three friends - salmon on a bed of spinach with Hollandaise sauce, roast potatoes, mixed veggies, followed by Orange sorbet.   Then coffee in the bar - a lovely lunch and four hours of pleasant company.

Weekends are difficult when one lives alone as most people spend it with their families.   We are all four widows and we choose to spend it together.


Today's job (I have run out of boxes) was to defrost my large old freezer and get it removed to an outhouse as I wish to throw it away.   It is more than twenty years old and has gone rusty along the bottom.   It doesn't owe me anything. Now all my remaining frozen food is in my smaller freezer and it should be easy to eat it all up during the next month so that the freezer can be defrosted and go to my new home ready to be filled again.  So that is a satisfying job done.

I have just returned from my lunch and taken Tess for her walk down the Lane.   Now I can relax over a cup of tea - so until tomorrow.....

20 comments:

Rachel said...

And a sleep I should think

A Heron's View said...

I too would have enjoyed your meal minus the potatoes though, followed by a gentle stroll around the garden.

Joanne Noragon said...

And, good for friends to reach out to each other.

justjill said...

Sounds to me a very good day. x

Sue said...

You are very organised. Your lunch sounds delicious.

Rosie said...

It is amazing how difficult it is to get cardboard boxes for packing. I am packing things too and look out for boxes all the time!

littlemancat said...

Your lunch sounds delicious! I would be napping by now, I think.
Where I live, the place to go for packing boxes is the State Liquor stores. Most of the grocery stores compact theirs and don't have them available.
It's so wonderful that you have such good friends to share time with and get out and about. A great gift which shows what a good friend that you are.
Mary

Sue said...

I like a day that is a mixture of time out and about, maybe a spot of lunch or a coffee (or both in your case) and then jobs done at home too. I bet you are feeling a real sense of achievement now with each job completed and ticked off the list.

It sounds like you had a good weekend.

Barbara Womack said...

That lunch sounds amazing!
I'm so glad that you have a group of friends for support and company, particularly on the weekends.
Good luck in your quest for packing boxes.

Gail, northern California said...

Lovely being with people who truly understand, those who have walked the walk, talked the talk.

wherethejourneytakesme said...

How nice to have a few friends to see over the weekend - my mum always finds weekends difficult as most of the residents in her apartment block are with their families for lunch as they live locally.
Another big job off the list as well - you are making good steady progress.

angryparsnip said...

What an excellent day !
So happy you have such great friends to spend the weekend with.

cheers, parsnip and thehamish

Virginia said...

that would've been fun. An elderly friend of mine is part of a group they've named The Widows, and they do such together too - they travel MILES and have a great time together. It's an important contract for many of them. They also go off to movies and theatre together. Good company and lots of humour and shared experiences.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Just off for that sleep now Rachel at 10.29! You skeeo well too,

thelma said...

The meal sounded delicious, a good time out.

Librarian said...

It is a very good arrangement, friends who live alone meeting up on the weekend. I am alone during the week but spend weekends with my partner (boyfriend sounds strange when he is 50 and I am 49).

Tom Stephenson said...

Replete is one mouthful more than ample sufficiency...

Heather said...

How nice that you four ladies can enjoy each other's company, especially at weekends. I too am running my freezer down and filling the empty drawers with plastic boxes as I munch my way through the contents.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Yorkshire Dictionary:-

Standard English/ Yorkshire
"Replete" = stuffed full
"lunch" = dinner
"Sorbet" = pudding
"Lancashire" = Hell
"Hollandaise Sauce" = foreign muck

Elizabeth said...

You do get to eat such good things!
x