Monday, 4 October 2021

Monday again.

 Doesn't it come around quickly?   And - on paper at any rate - I have a busy week this week.   I made a list yesterday of all the things I have to do and today's tasks have passed off well.   First of all my Book Group discussing Neil Gaiman's American Gods.   Once we got discussing it I realised just what an interesting book it was - and we really had such an interesting two hours.   There were only three of us this morning for various reasons, but we never ran out of things to say.   I wouldn't recommend it because it sure wouldn't appeal to everyone but, having said that, I am pleased I have read it and then discussed it because I have a better idea of what the genre is all about.

 I have bought myself a new microwave oven.   My old one was going rusty inside and my carer is certainly pleased I have replaced.   It is in use every day.   I told her to leave it on the work top (the delivery driver put  it on there for me).   After she had gone I went into the kitchen to prepare the trolley for the Book Group.   My carer had put the old microwave out into the garage ready for disposal. taken the new one from its box and set it up.    I sent her a text saying "you devil" - she was very amused and chuff that she had got one over on me as she put it!

So the lunch she brought me was heated in it.   Then friends T and S called for a coffee and a pleasant hour (always a pleasant break), after which Priscilla and I went round the block between showers.   Now it is time almost for 'Antiques Road Trip' - a favourite programme on television.   So I will sign off for now - any more news and I will be back.   Tomorrow The Gas Man Cometh to serve the Gas Boiler for Winter - a necessary evil I am sure you will agree.

20 comments:

A Smaller Life said...

A necessary evil for sure, but it's reassuring to know the boiler is safe for another year, especially just before the colder weather really arrives with a vengeance.

Ellen D. said...

What a pleasant day you had! I am glad for you!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Seasonal maintenance is super important, a definite must have it done. Happy new microwave! A new appliance can feel as good as a trip to the beauty parlor.

The Feminine Energy said...

We need a new microwave too. I've just been dragging my feet getting one. Perhaps you have encouraged me forward! :-) Enjoy! ~Andrea xoxo

Cloudia said...

I would say you know how to live well. Best wishes.

Bonnie said...

That sounds like a lovely day! Friends to visit with, a nice walk with Priscilla and a new microwave, all set up and working!

Susan said...

Microwaves are essential. I'm still waiting another 3 weeks for mine. Happy Autumn and enjoy your day.

CharlotteP said...

Did anyone really enjoy the book? And what is your next choice?

Heather said...

It was lovely this morning and so nice to get my walk in without getting wet, but now I can hear the rain beating against my windows. We shall see what tomorrow brings.
No gas in the flats here but we are waiting for the electrician to come back and put right all the little faults he discovered during his inspection. Apparently there had not been one since the flats were built! It will be good to get it done.

wherethejourneytakesme2 said...

Your carer certainly does take care of you.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Charlotte - your question is difficult to answer - 'enjoy' is maybe the wrong word but we all agreed it had been an interesting read and cwetainly found plenty to talk about this morning. Our next book, which I read when it first came out and which I have read again - and loved just as much - is In Patagonia b y Bruce Chatwin.

CharlotteP said...

Ah...I just bought the Chatwin book on your recommendation!

Joanne Noragon said...

Good to have out the gas service man. We realized one no one had called in a service order in some time. Not only was it overdue, it was leaking CO2. We needed a new furnace.

Debby said...

It is better to have it checked out than to have it go out on the coldest night of the season. I'm married to my maintenance man. We have a pretty nice barter system.

Derek Faulkner said...

Does your Book Club ever discuss new books and new authors, rather than old books.

Librarian said...

Your day was full to the brim! Your carer, Book Group, friends visiting... you must have easily gotten your "six a day" then yesterday. And I am especially glad to know that you still found the time and energy for a walk with Priscilla.
Hopefully, your gas boiler will only need servicing and not any repairs.
My microwave is still the old one we bought for my grandmother in the early 1990s; it is used maybe once a month, if that. But then I rarely eat hot meals at home, and when I do, it is the weekend and I use the stove.

Eleanor said...

When I was a child I used to love "The gas man cometh" by Flanders and Swan.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Eleanor - Flanders and Swann - lovely that someone else remembers.
Librarian - my microwave is in use every day and as the old one was going rusty inside I really did need a new one.
Derek - We discuss whatever the next one on the list chooses so we get a mixture.
Debby - I have a contract with British Gas.
Charlotte I was an avid Chatwin fan and read it when it first came out. I have just read it again and enjoyed it just as much. He died of AIDS at the height of the epidemic.

Thanks for your response everyone.

Maudie said...

Your carer is amazing!

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