Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Happy 94th Birthday Nana
10 sleeps until my 2 weeks off :)
Today’s veg box is just vegetables, milk and a bunch of bananas. They got something wrong last week again (the driver left the wrong amount of milk) so if it’s wrong this week then that will be the 3rd time and I’ll have to reassess the milk situation. I won’t know until I get home from work. I’ve had to order the box as we don’t have much in the way of veg now. This is all learning as I said before and although we have soups and things made from items we’ve already grown, there’s little fresh veg.
Their mistake does bring today’s total down to £15.37 as they’ve issued a refund for last week. So veg scheme delivery so far this month is £38.08 and Tesco was £64, leaving around £148 for the rest of the month.
It’s my Nana’s 94th birthday today, so we’re at my Mam and Dad’s for a BBQ after work to celebrate. This is becoming a bit of a tradition now although we used to live a lot closer to them than we do now, so this is the first year we’ll have to get back in the car and drive home afterwards (so no celebrating with alcohol!). So Wednesday won’t be a “doing night” as by the time we get home, I have an hour’s work to do on Wednesday nights, so after that it’ll be bed time for us! The animals are going away earlier on a night, around 9:45pm now, opposed to well after 10 on the longest days. The only bonus is it means I can get a few earlier nights in again and not burn the candle at both ends. The kids are sleeping out for 2 nights now, which feels strange.
Duck update: Last night we put her in the bath and she loved it, it helped take the weight off the poorly leg for a while and she could be a duck again! I'm going to try some Epsom salts for her as online they recommended to put in the bath with her water. This morning she was still the same but is eating and drinking still so that's good. As it's just Steven and I tonight, we'll put her in the bath again and see how she goes.