Good things to report in that we had a successful shopping trip to Aldi with our vouchers, and I called in at Morrison's for the turkey legs that everyone has been raving about - we had one ages ago and it yielded a load of meat, so I bought two today and stashed them in the freezer. That will be our turkey ration for the holiday season, although I think a three-bird roast may be on the menu for the day itself.
We also went into the supermarket and picked up a big parcel holding the clothes we had ordered with our clubcard boost vouchers, and we were pleased with it all.
The downside of the day is that the FH feels that he has been left too long, even though the EFG was here with him all the time that the YFG and I were out at gym and shopping. The girls both report that he constantly asks whoever is here with him how long it is until I will be home again, so I am becoming more and more conscious of leaving him for any length of time. Today was a longer than usual Saturday for us, too, since we were out to gym at 9.30am and it was shortly before 4pm when we returned.
The second slight problem is that after a little trouble with the front loading USB ports on my desktop, it now resolutely refuses to even turn on! It seems to have died completely, so I shall have to see if my computer guru can resurrect it! I'm not holding out a lot of hope, but I will ask him. The Iconia tablet that the YFG had for her birthday as well as the chapel music one are both being dodgy scrolling down pages on the internet tonight, so I am beginning to think that the computer world and I have fallen out.......I am on the EFG's laptop now and got everything crossed that we get to the end of this post before it conks out on me!
If I need to replace that desktop, it will put a serious hole in the budget, but as we have seen, these things are sent to try us, and we will find ways to manage it all in the end! At least I haven't bought anything huge like a car this year, so I suppose I can afford a basic computer if the need arises.
I am sitting here tonight, rebooting the washing machine at intervals and watching The Bible on Channel 5, the first in a series of dramatisations of the Bible. It has already stimulated a couple of questions from the YFG that I was challenged to answer at this time of night and this level of tiredness.
Hoping for a more cheerful day tomorrow somehow - there is a Christmas carol concert at one of the circuit churches tomorrow evening at which a brass band is playing and if the FH feels up to it, I am hoping to attend.
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