Hello. You've just got to laugh, haven't you. I got up to make a mug of coffee this morning and who should fill my space in the bed but Heidi. Luckily I wasn't intending to get back in, I usually sit in an arm chair with my feet under the covers, and read the newspaper. A nice easy and civilized way to start the day. When I remember the times I was up at four, out of the house in 45 minutes and at work for five. These days it's sheer bliss to do things at my own pace. So, I open the back door to let the kids out first, then coffee and paper, then see to the kids breakfast, then get my breakfast, and put the bed away. The last job had to wait a bit as I hadn't the heart to turf her out.
The latest blood test results came through, and although the vet explained the numbers I was still a bit baffled. The good news is that the numbers were higher this time which means her body is not attacking the red blood cells as it was before. This sounds promising and the vet has suggested another blood test in six weeks time to see if her immune system is still improving.
We have a big Home Bargains which has a chiller cabinet, so I had a look. I got a big bag of spinach for 99p which is a good price. I also got a pack of batteries for my head torch for 99p, big bottle of lemon wash up liquid for 50p, bleach for 39p, and Rocky's favourite chicken jerky fillets for 99p a bag, I always get five bags.
In Poundstretcher I got Ultima dry cat food £2.49, it's more expensive elsewhere apart from the £1 store, but they didn't have any. There would be hell if I went home without it, ha ha. They had an offer of a three pack of tuna fish for £1, 33p a tin is a very good price. I found an out of date packet of hot chocolate drink mix reduced to 29p, worth a try I thought.
B & M had Nescafe 200grm for £2.59 so I got one. I have started drinking Carte Noire which is nice but more expensive, so I mix the two together to keep the cost down a bit.
A look in Wilko and I found heidi's favourite wet food, she likes the mini pouches of Sheba. Normal price is £1.99, but if you look around you can get it for £1.50. I stocked up. They were also having a sale in the gardening department and I was checking out the reductions. A woman picked up two packs of Roundup weed killer and said what a bargain it was at £2 a pack, normally about £7, and how good it is for killing the weeds. I have a lot of weeds on my driveway between the concrete, so I took her advice and picked up two packs myself. I get sick of getting down on my hands and knees to scrape them out.
Phew, it's a time consuming job to get the best buys, but it has to be done. Wouldn't it be nice to go into any shop and buy whatever you like. Ah well, it aint going to happen to me, so I just knuckle down and get on with it.
I had an hour in the garden this afternoon hedge trimming, the brown bin is now full of garden waste and ready for collection tomorrow. Rocky waiting to go out now, so I'll sign off. Thanks for popping in.