If I were to be honest, I must admit that I am totally fed up with this pandemic and all the restrictions that this brings. I am not getting any younger and I feel that this virus is taking valuable time away from me. Our plan for retirement was to enjoy this beautiful Island that we now live on and travel. Not only to visit family but we also have a bucket list. We have lived quite a frugal life over the years and saved in earnest for our plans for our retirement. That said I have come to love this amazing Island and its people so I am not as disappointed as I could have been not been able to travel. We are making the most of what we have and hopefully as we go through another season the weather will start to pick up.
I have been working on my bedroom for sometime, sorting out the cupboards and drawers. Eight very large black bags later...enough said. It is my intention to give it a mini makeover, maybe a lick of paint and either a crochet throw or a patchwork quilt. The jury is still out.
The freezer was given a good sort out and I was quite proud that nothing needed throwing out. The store cupboard was given a good clean and everything duly rotated I can honestly report that nothing has been wasted. There is a couple of tins with short dates that will be used this week and a lot of dried fruit again with short dates. So this afternoon I made a very rich fruit cake using a favourite Christmas cake recipe. I must admit I have been quite pleased with how it has all worked out. As a general rule I usually run the store cupboard down during the summer months. I use as much produce from the garden to make pickles and preserves and then do a very large shop for the Winter. We are living in such uncertain times that I have decided to retain the store cupboard so I have made a list for when we go over to town. Keeping shopping and mixing with others to a minimum.
Church reopens on Sunday but we have decided that we will listen to the service via the internet until we have had our 2nd vaccine. It was a difficult decision as human contact is what we all crave the most. I am attending a bible journaling conference via the internet which is an inspiration. I am hopeful that by the end of the weeks sessions I will have enough confidence to use water colours in my bible.
No baking this week...more effort is needed to get rid of the pounds that I have put on. I am blaming the pandemic but lets be honest it is my greed and not making the right choices. A fellow blogger reported on making and eating doughnuts earlier today, all I can say to that is yummy!!!! I could just eat one with a nice cup of tea... In all seriousness, once I get back out to the garden and walking I will soon get into shape once more.
Hope all is well with you and that you are keeping busy and safe. Take care.
See you soon.