Musings on a Lack of Industry

What sort of day was it today? I hear you ask.

Well, it’s our day off, so it started with a lie in and then we baked a couple of bake at home baguettes (we have accumulated several packs over the last few weeks) and filled it with the poor quality bacon we got from TESCO last week. For lunch we had excellent avocados on sourdough toast (because TESCO does ro some things right) and this evening we had stir fried veg with rice, because we seem to have a lot of vegetables.

Tonight I have put in a grocery order online but have concentrated on things like washing powder and stuff as we don’t need a lot of food. In a couple of weeks I will probably rearrange the shopping so we can miss a week – we just seem to have accumulated too much food as a result of having to make a minimum order every week.

There are a lot of pitfalls to grocery shopping online, even without the inefficiency of the supermarket, one being the accidental stockpiling of baked beans and tinned tomatoes.

The rest of the day was reasonable. We picked up our prescriptions, though mine was two pills short. It isn’t even worth ringing up about, but it will go down in the new diary I am keeping about my prescription ordering, because I’m getting sick of the inefficiency.

I actually got a bit of writing done, read some blog posts and started to organise my submission plan for the month ahead. A couple of magazines have reorganised things – one isn’t taking haibun for a while and another is going to publish every two months instead of every month, so it needs allowing for in the plan.

That’s what they don’t tell you when you start writing – for every hour you write there’s at least on for errands, one for planning, one for reading and one for watching TV. Actually writing time is limited, and that’s before you squander it on video games, looking out of the window and chewing the end of your metaphorical pen.

23 thoughts on “Musings on a Lack of Industry

  1. tootlepedal

    Unfortunately since there is a president in Brazil who is doing his best to nurture new variants and it is apparently easy to travel from Brazil to Britain, there may be no end to all this madness.

      1. tootlepedal

        I have not been able reliably to find out what restrictions there are on travel. There seems to have been no appetite for stopping infected people arriving here.

  2. Helen

    You can always pass on unwanted tins of baked beans and tomatoes to us. We are running a bit low 😊

    I recently bought a consignment of baking flour and oats from Hodmedod. It worked out considerably cheaper to buy in bulk (of course) and meant I didn’t need to pay for shipping. Twelve-sixteen kilos of each is going to keep me busy in the kitchen, though!

  3. Lavinia Ross

    Hang in there, Quercus!

    I did get out and photograph flowers and lichens today, and prune my two test rows of grapes. It was a beautiful day here.


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