My dad had an operation last week. It was fairly minor, but he can’t drive for a couple of weeks; so this morning I took him to his doctor’s medical centre to get his flu jab. they must have been shooting the stuff in with a nail gun as each person in the queue was in and out in seconds.
While we were there we bumped into a couple of people (husband and wife) I haven’t seen since I was about nineteen. They’re a bit older than my dad, but still looking very fit and healthy. The woman had the cheek to say that I was “broader” than when she last saw me. Blimey! I’ve jut lost a bit more weight, too, which makes it 12 pounds in total since the beginning of September.
I went to see my son, David, and his girlfriend, Katie, and my grandaughter wasn’t there! They went out to see a film last night and Leilani stayed at her aunt’s for the night. I dropped David off on my way home as he was playing rugby this afternoon.
June and I went shopping this afternoon, which was a little odd. Although we didn’t get a huge amount, the local Sainsbury’s seemed to be less well stocked than it usually is. It’s not a big supermarket, but it’s always been pretty well stocked in the past. Mind you, when we need to stock up in a big way we have to go through to Market Weighton and shop at the Tesco there.
There’s another supermarket being built in Pocklington and the local paper described it as a “discount supermarket”. Aren’t they all? I don’t know the details, but I suspect it’s going to be a Netto or a Lidl, which I can’t believe will get the custom. We already have a Co-op and this doesn’t do nearly the amount of trade that Sainsbury’s does and it’s a bigger store.
The cat was all over my desk a little earlier while I was trying to catch up on my e-mails. I have to push the keyboard away to give him space or he’d just walk all over it and today he just plonked himself down right in front of me and only moved when I’d stroked him and scratched behind his ears enough, at which point he jumped down and went back downstairs. It’s good to know that I provide an adequate service for him.
I drew this week’s Mitchell cartoons a little while ago and prepared them for posting tomorrow and Friday. I’m really getting into doing them. With the semi-demise of Octavius I may return to doing three Mitchell cartoons a week. I’ll see how I’m fixed when the latest workload clears itself.
It’s been pretty dull today and now it feels like it’s getting dark already even though it’s not quite 6pm. I really dislike the way that the dark evenings rush onto us so rapidly at this time of year, especially when we put the clocks back later this month.
I don’t think June’s knee is quite up to a walk to the pub, so we’ll probably spend the evening in watching the TV. I hope we have something good recorded because they’ve taken Wallender off this week.