Partner made pancakes for our afternoon coffee break. We had them with jelly or maple syrup, and they were delicious. Partner is the best – he’s the one that does most of the baking in our household. And the cooking during the week (and a lot on the weekend, too). I’m amazed that he doesn’t get sick of baking or cooking. I quite like cooking on the weekends and when Partner is away, but I don’t very often bake. If it were left to me, we’d probably only have baked goods a couple of times a month instead of almost every day.
Today has been rather a drag at work. There was a call early in the morning where I had to remind my colleagues about some deadlines coming up next months. The was a bit of a tool problem with our content management systems which is slowly being fixed. There were some other meetings, nothing very interesting. I myself need to get started updating some documents, but have postponed it tomorrow, as I couldn’t face it today. I did get some preliminary tasks done, to set up everything for a good start tomorrow morning. And then I dealt with some other stuff in my email inbox.
In the morning, I took some time for my weekly grocery shopping trip, but only managed to get to the drugstore, not to the supermarket. The drug store has some interesting food stuff in addition to the usual drugstore goods and I go there about once a month to pick up things that the supermarket doesn’t stock. It’s in the next small town over from mine and this morning there was something going on on the road. A fire truck and some other municipal vehicles parked on the road; I couldn’t see what was up. I could to the drugstore by the usual way but had to take a detour back. The detour took me in the opposite direction from my usual supermarket and I didn’t feel like going to a different one. I wouldn’t have found my usual groceries quickly in a different supermarket and, owning to Corona, I didn’t feel like taking longer than need be. So, I postponed the supermarket trip until tomorrow. We still have enough produce to last until tomorrow.
Curious Dog was again stubborn and wouldn’t go for his morning walk with Partner while I was in the house. When I left on my shopping trip, he graciously consented to go for his walk. Pretty annoying for Partner, and also stupid, because they should really go straight after breakfast, before it gets too hot. It wasn’t a big problem today, because it is still cool and pleasant outside, but it will be a problem when it gets hotter. Maybe I will have to take a quick trip round the block each morning (on foot, of course) for Partner to be able to take CD on his walk. But that sounds totally nutty. Maybe CD will just have to do without his walk if he is going to be a nitwit about it. Partner is currently planning to spend the weekend at his place in North Rhine-Westphalia and then CD will get his walks with me in the morning (I take the late afternoon walk anyway).
The weather is still quite to my taste. Not above 25°C, cloudy and sunny. The next three days are supposed to be somewhat rainy, so no heatwave in sight. When I remember 2018, when we had 30+°C from May to September, I am really pleased with this summer. Apart from Corona, of course. I recently saw a graphic in an internet article showing that the ground water level under much of Germany is still much lower than it was before 2018. I am glad for this relatively mild summer. Also thankful for every drop of rain – it was too dry already in May in the eastern parts of Germany so I’m doubtful that the missing water will be filled up this year, unless there’s a wet autumn and winter. Grain is already being harvested hereabouts and as far as I can see, it looks OK. But I haven’t really got a clue. But anyway, the occasional rain doesn’t seem to have harmed it.
Keep safe, world.