A Day in my Life  

hotdreamer1000 61M
9466 posts
7/22/2021 2:36 am

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7/26/2021 6:50 am

A Day in my Life


(For glitch free version see first comment. )

Wake early. Go back sleep.

Get , wash, make tea see if there is any work do. There isn't. Make more tea.

Open door go out and drink tea in garden before it gets too hot to go out. Flies rush in. Flies buzz round trying to find their way out again.

Spend morning killing flies. Sometimes, compassionately, open window, folded magazine in hand and say "out or death." They want to go out but can't find the way. More flies come in.

Fly gets caught by spider on the window sill. Ghastly.

Have lunch. check Polyamory Date to see if I have any new comments. I haven't.

Spend afternoon clearing mess left by dead flies and spiders and wiping away cobwebs. Have a cup of tea and watch spider re-building it's web.

(I have pause here. The two flies that prompted start writing this blog are currently flying back and forwards IN BETWEEN AND THE SCREEN, buzzing loudly. They have five minutes live.)

Brave the heat and go for evening walk by river. Lovely. return, check doorway for flies before opening. One tries rush , but I repel it and shut the door.

Eat, sleep repeat.

hotdreamer1000 61M
12025 posts
7/22/2021 2:39 am

Wake up early. Go back to sleep.

Get up, wash, make tea see if there is any work to do. There isn't. Make more tea.

Open door to go out and drink tea in garden before it gets too hot to go out. Flies rush in. Flies buzz round trying to find their way out again.

Spend morning killing flies. Sometimes, compassionately, open window, folded magazine in hand and say "out or death." They want to go out but can't find the way. More flies come in.

Fly gets caught by spider on the window sill. Ghastly.

Have lunch. check Polyamory Date to see if I have any new comments. I haven't.

Spend afternoon clearing up mess left by dead flies and spiders and wiping away cobwebs. Have a cup of tea and watch spider re-building it's web.

(I have to pause here. The two flies that prompted me to start writing this blog are currently flying back and forwards IN BETWEEN ME AND THE SCREEN, buzzing loudly. They have five minutes to live.)

Brave the heat and go for evening walk by river. Lovely. On return, check doorway for flies before opening. One tries to rush me, but I repel it and shut the door.

Eat, sleep repeat.

Right, I'm going to kill those bloody flies now.


ltrskr 73M  
4818 posts
7/22/2021 2:54 am

My day: Start off slow, then taper off........


agelesssexylegs 78F
743 posts
7/22/2021 3:30 am

Well that is one way to pass the day,you must have a strong bladder to drink all that tea,is it builders tea?

As for the flies,do you not have a swatter or an insect door screen to keep the blighters out


hotdreamer1000 61M
12025 posts
7/22/2021 6:42 am

    Quoting ltrskr:
    My day: Start off slow, then taper off........
Ha ha, yes, good one.


hotdreamer1000 61M
12025 posts
7/22/2021 6:48 am

    Quoting agelesssexylegs:
    Well that is one way to pass the day,you must have a strong bladder to drink all that tea,is it builders tea?

    As for the flies,do you not have a swatter or an insect door screen to keep the blighters out
I suppose I could have an insect screen, but I have never really thought of it. Are they commonly fitted on front doors in Norfolk? The flies are only a serious problem round here for a few weeks every year. I find a folded magazine far more effective than a swatter, plus there is usually one to hand when I need it!

As for tea, Earl Grey for preference. You only need a strong bladder (not that mine isn't,) if you plan to hold it in all day, which fortunately I don't need to do - my house does have modern sanitary facilities.


smartasswoman 63F  
34699 posts
7/22/2021 11:13 am

Here’s a comment for you!

I have a housefly that’s been buzzing around intermittently and I’m too lazy to get up and chase it. Keep hoping it’ll die a natural death but it’s been a week now...


SweetMysterie 48F
3599 posts
7/22/2021 5:06 pm

Although I find flies quite annoying (as most of us probably do) I think I could tolerate them if it meant sharing some Earl Grey in the garden each morning and enjoying a lovely walk by the river every evening.

As for the flies . . . I've always wanted to try a Venus Fly Trap. I might just look into that, though I'm not sure how well it would survive our cold winters.



“As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.” ~ JB Wirthlin



cnnamon242 62F
1780 posts
7/23/2021 12:45 am

What kind of tea?

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein


hotdreamer1000 61M
12025 posts
7/23/2021 1:13 am

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    Here’s a comment for you!

    I have a housefly that’s been buzzing around intermittently and I’m too lazy to get up and chase it. Keep hoping it’ll die a natural death but it’s been a week now...
Ha ha! Thanks. Yes, a week is a long time. They get even more annoying as they get tired I find.


hotdreamer1000 61M
12025 posts
7/23/2021 1:16 am

    Quoting SweetMysterie:
    Although I find flies quite annoying (as most of us probably do) I think I could tolerate them if it meant sharing some Earl Grey in the garden each morning and enjoying a lovely walk by the river every evening.

    As for the flies . . . I've always wanted to try a Venus Fly Trap. I might just look into that, though I'm not sure how well it would survive our cold winters.
Nice point Sweet - and I agree. I am very lucky to live near a beautiful river and to have a pretty garden to have tea in! If you ever find yourself in Bloghampton look me up and I will make you a cup. I'll get rid of the flies first.

This morning I managed to stop any getting in. Peace at last!


hotdreamer1000 61M
12025 posts
7/23/2021 4:10 am

Earl Grey usually.


hippiechick1967 57F
13014 posts
7/23/2021 7:27 am

I'm in Austin, Texas visiting and the flies here are terrible. They mostly are outside and in the kitchen. I pay the kids a quarter a fly to swat them.

When you get up, you look to see if there's any work to do - what kind of work?

Elevate me...


marysia4u 65F
15406 posts
7/24/2021 6:04 pm

I have screens on all my windows and doors, but sometimes they still get in.

I was supposed to have started a new job (finally) then lock down started. 4 weeks so far. Living on my own I was starting to go stir crazy, so I made a plan... do some tasks each day I've been putting off, then make myself a coffee (don't like tea) and sandwich then off to the local park for a picnic in my car. It's warmer in my car than at home with it being Winter here if you can call it Winter.

If it's not windy next week, I'll have a walk around the oval. Getting out of the house has helped my state of mine. No end in sight of the lock down being lifted. Didn't help that 3,500 idiots rioted in the city yesterday, no masks of cause.


hotdreamer1000 61M
12025 posts
7/26/2021 6:48 am

    Quoting hippiechick1967:
    I'm in Austin, Texas visiting and the flies here are terrible. They mostly are outside and in the kitchen. I pay the kids a quarter a fly to swat them.

    When you get up, you look to see if there's any work to do - what kind of work?
A quarter a fly? Wow, they must make a killing ha har!

I help people agree business contracts.


hotdreamer1000 61M
12025 posts
7/26/2021 6:50 am

    Quoting marysia4u:
    I have screens on all my windows and doors, but sometimes they still get in.

    I was supposed to have started a new job (finally) then lock down started. 4 weeks so far. Living on my own I was starting to go stir crazy, so I made a plan... do some tasks each day I've been putting off, then make myself a coffee (don't like tea) and sandwich then off to the local park for a picnic in my car. It's warmer in my car than at home with it being Winter here if you can call it Winter.

    If it's not windy next week, I'll have a walk around the oval. Getting out of the house has helped my state of mine. No end in sight of the lock down being lifted. Didn't help that 3,500 idiots rioted in the city yesterday, no masks of cause.


It sounds very similar to what we have had to put up with here. Not easy, but doable one day at a time. Good luck with it. The idiots are idiots aren't they!?


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