The morning after: yes, family Swiss were making the town unsafe yesterday evening, as far as it is possible for two golden oldies. We went to town, literally, for a small birthday celebration in a local restaurant. I was surprised how the town look so good illuminated with the Christmas lights, some trees and some decorations. This must have been my first evening town visit since at least a year, if not two. I had my camera with me, but walking in the dark and taking photos is not my thing. I might fall.
I forgot that Thursday evening is also the evening when the shops stay open until 9.00 p.m., so-called evening shoppping, so when we arrived at the parking house it was full and we had no choice but to wait for a few cars to leave, but the wait was not long. We arrived at the restaurant and enjoyed a good meal and I received another wonderful birthday bouquet – see photo.
Now it is the morning after, and life is back to normal as far as normal can apply to my life. No more birthday celebrations this year, we just have the Chistmas to overcome, which should be no great problem. Most people do it in this part of the world, so why not.
Order the meat you want, to be sure there will be now disappointments on Christmas holidays, and plan to avoid a last minute rush: just hope that the supermarket does not run out of brussel sprouts at the last minute. I like some brussel sprouts with my Christmas meat, but so does everyone else. I can get the Christmas ham about a week before, because that arrives in handy sealed plastic bags, and the “eat before” date is about a month, so that will not be a problem. I just have to ask why I actually have to do all this planning. Christmas is supposed to be a time of reflection, good will to all men etc.and peace, but it says nothing about logistics for the Christmas food or cooking it.
There was a remark passed yesterday, that having a birthday in December is not so good, as we have to organise it all in the middle of Winter in the cold weather. It would have been much better if I had been born in Summer. Somehow I do not think mum thought about that. When your future husband is away for 5 years fighting a war and returns, along with thousands of other soldiers, planning for future birthdays is not something you actually think about.
Today is week-end shopping day again. I seem to be counting my days by week-end shopping days, time is going so fast. I do not really feel like eating at the moment, after yesterday’s 3-4 course meal. I even indulged in a dessert, the main theme being chcolate. I think it was the first time I ate ice cream since the beginning of the year. I was avoiding milk products because I was convinced I had a lactose allergy. I have now discovered my problems were all due to my cholesterol tablets, which I no longer take. You do not need laboratories and chemical tests, you can work it out on your own.
And now to begin my adventurous day, full of surprises in the supermarket and adventures with my camera on the way. I also have a little catching up to do on my blog challenge sites, although I managed most of it yesterday. Yes the life of a blogging golden oldie is full of stress, but also excitement. You never know what you get until you switch on the computer.
Wishing everyone a fun packed day.