I think yesterday was the first day for a long time that Mr. Swiss and I stayed at home, did not go anywhere or do anything special. We were both still recovering from our cold with its flu similar symptoms. He managed to get a temperature but I just felt like I had one, but did not. No, this was not a competition, just saying how it was. We have one of those super sonic thermometers where you press a button and stick it in your ear. Then a neutral voice, spoken probably by a hermaphrodite person, tells you your temperature after a few seconds. They way you are informed quickly whether you are in dire straits or not. Basically it makes no difference, if you feel bad, you feel bad.
If you are wondering what the photo is, it is an action photo from our estate. This week was day of the cardboard collection in the falling snow. You leave it at the side of the road and it is collected by the local authorities. There is always quite a lot after Christmas, from the various Christmas gifts probably, although I do not buy Christmas gifts. It is combined with the newspaper collection which is separately collected. We seemed to have a lot this time of everything, but Mr. Swiss informed that was because he forgot it last time.
Both Mr. Swiss and I have no great appetite at the moment and we are now planning the week-end shopping, All I have on the list is jam, birdseed and paper handkerchiefs at the moment, although Mr. Swiss is now bringing suggstions fast and furious for real food and I can hardly keep up with him on my silly keyboard on my telephone.
Speaking of writing stuff in a cloud, my iPad sent me a message a few days ago telling me that my cloud was running out of space. I was bewildered, as I though clouds were endless, reproducing themselves constantly. The clouds in my local sky always seem to have room. Some days there are blue skies with no clouds, as the clouds are probably taking a rest. Not only did my iPad tell me that room was lacking, also my iPhone and my Apple computer. When I pressed the right button in the right place I discovered I could increase my cloud which cost money. I asked Mr. Swiss and he confirmed this was normal, but I really only have a shopping list on my cloud. He has all sorts of music, and it seems music on a cloud is an expensive thing. A shopping list on a cloud can really not be so much. I did a check and wiped out a few apps that I never use and discovered I now had room for my shopping list and everything is now working again. I noticed that playing games on “i” stuff uses up large portions of cloud and I really now only play Scrabble. Chess does not need so much room. This “i” stuff can really get confusing. Real life is not so complicated.
It is no longer snowing in my part of the world, which is just as well because the snow we got is still there, temperatures being so cold, it does not melt. I think today I should search for a hat. I know I knitted myself a couple a few years ago, so they must be somewhere. Mr. Swiss finds it would be advisable when having a cold and going out in the cold weather. I have decided to call my doctor and make an appointment for my brain dead test to see if I am still allowed to drive a car. I only have two months time to get it all done and I am sure it will cost something. I have just discovered, according to Mr. Swiss who has no problem with such a test, I have to undergo this examination every two years. I do not even want to drive a car, but suppose it is a better thing to do than I have ever done.
And now to exert my weary body by pushing a vacuum cleaner and wiping floors – Is this really the meaning of life? Probably not, but would rather be a simple housewife than say president of America (makes note, must watch the inauguration this evening on Swiss TV being broadcast live from the states in the evening – who knows what might happen).