And the sun was rising this morning. After the misty start to yesterday, it was a bright early morning, although very cold. There is still a frosty layer on the grass outside with minus temperatures, so it can only get warmer. I took two photos this morning and a bird obliged with a flight show on the second, probably a crow as they are the only flying objects at the moment.
I notice that the days are now becoming longer. We have not yet had our daylight saving whatever, but at the moment it is fine with me: lighter in the morning and longer lighter in the afternoon which gives me a chance to go for a walk.
Yesterday I paid a visit to the supermarket in the morning. Mr. Swiss had a few bits and pieces to buy in the household department in the basement, so I took my flower photos when we entered the supermarket and what did I see. I knew it. Why bother to buy flowers on Valentine’s Day, when you can buy them half price a day later. They had the most beautiful arrangements with red roses and lilies, still looking fresh and romantic on 15th February. It is not the same? Of course it is, flowers are flowers, and what is in a day – it is the half price thought that counts. I did not buy any, as I do not do Valentine and neither does Mr. Swiss who was already at the bottle bank depositing the empty plastic cola bottles. He probably did not even notice the special prices.
I made my experience with mother’s day, and christmas. Just a little patience and you can save quite a lot, after all it is the thought that counts, even if it is half price.
I was again allowed/ordered to drive home yesterday from the supermarket. There was almost no traffic on the road and so I had time to pay attention to the silly details that exist when driving a car. These days you do not have dials in the car for the speed, but it all shows up numerical, which I find much easier. It is all a question of not going too fast or too slow. It seems that I was way too slow on the finishing stretch, but the sun was shining, the road was empty and I was enjoying the passing secenery. Otherwise we survived, although there was a small problem with parking in our underground parking lot. Thank goodness we own two spaces next to each other which saves time for me. I really do not see the point if the car is parked in a straight line or not. You can straighten it out again when you drive away, but this could lead to a discussion about everything looking better.
The suggestion has now been made that not only should I drive home but also drive when we depart. No problem – it is all the same but in reverse.
Mr. Swiss has to go to town this morning to see the doc and I also need a prescription for my diabetes tablets. There is also a butter problem. It all started two days ago when we forgot to replenish the butter in the supermarket and Mr. Swiss had to go on an extra tour in the afternoon. I like to cook with butter. I grew up in England using cooking fat for everything, but since I discovered butter, I find it much better, and we can get a special butter in Switzerland costing a little less for cooking. It is one of the big reasons why I dislike english cooked food so much. At home or in restaurants it all has that aftertaste from the fat they use for cooking. It seems that our special cooking butter is a joke, because this special butter is just as good as the normal bread speady butter. Forgetting butter once is OK, but forgetting it again yesterday is a real sign of diminished alerts in the golden oldie brain. I wil get through this morning, but then it is a zero situation, so Mr. Swiss will also be on a butter replenishing mission.
Eventually when we have over come the morning and I have finished my household tasks there will be a clear afternoon. If the weather holds I will be out again making the surroundings uncertain with my camera.
I will be back – a threat or a promise?