Good Morning

Morning Sky

There is some sort of structure in the sky this morning, which is more than  I can say for me. My bed was too comfortable and it did not want me to leave. I managed to wrench myself away and arrived in the kitchen. It was a mistake but there was no turning back.

Yesterday I had a wonderful surprise. Mr. Swiss was shopping and returned with something for me, which was not food. It was a real gift something I had needed for a long while and never found it. I needed a new handbag, but not just a skimpy neat looking object, something that had room and it had to be a shoulder bag. I had been searching online for some time but you cannot see the actual size on a computer screen. I had a look in the local shops but if the bag was big enough it was not a shoulder bag and I no longer carry a handbag in my hand. It works much better for me across the shoulder.

Why such a big bag? I only carry a purse with money. I keep my mobile phone in the pocket of my jacket. It is because I like to have room for my camera. Mr. Swiss took the trouble to inquire in a leather shop if they had something suitable, and they did. The saleslady had to search for it and found it in the shop window. It is ideal: there is a special pocket for my mobile phone, although I probably won’t need it so much, but ideal for my camera. There would even be space to also carry my zoom lens with me, although on my shopping safaris taking photos from the car window, it would not be necessary.  I take my flower photos with my mobile phone camera in the store.

However, this was an answer to my wishes.  I have a few camera bags, but they are not what I need. I needed something more versatile. It is just perfect and a wonderful strong leather.

Replacing Tiles

In the meanwhile my tile pile in the front garden is slowly disappearing as the gardeners replace them. Work is progressing and they will do the rest this afternoon and the tiles will eventually be gone. Next Monday it is planned to  redo my entrance to the front garden by not planting the privet bush they removed, but leaving it open for me to enter and leave with my wheelchair. They will also pave the space that is now just earth in the same style as the rest of the garden, all included in the costs, with nothing extra to pay. Things are really now getting back to normal.

I will be so glad to be able to get out and about again, although my wheelchair will probably only be delivered end November just in time for the first snowfalls when I avoid going anywhere.

Christmas Tent

Today is again time for the week-end shopping, the Christmas sales tent is waiting. Time goes so fast it seems only yesterday that I composed our last list. I did my list yesterday at the table after the evening meal. Mr. Swiss said he had no idea, and whilst he cleared the stuff away it was alreay set up on my phone. I realise how much making notes really helps. As a golden oldie I forget so much, but if I write it down straight away there is no problem. Who needs a phone for telephone calls? No-one calls me, I just call my doc now and again. It is my lifeline for making notes. Take a photo of a plant in the supermarket, get home and cannot remember what it was? No problem, just jot it down in notes on your phone and of course all my life saving apps.  I know the iPhone X is a luxury, but I deserve luxuries at my age. I never had time to indulge in them my whole life being there for the others. It has a good camera and other qualities and I am used to it. I never got the hang of a Samsung, I am an Apple person.

Autumn 08.11 (3)

And now I am on my way to my normal daily life. Actually it is a good life in a way. It is shorter than it was, but I am a lucky person to have what I need (that is until I get my iPhone X 🙂 )

Enjoy the day and remember to clean your computer screen. I had to give mine a wipe over yesterday, too many stains from breakfast.

2 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. If the bag is big enough, it gets so heavy I can’t carry it without leaning sideways from the weight. I think I’m permanently searching for THE bag. Big enough to carry everything — including a small camera, phone, wallet, medications, checkbook ( I probably could leave it home since I rarely use it). The two pairs of glasses (sun and distance) are the bigger problem — they take up a lot of space.

    I have one now into which everything fits … but not one thing more. I have bigger ones, but this is the most weight i can handle. When I was younger, my bag could have doubled as a deadly weapon. Swing that bag and whoever it hits, dies!

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    • I needed space more than size. I only have my money in my bag and the camera. I have my mobile phone with the cloud shopping list in my right pocket and my key in the left pocket. It is a shoulder bag so the weight is distributed. We put the shopping bags, the paper ones, in the car. When we get home we have a trolley in the garage and load them onto it. We wheel the shopping, via lift, to the appartment, so no problem. We also have a second trolley stationed in our cellar room. They are not expensive and most households have them.

      I have never really worn sun glasses and have no medication that I have to take with me, except for a few diabetic tablets. I will now have to find a medication bag cool-pack if I go away for a few days, perhaps visit my son, and take my injections with me.


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