It is a snowy morning this morning. We noticed yesterday evening that there was already a layer on the garden, but it seems to have remained in moderation throughout the night, although it is frozen in places. It is also quite cold and this time I think it is here to stay for a few days. I just noticed it has begun to snow again, but not so thick and fast, onlythe fine sort of snow.
It is Saturday, so I do not have to go places and see things. I will send Mr. Swiss for a short journey to the supermarket
I see that thanks to Mr. Trump’s ignorance people have begun to attack each other again with rockets and guns in Israel. Why could he not keep his big mouth shut about stuff he does not understand in other countries. He should stick to the problems in his own country, and he is the biggest problem in my opinion.
I noticed Christmas is creeping up on me like the mist on the mountains. I got my first Christmas card yesterday and I have not even thought about writing one up to now. Another job to get done on Monday. I read comments in Facebook (of course, where else) about the rooms that people are decorating and are glad to have help from friends. Some seem to decorate complete houses. Yesterday in the supermarket there was a complete table organised with two assistants for the purpose of wrapping gifts. I just do not get this thing. Is Christmas really supposed to be a stress time of spending as much money as possible? I gave it up a couple of years ago. I do not
expect want Christmas gifts and I am not giving any. The only reason I am sending Christmas cards is because other people send them to me.
Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace and good will to all men, and it already begins with a special tent at the supermarket stuffed with Christmas decorations together with the stress symptoms end of October. Ok, we do have an advent wreath at home and tomorrow we will ignite the second candle. It looks good on the table, but I do not need sparkles everywhere. My miniature Christmas tree with its 7 lights stays in the cellar this year. As soon as the whole Christmas show is finished in the supermarket you find the carnival decorations everywhere, and that is in February. The carnival season finishes, just in time to get the Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies and then we have summer.
Yes our lives are just one big commercial money making celebration.
I know I am a Christmas grinch, but I like to lead a stressless life without all the commotion. I like kids generally, but even they got on my nerves in the supermarket yesterday. One small child decided to lay on the floor of the supermarket and we all had to walk around him. His mother did tell him to stand up, but he ignored her and so she left him there to do his own thing. Mr. Swiss and I had to make a detour to get to where we wanted to go. On the other side two kids were playing a game which incurred running in circles with the arms spread out: another golden oldie occupational hazard. I think I am getting too old and grumpy for this sort of thing. We were glad to make a getaway eventually and arrive home.
Today I have visitors. My son, his wife and the new arrival in the family, now three months old, will be visiting from Schaffhausen. I now have things to do and organise, so wish everyone a very good week-end.