Good Morning

Morning Snow

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.

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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.

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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.

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29 thoughts on “Good Morning

      • He is a total pig. I want to believe that he is doing what he believes is best, and I know he has a very difficult job; but I also believe that anyone who takes such a job has a responsibility to behave accordingly and represent the American people accurately. The problem was that we did not have any good choices. The choices keep getting worse. As long as I have been old enough to vote, we tend to vote for whomever will do the less damage. Although, I do like some of them in retrospect. I really hated President Bush (like seriously!), but he did a lot of good things that needed to be done, and I know that some of those things made him even more unpopular. As much as I hated Barack Obama and how he got elected, I really sort of liked him in the end, and Mrs. Obama is gorgeous!

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  1. I’m getting too grumpy for children whose parents won’t teach them how to behave properly in public but not for Christmas. I do meet a lot of people who complain about Christmas being too stressful, too busy etc. It makes me a bit cross and I feel like saying to them. “If it makes you stressed don’t do all that stuff, just do what you feel happy doing but don’t spoil it for others by moaning about it.” I think you have the right idea for your family. You just do your own thing regardless. I think more people should be like that. have Christmas or don’t have it but don’t keep complaining about it.

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    • Basically I don’t believe in Christmas and do not see what all the fuss is about. On the other hand I am not alone in the world and if the others want to celebrate then that is OK with me. I just want to have a peaceful life at the end of the year. I am lucky as I am now at home, but in my working days it was really difficuilt to bring it all together and work at the same time.

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    • I now really appreciate the nice side of snow since I do not have to battle through it day for day. Today it looked good in the afternoon with the sun shining on it. Have a safe journey home.

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        • I just have a little routine and from Thursday it has been dealt with until next Monday. Because I have the routine it is no big deal. Laundry happens often with me, but in the evening when the electricity is half price. Mr. Swiss fills the machine in the laundry room and empties it when the wash is finished. I hang it up and do the ironing – a real joint effort and no big problem. Grocery shopping is three times a week with Mr. Swiss together.

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  2. How I wish our governments would pander to their own people first. We do pay them to do that.Solve all of our issues first. Low income housing should be more important than anything they do elsewhere.
    Ah, we are supposed to be good consumers, you must play your part in this world. Ask not what they can do for you, but what you can do for them! 🙂 Have great weekend. 🙂

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  3. I dislike the consumerism of the seasonal holidays, but I do enjoy the gathering of friends and family, the good food and the beautiful decorations. I dislike the stress too but I find it fun putting up tinsel everywhere and buying a cheap tree with cheap lights to go in the corner, even when I’m in China.

    I enjoyed looking at the snowy pictures on your blog post. Be sure to wrap up warm!

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    • There are two sides to Christmas, but the commercial side has gone out of control. We are used to the cold snowy weather in winter and are prepared for it

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