Daily Prompt: Insist


This is my favourite place for writing, my computer place. I have shelves in front where my computer lives when not being used and I have light coming from the left which suits me. There was one small problem: the chair. The chair served its purpose for many years and there was never really a big problem. It has wheels and I could roll around on the chair for this and that. There was always a  of a risk knowing when and how it would roll. However when you have everything under control nothing could possibly happen. If you happen to break a leg and feel unsteady then unknown events can occur.

So I arrived home from the hospital, not exactly pain free, but I could again sit on my chair and blog. There was a problem if I left the chair it tended to roll away. At the beginning I had everything under control, but when your left leg is no longer as stable as it should be and the chair rolls away, then you cannot stop it and there is the danger of falling. I discovered this on my third day at home, when I arrived on the floor. I was very lucky as I did it gracefully and sort of rolled onto the floor as the chair slipped away. I called my rescuer and Mr. Swiss and I spent half an hour trying to get me onto my feet again. This chair was now out of bounds, which meant my favourite writing place was also out of bounds.

I tried to write in the kitchen, but the chair was somehow too low and even with a cushion, uncomfortable. I tried in the living room at the dining table. The chairs were better, but I was cramped for space. I had a Mr. Swiss following me around carrying computers until I decided where to sit and write. Today I had a bright idea. The silly chair that rolls with a mind of its own has now been banned to the cellar, and will one day depart. We had 5 chairs around the dining table. This table is more for show and only really used now and again or if we have invited guests for dinner, which we rarely have. We now have four chairs around this table and I am now sitting on the fifth at my desk. It is a good chair, in firm leather and does not roll and I feel comfortable again in my usual place. I am back home again. It was more a sensible choice than insisting. Someone is now ironing in this room and insists on switching the light on. I do not need light as I am sitting next to the window. After a short dicussion we eventually insisted on not insisting.

Life goes on as normal.


Daily Prompt: Insist

Good Morning


A photo of the back garden with the sparrows perched on the branches waiting for something to happen. The crows have been and gone and now the food landscape is ready for the sparrows. We had the normal snow layer in the early morning, but no big deal and it will melt soon.

I have had my breakfast, two slices of bread and jam, a cup of tea and a variation of three tablets. One is my usual diabetes tablet and the other two something to heal my broken leg, although nothing spectacular. If you shake me I will rattle with my tablets four times daily. I tried cutting down on them as I am not a lover of tablets, and asked the doc yesterday. She gave me a new supply and said I was not ready for cold turkey yet and the tablets also have their healing values.

Mr. Swiss was hovering around wanting to help me to prepare my breakfast with cutting bread etc. but I said no hurry. I have now learned to go at a snail pace. I am not going anywhere so why rush. I spend my time in the morning eating and bird watching from the window. Mr. Swiss got the week-end shopping yesterday and I must say he really has everything under control, but we both have 49 years of married life behind us, so practice makes perfect.

I was going to read yesterday evening, but was too tired, so watched the TV. I noticed after many months of no longer watching the TV that there is nothing new to see. It was all repeats of varioius police series on the German TV and Mr. Swiss patiently waited for me to finish watching so that he could switch back to the Swiss TV for his favourite politi-cal discussion programme. Yesterday we received a new batch of post containing our voting documents. Yes, Switzerland is voting again. This time it is all to do with Billag. I have enclosed a link and I must say this time it is a little over my head. It is all to do with TV funding and advertising. All I can say is if you are intrested then read the link. It is quite a heated discussion in Switzerland and has occupied our news for some time.

I am not sleeping very well at the moment as permanently laying on my back because of my broken leg is not a good position in bed. Visiting that place that most of us visit some time in the night has become an ordeal. What used to take a couple of minutes is now a major excursion. First of all I have to sit on the edge of the bed and put my slippers on which I manage with an elongated shoehorn. Then I gather my phone for some light on the way, pull myself up, grip my walker and make my way. Once I am in the bathroom I can put on the light. The return journey is not so complicated and my leg no longer hurts so much when I rejoin my bed. What a life.

And now to move on with my walker. Have a good start to the week-end everyone.

Back Garden in snow