This morning there was quite a gathering of crows outside, all pouncing on their breakfast. A magpie was watching from a tree. The magpies are wary of crows and wait until the coast is clear before they take the leftovers.
This morning did not begin so successfully. I was preparing my frugal breakfast with hands that no longer manage to grip so well. I thought it might be something to do with my op, although it is the righthand that is giving me problems. It was my leftleg that was operated and nothing was done to my right hand. My doc suspects an MS relapse which is probably the case. There is nothing I can do about that, no medicine, no cure, just exercise the hand. Anyhow, to continue. I removed the butter from the fridge and followed up with a fresh glass of blackberry jam. No the jam remained in one piece. It was the smaller glass of honey next to it that decided to prove the laws of gravity and fell out of the fridge hitting the stone floor with a dull sound.
Mr. Swiss to the rescue, who seems to spend more time picking up stuff that I drop. On the first examination the honey glass was no broken, but that was only the first examination. The second showed the opposite. Luckily honey is sticky and the glass splinters stuck to the glass, so no big glassy catastrophe on the floor.
I would like to show a wonderful blue sky with clouds, but that is not happening at the moment. It is still very cold outside. I read in the local news online that Switzerland have apple problems this year. We have quite an apple harvest in Switzerland, I even have two apple trees in my garden.
I am quite proud of this apple tree, as I grew it from an apple seed and it took at least 10 years until the first apples appeared. The first apples did not survive so well, but now it flowers regularly every year. My second apple tree, that I bought as a young tree, always supplies at least 100 apples a year.
The main apple producing region of Switzerland is in the east, the Kanton of Thurgau. Last year there was an early frost which reduced the harvest by 50% and so this year we will have to import apples from the surrounding countries such as France and Italy to boost our harvest. During the summer months we always have apples from South America and South Africa as the Swiss apple havest is only in Autumn.
Today is a day of shopping, for Mr. Swiss. For the time being I can only help with the logistics. I will be so happy when I can get out and about again, but it is a slow healing process with my leg. We have been together 50 years, but I think this is the first time that one of us is so incapacitated that the other has to do it all. I do not remember a time when I had to give up with any household chores.
At least I can still read and use my computer.
And now to move on with my busy full packed day of washing and dressing and cooking lunch and dropping stuff on the floor which I cannot pick up. Have fun, see you later.
Mrs. Blackbird says good morning.