It does not take a lot to captivate me today. At my age, I have got all I need and the biggest captivation of me was last year in September when I became a grandmother. The next captivation was seeing how well my son and his wife are enjoying every scream, every nappy change and every teething problem. Since Alexander the Great has been in existence many comparisons have been made as to “who does he look like”. We were convinced that he was more from the lesser known part of the family of my daughter-in-law. That was until yesterday, when my son was here and discovered some photos of himself when he was a baby and yes, there is a likeness, very much so. Of course I had to do a check on Alexander The Great’s Ears, to see how far the likeness stretched: but no, Alexander has ear lobes on each ear. You might think that a strange search, but my ear lobes are almost non existent, an my son has none. Mr. Swiss says that it is a characteristic of criminals. I can assure you we are the exception to the rule: no ear lobes but honest.
And now to the next captivation of the day. Yes my table and chairs have returned to the porch outside. Due to the renovation work carried out last Summer, all such comforts were banned to the cellar. There were no meals served outside on the porch, no relaxing hours of book reading, and above all I could not take my computer(s) outside for my daily prompts. It was a dull and dismal Summer. This morning there was a knock on our door and the two gentlemen had arrived to transport our table to the porch. Mr. Swiss called out furniture tradesman last Friday. He is one of the good guys and tells us it is all part of his service. Today the our outside furniture was back in its place. I was absolutely thrilled, I got my life back.
And another captivation (the day is full of captivations), I can walk again without my stupid walking machine. I am not yet ready for the Olympics, but I tried it because I want, and really must, go on shopping trips agin. I was just a little too nervous to trust walking without the wheeled assistant, but this morning I threw all chance to the wind, grabbed my walking stick and pushed my walker away (although kept it in grab range) and it worked. There are a few twinges in the left leg, but I can do it. I am thrilled captivated and it can now only get better.