Daily Prompt: Complication

This reminds me of the details you have to fill in, mainly for social sites. They ask for details about family and above all relationships. It used to be married or single. A new word has slipped in, perhaps it is the modern way of doing things. “It’s complicated”. That can be complicated? Either you have a partner or do not have a partner. Honestly speaking I do not want to know more.  I can be very complicated and so can Mr. Swiss, although he finds he is not complicated and neither am I.

Thank goodness my grandparents or even my parents did not have a computer and belong to the Facebook at the turn of the century. They were married and had one kid after the other, or they were a spinster or bachelor according to whether they had found someone or not. The married ones had no time to get complicated, they were two busy filling the hungry mouths that were appearing owing to the complicated problem of perhaps having no baby pills, it was then just the luck of the night. And the unmarried just got on with it.

Mouse Mat

My computer mouse has also got very complicated. In itself it is not a problem. This is my special Apple magic mouse which I use on my macbook pro. Some do not like them, but he has been with me since I have this computer, a couple of years, and I have got used to him. He now has a problem, but to be quite honest my logitech mouse is also allergic to wooden tables with spaces in between. This is my outside table on the porch and spaces do not agree with mice. The mice  tend to search for something that is not there. Luckily we have a special ergonomic mouse pad which supports your wrist and is the solution to having tables where the surface disappears in between.

Another complication is that I might have to abruptly finish this blogging session as the clouds are gathering and now and again there is a thunderous noise in the background.

Brewing storm
Daily Prompt: Complication

Good Morning

Morning  Sky

I was the first to stop hugging the bed this morning, except for Tabby, my feline. I am not sure if she actually hugs anything, but she is always there when I appear. The appartment was still in darkness as the shutters were still closed and there was some washing to clear away that had dried overnight on the stand.

I have a good organisation for washing. Put it in the machine after 9.00 in the evening when electricity is half price and an hour later I can hang it to dry completely, either outside on the porch or inside, It works well as the linen is already half dry when I hang it up. In the morning I can remove it and some time iron what is necessary during the morning, no problem. Since I am now more or less convalesced from my broken leg, I can now do it without help, although I still wobble a bit now and again.

I prepared my frugal breakfast of bread and marmalade (marmalade from the english shop of course) and Mr. Swiss appeared. It was a friendly morning and he noticed that there were clouds. We have now both become cloud spotters. I like to take photos and he  tells me if there are clouds worth shooting. Today they were good clouds, dots of white cumulus with a blue background. Today is the day definitely. This afternoon I will go for a wheelie in my chair. I had been intending to go all week, but it was either raining or I did not have the time.

Road to Langendorf 18.05 (1)

Now the weather is right and I have the time this afternoon so what could be better. It seems that a large part of the Swiss population cannot get enough good weather and again this week-end the Gotthard road is blocked full of good weather tourists all flocking to the Italian part of Switzerland due to the whitsun week-end. Last week it was the same performance for the lengthy Ascension Day week-end. This is the sunshine chamber of Switzerland although it can also rain in that area. Now there are traffic jams since yesterday of this part of the Swiss motorways and if you manage to arrive in Lugano, Locarno or even as far as the Italian border in Ponte Tresa, be prepared to sit and take photos of the queues of cars surrounding you for the four hours you will be stuck in the jam.

I don’t uderstand it. If I want to see water I can take a walk to the River Aare along the path and do not need my car.

River Aare 06.05 (4)

I can sit outside in my garden and listen to Italian records for the atmosphere, close my eyes and I am away, without the kilometer lines of cars surrounding me. I could even open a bottle of Italian wine with the evening meal of pizza or pasta. Who needs to drive 6 hours when I have it all on my doorstep.

Today will be sun fun and nothing to do and tomorrow as well. Monday is Whit Monday and No. 2 son will be visiting with his offspring and wife, what could be better.

So take it easy, soak in the qualities of the local neighbourhood and avoid stress, especially on the road.

Feldbrunnen village 26.04 (5)