This morning we have cumulus clouds, at least we did. They have already disappeared to make room for blue skies and sun. Today we have a holiday and being a golden oldie I did not even realise it until yesterday when my son came home from work and said that he did not have to go to work the next day. I was surprised as I was sure his company had enough work. It soon crystallised into the fact that today no-one would be working in our Kanton as it is a catholic holiday for Assumption Day. I then remembered in my dark days of being a working woman, that 15th August was indeed a free day.
Good news for the workers, but not so good for the golden oldies that were not prepared for the fact that today all the shops would be closed. As we shop on a two day routine, it meant that the cupboard would be bare on Wednesday and Thurday and so yesteday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Angloswiss made their way to the supermarket. There was an advantage. Tuesday if 10% cheaper day for golden oldies. I usually do not go shopping on Tuesday so for once I could use my permit. I noticed that I am not so active in the afternoon and walking is then not my strong point. In future all afternoon walks will be done with my walker I decided. I really felt giddy and weak in the store yesterday. Within an hour we had completed our quest and were on the way home again. Thankyou son, otherwise we would not have realised that today everything is closed.
Even as a golden oldie it has its advantages. We hugged our beds this morning a little longer and discovered no stress and planning for a morning’s shopping, it was already done.
Yesterday evening I was sitting out on the porch iPadding (a new verb) and Kindling (another new verb) and suddently noticed this.
It was as if I was in a scene from The Poltergeist movie, one of Steven Spielberg’s, and the sky was reflecting in an very mysterious way. Perhaps they had landed, or was Donald Trump dying his hair. Who knows, but this was worth a photo or two, or three, or even more. I did it all with my iPhone X which has really a super photo function. I watched as the effect disappeared. It only lasted about 10 minutes and was the result of the setting son reflecting on the clouds. Sometimes nature plays the most beautiful tricks.
Perhaps I might make another tour into our town this afternoon if the weather temperature remain in a comfortable range. The fountains on our Amthausplatz are still spouting although we should be saving water at the moment. Amthaus would mean the district offices in English and it is where we have two large buildings, Amthaus 1 and 2 with the local law courts and official offices. There used to be one nice fountain on this square about 50 years ago, but some bright spark decided to have it all modernised and now we have this toy fountain lookalike spouting out of the ground in the middle of the square.
And I will now move on to lead the life of a lady of leisure. I might even get bored when I have nothing to do. Make the most of whatever you want to make the most of and enjoy the day. See you around some time in my afternoon.