Today really looks like it will be a good one. The sun is up and the sky is a painting of clouds. My day began with stripping my bed as it is the day of fresh linen on the beds. My duvet and cushion covering is completed and now for a pause with a cup of tea and breakfast and a computer. I also took a few photos in between with my cell phone to capture the morning of the day. Even Mr. Swiss has been busy with the bed linen as far as possible.
I had a pleasant surprise yesterday afternoon in the garden when I saw these flowers. I noticed the leaves already and was wondering what will be appearing. This is a plant called honesty. My sister-in-law gave me some seeds a few years ago and now and again they reapper. They are a biannual meaning the first year are only leaves, but the second year you get the flowers before they spread their seeds again.
It is the seeds that are interesting wrapped in their pods, something like money. Once you have them in the garden that appear sporadically again.
Yesterday was yet another excursion to the store and now I seem to have everything for the Easter stress. The store was surprisingly empty yesterday afternoon and I could really shop in comfort. Almost the quiet before the storm. Today I only have a few bits and pieces to get. I decided on a chicken casserole for Saturday lunch, and that is something I prefer to buy as late as possible. Chickens do not keep so well for a long time in the fridge, but until Saturday it should be OK. I also bought some more coloured eggs to keep everyone happy for Easter. Will I buy a chocolate bunny? I am thinking about it. The best time to buy such delicacies is on Easter Saturday about an hour before the store closes, as they mark them all down to half price, but that is also the day when I avoid the Easter siege of the store.
My potted rose from the supermarket is also developing well on the porch on the table. When it is finished I will plant it in the garden and hope that it will develop to a real rose bush. I find the red roses the best colour, the darker the better.
And now I am on my way to finish off the bed linen. Mr. Swiss helps where he can, but we women are perhaps a little less complicated. The fitted sheets are the worst to mount on the bed, and there I really need a strong man to help.
So I wish you all a happy Easter, although I am not sure if it is supposed to be happy. Just a time when we can recover from the exhaustions of the preparations for the long shut down, at leat here in Switzerland. Oh how I hate these stupid holidays. One of the advantages is that many people go somewhere and it leaves more room for those, like me, that stay where they are.
So off to finish the beds, a shower and a quick cleaning session with greetings from a little country somewhere in the middle of Europe. Have fun and relax. It can only get better.