Good Morning

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This morning the sun is rising with a glare: no clouds to be seen and a blue sky, so it looks like it will be a good day. It is week-end shopping day, and I have not even made a list up to now. No. 1 son is off to Zürich tomorrow for an outing and so it will be just Mr. Swiss and I for lunch, meaning I can get what I like, as he no longer eats so much. How the human can change when it reaches the later years.

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And yesterday afternoon I decided to venture into the unknown again. It has been at least two weeks since I went on a wheelie in my chair, but I have been so busy with other chores, I was just feeling too tired. I decided to stay in the area to see what has changed. I noticed the corn was now ripening and many fields had been cleared to the pleasure of the crows.

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The season for farming is slowly approaching its end and soon Autumn will be upon us. It has been a fast summer this year, probably because my life no longer runs as smooth as it did. How I miss the walks in the country with Mr. Swiss, visits to town for a drink, but he can no more and is more or less confined to the home. Now and again he takes a walk around our village: not very far or long, but at least he can get out with his walker.

I seem to spend my time organising life for both of us: keeping the home tidy, making beds, laundering and cooking. I am also no longer as mobile but have noticed the more I make an effort to move, the better I feel. I am now no longer using my walker so much at home. Although there is a risk, with my MS, that I might fall, I am managing quite well at the moment and more movement seems to strengthen the muscles. Of course I rely on the car for shopping and my electric wheelchair for excursions in the area, but at home I am managing quite well.

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I visited the local stables and farm yesterday. The egg producing hens have now been shifted to another part which is difficult for me to visit in my wheelchair, too many stones on the rough path. However, they have a special breed of chicken that wander around the grounds of the farmhouse which are quite amusing to see.

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They have amusing feathers and I think they are known as Silkies. I am not sure how they are with the egg prouction, but I did see a rooster walking amongst them. He disappeared when I wanted to take a photo.

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There are still a few horses at the farm and I often see people having a ride. I think they look after the horses that belong to other people.

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I wheeled up to the hill with the castle and was rewarded with a wonderful view from the top.

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I also got a view over the town. There were some interesting clouds floating by.

And now to move on, I have some planning to do for the afternoon shopping tour and a little bit of cleaning at home, although not so much. There are also a few items to be ironed from yesterdays wash. Another week has come and gone and I get a little concerned sometimes about how time flies. Have a good day, enjoy. See you all later. I will leave you with a view of our castle taken from the main road with the Jura mountains in the background,

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13 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Diminished mobility definitely brings about changes in how and what one can enjoy. Best wishes to you as you adjust to new normals. I find packing the walker in my car tedious, yet it helps out if I have lots of distance to cover where I am going.

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    • I rarely take the walker with me as I use the supermarket trolley which has more room, I park the walker in the garage and use it to transport the shopping bags to the appaerment. I am really doing well at the moment with my training programme by walking more without support indoors.

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  2. When I was in college, I rented a small home on the outskirts of town for $450 a month. Oh my, that sounds so long ago. Anyway, I slept in what used to be the laundry room, and my two roommates who slept in the two bedrooms, paid most of the rent. Furthermore, they boarded horses for other people, and earned more than needed to pay the rent, perhaps about $550. It was a rather nice situation.

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