Good Morning


After a thunderous night things have calmed down and there are just a few clouds hovering above. It rained most of the night and  I heard the storm in the background, but nothing serious. I had already put my plants in shelter, so no damage done. As usual it was not half as bad as the weather gods prophesied.


Of course the wet weather was again an attraction for our garden livestock, but I now leave them to it.

It was a quiet Sunday yesterday. I decided to relax and stay at home. It was a pleasant afternoon and I was outside on the porch. Funny, even if you are retired, Sundays are still Sundays. I am not a church goer and religion is definitely not my thing, but to the background of church bells and more peace and quiet, you realise that there is no stress anywhere.


I noticed the horses in the field next door are also outside again. We see few animals during the hot days of summer as the farmers tend to keep them inside during the day and let them out at night when it is cooler. I have not seen a cow for a few months, they are doing the night shift when it is cooler.

This week is going to be a bit of a stress week and I am not sure how and when I will be here. Just to let you know, Mr. Swiss has his first eye operation on Wednesday for his cataract. These ops have become quite routine over the years, just a “simple” procedure to replace the lens, that takes about half an hour. The preparations before and after take more time. I will have to bring him to the clinic, about 10 minutes away by car, and pick him up after the operation. In between I will have to fit in a bit of housework and cooking for lunch at home and I am not sure if I will be here for a good morning hello. I might programme it the evening before.  Wednesday afternoon I will be shopping and I have a similar procedure on Thursday when the bandage is removed from the eye. We will have a repeat performance in two weeks for the second eye, so it looks like a bit of stress. However, everything passes, and we hope for the best. The operation has become quite a routine over the years and we know many people that have had it. I might be having the same in a year or two according to how my eyes develop, but at the moment they are OK, although the left eye has its beginnings it seems, according to the eye doctor.


So let’s have something to brighten up the day. My carnations have not quite given up and still throw up a flower now and again. This one with a background of my savoury herb flowers.

And now I must go, there are things to do and places to visit, such as the shower and apartment cleaning. Let us hope we all have a good beginning to the week with no complications.


8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Do try to take it a bit easy, Pat. You do not have to be here for your readers at all times – but thanks for trying to be! And good luck to Mr Swiss. I know about those op’s. They are really ‘une bagatelle’ nowadays, luckily for him. He will be seing so many more colours and more clearly afterwards (well, some time afterwards). Look after yourselves!

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