It actually rained during the night, the first rain for at least a week. I had been holding back on watering the garden as I was expecting some water from above all week. I made an exception yesterday evening and sprinkled the garden and promptly it rained during the night, typical weather.
I did my usual morning excercise of firing up the computer together with my cup of tea and slice of bread and honey. We do have plates, but for my breakfast a piece of kitchen paper does the job quite well. I had a lazy day yesterday and decided to stay at home during the afternoon. I was cooking chilli con carne for the evening meal and dealt with a couple of blogs. I enjoy talking, but as I rarely have someone to talk to writing is a good substitute. Mr. Swiss likes to relax in his golden oldie days, and we have been talking for the past 50 years, so who needs words at our age.
I must go and tank up my car today as the gas is getting low, although that red light is not yet showing. I prefer to go on Sunday. The tank station is not far away, at the local store, and on Sunday everything is closed, so I am usually alone with the gas pumps witout the crowds of shoppers. Since buying my own car at Christmas, I have to get used to the situation again. One of the first things I did was to organise a special card at the suprmarket for the gas station. It makes the job a lot easier.
Lunch is also already on its way. I have a piece of beef which I am cooking slowly until midday with some veg in a nice broth and potatoes. My platt bread has also been baked for the evening, so what could possibly go wrong.
In the garden everything is looking fine. I think my rudbeckia have almost decided to flower until at least the end of Autumn. I have never seen such a display as this year. Sunday can now come and go. I have no appointments for next week. Mr. Swiss is now finished with the opticians until the end of October and is quite happy with his new eyes. They look the same as the old eyes, but he can see much better.
And I should now move on to my various little chores like a shower visit and a general clean up. I have been training over the past few weeks by using my walker as little as possible and it is working. I seen to have better strength in my legs meaning things get done quicker. I also got a new toilet seat in the shower as the screws on the old one began to disintegrate and it is really astonishing the helpful progress that such a simple article makes over the years. It no longer bangs down but descends gracefully with a sort of braking rhythm. Also with the press of a button you can lift it off completely making it much better and quicker for cleaning purposes. I am really thinking about getting second one like that fitted in my bathroom.
Enough talk for this morning. My kitchen is now full of the smells of beef broth which is giving me appetite for lunch already.
Sorry cows, but there are no vegetarians or vegans here. My dad always found there are enough cows walking around and with his basic ideas, they must be there for some reason, although these cows are exclusively for milk production.
Have a nice Sunday, take it easy or sleep well. See you around later, I hope.