Good Morning


It is a bit of a paltry morning greeting when this is the only photo I have to show it, but after our various constant changes in weather and matching sunrises, we are now left with a grey lid over our heads and a layer of frost on the grass so nothing exciting. Coupled with the fact that my photo programme (Flickr) was once again having problems yesterday evening, I am now making do with what I have which is not very much.

Yesterday afternoon was good weather for a photo trip, but unfortunately I do not have time for taking photos when shopping. Although it was Valentine’s Day. I do not do Valentine, nor does Mr. Swiss, but in a small effort I took a photo of something Valentine in the supermarket.


Admittedly it is nothing special, just a red plastic heart with some plants sprouting out of it. It seems that advertising gets mixed with everything today, and a well known chocolate manufacturer also got in on the act with its heart shaped box. In a romantic moment (and I do not have many when shopping) I was intending to send Mr. Swiss this photo to brighten up his moments at home whilst I was on my quest. However I realised that my telephone did not have a direct signal and I would have to make a few alterations to get one to send the photo. I decided it was not worth it and gave up. I eventually sent the photo at home but mass produced Valentine Day hearts are not really so effective.

Yesterday was quite a heavey day for shopping and I had five bags full to lift from the shopping trolley and put in the car boot. Once again I met a helpful angel in the shape of one of the shop assistants that was outside on the parking lot having a smoke. She immediately offered help and held my trolley to stop it rolling away whilst I put the shopping in the car. It is those little things in life that are big things for me and I was very grateful.

One of the items I had on my list was extra large envelopes to be able to send the tax documents to our tax advisor. No. 1 son has now a complete set and I can send them on Monday. Being autistic it would be too much to expect from him that he would complete the documents, but he collects them according to our instructions and we complete the rest. I also bought some paper clips, as our supplies have diminished considerably. I decided on the nice colourful ones, which were only 20 rappen (cents) more expensive than the others, as I found them quite pretty. Mr. Swiss found that they were OK, but perhaps a little too much on the colourful side if needed for the tax man – typical man, no imagination.


Otherwise all I have to show are a few groups of crocus sprouting in my garden. I do not even remember planting them in this part of the garden, but they prove that Spring is springing somewhere. It only seems like yesterday that I was on the search for Autumn.

And now to move on, Saturday still has its various chores. I remember the days of being a working woman and really looking forward to Saturday.

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Have a good day everyone, and a good start to the week-end.

10 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning it is dull grey out waiting. for another storm to arrive. I love seeing the magpies, the west-mile virus got many of them here. Katy took me to downtown Boise yesterday and we took the laptop and help with straightening it out. I learn some items that will help me.

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  2. We did our taxes Monday and got a refund from Massachusetts (not Federal) on Friday. That is the fastest refund I’ve EVER gotten. The whole discount will pay for ONE month of fuel for the boiler. Oh well. Better than nothing!

    There are not signs of spring here, though it’s greener than usual for February. No snow, though the last couple of days have been very cold. Well, not VERY cold. We haven’t had any bitterly cold weather this winter at all. It has been pretty much “spring” weather all the way through.

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    • The tax is a first for me as Mr. Swiss always did it, but I am now into it. It’s not very often that the Swiss tax authorities give a discount. It’s just a begin, but the crocus are now flowering.


  3. Crocus like climates with cool winters. When I was a kid, I learned that they were one of the first flowers to bloom through melting snow. I did not know what snow was, but at least I knew that crocus bloomed through it.

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