Good Morning

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Wednesday morning and not a very friendly one. It is raining constantly outside and the reflection of the lamp on the photo is due to the layer of water on the ground. There is also a cold wind blowing, and I just shut the window  completely, which is very unusual for me with my so-called built in central heating (at least that is what Mr. Swiss tells me as he is shivering with his cup of coffee next to me). Funny thing is it does not keep the birds away and the sparrows are still arriving for breakfast outside.

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Although this photo is from yesterday, but it makes no difference, they are here all day.

I know I was planning on a short wheelie yesterday but I was too comfortable at home and decided to have a stress free day. My present list of “things to do” is at the moment non existent which is a welcome state of affairs and so I wrote a little and cleaned the oven (blogged about it yesterday). At the moment I am in an active phase and yesterday evening I even had the brilliant idea of making a tuna fish salad with the cold cuts and “geschwellti” with it. I know “gewshwellti” is something unknown in the english speaking language, and after having a look in Internet I discovered it is 100% a Swiss expression. It is quite simple. Just take a couple of potatoes, do not peel them, but boil them, although I put them in the microwave for about 5-6 minutes. Just remember to prod them first before cooking otherwise they would explode in the microwave. It was a wonderful idea, although some of us (like Mr. Swiss) peel the potatoes before eating. I find that eating with the skins adds more adventure.

I then had a couple of photos to upload on the computer, a few things to write and was soon finished. I was just wondering what to do next when there was a ring on the doorbell, just once. It was too late for the postman, and he always rings twice. With maternal instinct  knew it must be No. 2 son on a surprise visit and when I opened the door he was standing there. Actually he has a key to our apartment but waits for me to open the door. It was good to see him. He works and lives in a town just half an hour away by train during four days in the week. Otherwise he lives on the other side of Switzerland near Schaffhausen, with his family. We caught up on the news of our grandchildren. The oldest boy has now completely discovered speech, in Swiss German dialect similar to my son, and high German which the mother speaks. It is amazing how kids adapt to the various languages even at the age of 3. His daughter is still in the non talking smiling stage. She is now three months old and everything is fine with her.

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Today is a shopping excursion. I got an SMS on my telephone from the local store yesterday to say that the ink cartridge I had ordered was now ready to be picked up so I will combine that with the shopping.

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I now feel like this tit who is ready for a spring into the big wide world after eating breakfast.  Have a good day everyone, may it be a good one and take care.

 

15 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning it is going to be another cold and sunny day. We even had a sunrise this morning. A surprise visit is always a good event. When I was a child, I was not allowed to eat the potato skins; I still find it diffucult to eat them.

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    • No sunrise today, just buckets of rain. They say that the vitamines in the potato are under the skins, although I cannot be bothered to peel them on the cooked potatoes. Otherwise I always peel the potatoes before cooking.

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      • I was a child in the 30’s/40’s at time the growers often boil the potatoes with there skins. where using pesticide on the potatoes eating the skins could make you ill. I remember when the news came out about the vitamins just under skins. I often boil them with there skins. I now leave skins and cut them up frying.

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  2. Only one of my kids lives locally and it is always a good day when he stops by to visit. He has a key to our house, also. Good thing when we go out of town, he comes over to feed the cats.

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    • My other son lives with us, so it is no problem if we would go anywhere as he would look after the apartment, but we never go anywhere today. Today I had to get a bag of cat litter, 10 Kg, and 6 large bottles of cola. I leave them in the garage and he gets it for me when he is home as the garage is in the basement.

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  3. I’m very glad to have my son living with us and I think Garry is too. We don’t have any other kids except Kaitlin, the grandchild, but having him here makes this much more of a home. AND he cooks!

    It’s cold here today. Gray, cold, damp. Just right to make all the bones ache. I’m really glad the cactus and the orchids are blooming. It helps bring some color into our lives!

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    • My son is a great help at home. He helps with the heavy work that I can no longer do, although no cooking., but he helps in the kitchen with tidying up..
      Yesterday was a grey day, but today should be a good one. Itthe beginning of our carnival and am hoping for good weather in the afternoon to get into town

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