Good Morning

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At last a brilliant sunny start to the day. When I went outside for a photo I was blinded by the intensity of the sun and not a cloud in the sky which really made a difference. The last few days were a mixture, but quite dreary. The sun only really arrived yesterday afternoon, but gave a little warmth.

I was on a shopping tour yesterday again. Not many people in the store. Afternoon is a good time to go, the main rush is in the morning.

Entrance to supermarket

As I enter the supermarket there is still someone sitting at the entrance registering the amount of people as we are still restricted in quantities. I asked yesterday how many people would be allowed and was told 230. I have never seen so many people when I go shopping and on an average there are about 50% present in the supermarket. We even get some disinfection liquid to spray on our hands when entering. I slowly worked through my list of things to buy and thanks to my new system I am quite well covered at home with groceries. Mr. Swiss was happy to see that I had stocked up on his sweets. That is to keep him happy for a while at home. I decided to get a salad as accompaniment to my spaghetti dinner today, but alas they only had one miserable example left. It seems that the morning shoppers had taken them all.

Suddenly I heard a voice behind me and there was a young man that said “I am sure these would be better” and he had a complete trolley full of fresh salads to fill up the shelf again. I took one of them, had a feel and found it was a super firm head of salad. I said it seems in the afternoon there is only he leftovers in the shelf. He said that the morning shoppers tend to take everything as long as it is there, and he can hardly keep up with filling the shelves. I told him that he and his colleagues are doing a good job and we are all thankful for their efforts. He seemed to be quite pleased with a positive reaction, but it is true. They are our supports in these Kovid days.

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Taking a walk in my garden this morning I noticed that my first iris bud has appeared with a few more to come. Somehow the rain we had over the past days has certainly boosted the garden results.

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If you are wondering what the blue spots are on my hosta, they are my snail pellets. I saw the first slug yesterday and where there is one, there are many more all sharpening their 300 teeth ready for the banquet. After a search yesterday in the store I found the last packet of snail pellets to have, and did a general sprinkling around the garden. I even discovered the first hole in a hosta leaf, but am hoping it will be the last. The slugs almost destroyed all my hostas last year and this year I have stopped them in their slimy tracks.

Today is shopping free, but I have an appointment at the doc this afternoon. It is some time since I paid her a visit and I have a few things to deal with. It seems I am not required to wear a mask unless I want to. I do have a supply myself of quality masks, Naturally the doc and her assistants are now all wearing them. I will take a mask with me, although her assistant on the phone said they also have a supply if I would need one. I was told on the phone that if I had a problem with a cold or coughing, then I should not visit. Luckily I have no such symptoms. I am not sure if I will be around in the afternoon, must see how much time I have left.

And now to move on to the daily routine, which I actually enjoy. I need some occupational therapy now and again. Have a good day, keep safe from the dreaded hairy pin epidemic and keep at a distance.

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11 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Interesting … we do not have a snail problem with hostas here … at least not in our back yard … after 22 years … so that is all interesting with the pellets and things. Good to know. I just got back from the grocery store, Thursday is senior citizen day so I get a discount, and at 8 am the toilet paper shelf was all cleaned out (again …) … I am not sure what people are doing with it all … it has been six weeks and you would think people woul have all that their apartments can accomodate. Maybe it is their miserable way of trying to establish control over their lives. dunno. Have a great day … SLP …

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  2. When we were kids, we used to sprinkle table salt around snails and slugs and watch them melt away. It doesn’t take much — just an unbroken ring around the critter. It sounds cruel to me now, but if you can’t find poison pellets, it might be a secondary solution.

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  3. Good afternoon, I am behind this morning as Kathy and I into a discussion about red spiders We did a Google search on them. It is a lovely spring day. Just right temperature of just over 70 degrees F with light wind cooling it off.
    Kathy took me shopping this morning. We need to spend the stimulus money. So far, I have brought a camera, clothing, shoes, plants, and books. Have a good evening and stay safe.

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  4. Good day! . . . or good tomorrow morning. I got here rather late again.
    The snail poison might be a bit caustic on the hosta foliage. I do not really know. I have damaged foliage with some of the old fashioned snail baits.

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