Good Morning

Is this a good morning? I am not so sure. After being spoilt with sun and light breezes and sitting outside on the porch, I am now confined to a breakfast in the kitchen sheltering from the cold and rain. I think that Autumn is now slowly approaching, although according to the weather charts the clouds will be clearing late afternoon and it will again become sunny, lasting a little through the beginning of the week. Anyhow it is Sunday, so no stress. Even golden oldies have week-ends.We save the week for doctor appointments and shopping expeditions

Although I have had a busy morning up to now. I tend to my orchid garden once a week, usually on Saturday, or Sunday if I forget them on Saturday which I did this week-end. I also had my breakfast to prepare, so everything is a little behind. The morning chores are now dealt with and I can at last sit at the computer and enjoy the pleasure part of the morning, making sure that I took the meat out of the kitchen freezer so that it will thaw slowly for lunch. It is lamb sirloin so they are not mega sized. I found a recipe to serve them with peperoni, something that does not need long to cook.

Yesterday afternoon I wheeled myself into town with the scooter. I almost turned round as I was greeted with a light rain when I left. However, undaunted I carried on. It was just a light rain to remind me that there might be more, but it stopped after 10 minutes and I arrived in town at the store more or less dry. Actually my excursion was more an excuse to go somewhere as I only had to get some bread and stock up on my cooking wine The store was not very full of customers and so there was not stress involved. From 3rd September we will have to be masked when shopping, so there will be probably less people in the store. Most people now buy as much as possible online and our city is slowly resembling a ghost town during the day. It is only the golden oldies that have not yet discovered a computer that go shopping. I only really go out for food and must admit everything else is ordered online.

My photos yesterday were more restricted to the business side of town as the old town cafés were also quite empty. It was not the weather to encourage people to sit outside with a drink. Here you can see our main post office on the left and a business building on the right.

I eventually arrived home after an hour. I think I set up the record travelling speed of 10-11 kilometres per hour to get to town and back. Mr. Swiss was glad to see me in a dry state as there was still a threat a rain over our heads.

Apart from a laundry wash I spent the evening with the TV. They were showing the film “The Unforgettable Miracle on the Hudson” from Clint Eastwood with Tom Hanks, showing the plane crash on the river and how the pilot became the hero of the hour by rescuing all passenger by putting them on the wings of the plane where they could be rescued by various boats. Of course Eastwood made it Hollywood style with all the trimmings, but is was a miracle and I remember when it happened and seeing the news reports of the events. It was good acting, and I have never seen a Clint Eastwood film that did not live up to its reputation.

And now to continue with my morning programme which is not really a programme, but has become occupational therapy. Mr. Swiss has now appeared in the kitchen and making his coffee, and I am off to leave him to it.

Have a good Sunday, no stress and take it easy if you are not amongst the Sunday working population. See you around – and now a clouded view of our local mountains. You can blame it on the rain.

16 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. It’s late afternoon in my side of the world. It’s a cold day as the Spring is at waiting to make her grand entrance tomorrow. Enjoy your restful Sunday

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  2. Good afternoon. A cold front arrive, it is a welcome relief from the heat but no rain is in the forecast. Not a lot is happening, riots still continuing and the news is depressing. My allergies are better as there is not as smoke from the is not there. I like to water plants like sitting in a water for awhile that way that would right not. August still fast and I must get busy and get myself something to read. Have stress free day.

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  3. We are having a perfect day. Cool, dry, bright, sunny … and rain-free. We got a little rain on Thursday and a tiny bit yesterday, but not enough. I feel sorry for the trees and the fish and the water fowl.

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  4. Good Day!
    I am unaware of Mr. Eastwood’s reputation in regard to movies. I have not seen him in many years. He owned a property across the road from where I used to live, and had a similar reputation for driving old cars that I have. People insisted that, since he could afford to drive anything he wanted, that he should get expensive luxury cars. Instead, he drove what he enjoyed, and often arrived at work in an old Chevrolet pick up. When I was a kid in the early 1970s, an old vehicle was from the 1950s.

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    • I remember Eastwood when he was just a scout for Gil Favor in Rawhide. Never thought he would one day be such a good film producer. He is one of my favourites. What a great thing to have him as your neighbour.

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      • Rawhide was before my time. It was on the Chisolm Trail, which passes just west of Oklahoma City. However, it was mostly filmed in Southern California. My paternal grandfather worked with those who made props for movies, so were involved with something that Mr. Eastwood filmed in the Monterey area when I was a little kid. I do not remember what it was, but I remember meeting a dog who was an actor. I also remember that people made fun of Mr. Eastwood’s old pick up.

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