Good Morning

Nothing out of the usual this morning, but there are contours in the sky.

Even the apology of a cloud that is slowly disappearing. It is now colder in the morning. I even saw a bird venture nearer to my kitchen window and grabbed my camera only to be disappointed by its quick disappearance due to the neighbour’s cat springing through my garden hoping to make the catch of the day.

Unfortunately my photos were limited yesterday as when I was in the store I realised that my plastic card was missing. I do not often use it and most of my purchases are done on line with the showing of my app at the cash desk. I had no more interest in lingering for photos and got home to see if it was mislaid at home. It was still stuck in the device I use for online payments luckily: the forgetfulness of a golden oldie.

However I did capture this autumnal study as I was on my way to the store. It shows our concert hall surrounded by the trees now changing in their colours. Autumn is a good time for capturing the wonders of nature.

Otherwise the day had a few telephone calls for Mr. Swiss congratulating on his birthday. He has a long time colleague from his musical days who called and is the same age as Mr. Swiss. Its wonderful to still have such contacts as you get older and talk about the old days. In this case with musical connections. I know many of the musical connections Mr. Swiss has and they often played together in various bands. They are now all in the golden oldie age group, but I still remember them as active musicians in the bygone days. Some are still playing, but just for the fun of it. Mr. Swiss gave up his drumming some time ago as the body no longer wanted to assist, although now and again he will disappear to our hobby room in the cellar and revive a few old memories with his drum set. I miss those days sometimes when he would have a musical get together with his colleagues.

A photo of a “jam” session from almos 20 years with Mr. Swiss on drums.

Today I am having a day based at home, although will probably go on an excursion somewhere in the afternoon. I have no appointments today for shopping, the larder is quite full and most of the week-end shopping already dealt with. My new hobby seems to be the logistics of housekeeping and organisation of food supplies. It has gained in importance as we never know how the new developing cases of Covid are going to affect us if we do have a lock down. Cases are increasing rapidly in Switzerland at the moment and it seems the emergency ward in our our Kanton’s main hospital is now fully occupied, although the cases are not only from our town but the complete Kanton.

I am also now more concentrating on preparing more healthy food such as fresh vegetables and salads. As we are carnivores, meat is also on our menu plan, but that can be frozen. I actually think that due to the virus wandering around, my attitude to food has changed and cooking is slowly becoming a new hobby and have been exploring its possibilities. This week-end I will be serving my own self made chips (French fries) from my new air fryer with real potatoes and not the frozen ones. I have had a special cutter for many years but have not used it very often and now the time has come to explore its possibilities. Today is spaghetti day. For some unknown reason we nearly always have spaghetti on Thursday, usually served with my tomato-meat sauce, although sometimes I vary it with tuna fish in the sauce or perhaps prawns just to make a difference

Unbelievable but look what just returned for a photo session. The neighbour’s cat is not longer here and so the mystery bird has decided to pay another visit, in front of my kitchen window. I had to be quick with my phone camera but managed a capture and I discovered to my delight it is a robin. We see them now and again, but they are the loners. Always appearing on their own and are also very shy. At the moment I have no ready bird food as the stores have not yet stocked it, but it will probably be available in a couple of weeks. I have such wonderful feelings when I see that the birds are arriving for their Winter feeding sessions. My bird house is outside but empty and ready to be filled.

And now I will make my way through the apartment and the shower. Keep safe everyone please: wash hands, cover face and keep space – you know the routine of current daily life and something we can all share universally currently.

11 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning … a wonderful post this morning .. so much hope and optimism … in a time that many are finding increasingly desparate … good to see that … we also are remaining optimistic … I mean really .. what choice does one have? One must “suck it up” and soldier on … have a great day … my wife’s birthday is tomorrow so I am all about preparing for that today … SLP …

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    • We are really going through a bad time in Switzerland with the virus situation at the moment. Cases are rising to 4-5ooo a day, and our population is only eight million. We can be glad if we are not infected. Our government had a big meeting yesterday with a few new ideas, but that seems to be the world situation at the moment. Happy birthday to your wife and I hope you both have a good day.

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  2. Good afternoon, the winter storm is expected to arrive Saturday. It has been strange day. The temperature was 33 F./1 C this morning. At night the storm clouds give a show. Today we are having salmon cooked in the air fryer. Kathy last day is tomorrow. COVID-19 is increasing everywhere and the hospitals are again full. Stay safe and have fun cooking.

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    • It began to rain this afternoon just as I was leaving, but I persevered and it was not so much rain, just a drip now and again. Covid is also on the rise here and our emergency wards are quite full. I just wish this thing would come to an end.

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