Good Morning

When I first stopped hugging the bed there was nothing worth a photo outside: everything grey and just a few heavy clouds. I decided to be patient and it was rewarded with the first glimpse of blue between the clouds. Yesterday was a rain-filled day and very unpleasant, especially for my shoppping.

My scooter was a sorry picture on the parking space, but I am now getting used to driving in the rain, which is not so bad. It is only when I park it that it begins to collect water, but I have a good cloth for wiping the rain away. When I finished my shopping I had two bags full and informed at the store customer desk to advise the collectors group to pick it up for me to bring it home. As I was preparing my scooter to drive away the lady in the shop came to me and said the collectors were not delivering today and whether I had a possibility to take it home. I told her no way. She then made the kind suggestion that she would bring it home to me herself when she had finished work. I was very glad, but still found it strange that the collectors were not working with no word or message to me.

When I got home I phoned the collectors. The guy on the phone knows me (who doesn’t) and said they were working as normal. They were probably changing their telephone message when the girl from the store called most and she got the wrong end of the stick. Everything was in order and the collectors picked my shopping up and brought it home as usual. Perhaps it was a good thing to be reminded that if that would happen then I should know it in advance from the collectors. The guy said they had no intentions of taking a day off, but it could be a problem if we have a lockdown due to corona virus. Then it would be a lockdown for all of us, and I can just make another arrangement for my shopping. I must say I was a little confused as I really rely on this wonderful group of helpers (although I pay for the service) to bring my shopping home to me.

Otherwise it was a dismal rainy day and I was glad to get home again. Taking photos was a little difficult in the rain although I did manage a couple this morning.

Nothing special, but I had to pack a plastic bag for my garbage which is ready for the container which No. 1 son will deal with for me when he rises. I just love those plastic bags showing a contented garbage eating face.

Talking of eating, look who appeared at the kitchen window waiting patiently for a few feline biscuit snacks. I see her/him now and again in the area, but always heading somewhere with a feline idea in her head. I threw out a few tit bits and then she left again, satisfied with her gains.

Today should be a sunny day with no rain, and I am glad. If it has to rain, then rather not on a Friday when I really have to get some supplies to finish the week-end food. Today I can please myself if and where I go. I might just make a short pleasure trip into town. Otherwise my week-end will be filled with the joys of cooking and perhaps a cake.

I am hoping that this scene will be a thing of the past over the week-end. I have had enough of the rain at the moment.

Have a good week-end, hopefully no stress, and just take it easy. See you around.

17 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning Pat. It’s a long time since I caught up with you. I can imagine your plight when they saidbthey couldn’t deliver your shopping. But I am glad it got sorted in the end.

    I hope that you don’t have to go into another locjdown. Fortunately we, in our area of the. Country,are not in full lockdown. This thing seems to have been going on forever doesn’t it. I can hardly remember what life was like before this. Have a good day Pat.

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    • No great lockdown here currently. Even the last one did not affect me so much, just a practice run to learn that I have to have enough food supplies ready in case (and naturally don’t forget the toilet paper). Being a golden oldie I don’t mind if life slows down a little. We are all in this boat together. Keep safe and well, nice to hear from you


    • I survived the last lockdown. Some neighbours offered to do the shopping for me, but I decided to do it myself . I like to choose my own groceries and it was quite pleasant in the store as it was quite empty.

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  2. It is always nice when the blue mskes an appearance after the rain performs. I like the gsrbage bag and what a beautiful cameo appearance from your feline guest. The rain soaked asphalt, the peeking grsy sky and the pink blooms really brings this entire poat together. As always, an enjoyable read.

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    • Today was a nice sunny day and even not so cold. The cat often visits during the day hoping for a treat or two or three. Glad you enjoyed my little report of the day.


  3. Good morning .. so much activity to write about today !!! The red maple leaves are beautiful. I am going to ask Santa for a book to identify leaves for Christmas because I want to know about the different trees we have growing around us. Have a great day !!! SLP …

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  4. I envy your rain and i love your scarlet Japanese maple. Our lost all its leaves without even changing color. I love cats that go from house to house to get a treat. We used to have one, but I think his owners got tired of his disappearing and decided to keep him inside. So now that you’ve learned to drive in the rain, how are you going to do it in the snow. Snow tires? Chains? Just curious.

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    • Snow will be a no go and I will be taking the local train. It stops in our village and i only have to leave ur at the second station which is a short distance to the store. As I always shop in the afternoon, the streets are usually cleared. I just have to hope and stock up on the better days. We now have rainy days again meaning I will be shopping locally at the store. Any thing I need from town No.1 son will fetch


      • Owen does most of the shopping. Garry does a little. But the virus is back and there have been more than 100 cases in the last couple of weeks here in Uxbridge. That’s a LOT for such a little town. So I’m just being careful because I’ve been warned. I would like to live to see better days. I don’t know if it will happen, but I’m giving it my best try.

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        • That is really a lot. It must be a big worry for you all. I only see now and again cases in our area, they were just a few, but now drastically increasing. Marcel stays mainly at home, he is now really not mobile. Patrick my son goes to work daily, but it is a small company. He likes to go to town in the afternoon but I am thinking of reducing that. He realises the problems but I am worried that he might bring something home.


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