Good Morning

It is a misty morning and nothing special to see, so I decided to take a photo of one of my morning visitors. It seems to be a thirsty sparrow, or just washng down the bird food it had just got.

In the meanwhile another visitor arrived. At first he was sitting in front of the window waiting for a few cat treats, which I gave him and then he wandered off to the water supply. Something caught his attention, so he decided to concentrate on a feathered friend munching away at the bird seed rations. I think Roschti then had visions of bird for a breakfast treat, but the bird flew off and now Röschti has moved on.

It was a bit of a stress morning. First of all I gave my 7 remaining orchids a soak with some fertiliser in the water. The are now losing their flowers, almost all have gone, but there are a few new shoots so I will be keeping them alive for next year’s show of flowers. That takes time and whilst they were soaking I thought I could bake up my half baked bread from the store. However, shock when I opened the oven. Yesterday I made a home made pizza, but did not notice that some of it dripped down to the bottom of the oven, so I spent some time cleaning the burnt mess from the oven.

I also had to go down to my laundry/store room for some meat from the freezer for dinner and also a new pot of jam for my breakfast. Mr. Swiss had also cried out for a litre of milk, also in the cellar and offered to fetch it. I told him not to bother as there were other items I needed. After my journey to the cellar I returned to the apartment and began to clear away the washing I had hung yesterday to dry. In between I filled up the bird feeder and when all this was completed I returned my four pots of orchids to their stand, and fetched the remaining three for their weekly watering. They are still sitting in the sink absorbing their water. In the meanwhile I fetched my computer and am writing my morning contribution. Mr. Swiss has now returned to hugging the bed.

Yesterday I was again in town in the afternoon. I had no great shopping tour to do, but wanted to break the isolation of the afternoon by seeing something a little different. Our houses in town have various different facades and can be quite attractive. I eventually arrived at the store. There were a few ingredients I wanted in case I would bake something over the week-end and we only had one egg, so I replenished them as well.

Yesterday my new mixer arrived. The old one had given up the ghost after many years of service and this time I got one a little more elaborate with a stronger motor and also a chopping attachment. I seem to have been replenishing a few items lately, but as I no longer have to buy new batteries for the car or have it serviced, the money I am spending on a few household appliances is nothing in comparison to the costs of having a car. After almost half a year without a car, I am gradually getting used to it. The only time I miss it little is when it rains, but even that is no longer a problem. You get used to it and a raincoat works wonders. I have now noticed that when on a journey on my scooter a nice warm woolly hat and gloves will be necessary. I have them, but now should use them. If and when we get snow there will be another plan using the local train, but I will also take that in my strike. I can order my shopping online but due to an increase in our covid cases, the delivery slots are again being lengthened.

A neighbour of ours along the main road has a building skip in his garden and decorates it without various objects. At the moment he has a windmill show.

And now is time to move on, I have wasted enough time with other objects this morning. Have a good Sunday and enjoy – above all keep safe.

13 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning … great pictures as usual. A lot going on in your world today. Our orchids are also ending their blooming but there are new stalks rising .. so hopefully we will have blossoms again for Chsittmas? We wll have to see. Have a great day. SLP …

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    • It has been a quiet day, but I kept myself busy at home baking a cake amongst other things. The sun actually arrived in the afternoon, but did not entice me out.


  2. I wish we could do without a car. That would be a huge amount of money we wouldn’t need to spend. But there simply is NO way to get around here without a car — or someone to drive you.

    We have replaced most of our kitchen equipment, though we also need a new refrigerator and possibly a new stove but not as urgently. We’ve lived here long enough that almost everything we did when we moved in has had to be replace — in some cases several times. It’s still a whole lot cheaper than one of those special houses for old people and much more comfortable, too. I’m counting on my new pain care specialists to help me be less miserable. Life could be a lot better if I weren’t is constant pain.

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    • I was never an enthusiastic car driver, but as the years progressed I was having problems and Mr. Swiss was no longer driving, so I decided to give up. I did not really know how things would develop, but it is a matter of trial and error. We are lucky to have some public transport, although I prefer to move with my scooter for shopping.
      I began to orgnise my kitchen a couple of months ago when I discovered the storage boxes and it is really working well, although Mr. Swiss sometimes has problems finding things. I still have a few places to organise, but have time. I am so happy with my new kitchen machines, they do everything. We are glad to still be living in our own space and enjoy our freedom of movement which you do not have in a senior home.

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      • What? You cannot move freely in a senior home? That is a shame. Only dementia patients should not move freely (they forget where to go back). The normal senior should make his own decisions. Just tell the caretakers you are not at home for dinner time, so they won’t miss you.


        • You can move freely OK, but it is not your home and if you are sharing with others it is not the same as when you live in your own four walls. Of course if you can afford to have your own apartment with just care personnel that come and go it is a different matter. My dad was lucky enough to have his own small apartment in the care home where he lived

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  3. Good afternoon, is always a pleasure to see Roschti. There is a dusting of snow but it is still stormy outside. My internet has been very active today. Nothing much is happening here. As you get older little things seem to become stressful. Have a good rest of the day and stay safe.

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    • I like to see Roschti but he is now visiting a least twice a day, knowing that I always have something for him. No snow here yet thank goodness. I was busy baking a cake this afternoon. I had a lovely midday sleep and decided to take it easy. I have enough action during the week

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  4. Roschti is such a pretty kitty. Darla decided that she does not want to be feral now that the weather is getting cool at night. She moved in here, but now wants me to move out. What a nasty kitty; but at least she is pretty.

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