Good Morning

I was looking to take a photo of a tree full of birds waiting to pounce, but the birds pounced just as I was ready to take the photo and disappeared. And then Mr. Swiss strolled into the kitchen for a cup of coffee, and it was finished with live photos. I decided to take the photo of an Autumn tree opposite my front garden. At least it stays where it is and the leaves are still sitting tight.

I was off to town again yesterday for a few items. The first thing I see when approaching our town of Solothurn is the cathedral. I was quite happy with my shopping trip yesterday as I had very little to get: just a bit of meat and veg, I no longer use my delivery service so much for bringing the goods home. I can manage quite well with my scooter basket and also have plenty of room on the scooter platform. I usually had a midday sleep and afterwards went shopping, but this was too late for home delivery from he organisation of the goods I bought afterwards. I tried to go earlier which would fit their programme, postponing my sleep until when I returned home, but after a while I realised this does not work so well for me. I was exhausted after my visit to the store. Now I have a different system, going daily to the stores. I do not have to bring so much home and I go out every afternoon somewhere in any case, so it makes no big difference. I can now have my after lunch sleep again, and I am glad. Having MS does tend to tire you out more, and all I need was a midday break after cooking and preparing dinner. Just a sleep for an hour does quite nicely.

Our town of Solothurn is really showing itself from its best side at the moment with the Autumn decorations on the trees. It is good to get out and enjoy the fresh air, even if most of us are wearing our masks. Life is certainly something different now. I would have never thought that something like this pandemic could happen. It gets more and more like a science fiction novel.

Mr. Trump is still entertaining everyone with his tantrums. I read something new every day (of course all fake news). Somewhere I saw that he is intending to barricade himself in the white house, refusing to leave. If I was Biden I would have the whole house fumigated in any case before I would move it. It must be full of virus remains and it would definitely disgust me to take over a bedroom after Trump.

This afternoon I will be off to the local store. I have made my shopping plans up to Saturday, which will carry me through with food until Monday afternoon. Being a golden oldie now my life seems to revolve on what to cook and eat combined with baking a cake now and again.

This morning I had an alternative excitement. It is fresh linen day again on the beds, so I spent the first half hour removing the linen. I will now let them air out for a while and then I can get down to the work of re-covering them and cleaning under the beds, although there is no really anything to clean, just a quick go over with the Dyson to remove any unseen dust. What an exciting life I lead.

May your day be a good one and enjoy it as much as possible. I am hoping for just a little sunshine this afternoon, it looks like the sky is clearing a little and I even saw something blue peeping through.

13 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning … the textures and colors in the photos are so wonderful. You have such a good eye. I am curious about the church thing .. .I don’t know much about architecture but the cross on top of the tower with the onion-shaped dome .. .is the onion thing sort of Orthodox something religion? Or is it straight Catholic? or did it used to be a mosque and that was a minaret? I am just curious. I need to go into Google and see if there is a webpage on churches or architecture of Solothurn I guess to see if I can learn more. Have a great day. Keep the snack train going for the birdies and the kitties. SLP …

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  2. After leaving this comment above .. I did a computer search on “Churches of Solothurn” .. and answered my question .. the Cathedral is “straight Catholic” .. has been since a wa-a-a-a-ay long time ago. So I need to research more the onion dome thing in church architecture generally I reckon … that will be for a later day. I have to get ready to rake the leaves again today … again .. for the second time this week. Yuk. Have a great day. SLP …

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    • Switzerland has two main religions, Roman Catholic and Reform Church. It depends on where you live The main religion in our Kanton is Roman Catholic, although Mr. Swiss comes from a Reform Church family, but as we do not really practice anything it makes no difference to us Zürich and Bern, to name two are Reform Church Kantons. The French and talian speaking Kantons are mainly Roman Catholic. However, we all live well together and have no problem.


  3. I often chuckle because our thoughts go in the same direction, Pat. I’ve seen footage of the turnover from old to new President here in the states. It usually happens in the course of just a few hours during the inauguration. All of the old family’s furniture and belongings are moved out and the new family is moved in. But I’ve been thinking the same thing. If I were the Bidens I’d wait a few days and clean and fumigate from top to bottom!

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    • I was wondering how that all happens and now I know. I can just imagine how the bathroom must look after the president has to put on his makeup to make sure everything is a nice and shiny orange.

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  4. I am glad to avoid the news. President Trump’s drama sounds funny when others describe it, but would really be objectionable in the news. Regardless of all that he did for America, he is still an embarrassment. I did not like him before the presidency, and I really wish he could behave himself better now.

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