FOWC with Fandango: Avoid

My new year’s resolution: avoid the daily stress. Why go to the supermarket when the supermarket can come to you. Avoid the stress of pushing a cart piled with groceries, queuing at the cash desk, waiting to be served. And afterwards dragging the goods home to realise you have forgotten the milk, the bread or even the toilet rolls. There is only one solution, switch on the computer and go to the web site of your favourite supermarket. Just a click and you have it all in your virtual trolley. The second step is converting virtuality to reality and pay for the goods online. The goods will be delivered to your door. No more pushing and shoving to get to the special offers, just sit in your comfortable chair.

At least that is the way it should be. Unfortunately everyone is doing it and there is now a new invention called “slot”. This is the moment when you organise delivery. However, if there are no more slots you might have to wait a day or two, perhaps a week or two, and in the worst case a month, but rest assured you will get the goods eventually.

Otherwise there is only one alternative. Back to the old fashioned way of doing it all by real life.

FOWC with Fandango: Avoid

RDP Sunday: Leftover

And that is all that is left. Jesus did it with five loaves and two fish to feed five thousand people. I only have a remainder of a pork chop and boiled ham to divide between myself, Mr. Swiss and No. 1 son. But Jesus did not have to feed my No. 1 son who always ensures that nothing is left. If he had been there at the time, this miracle would not have passed the test. The only reason why I am left with the ham and piece of pork chop is because I rescued them, put them one side for something to eat on our last evening of the holiday. The remains for the choisi de frigidaire.

I am quite happy with a piece of cheese and some potato chips, but my men are carnivores, so they can have the meat. Today I cooked the remaining carrots as a veg, and used the remaining fresh parsley as a garnish. And life goes on, but my No. 1 son will keep his eye on the left overs. I found one brussel sprout in the fridge that slipped through, but that will not be a problem. No. 1 son does not eat green vegetables, so I can divide it between Mr. Swiss and myself.

RDP Sunday: Leftover

Good Morning

Nothing new this morning, except that I was almost convinced it was Monday. With relief I soon discovered that it was actually Sunday, whereas it makes no big difference. The end year holidays are over and we can perhaps return to living a normal life again, although for us golden oldies one day follows the other, so you have to make something of it yourself.

I do not have to go anywhere or deal with anything. My shopping is ordered for Monday morning, although I was a little bothered. I have coupons in value of 70 Swiss francs to deduct from my payment and could not find them on my app. I have been searching for a few days and this morning I found them. The app version of my store had moved them to another place. Breathing a sign of relief I also discovered the coupons for extra points on various articles. What an exciting life I lead, but it has become a hobby.

I had my usual feline visitor yesterday waiting for the cat goodies and naturally he got them. How can you resist. Roschti is now 18 years old and I have watched him grow up in our area. His original cat person moved away and took him with her. However, she had only moved to the near by town and he was escaping regularly to his old haunts. Eventually another neighbour of mine decided to adopt him and he has been here since. He used to be quite a wild one, but is now much tamer with age and even makes friendly signs when he sees me like contact as he walks past.

He is not the only feline in the neighbourhood as this one is also appearing now and again.She is not so much into feline tit bits, but prefers to perch on the edge of my garden to keep an eye on the bird movements. She owns another neighbour along the path and can be quite inquisitive. Roschti will never enter my home, but this one often takes a walk around to satisfy her curiosity.

The snow has now almost disappeared again, but I am expecting more next week. However our temperatures only freeze during the night at the moment and during the day it is not so bad.

I had one of those annoying computer problems yesterday. I had a few photos to process on my Acer computer and discovered that my mouse reaction was not so good I changed the mouse battery but the problem remained. I had to press twice as much to get my connection. After further investigation I discovered that the computer had no problem and it was really the mouse. There is nothing more annoying when your system does not function. However, I have a few old mice laying around, the problem being that the little connecting bits had disappeared. I found a decent mouse and even the little connecting piece from an old Lenovo computer which we no longer used. I fitted it up on my computer and voila, it worked so my evening was saved. Mr. Swiss and I then decided that it would be a good idea to purchase a new mouse just as a stand by to be sure: another online order with my supplier. I am already waiting for my bread baking tin and vacuum sealer rolls which I ordered.

I found this interesting gadget in my cellar last week. I realised it was something to use in the kitchen. You can mix your cooking ingredients with it without electricity. It is especially useful if you want to make your own mayonnaise because there is a very small hole at the top. Whilst you are beating the eggs you can add the oil slowly into the mixture and your mayonnaise is made. Just make sure that everything is room temperature. I have made mayonnaise myself, but that was some years ago, so it looks like I might do it again. I have a thing about food. I am not such a fan of ready made goods, although of course I buy them. I just prefer to know what I am eating and what it contains. Now, in my later years I have the time to discover the food world again. I have already found a recipe for garlic mayonnaise using fresh eggs and I remember in my earlier days I often made mayonnaise including lemon juice. Anyhow, after years of neglect of this gadget in my cellar, I put it in the dishwasher yesterday and now it is ready to be used.

Yesterday I watched yet again a Jurassic Park film. How many have they made? According to No. 1 son this was the second film. Once again homo sapiens fled from the monsters. Eventually they had to return a dinosaur and its baby to the island. The last scene in the film was a peaceful island with the dinos all left to themselves grazing amongst the plants and eating each other now and again. According to the film it was not the climate that killed them off, it seems they just ate each other and the dino population was thus decimated.

I am now off to complete the remaining chores of the morning, although it will be a leisurely thing, no rush. Have a good Sunday everyone and remember, Mr. Covid does not have a Sunday, he works every day unfortunately.