Good Morning

The snow has now gone, but I am not so sure about the rain. I think that will return today and stay, but I have no plans on going anywhere. The horizon looked quite promising, but no good getting any high hopes.

I gave myself a push in the garden yesterday and cut down my bush in the middle. It is a buddleia and has wonderful flowers in Summer, but it relies on being cut back in spring, so I gave it a try and it worked. I had to be careful not to lose my balance, but I took my walker with me. I have quite a few remaining stalks from Winter to cut back, but will probably recruit the help of No.1 son, although I will be calling my gardener some time later in February. It is now time to think about the garden. It has been a long Winter and there was enough cold and snow to deal with, but now February is here next week, so it should be getting better now.

I remember 4th February in 1969 when Mr. Swiss and I had an appointment at the registry office to get married. I remember there were some snow flurries on that day 52 years ago. Time certainly flies, but we still look the same as we did then, perhaps more grey hair and no longer as mobile as we were.

There are more blackbirds this year than I have ever seen so early. They like to hover in the trees. I think they are quite partial to the berries remaining on my hawthorn tree.

I have organised my shopping for next week to be delivered on Tuesday and forgot to order the cola. I rarely drink it, but Mr. Swiss likes it and so does No. 1 son. We have some in the cellar but I am not sure if it will last for the week. I decided to order it extra with the other stuff on Tuesday but saw they have a special half price offer only lasting until Monday. I had to think quickly, but have now ordered it for an extra delivery on Monday together with the potatoes I also forgot. I know, I really lead an exciting life with all this logistical planning.

I also noticed this morning that the cobwebs have collected in a few corners of the bedroom, so I will be busy with the vacuum clearing them away. I do not know how the spiders do it. I see one or two now and again hovering around, but they are just have a Winter indoors sheltering from the cold outside. I suppose everywhere they walk they leave a thread behind them, which collects with time.

I managed to capture these two sparrows having a flight demonstration. They really do it well. Just one of the exciting moments in my day at home.

In my days of isolation and not going places, I realised yesterday that I only had one interdental brush left from my paket. I like to use them after cleaning my teeth for the in-between places. As I am not going anywhere at the moment and definitely not the dentist, I phone to ask if she could organise them for my son to pick up. The receptionist said no problem, and she would send them to me by post, which is even better, I saved No. 1 son an extra journey and I am now sure of my supply. It seems everyone is re-organising for stay-at-home life.

I am still waiting for my vaccination news, but it seems Switzerland are a bit slow on the roll out. Suddenly we are inundated with numerous various suppliers of vaccinations. It seems all the specialist companies are developing them. The only problem is getting them to the people that need them. There seems to be an international competition about which country is the best in delivering.

As you can see, there is no great news from my part of the world and I will now move in with my daily chores. No great stress this morning, no bread baking or big cooking operations. Stay safe, look after yourselves, and keep away from the others – you never know.

12 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Happy Anniversary !!! I am sure you were a beautiful bride . your inner beauty comes through every morning in your delightful and encouraging daily blog posts … we and the birdies wish you and Mr. Swiss congratulations … have a great day !!! SLP ….

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    • Thanks for the kind comments. My anniversary is on 4th February, but we celebrate every day, even when we agree to disagree.I do not even have any photos, but it was a sort of a quick thing at the registry office. I even remember Mr.Beda Baumgartner, the rigistry officer. the guy that married us. He always wore a pin stripe suit for weddings. He was well known in our town but now long gone.


  2. Good afternoon, the sun is shining right now and expecting a mild weekend but Sun Valley got so much snow the ski runs were closed due to the danger. I got a notice that my age can make an appointment for the vaccine. Pumpkin is a cat with special needs. The owner was not truthful with us. My husband had a fall and the touch screen on his computer broke. It has been a stressful time. Your picture of the sparrows flexing their wings is very good. Have a pleasant evening and stay safe.

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    • Sorry your husband fell and hope he is OK. I have made my appointment for the vaccine, so has Mr.Swiss, but things are going slowly in Switzerland. It is still raining here, but it doesn’t bother me so much when I am sitting comfortable at home. It was a relaxjng saturday with nothing special to do.

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  3. Last night on the news, they gave a state website to pre-register for the Covid vaccine. I went right to it and received confirmation that I was pre-registered and would be notified by email when an appointment was open. Today in the local newspaper we were told not to register, as there are already a couple sites that people have been using and this new site would just confuse things. How ridiculous! Here in Florida, our governor is lost without Big Orange and has no idea how or when shots are available. I am still on the list for the vaccine, though….whenever that might be.

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    • Same here. We are both registered, although there is only one place in our Kanton where you can register. It is all done by states here as well. They are having a slow rollout of the various vaccines here. There are just too many of them and there is confusion everywhere.

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      • Misery loves company. This sounded like it was going to be so great–all the vaccines going out. My son gets his vaccine #2 on Monday. He works for our local government so all the employees got the vaccines as soon as they were available.

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