Good Morning

It is cold out there. Yesterday it remained below freezing all day and we are now getting -8°C and going down further. However, thanks to our central heating we are cosy indoors and I am not putting a foot in front of the door, unless to feed the birds.

They are really now gathering around for the food outside. Even our robin gave up the isolation for a few seconds and was seen in the accompaniment of two sparrows, which was an exception.

Otherwise he prefers to keep himself to himself, or perhaps it is a lady.

It is already Friday again and so I will be getting another supply of food from the store and already thinking about what to order for next week. It seems to be my life story at the moment, but I really do not feel like going into town which is now a complete ghost town with no-one really venturing into the stores or streets. My life is now composed of cooking, cleaning and sitting at the computer. In the evening it is TV time although not much going on there either.

I did bake another bread yesterday, but now enough until next week. The week-end supply of bread is certain and I do not have to bake any more until next week, although I do not have to do anything. It is a free choice and I enjoy doing it. My menus are planned for the week-end, but I have to keep reminding myself what I have actually planned – the problems of a golden oldie brain. And my hair is growing. Hairdressers are out of bounds, locked down, and I really now have the chance to let is grow. No-one really sees me because I do not go anywhere, and if I might leave my home I am wearing a woolly hat against the cold so the hair is hidden. I always had a layered cut and now I really want to grow it to the same length everywhere, so am making the most of Mr.Covid to let it grow. I should now trim it at the ends.

It seems my dress styles have also changed. I no longer have to bother so much about keeping up with the trends, which I never really did anyhow. Trousers and a longer t-shirt top are OK and I only really go anywhere in the outside world once or twice a month. I am now ordering something new (online of course) for a home dress. Nice warm loose cut comfortable trousers do me fine. The older ones were really nothing more special and now I have four new pairs. I am also now paying attention to wearing an apron when working in the kitchen to keep up appearances. When baking and making bread you do tend to get covered in flour.

Today my computer guy will be calling to pick up my Apple computer at last. He had to postpone his visit as he had other computer problems from various customers. I am just a housewife, but he also has to deal with many home offices at the moment. He just has to replace the internal battery which is now showing signs of old age. I can still use the computer when attaching it to the current, but without it no longer wants to perform so well.

And I am now off to get on with my work and get showered and dressed to meet my visitor of the day (the delivery man from the online store). Have a good Friday, it will soon be the week-end.

17 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning … great photos … I can almost smell the fresh baked bread … your family must be so happy to have this tasty treat day after day … have a great day … and a great Valentine’s Day … also … today is the first year of the new Chinese Lunar Year .. .this is the Year of the Ox .. last night we said goodbye to the Year of the Rat … the new theme is plodding .. and patience with our situation .. .just like the Ox who faithfully keeps his (or her) head down and pulls the plow up and down the rows in the rice paddy …. so there is that … SLP ….

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    • I only bake during the week. At the week-end I do not need so much bread as I cook more. Valentin’s day has never been anything special for us, we celebrate every day. But it is good that the ratty year is saying goodbye, we have enough cows here to celebrate the year of the ox. I wonder if they have a year of the tractor as our animals no longer plough the fields.


  2. Good afternoon, from a snowy Idaho. Our really first snowful this winter bringing a lot of minor accidents. Your bread looks lovely and the fresh smell in your house is great. My eyes are really bothering me this morning. I have an eye appointment today and I hope there is something to help with my sight. Have a pleasant evening and a lot of good TV programs.

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    • No snow here, it has disappeared, but very very cold and I am glad to be at home in the warm. The nice thing about the bread is that it still taste fresh the next day. Eyes can be a problem as you get older. My husband has had both operated and now sees quite well. I should also go to the eye doctor, but it is a bit complicated at the moment with Winter and the pandemic. At last a nice restful week-end.

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  3. I love your robin and your fashion statement. I have adopted black yoga pants, and a black or gray tee-shirt. It makes getting dressed so much easier in the morning. And Hooray for growing out layers. Best done during isolation and during the winter, when we can disguise everything with a knit cap. I hope you have a great weekend.

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    • Exactly, the woolly bars are perfect for letting your hair grow. I wear mainly home dress, nice and relaxing. Unwilling have to wear something different in the warmer months, probably shorts.

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  4. Hi, Mrs. Swiss! It has been a long, long while since I have been able to visit your blog. So glad you are still sharing your photos and journals. I just love your photos in this post. Many blessings to you!


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