The reeds have begun to show their seedy heads in the garden. I have no ides where they came from, I never planted them but they just began to grow and get bigger every year.FOTD 29th August 2021: Reeds
All I need is a blue sky, some clouds wafting along and everything is well with the world. Or course some mountains are also very welcome.RDP Sunday: Bromide
Another Sunday arrives and all is quiet. I can hear a bird now and again but nothing like a dawn chorus, even that is now waning. Yesterday was a little lively as No. 2 son and his family called past for a couple of hours in the morning. They had decided to take a day in our area where the family grew up, a family week-end. I had already stocked up on children’s chocolate so what could possibly go wrong. The grandchildren now know the routine when they take a two hour drive to see the grandparents. It was a lovely break for us all. Afterwards they departed to have lunch and take a trip up the local mountain in the gondola.
I had a lovely surprise when I saw a video of their journey up the mountain in the railway later in the day. I wish I could show it here, but this golden oldie has not yet discovered how to do it with the whats app configiuration. I actually never wanted Whats app, but in a weak moment organised it on my phone a couple of weeks ago. I suppose even we golden oldies have to go with the times. There is also something now called Twint to make online banking easier, but I have not tried that one yet.
I already had a visit from the neighbour’s cat this morning for his breakfast treats, so everything is taking its usual pattern. Of course he got his rewards and wandered off satisfied. How can you resist such pleading eyes.
We had some busy bees on my sedum again yesterday. It is one of the few plants still producing pollen to interesting them. I have had to dead head my buddleia as the flowers were now finished, although there are still a few left. I will not be making any special tasks today, but watch the world go by from the windows and porch.
I am still keeping a close eye on my sugar values after my diabetes was getting out of hand and am glad to say that it is now normalising, at least as normal as it can get. I am keeping a close eye on the readings and making a closer control. It was the higher values and feeling of permanent thirst that was disturbing.
And now to deal with the daily chores, although no stress. I will be preparing for my shower which has also got a little complicated with the bandage on my arm due to my accident with boiling water etc. etc. I wrap it in plastic foil usually used for preserving food which keeps it dry. We women really have to get inventive, but it works very well.
Have a good Sunday and relax, take it easy. I am good at giving advice, but should follow it myself as well.