They have been flowering since I got them in Spring, but probably their days are now coming to an end.FOTD 3rd September 2021: Orchid
A funny thing happened to me on my way home from the store this afternoon. Just as I was wheeling past this building, which is actually a hotel, I heard a bump. As you can see I was wheeling parallel to the main road and then I saw it. The small bread I bought had decided to make itself independent and had jumped out of my basket on the road surface. It was quick tightly packed and succembed to the pressure of the other items in the basket. What to do? Luckiliy it rested on the part of the road surface reserved for the local train and the train only arrives every 30 minutes. I stopped my scooter and had to dismantle my walker from the back of it as I cannot walk without and managed to rescue the bread from the road. Was I nervous? Yes and no, but I survived. Another lesson learnt. Keep to the speed limits of your scooter.
And now this fly is making me nervous by crawling across my screen as I write.RDP Friday: Nervous
It seems that today will be another wonderful warm sunny day, although mornings are still cool, but it will only get better. There are a few clouds wafting along, but nothing threatening. After so many days of rain it has now disappeared. Now and again there might be a short shower up in the mountains.
The problem with my freezer and fridge is almost solved. I had an offer a few months ago and the guy who organises it confirmed that he will be able to deliver and beginning next week delivery will be organised. At the moment I am using the fridge in the spare room, although not as big as my usual fridge, but is serves the purpose OK. It just means I have to waddle a little more from one room to the other showing how spoilt the human is. Mr. Swiss was quite annoyed yesterday when he could not find his chocolate because the normal fridge is now almost empty.
I discovered this little man, or girl, on the wall outside the kitchen window this morning. I think it is a normal garden spider. It is the only excitement I have at the moment.
Of course the bees are as busy as always, never tiring of gathering their pollen. I am seriously thinking about organising some honey production, but I suppose I have enough to do with organising the food for the family.
They are particularly attracted by my sedum plant in the garden which is now full in bloom.
I have noticed how internet is really influencing our lives. Yesterday I did an online purchase in a company which I use from time to time. Afterwards Facebook automatically showed me the article I had purchased on an advertisement for this company, but not only. Another company also showed me a choice of similar articles. No matter where you go you leave a digital footprint behind you. At my golden oldie age I can just leave it, but if I were younger it would probably have an influence on my purchases.
I am planning a trip to the local store this afternoon for a few bits and pieces. First of all I will see what my online deliveries are and what I would need. I have been on a diabetic diet this week to improve my values. It has worked, but too well. For the first time in many years I had a low value of blood sugar yesterday evening to the extent that it was bordering on hypoglycaemia (low value). This morning I was back to normal. I have decided to go mad over the week end and eat some ice cream again, or chocolate, naturally not overdoing it. I had never had big problems, but my last long term sugar test was not so good and I really do not want to have to inject insulin. I have enough health problems.
I must now go, the shower is calling and the Dyson says it needs food. Mr. Swiss is still hugging the bed, although he is probably now making the bed – I hope. Have a good Friday, save your strength for the week-end and may it be a good one.
I think I should feed my visitor with a few cat delicacies. He is waiting at the window.