RDP Saturday: Gift

Not one of the most pleasant gifts but this is where the clinc is situated where my husband has been recovering from is various complaints to get him back on his feet. It began with pneumonia, he had a broken hip joint which was operated in the local hospital and afterwards by a night and fog action he was transported to the clinic. We have now been separated for the past month almost after 52 years of being together. Admittedly when he was working in the past, he now and again had to make business trips abroad for a few days, but that was something different. He is now 82 years old and we will both be glad when he returns home again. The sickness insurance covers it all until 3rd January when he will return, although he finds he could return next week, but no good rushing things.

There were no Christmas gifts this year, we stopped giving them a few years ago, but my gift will be when Mr. Swiss returns home. In the past we would often spend our holidays in the Bernese Overland, where the clinic is, on the Lake of Thun, but there is nothing like home.

RDP Saturday: Gift

Good Afternoon/Evening

It is certainly something different being on your own for Christmas Day. Christmas Eve did not bother me so much. I was busy cooking a good meal for myself and No. 1 son in the evening. However, after today’s lunch (also special with veal slices and a mushroom cream sauce with saffon noodles. I had my usual after lunch sleep and then realised I would have to fill my afternoon with something, so here I am at the computer. I was going to call Mr. Swiss, but my telephone told me the battery was low and it really was. It is now uploading and should be OK in a few minutes. In the last years, we never had a big family get together on Christmas Day. No. 2 son is with his wife’s family in Germany which is OK. I am glad for less stress with entertaining everyone, but it does get a little solitary on my own sometimes. No. 1 son is always here, but mostly in his room and autistic people are not great conversationalists.

The weather is also very dull and dreary and no sign of the sun, although it is a little warmer. We even had a few heavy rain showers today.

The birds were closely huddled together on the birdhouse keepig out of the rain.

I even saw a magpie in my garden this afternoon, but he found nothing worth pecking and flew off.

And that is today’s news from my isolation. Have a good Christmas day everyone