Good Evening

Late afternoon and the last rays of the sun were slowly disappearing. We had quite a sunny day, but it is very cold. I was actually intending to go into town this afternoon as it is our monthly market day, but something else cropped up.

Now that Mr. Swiss is a permanent guest in his home he needs furniture: not too much, just a wardrobe, a couple of chairs and a table. The furniture he now has is from the home and the residents bring their own, except for the bed and bedside table. I spoke to the home and they said they have their own staff of handymen to fit it together when it is delivered so that will be no problem. I had already taken measurements yesterday and selected what we need. Today I ordered it all on the computer – from Ikea – and it will be delivered on Wednesday. Ikea is not so expensive and the quality is OK. Although the online computer programme for ordering is quite straightforward it took time to get it exact. When I had finished I at last got to my midday sleep.

Five minutes later I had a call from the organisation that was looking after Mr. Swiss before he went to his home. They still had a lot of medicine that belonged to him and asked if they could give it to me. As I do not need it we agreed that they would bring it tomorrow and I would take it to the home where they could use it. Eventually I could settle down to a sleep.

Mr. Swiss had to go to the hospital this morning for an x-ray on his leg which had a breakage. One of the ladies from the home went with him as it was not possible for me to go, due to my MS problems. I called him and he said everything was OK with the leg and they will have another look in a year.

Somewhere in between I managed to cook myself a small lunch of aubergine with pepperoni, one of my favourites. Now I can indulge in my aubergines because I am the only person in the family that likes them.

I also managed to capture this sparrow in flight.

And there was a rather large female blackbird walking around.

The evening meal is now cook, my son is home, so that will be my next chore – eating it.

Hope you all had, or are having a good day.

17 thoughts on “Good Evening

      • I’m sure it’s a delightful surprise each time. I don’t remember my mom making them. My first encounter was with a Chinese recipe where they got deep fried until tender and then put in a stir fry.

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  1. You and I must be on some kind of telepathy. We are having eggplant for supper tonight and I mentioned to my husband that when you write about it, you call in aubergine–which is so much prettier than eggplant–and you had it today, also!

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  2. I had to take down all the feeders today. For reasons I do not understand, a flight of hornets had decided to make both cage feeders their new nest. We’ve had problems with hornets and wasps before and had to remove a couple of huge nests from the roof of the house. Once, they tried to build a nest inside the umbrella we used for our table in the summer. I had the choice of reaching through the maze of hornets and remove the two cage feeders or let the hornet do their thing. I might get stung, but I’ve been stung a lot over the years and there are worse things.

    So I just reached through and dumped the contents to the ground below. I didn’t get stung. But there is no food on the deck and the birds looked upset. There’s nothing to be done and since the weather has warmed up, they will have to live off the land. i need new feeders anyway. The ones I have are difficult to clean because only the top comes off and the flat feeder has been gnawed by squirrels and chipmunks.

    I like eggplant too — and am also the only one in the house who does. I gave up trying to find clever ways to disguise it. Pity because there are so many great dishes you can make from it. I think we are going to have an earlier than usual spring — or maybe today was just a warm day for the season.

    You’re having a very trying time, but I am impressed at how well you are dealing with it. I don’t think I would do half as well.

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    • I will soon stop feeding my birds as they now find enough food themselves. We rarely see hornets here, only wasps. Up to now they have not arrived but it is too cold, everything is now a little different for me since living alone and although life got very difficult with Mr. Swiss there are moments when I do miss him.


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