Good Morning


Looks like it will be a sunny day today. At least we have a cheeful sunrise, even with a glimpse of the alps in the background.

It looks like another morning of stress today. Thursday is usually my day for changing the bed linen, but as Mr. Swiss has to be at the eye doctor tomorrow at 10.00 a.m. I am doing the necessary today, meaning I will be busy, but all going well, I will only need an hour at least, I hope. I have alreay finalised my duvet and cushion with new covers.


I seem to have developed a liking for azalea. The local store have such a wonderful selection at the moment and for a reasonable price. They have already reduced it twice, and now I have a selection of all colours. I added the white one this week. At the bottom is my kalanchoe which is still flowering. I had to find room for them. My feline no longer uses his cat ladder to get to the top of the cupboard: she is getting older and prefers to stay in safe places, so I have transformed it into a plant holder.


My pink orchid was also in the death throes and had only two wilting flowers left, so I replaced it with a new one (the deep pink one next to the white one). I still have my pink orchid and have also transferred that to my new plant holder on the top shelf. I will leave it in peace now and look if it might return to make flowers again. Orchids are another reasonable plant. I have had these for three months and they are still alive.

So what are we going to do today. After completing the bed overture, I will continue with the usual clean up and prepare something to eat – it will be spaghetti today. That is usually my Thursday thing, but due to my excursion with Mr. Swiss I will have to make something a little quicker tomorrow. This afternoon will be a shopping journey for food. I was also on my way yesterday afternoon as an exception, as we had a few necessities to buy (including toilet paper) and to be quite honest, I was glad to go places and see things, even if it was an exception and only the supermarket.


And look what I found in the garden. Another hollyhock is flowering, actually there are two new flowers. One of the wonders of nature, and so late in Autumn.

I noticed in my store yesterday that the electronics department is getting a face lift an it will be taken over by another company, although a partner company of the existing store. They also have a special offer of an external disc for my computer, with a 2 terabyte capacity. I already have one but the contact to the computer is a bit shaky and so I decided to treat myself to a new one. I spent some time yesterday transferring my thousands of photo archives onto the new hard disc, but after an hour I was finished. Mr. Swiss said he would also like one for his jazz music collection, so I will get him one today when I am at the store. It seems we are cyber golden oldies with our various computer hobbies.

And now I am off, so enjoy your day on the cyber circuit and otherwise. Perhaps we will meet again somewhere in the cyber world today.


Good Morning


Let’s see what we have this morning. At 8.00 I had a sky like this and thank goodness I took my photo as now we just have a colourless sky, a little grey, a little brightness for a few highlights but the clouds are staying away. My cleaning lady is now here and busy with the bathroom and shower and I have polished up my windows. They were not really dirty as we have not had so much rain lately, just a few light showers.


Dinner is already cooking, some chopped beef with veg so everything is under control, although not quite.

Our heating decided to stop heating again yesterday and now the guy has arrived to fix it. It is floor heating, fired by gas, and yesterday it said “not firing”. We also had to organise someone for our letter box as it is completely blocked and the key no longer works. We now have a label on the box telling the postman to put it all in the lower section of the box which is not locked. We call it a “Milchkasten” in German (basically a Swiss thing) and was originally used for storing the milk when the milkman brought the milk, although he no longer brings it as we buy it in the store. The locksmith will be coming on Thursday afternoon to fix it.

Mr. Swiss had his last visit to the dentist until December for a check yesterday afternoon and I was again the chauffeuse. This time I did not have a free parking place so just sat in the car after letting him out with my eye on the back window to see if a place became free. Eventually I had a free place and parked the car and hobbled over to the dentist. Mr. Swiss was ready and so we hobbled off together to the car again – what a life.


The cleaning lady has finished her work and the morning chores have been completed. I am off to the store this afternoon as an exception, so I will be taking the route to the next village. There are a few things I should buy. No. 1 son informed me that toilet paper is at a minimum, only 2 spare rolls left, and it seems that the jam jar is also almost empty, so I will have to replenish it. Just a few bit and pieces are necessary so I can load my walker into the car. I will not need the supermarket trolley.

I am not sure if I will have time for a good morning tomorrow as I have to bring Mr. Swiss to the eye doctor for an eye test to get the perscription for new glasses. For a golden oldie it seems I have enough to keep me busy. Perhaps I might right a good morning this evening and programme it for tomorrow morning.

I am now off to complete dinner. Have a good, safe day everyone.