Some stalks can be … quite stalkyRDP Saturday: Stalk
There I was wondering what to use for a photo and this plane appeared above, so what could be better. I suppose it was departing from Zürich airport, or perhaps just passing though. Yesterday I was just too tired to make an effort for writing, but today I have tanked up a little energy again. Mr. Swiss was being particularly difficult through the night, although I did manage to get my sleep. I no longer worry so much and just let him get on with it. He is not so steady on his legs, but neither am I and we both just have to take chances. We both survived the night.
This morning I had the usual visitor from our Swiss help group to get Mr. Swiss out of bed and ready for the day, although he usually goes back to bed afterwards. I do not bother to get him for lunch now but bring it to him. He eats very little and survives more on creams and carbhydrate food with the special vitamine drinks that are delivered regularly.
I have realised that older people can be so negative with everything. I had a few words with the people that visit to care for him. They have many elderly people in their care and confirmed that it is a general condition.
But now back to normal life.
The sparrows were here again enjoying what wa available. One was on an approaching flight, but eventually found some space.
A tit also joined in, but they prefer to balance somewhere for their treats.
And a magpie also arrived, but not finding anything worth scavanging it left again.
And some birds got quite thirsty.
That was that for the afternoon entertainment. I spent yesterday evening in front of the television. I think it was at least a week since I had switched it on, but this evening I am hoping to have time for it again. I have a chicken for the evening meal, already cooking in my air fryer. In the meanwhile night has arrived almost and I discovered an almost full moon outside.
Have a nice relaxing Saturday with no stress – after all it is week-end for the working population
Either the sheep have a fleece
Or the shepherd decided to give them a shave.RDP Thursday: Fleece
When I first ventured out this morning I found an interesting sunrise, but nothing spectacular.
However it soon transformed itself to something like this with the suns rays reflecting on the snow fields on the heights, so what could be better.
Things soon got moving at home and I did my usual cleaning routine with no problem. The carer soon arrived to get Mr. Swiss out of bed, washed and dressed, and I busied myself cooking spaghetti for lunch and preparing the daily bread.
which turned out quite well. It has now cooled down and will be ready for the evening meal. I decided on a soup this evening with a few cold cuts and am hoping to entice Mr. Swiss. He is really not eating enough. Otherwise he spent most of the day in the bedrooom.
I was busy taking a few photos of the birds in my back garden and I do not think I have even managed such a colourful female blackbird, at least I think it is a blackbird.
She mixed a little with the sparrows but they all did their own thing,
I even got a flight demonstrtion from a tit showing off its yellow feathers.
And that was my day. Hope you all also had a good day. Joux Joux, the cat, also paid a visit for some treats.
I happened to pass by our town theatre and they had the side door open. Naturally I had a look, with the camera. The curtains were open and it seems that preparations were taking place for the evening performance.RDP Wednesday: Curtains RDP Wednesday: Curtains
Another uneventful day, although again there was a pleasant sunset developing around our estate. I had the usual visit of our carers for Mr. Swiss. This time a nurse also came along as the girl that was dealing with Mr Swiss was learning. My husband seemed to be a little tired today, although so was I.
There was another new bird in the garden today and I have no idea what it was. It seemed to be bigger than the blackbird and preferred to observe perched on a tree branch.
This robin also appeared. I had never seen such a fat robin, but I think he was showing off by puffing up his feathers. It was a cold day, but pleasant with plenty of sun.
The robin eventuallly moved on to have a drink of water, still puffed up. Perhaps he wanted to impress a lady robin, after all Spring is hopefully just around the corner.
One of the local cats, joux-joux, also appeared but not finding any available bird life decided to move on.
A tit was watching the events from a tree branch and that was my excitement for the day.
This evening I will probably have an early night. There is no washing to be done, just the dishwasher to use. I completed my shopping order to be delivered on Friday morning from the local supermarket and am all set for the week-end.
And now to leave you all for my evening. See you around
“Where is she?”
“I think she said something about meeting a friend for a coffee.”
“Coffee? She should go to the butchers and buy some meat for us.”
“True, but humans have funny ideas sometimes. I would not dream of meeting one of our kind for a drink. For a nice piece of juicy steak I would meet any dog, even an Alsatian.”RDP Tuesday: Delay
I actually saw some blue sky this afternoon although it is now gettig darker outsde and the blue sky has disappeared. It was a busy morning with the cleaning lady doing her tasks during which the spitex helper also arrived to get Mr. Swiss out of bed. I made myself busy with sorting out my printer as I need new ink, but there again my cleaning lady was a help and now I know what to order. Birds were scarce today. I really think I feed them too much.
I had two deliveries today for Mr. Swiss. The nutrient arrived. It seems to be a Nestle thing and packed with vitamines. Apparently if you drink enough during the day it compensates for the vitamines you need. I also got my grocery delivery including some dessert creams for Mr. Swiss. It is a good diet if you like cream and sweet stuff. At least he eats it all. Mr. Swiss has lost so much weight and no longer eats enough. The cost of the milk drinks is also carried by the Swiss sikness insurance..
No birds around this afternoon. I had a nice after dinner sleep and have just finished preparing a butternut squash as an accompaniment to the evening cold cuts.
It was a windy day today but not too bad. At least we had no snow. And that is all I have to say on my uneventful day.
It is now night here and I have lowered all the blinds. I will now close down for the evening and wish you all well. Stay safe from the dreaded Covid.
He seened to be preparing for a spatter after a swim in the riverRDP Monday: Spatter
And it was really a good evening as the sunset deveolpped with its beautiful colours in the background. The view is looking towards the West. We speak Swiss German in our part of Switzerland, but just half an hour by train to the next town of Biel/Bienne they begin to speak French and further West you arrive in Neuchâtel where only French is spoken. We are quite a polyglot country.
Otherwise a normal day with the oldies, no longer as golden as they were. We had yet another different guy today to see to Mr. Swiss in the morning. He was very nice and was a so-called survivor from the Covid illness. He had it but is now recovered and was the first person I had spoken to that had had this illness. He said it was just like a bad flu but after the recovery he was OK.
There were not so many birds arriving today, but the hungry ones always arrive.
I spent the afternoon settling a few bills. Mr. Swiss credit card had been hacked and it was a real mess. It has now been dealt with and settled thank goodness. Someone was buying films and paying subscriptions with his card. He did not notice it but I did and complained. Because I did not have authority over his card at the time and he was away in hospital and rehab it got very complicated for me. Now that has been sorted. I now have power of attorney over his account and when everything is finalised we will cancel his card as he really no longer needs it. I am not even sure if I will keep mine. I definitely no longer travel and can pay online with my post office or bank card.
In the meanwhile I am still getting documents for the tax authorities which I will also have to deal with eventually. My new way of life is gettig very complicated.
The birds really seem to have it easier. They pay no tax or rent.
I now wish everyoe a good evening and night, time to settle down with the TV for me. Sleep well and tight and do not let the bed bugs bite (Swiss saying translated).