Will it be a good morning or not? The clouds were hanging around when I stopped hugging the bed, but since then they are dispersing and it even looks like the sun might arrive. During the night I awoke now and again, which is usual for me, and noticed that I might be getting a cold, although everything is now under control. I often wake at about 3.00 in the morning. I have my iPad and iPhone on the bedside table, and usually have a trip through my WordPress site, acknowledging comments and having a look at the daily newspaper which is usually online at that time.
It passes the time for half an hour and afterwards I settle down again in my nest and sleep well until morning. I even set my alarm for 7.30 a.m. Not that I automatically rise at that time, but it often happens, I take a few photos with my iPhone, and drift off to my breakfast, taking my Mac with me. Mac computers are very movable, do not need constant power supply and does the job nicely. I also have a Windows machine, but use that more for photos and online payments. Other ladies like to buy new clothes, I like to keep my eye on the new computer developments, the advantage being that I do not need a new computer with the changing seasons. At my golden oldie age, my classic uniform has lasted for the past years, trousers and a top, nice and comfortable. I do not even know what the latest in fashion is. As long as I do not stick out in the crowds that is OK with me.
So what did I find in the garden for my camera? The same as usual although perhaps more. I am really thankful for my black-eyed susans, I have patches of them everywhere.
I noticed that my two pots of calla are not doing so well this year. Perhaps I should give them more fertiliser, but I am only getting a sporadic flower in one of the pots. The other is just leaves. I have had them for at least 10 years, and perhaps they are getting tired with time.
The gladiola flowers my No 2 son brought at the week-end are developing wonderfully and all the buds are gradually opening. There is a good mixture of colours.
To be quite honest I was never really a gladiolus fan, but have become one. I find a vase of gladiolus does them more credit that having a patch in the garden which disappear far too quickly.
I was on my shopping trip yesterday afternoon which was quite pleasant. I have discovered that shopping in the afternoon is much better. There are less people, it is easier to move around and the store has enough supplies to last. Bread is being baked constantly. I like variations in my bread sort, not always the same selection, and I usually choose the one that is quite warm, fresh from the oven. They have a french loaf week this week with variations on the long french bread. Yesterday there was one with diced bacon which had arrived fresh from the oven, nice and warm, and passed well to the evening meal of a cucumber salad and some cold cuts.
Today is a catholic holiday in our area for Assumption day and the stores are all closed. I actually forgot that everyone does not need to go to work today and dutifully marched into son No. 1’s bedroom to pull the blinds and make his bed. Naturally he was still sleeping and astonished that at 7.30 in the morning he was having a disturbance. I immediately realised my mistake and retreated. I am just no longer used to these holidays the rest of civilisation have. He is now sleeping further and I will move on to the every day routine, regardless of holidays.
Have a good day, take it easy, and just make the most of it. For those still hugging the bed, sleep well.