RDP Friday: Patience

This afternoon I decided to take a wheelie in my wheelchair along the river, but patience was really something I needed. It was the hour of congestion with people enjoying the fresh air. Many were taking walks and I had to be careful where I was going in my chair. The bicycle riders were out in force. They like to cycle in groups and took no heed of my chair. I was constantly looking in the rear mirror as you only realise they are approaching if they sound their bell. We all survived, due to the patience that I had to use. Ok, I know, I cannot ride a bike, could never keep my balance.

RDP Friday: Patience

RDP Friday: Misconception

During the Winter months you do not grill meat outside. It is too cold and wet, but when Spring arrives you cannot wait to get the grill into action. However, there are preparations to be made and it may be that the grill reacts with some smoke, although this grill went further.

The smoke quickly tuirned to flames, upholding the saying that there is no smoke without a fire. This spectacle continued for 1-2 hours and it is still smouldering a little now, but the main thing is that the garden grill is now ready for the delights of Summer.

RDP Friday: Misconception

RDP Friday: Sprout

I went out in the garden to find a sprout and lo and behold I found many sprouts. It is sprouting everywhere at the moment, despite the snow that falls now and again. The red sprouts are the first ones to venture their sprouty heads out of the ground. Some time in the next few weeks they will turn green and eventually, hopefully at whitsun, they will flower. They are the beginnings of my peony crop. In German they are called Pfingstrosen meaning translated Whit roses.

RDP Friday: Sprout

RDP Friday: Silence

One of today’s contributions to silence. Mr. Swiss sits in a chair reading a book, but he is also listening to the radio – through his ear pods of course. Sometimes he is even watching a video, also listening with the ear pods. And me? I am in the kitchen cooking, or perhaps dealing with some housework, but accompanied by music, usually something classical. I have listened to Beethoven and Mozarts complete symphonies whilst touring the apartment with my vacuum cleaner. The advantage is that you are not bothering anyone with your music choices because they cannot hear them: unless you like to sing along, that could be annoying, especially if it is an opera aria.

RDP Friday: Silence

RDP Friday: Accountability

I have slowly become responsible for everything at home. Son No. 1 goes to work during the day and Mr.Swiss has his nose stuck in a book most of the time when he is not taking his medicine or on the computer. As long as you have toilet rolls somewhere in the cellar life is under control I suppose. This is only the reserve in my store room/laundry room. The rest are in the cupboard in the appartment. I also have a supply of long life milk (on the right), but as Mr. Swiss is the only person that uses milk for his coffee, he decided it should also be in the appartment so that he does not have to go down to the cellar to get it early in the morning. Luckily I have a second fridge in the appartment for my MS injections, but now it is slowly being converted to an emergency supply of things we do not want to have in the cellar.

This is only part of the supplies, and this is not the rest. In between there is a mega sized freezer chest with enough meat, bread and other frozen goods to last for a month at least. This morning I spent half an hour slicing a large piece of pork and vacuuming it all in separate dinner portions for freezing. If I happen to wake up in the night for a visit to a certain body recycling room, I never go back to sleep immediately afterwards. I begin to study what I need on my list for online shopping. My iPad is on the night table so I reach over and add a few items before I forget them. We golden oldies tend to forget a minute after we remember unfortunately.

Now and again I take a break, am on the computer or watch the TV. Oh, I just remembered looking at this photo, I must put Pepsi on the list. We only have one six pack of one and a half liter bottles in the cellar. Mr. Swiss finds that our cellar is gradually resembling the extension to our local supermarket.

RDP Friday: Accountability

RDP Friday: President

President? What president.
There used to be a clown, but he really made me frown
What was his name Rump, Tump
I cannot remember, but he got me down
Presidents come and go
Look at the figures, they are all now a no
The Russians have them, so do the yanks
The Brits do it to
They all meet the ranks
The Swiss have one, new every year
They exchange it regularly
So there is nothing to fear

RDP Friday: President