16 Jan 2021

THE FIRST THING

When I wake up in the morning it's still dark and the first thing which comes into my mind is, why do we have this winter time, now it's 8 am and in summer it would be 9 and already daylight. Strange logic, because in the evening it's dark at 5 pm and summertime would be 6 ! But this is not always the first time what I think. 

Mostly I try to make a plan for things I would, could, and should do ! That's usually my first thing which moves slowly in my brain. And then I realize that besides staying home and try to put some order in my million photos, try to write when my head is empty or watch a movie. For household scores I don't make plans because I know I won't keep them and with the promise to mysellf I would comfort me and say, you do it tomorrow. Of course there are things they have to be done this very day and that of course I do.

Today for example I have no special plan I wait for Maria the cleaning lady who arrives at 8 am still in the dark. Since the never ending lockdown I don't get up before 9 when it's daylight ! So once a week I can watch the sunraise, which mostly doesn't raise but only gives me light to turn off the electric light.

 


When I saw a beautiful sunrise for the very first time here in our new home I thought I should always get up, but when the days become longer I have to set my alarm clock to see the sun raise.
Then it's better to watch sunsets because they are also beautiful and to a decent time. Anyway when I sort out my photos I sometimes don't remember if its a sunrise or a sunset !

I switch on the TV for the News while I am waiting for Maria and as each day I see a graphic with numbers and arrows that show how many dead, how many infected and how many have been discharged from the hospital. The vaccinations started here in the retirement homes and the medical staff. Now they have to discuss for a while where the vaccination centers should be installed. Meanwhile we are still under curfew at 10 pm and all restaurants and hairdressers are closed. Our politicians who should look like Hippies by now, are always well groomed like cats (strange).  They probably all have a wife at home who is a hairdresser.

This post was the first thing I did this morning and now I think about another plan for today.


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6 comments:

DUTA said...

I've got many sunset photos,almost none with sunrises. I'm not a morning person.
Your mention of Maria, reminds me that carers and cleaners do present some risk these days, unless they got the vaccine; sometimes not even then. God is the best and only protector.

Fun60 said...

You have lovely views from your windows.

Mara said...

Fortunately I still have work to do on occasion, otherwise I would be sitting home all the time definitely not watching the sun come up or go down!

Andrew said...

Our state premier had rather wild hair for a while but then his wife cut it for him and it was a very bad haircut.

mamasmercantile said...

You are blessed with a beautiful view and a gorgeous sunrise. It is hard to fill our days with something different as like you we are unable to go anywhere.

Tamago said...

The sunrise from your home is beautiful! I go to work very early, so there is a time of year when I see sunrise while I drive to work :-)