18 Jun 2021


When I looked at the calender this morning and saw that  today it is June 16, I thought today it is exactly one year we left our house where we had lived for 45 years and moved into this apartment. Who would have thought that I had to celebrate this date alone because Mr. G. has gotten Parkinson and is still in hospital and I still don't know if he will ever be able to come back home. To forget and not to be too sad I invited my new neighbor who just moved in and we celebrated together her arrival and my first anniversary with an alcohol free bottle of Champagne !

It's getting warm and warmer and I decided to fake that I am on holidays. I put my beachbed on the balcony and two parasols, sun cream and my travel computer, some sparkling water and then fell down on the bed ! I found out that it is not so terrible not to travel, as I have this wonderful view and can hear the kids laughing and screaming in the swimming pools around. I tried to leave my worries behind,

My coffee machine was becoming an antique and started to loose water. Before it  didn't work at all anymore, I quickly bought a new one and I'm very satisfied. The idea of ​​not having coffee in the morning brought me close to a nervous breakdown.

I got my second Pfizer shot, was a bit early but there were not many people so I could go in, they took my paper and identitiy card and then sent me in a cabine where a little man with a syringe in his hand waited for me ! I don't know where he had learned to give a shot but it hurt ! He obviously wasn't used to this job, maybe a doctor. I said nothing, smiled and left and thought afterwards why did I smile ? I wore a mask !

On my way back I said hello to Nicole who wasn't feeling too well because she had another week of chimeo behind her. 

To end the day I wanted to take out a fresh nightgown when, I suddenly fell but had the reflex to hold onto the floor lamp and then we both fell on the floor. I felt a little groggy and my hip hurt, my leg too, and my right arm. I slowly crawled to my bed and lay down. I'm pretty flexible like a rubber doll thanks to my yoga so that I had nothing but huge bruises on which I immediately put  on a special cream. The next day when I moved it hurt terribly, so I stayed on my sofa which I would  have done anyway because we had 30° !! Strangely despite the sun was shining very hard, my two parasols helped and as there is always a little wind the heat was bearable.

The weatherman had announced heavy thunderstorms and as usual there were dark clouds but not one drop fell on my head ! 

We ended the week by going into "our" beloved Chinese Restaurant "all you can eat" ! It was almost one year we hadn't eaten Chinese anymore. It was cool inside and the plates were delicious. It was as if the normal life starts slowly. We still had to wear the mask, but sitting at the table you were allowed to take it of, would have been difficult to eat with a mask. We all ate like horses, it was nearly a shame !

It was 3 pm and nobody wanted to go shopping after this meal ! We all returned home and lay down ! It also was very hot outside but inside it was OK. 

Before I went out I had taken off my glasses and couldn't find them anymore ! Five years without looking for glasses only my keys and now it starts again ! 

I still haven't found them, I even looked in the bins, in the fridge but without any success !

Tomorrow is another day !

Poor Rosie has a hot lockdown nap ! Now during the night she sleeps on the balcony and watches foxes, cats, and morning birds.

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diane b said...

It is sad not to have rid home on your one year anniversary. Sorry to hear about your fall take care. As we get older our balance declines and when we fall we fall harder. Take care. A summer holiday on your balcony seems a good idea. Cheaper and all the comforts of home. It must have been enjoyable having a Chinese meal out after so long.

Andrew said...

At time you can tell if someone smiles behind their mask, as their eyes crinkle up a bit, or in some cases a lot.

It's a pity about you house anniversary but you did have someone to spend it with. I love the sound of children playing. While our energy, health and laughter declines, they are so just so alive and full of energy.

So we have both had falls in the last week.

mamasmercantile said...

I am so sorry to read about your fall, hopefully you are OK. What a comfort to have good friends and to be able to get out and about again, the Chinese meal sounds delicious and a fun event. Take care.

Loree said...

I can't believe it's already been a year since you moved. Time flies. The weather has been nice here up to now but a heatwave is coming. I am tired of the sun. It gives me headaches and makes me tired. I wish I could sleep all day like Rosie.

William Kendall said...

Ouch. Hopefully you are on the mend.

Willow said...

Uh oh, I hope you are healed from the tumble you took. At least you didn't break any bones!
Happy One Year celebration of being in your new home. Hopefully, Mr. G will be home soon to share it with you.
Good thinking to get the new coffee maker BEFORE the old one died. Morning coffee is important!

Fun60 said...

What a clever idea to set up your own holiday spot. I bought a big parasol for the garden last week with the same thought in mind. Unfortunately the weather has changed so much over the last few days that I can't get out into the garden. Sorry to hear about your fall. You are fortunate not to have injured yourself seriously. Take care my friend.

Mara said...

Well, happy first anniversary. At least you don't have to worry about the big house or the garden anymore. What with Mr G being in hospital, that would have been even worse.

Sorry about your fall. I hope the bruises are gone now.

Barbara Harper said...

I'm late visiting for FFF. I'm sorry Mr. G. couldn't be home for your home anniversary. I'm glad you had someone to celebrate with. I hope he can come home soon. That's nice you have a place to sun and relax on your balcony. I'm sorry about your fall! Hope you feel better soon.