Monday was a "historical" day at least for me ! No Masks anymore except in Hospitals and some other health institutions and no vaccination certificate either.
I generously gave my masks to Rosie to play with, but she was not interested at all.
I had to do some shopping for her I ran out of litter, and was surprised to still see people mostly vintage still wearing masks. Or they didn't know, or they are still afraid to catch the virus, some people are afraid of their own shadow. I enjoyed to walk around without mask !
The sun sill continued to shine I would have liked to lay on my beachbed on the terrace, but it was far too cold still only 9 or 10 °C outside. As on TV on all channels they were talking about the war in Ukraine and I had seen more then enough, I started to read my blog from the very beginning in 2006 and selected the most interesting posts to have them printed and made to a book. That will take some time but it is also a nice occupation, until I realized that I became more and more morose when I saw the both of us in the past and now today where we could have such a nice live together, but no, destiny made that he is in a home and I at home ! Some people just don't understand us, we have always been a very solid team and let each other the freedom he needed, that we didn't stick together all the time or that I travelled mostly alone, was not "normal" ! We both prefered to be not normal but we needed each other and were happy 52 years of marriage and not being bored doesn't happen often. Unfortunately the last years were very difficult.
As usual I went to visit Rick. He wasn't in his room so I had time to tidy up a bit and found a new pair of grey slippers. When he came back I asked him from whom he had gotten the slippers, he said they didn't belong to him but to "them". Fortunately I knew that his Whistfriend had brought them and I asked him if Monica had visited him, he couldn't remember. Finally I told him to try them on, but he didn't like them he wanted red once ! (red is his favorite color) I tried to explain him that red slippers were difficult to find and that he should wear the grey once as they were a gift ! Reluctantly he put them on and they fitted perfectly. Then we went joining the others to listen to the "News" Each time it is a little worse to have a discussion with him. This time I had to find out what telephone I should give him instead the can of alcohol free beer ! I was exhausted when I came home. It's difficult to convince somebody who always says no, or when he doesn't find something, it was stolen. Most of the time I find the "stolen" things hidden somewhere or in his pockets.
Nicole called me in the morning, she had an adventurous night behind her ! She fell out of her bed, but this time she had the emercency bell on her night table. She pushed the button got a voice who asked her all kind of questions before calling her daughter. The problem was she couldn't get up again ! She waited and waited, while her daughter hadn't heard the phone as she had closed all doors in her house and had no telephone in her bedroom. Suddenly Nicole still laying in the floor saw her son standing there, lifting her up and put her on her bed.
She asked him how he managed to get in as she has an alarm and the spare key is locked in a special box also secured. Nicole's son is a man of no hesitations, he picked up the next stone and smashed the box, took the keys out and opened the door to help his mother.
It was 3 am and all neighbors suddenly appeared to know who had made this hullaballoo at this time ! When they knew they all promised to check on Nicole in the morning. The son left and Nicole tried to sleep after all this mess.
She asked me to come over to keep her company which I did with pleasure, we sat on her terrace, she still looked a bit shocked, but otherwise was completely normal. Her daughter came too she had made the shopping for her and sat a while with us, and then I returned home..
On the way back I saw the first signs of spring
Another week was over, and something new happened in our mini household, Rosie for the first time in her life discovered the TV ! I mean she completely ignored the screen and what was going on, birds and mice didn't interest her, but this evening for the first time she saw something moving and tried o catch it ! It was a butterfly