Guess with what I start this post ? It rains and there is a strong wind. Just ideal to hide your head under cover and pretend it's still night. I think it would be better if I was a fish and enjoy to swim around. Instead I did my household scores in no time and then looked after sandals, because the once I have are antiques now and I have to give them away.
On Tuesday at 7 am (!!) the phone rang ! I thought a catastrophe had happened to dare to wake up a retired person at this criminal hour,j I shouted in the phone Aaaallllooooo and heard "Happy Birthday to you, etc, a voice like a frog and not like Pavarotti ! I interrupted this concert and told the man that my birthiday is in July and 7 am is a bit early anyway. He was very sorry that he had dialed a wrong number, and I was sorry that I could fall asleep after my "happy birthday".
At 10.30 my "social assistant' with the romantic name "Honorine" arrived and did all the things which leave me quickly breathless. She is an angel, she even did my filing ! 6 months of paper mountain and put them in folders. She is a real nice girl coming from Cameroon , married to a Belgian. Even Rosie liked her not like Maria ! She even has computer knowledge ! She had taken care of Rick too.
I had called Nicole to tell her that I would come and she was happy because there was no interesting activity in the retirement home. When I arrived she lay on the bed her face white, and the nurse told me that I had to return, she had fallen out of her bed when she tried to get up ! It's so sad, each time I go and visit her she becomes weaker. Her head still works perfectly, only she forgets quickly. But she can hardly walk and has no strength in her hands. Instead I did my shopping and bought my weekly fruits, not much choice, grapes, clementines, apples and pears, and each week more expensive. The government says we should eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, but the salaries are not increased.
I spent the afternoon with my neighbor of the first floor also a Nicole, she doesn't have a smartphone yet and I showed her the very simple one for seniors which she can certainly learn to use.
Slowly our garden gets green and some plants start to blossom. The white spots are the raindrops on the window !