Friday, 31 October 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Unknown Voice: Is Number Guy there?
Me: This is his wife.
Unknown Voice: Oh, is he not there?
Me: Tell me who the heck you are and I might answer you...
Actually, what I said was 'Who is calling?'
Unknown Voice:(sounding surprised to be asked)Oh, it's X mobile company.
Off to crawl grumpily back under the duvet...
You know how I love to sit in my living room watching the snow fall, even when I am feeling really crappy, content in the knowledge that even if I do feel at Death's Door, it is a Swiss door so at least the door bell works....
But I've had enough of appreciating how much better it is to be ill in Switzerland now. How about a compromise? How about visiting someone else instead...like the leaf-blower man...or the early-morning-shift snow plough man....?
It is thanks to you that the roads are clear and the buses come on time.
And I guess you really did have to plough outside my bedroom window at 5.55 this morning, just as as I managed to get to sleep. But you must know how ill I am - I didn't make it to Spoogler coffee today. I am much in need of some sleep, beauty-enhancing or otherwise.
So, how about a compromise? Plough all of the other roads and then plough outside my window. Maybe at 11 am?
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
And I understand that to keep this little country neat, there needs to be a host armed with leaf blowers, swooshing those errant leaves back to where they belong.
. I am trying to understand your frustration - swooshing leaves for 5 hours yesterday, only to find they are back today. But...it's Autumn. These things happen.
How about a compromise - swoosh once a week at 10.00am, instead of every day at 7.00?
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
plantar fasciitis .
What I find a bit frustrating is that it is my 'unsuitable footwear' which has been at least partly to blame. I have always made sure I had 'feet-shaped shoes' to ensure that I didn't end up with 'shoe-shaped feet'. Pity I didn't pay enough attention to arch support, eh? That together with the vast amounts of walking that I have been doing have resulted in the current problem.
If you look at the link, you will see that there are quite a few painful interventions which seem to have little benefit. So I won't be opting for any of those!! I have dug out my pink Crocs to wear around the house, since these are 'approved'. Arch supports and footwear with appropriate arch supports, together with the osteopathic treatment, will hopefully do the trick. That and a bit of rest. Darn, looks like I'll just have to laze around a bit more......
We started at Zürich Hauptbahnhof and headed for Chur. This in itself was a rather splendid journey of about one and a half hours,if memory serves me correctly (well, I'm getting on a it, so maybe it isn't ;0). When we got there we hopped onto the
Arosabergbahn . As you can imagine, the scenery became quite stunning at this point. Having arrived at Arosa I decided to conquer my dislike of cable cars, the result of which was the breathtaking views you can see above.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
The US has never been on my list of 'must see' places, but now I am beginning to change my mind.We are planning a holiday around a business trip and plan to spend some time in Yosemite. I made a little joke about bears, cars and can openers. Then I realised it wasn't actually a
And being the relaxed person I am, I am paying plenty of attention to
this. I particulary like this piece of advice:
If you see a bear anywhere else, keep your distance .
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
I have an appointment on Monday to discuss 'tactics'. I am a little concerned because when I asked if the tooth could be out by Christmas, the dentist said 'Yes, but you won't have a tooth.' My understanding was that whether it was the crown of my own tooth cut off and glued back, or a plastic tooth glued in place, at no point would there be a gap in my smile. Bear in mind that the whole process is going to take about a year.....
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
I am feeling almost excited. This isn't the correct word, but when you have something hanging over you and it looks like it might be coming to an end it is a big relief.
Of course, I am ignoring the fact that this means I am a step closer to having the extraction done.