1st Feb 2022
This Tuesday morning all was as usual. My new rocking chair arrived around 12:30pm. I had taken my old one downstairs already – it was easy by the wheels of my shopper. When the car with my new rocking chair arrived, I opened the gate for them and we did switch the rocking chairs just outside my front door. They thanked me a lot and I was happy, that I have got the transport for free or with other words I paid it by my old rocking chair.
Directly afterwards I was going to the grocery shop nearby. When I left the shop, there was the beggar sitting again, I have met around Christmas. He got a banana of me and I also asked him, where he comes from. He told me from Romania. Though I was quite sure he enjoyed his Christmas gifts. I told him, that I hope he will get employed soon, because it is not a good life to be a beggar.
Back at home I had a cup of coffee and a special home made bun we call semla. In the evening I used Zoom to attend the kick-off for 2022 of the Swedish Green Party, here called miljöpartiet de gröna.
2nd Feb 2022
I was late for breakfast by reading in bed. Anyway I managed to fulfill the work with my blue jogging trousers. They are looking good and very practical now with the cuffs instead for the elastics.
I also bought two table clothes – a very little one I will use in my book shelf. It was this one I had seen on a Facebook page called Marketplace. When I was at the sellers home, she had laid down a lot more of table clothes in different sizes. All of them hand woven by her mother in law. There was one in the correct size for my table in the living room, even it was not oval. The little one was for 10 SEK and the big one for only 20 SEK. I would have paid more for it, but the seller was happy to get it sold. It was not the money she needed.
My order of avocados and lemon has arrived around 7pm. They were handled with care and have literally been passed from hand to hand. They didn’t have any bump and looked like painted. My dinner was small chickpea pancakes – very easy to cook and tasty.
3rd Feb 2022
I worked in my kitchen a lot again, preparing hummus, mayonnaise of aquafaba and ate tomato-soup with soy beans for lunch. Unfortunately it seems I have problems with soy. I’ve got itching.
4th Feb 2022
I still had itching. After I had been demonstrating against the climate change, I did cook a Guacamole at home by my great avocados. I really enjoyed it.
5th Feb 2022
You maybe remember that I bought those window lights by the Facebook marketplace. I was in contact with the seller, because the cables were made for one big window and not for two, which I have. Finally I couldn’t reach her anymore by Facebook messenger. Though eventually I gave them to the Red Cross secondhand shop.
My special work in the kitchen this day was making a drink of hemp seed. It doesn’t taste very good even I added vanilla sugar like it was described in the recipe. I think, in my smoothies it will not taste so much.
When I was shopping groceries I had forgotten my notes at home. I remembered the most of it anyway. The beggar was not sitting at the usual place outside the grocery shop.
I also was chatting with my son Marcus by Skype, but later as usual, because he was still sleeping at our usual appointment.
6th Feb 2022
Inger, my host from Gnesta, was calling me around 9am, when I still was laying in my bed, but awake for a couple of hours. Furthermore I wrote about what loneliness means to me. There was a request in our magazine of the association for retired people to do so.
Later that day I tried to call my son Samuel. First time he wasn’t answering, but later that day I did get in contact with him. I also had a chat with my son Daniel, but by Signal.
At long last I updated my blog for 22nd to 30th November 2021, but before I had to repair an issue of my blog. The theme had changed – I don’t know why, but I think it has to do with it, that I use an elder theme, which is not supported anymore and I was asked to do so. Unfortunately the roll-down menu is not suitable for my blog. I had to contact the WordPress support and wait for help. I awarded me with chocolate mousse of avocados and bananas, when the change back was done.
7th Feb 2022
It was Monday again, but I didn’t play boules – as I usually do. The overview map for the EuroVelo network arrived and I checked the routes. I found out, that I can go by bicycle along the Rhine river and also the Danube River, but then I have to go throughout the Bulgarian mountain range. Anyway, it is not so high as the Alps. Though I decided to take the route, when I’ll go to Egypt.
I also got the magazine of the Association for Nature Conservation. It came later this day, because there are different distributors for the mail.
8th Feb 2022
I didn’t sleep well during the night, therefore I did fall asleep early in the morning and took my medicines later as usual. By that I got in a vicious circle and told myself, that I have to work hard for leaving it.
I felt like I have a pollen allergy. I have all the signs like struggle with my throat, tiredness and that my nose is running much more than I am used to. I thought, there are no pollen yet, but my son Daniel told me, there are already.
I wrote my blog for the days of 1st to 15th December 2021. I thought the meeting of our “climate group” was starting at 6:30pm, but it was already starting at 6pm. Though I missed half an hour of conversations and planning. The meeting took place online.
9th Feb 2022
I awoke at 9pm and had an appointment at 10am. It was for a webinar called “Endlich Schnittmuster selbst designen” (Finally design your own sewing patterns). Unfortunately it was an advertisement campaign. We were told, that we need some tools, which make it easy to design and we could buy these tools by the related website. The amount for the tools started at €890. I didn’t follow the entire webinar.
I also got an information about the amount of my pension from Malta, but only for January and because I get extra money for holidays and Christmas, I had to ask, how much that will be inasmuch as I have to report it for my Swedish pension authority.
I should have had another online meeting, but I did forget it. Instead I finished my blog for the month of December 2021. The WordPress support was contacting me and I have got help to put the old theme back.
10th Feb 2022
The sun is shining and it is +4°C, but it is very windy. I was staying at home and working with my blog for the month of January 2022. I also wrote down my thoughts about my upcoming BikingForFuture, which you soon can read at my page “BikingForFuture2”.
11th Feb 2022