I won't write down all the nonsense that I regularly do about the cups of coffee I am having and if they are decaf or not. Let's just say that I am trying to be as alert as I can possibly be and I am not feeling any pain right now, so I guess I must be doing something right. I won't even tell you how thirsty I am and how very much in need of a tall cold drink. That is something I will take care of.
Because it was raining so much all day yesterday, my sister took me to the grocery store in her car and I was able to get a lot of shopping done because I had a means to get them all home easily. I tried to shop sensibly and got the groceries for eight days and went only three euros over the budget. I thought that was quite an accomplishment.
We went to a special nursery in one of the villages, and it was located in one of the old farms that had been completely restored. There was a shop inside one of the old barns and in another barn there was the opportunity to get something to eat and drink. The plants and flowers that were on sale were arranged by landscape and by each a garden had been designed so that you could see what could be done with them.
There was, for instance, a prairie garden that had grasses and American flowers that grew only there and the whole thing was beautiful. I think it was our favorite, but that must have been because it was the most exotic that would also grow well in our climate. We got lots of ideas of what to do with my sister's garden and even I got a taste of my old gardening bug. I think my sister want's me to let it loose on her garden and I will gladly do so.
It was raining the whole time we were walking around there and we shared an umbrella. We were finally forced to go into the barn were we got something to drink and had a chat while we sat on one of the benches by the tables. It was cozy enough there and the aroma of some delicious food that was bubbling away in the slow cooker surrounded us.
My sister an I are more alike than we are different from each other and we are more and more admitting that. The things that irritate us, are the things that we have most in common, but now we acknowledge them. In many ways we could have been twins because we understand each other without having to give much explanation. We don't always get along, but in the end, blood is thicker than water. I suppose that when it really comes down to it, she is my best friend.