The second time I used the car.
It was almost as cold last night as it was the night before and now even some lilacs have frozen but surprisingly many plants has managed to stay relatively unharmed. The sun was shining so we went out early on our walk. Yesterday I used my printer to copy last years notice to the road association meeting, just covering the date and write the new one. So out into the cold we went and I placed one notice in every mailbox. Just before we had walked to all mailboxes we met a neighbor that told me that one of the villagers had died, strange that no one has talked about that but I said that if he still wanted to come he would be welcome🙂
Just when I placed the last notice in the last mailbox I realised something was very wrong with it. The text said they are welcome on Monday May ninth!!! May ninth is on a Friday!!! So the first thing I did when coming home was to do the same as yesterday but this time also cover Monday and change to Friday. After that I wrote an explanation on each notice on why they got two notices and then it was the matter of going out again, into the cold. So I took my car and drove around the village instead🙂 Most people had not picked up the first notice but I can’t pick up something and replace it even if it would have been easy, how would You like it if You saw someone pick up something from Your mailbox without knowing why? It’s illegal too by the way🙂
I did feel a bit hungry this morning, that was a nice surprise. I had two small sandwiches with cream cheese. I then suddenly came to think of an old lady I know that if she was going to have a party and lots of people would come bought one blue cheese and lots of mild tasting cream cheese. She put it all in a mixer and then she placed the mix in the fridge for a while. It looked like something out of a horror movie when it was ready but it tasted just like the blue cheese and were perfect to spread on crackers. She always mixed it some again before serving because most people would think she had gone a bit crazy otherwise. It did look much nicer after that second mixing🙂
That same lady ones made me call poison information center after serving me a delicious mushroom stew🙂🙂 After we had eaten she told me that the mushrooms had grown in her garden and she had used them before but this time they tasted a bit different! Well, mushrooms never change their taste! She also said she had controlled them by using a silver knife, she was totally convinced that it would react if there was any poison in the mushrooms🙂 I have to say she is very knowledgeable in most areas when it came to food and she have after all survived for over 80 years by doing things like this🙂 But as soon as I came home I called the poison center🙂 By the description I gave they could say that it wasn’t a deadly one and most likely edible but they didn’t trust a silver knife as much as my friend do🙂
The thermometer says it’s much warmer outside today but I just can’t feel that. The sun is behind clouds and the wind is strong and somewhat nasty cold. There’s so much Birch pollen out there that even I react so I feel like I’m having a cold as soon as I’ve been outside for a few minutes and as soon as I go inside it feels better again. Thankfully this is very rare but it makes me understand better how very allergic people feel this time of year.