The most amazing thing about my resolution to stop, do nothing and get healthy is that if I’m honest, I don’t think any of my family even realized I was doing it. On one hand that’s a good thing – at least nobody was feeling neglected, but on the other it does slightly make me consider the value of my contribution to family life. I guess at the point there were no underpants in the drawer and the fridge was empty they might have realized that I do actually do something here!
Anyway, my quiet days have benefitted body and soul although maybe not as much on the getting rid of the flu front as I had hoped. Yup, I’m still headachey and coughing, but otherwise don’t feel quite so washed out.
Hubby and I took Granny (who is a spritely 85 year old) on a city walk today. It was a bit of a grey day, but mild – and it felt good to get out of the house. One of the things I love about Zürich is that although I’ve lived here for more than 20 years and it isn’t a big city, there are always new things to discover. Today it was a whole quarter I’d never dipped my toes in and a funicular railway (the Dolderbahn) that neither my husband nor I had ever ridden before. (My kids have frequently as there is an ice rink at the top of it, but we never have).
We finished off with a spectacular afternoon tea at the Dolder Grand – one of the top hotels in Switzerland. Not only was it wonderful, but it also means I can get away without cooking dinner this evening – Yay!
I think I could get used to this sort of life!