Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Glimpses of blue sky and sunshine.
Sitting here in my now usual slumped position, aware that I am not comfortable but very difficult to almost impossible for Richie to get me any better.
Today I got woken by one of the rubbish containers being emptied with a loud bang this coincided with a huge spasm that pulled me down the bed quite a distance.
Richie had to adjust my position by lifting me upwards in the bed; luckily now my arms are stronger I can help my lifting myself slightly off the bed.
This means my shoulders and shoulder blades do not get dragged but sort of surf above and get placed gently.
Extra street sweeping today because the council employees have just put in a flowerbed outside one of the ground floor apartments.
If you are on the ground floor you can apply to the Council for a flower bed, this you plant and maintain yourself.
It is a nice part of the Amsterdam street scene that so many streets do have flower beds, there are many tall hollyhocks outside houses and quite a few fig trees too.
Shame it is just not warm enough to plant lemon trees and other citrus, be good to have fruit trees planted in town.
Nice to be able to pick an apple and good for the bird and insect life too which we do need as they help sustain life on the planet.
Wish human beings were too instead of seemingly bent on destroying as much of the planet as possible.
Real shame that it was decided to use so much oil for every single process so we now have an over concentration on oil use.
Real shame because the concentration on oil and pushing cars on people to the detriment of public transport has contributed to global ecological disaster.
Wonder what could have been developed if the car had not been push so hard, or they had designed cars that ran on electricity or gas even solar powered.
Perhaps now we would not be so dependant on machines that need fuel, perhaps we would be using more people and less machines and maybe people would be valued more.
Perhaps we would not need to fight wars to sustain our need for more and more fuel.
Maybe wind and solar power would be more developed and instead of car companies churning out cars they could be making other things.
Shame that the banking crisis and the whole economic collapse has not been used to try another way.
Why is business still being done the same way, seems they want to convince us that it is all over now and there is recovery.
It is not true surely all that happened is the banks and the car companies w e re given billions.
The people who have lost their jobs and their homes are still homeless and jobless and have no way to recover.
Seem to have got into a rant here which I did not mean to one minute I was talking about flower beds and then oil intruded.
Got so involved that I did not even inhale the bag of thc that Richie left for me before he and the dogs left to go to the park.
Heard the jublilant dogs leaving for the park as Richie set off with them on the bike, they love to run next to the bike.
Richie has to get them to slow down as they go mad and take off like crazy, there have been few times when people have told Richie off for making the dogs run too fast.
Seems they can’t understand that Richie is not making them run faster, in fact he would like them to run slower but slower is not part of a Jack Russell’s skill set.
Look forward to my heroes being back any time soon.
It is a very warm every now and then overcast but also glimpses of blue sky and sunshine.
I am going to sit back and enjoy, going to select radio in my favourites and go visit some blogs.
Hope you all have a pleasant day too.