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COOLG, I don’t know why I was thinking memory. Of course you are talking about improvement with your eyes.
My DS is out of the procedure and still very groggy. He is done for another five years. I don’t remember being so sleepy when they brought me back to recovery. I remember being ready to GO.
Daughter and I had a very nice few hours with my Mum today. It was good to have some TLC, and the retail therapy helped too! Daughter did especially well……it is her birthday next week so Mum treated her to a few things. One thing she bought her is a red knitted beret, which suits her beautifully and hasn’t left her head since it was paid for!
I bought my DS a smart shirt at a marked down price for his meeting on Monday. It’s rather nice, with a thin purple pinstripe
pattern, which suits his colouring.
Lady Hawke, I hope your DS feels a bit more like himself after some food. Do the hospital give him a snack before they release him?
CoolG, that is lovely about your watch. You must be so pleased with yourself!
This procedure was done in a private doctor’s office set up with about 12 preprocedure/recovery rooms. I have no idea how many procedure rooms they have but I know at least two doctors were working at once today. They did offer my DS a soft drink but he does not drink those so they offered him candy bars instead and he chose Butterfingers.
My DS had all you can eat salad and soup. I had salad and a half shrimp sandwich. We shared some fried calamari.
I am going to cook a steak for my DS and daugher and make the onion, tomato, and goat cheese tart. I think I am going to eat some of the chili I made for myself yesterday. I’ll eat some of the tart as well.
I’m not terribly hungry after a late lunch but I don’t want to wait until I am hungry and have to cook dinner when I am not too long from bedtime. So, I think I’ll just “snack” my way through dinner.
Evening all! We have had quite a nice day weather-wise, fine and occasionally sunny. Our country is currently in the grip of worrying about the discovery of varying percentages of horsemeat discovered first in frozen beefburgers and lasagna then later in non frozen ready meals. All these products had been labelled as being beef products, so it is a case of mis-labelling or fraud. British people do not willingly eat horsemeat although some was consumed during WW2, and we certainly don’t like paying for beef that is augmented with much cheaper horsemeat. It has been revealed that the European food chain is very long and complicated unlike the British beef industry which insists that every food animal carries an identity tag from birth to the abbatoir. Several supermarkets in Britain and around Europe have discovered wrongly labelled beef products which is a cause for concern despite the fact that horsemeat is happily eaten in France and Belgium. The search continues for the fraudsters and stronger regulations to guard against this criminal activity.
I am glad to see so many reports of good news from Leaky members today.
I’ve just looked at the time, it is nearly 1.0am. Eek!
GRAYMAYNE, I ’m certain those in the beef industry in the UK want this situation settled quickly. If this was going on in the US I know I would not be purchasing or eating any “beef”, even quite some time after the problem was resolved.
I ended up just eating a piece of tart. I only ate that because it is in such high demand I was not likely to have my share if I didn’t eat it as it was available.
Tomorrow we’ll be back to packing at my parent’s house. We must go early if we are going to leave early to go to dinner.
There was a recent report here in the States that one of the 1/2 dozen or so regional suppliers of beef patties to Burger King was mixing horse meat into it’s “all beef burgers”… Much freaking out has ensued! lool…
My DS came back from our local butcher rather sad to report that the business is closing because it is rented from the owners of the cottage next door and they have put the property on the market. There has been a butchery business in those premises for sixty years. The good news is that he is moving to the farm shop off the main road to Telford which was opened last year, together with a small café in the separate building which used to be the farm dairy, so he is not out of reach, just not within walking distance.
GRAYMAYNE, does that mean you will be losing the shop adjacent to your home or is the butcher farther down the road?
Won Didn’t that happen in the 80’s about horsemeat in the burgers but it was BurgerChef then. I remember it so well because we were on vacation and had one of the girl’s friends with us. She refused to eat hamburgers even if they were from somewhere else. It got to be a problem since we ate fast food when we were traveling.
Lady Hawke I actually was remarking about both the improvement in my eyesight to be able to see the hands on the small watch face and the improvement in my memory to be able to tell the time without the numbers. The last watch the DS bought for me was a large watch face with numbers. Before that I had to have one that gave the time such as 4:43PM. I could not tell the time by just looking at a watch. If you remember I had to teach myself to count again. I could only add one number. Two was beyond me. I also learned how to count money and change again. One of the things that determined if we would take the job of running the campground was if I could learn to count in my head. That was hard but necessary when we had the store. I did have a cash register that told you the amount of change to give so that helped. I would count out the change both ways. I am so thankful that we did run the campground because it made me relearn so many things. If we hadn’t, I would not be able to live by myself now.
You shouldn’t have been surprised that it took your DS longer to recover from the procedure. Usually women do recover faster than men. I wonder if this is because men are such babies when they don’t feel good and women just have to plow on thru feeling ill.
Graymayne Sometimes change is not for the better. If you don’t have a car here, you are out of luck since nothing is within walking distance. I may have to move closer to town when I can’t drive any longer. Thankfully I can see now to drive so I am ok for awhile.
I have now fed the outside dog Marley. I have made it 3 months without having to feed him. Not that I object to going outside to feed him but because I didn’t, my daughter stopped by every day. She is out of town this weekend so that is why I fed the dog. This will probably become a habit on the weekends. Ever since my brother died, I want someone to check on me every day. I don’t want it to be 2 or 3 days before I am found. I use to want them to check on me every day in case I fell. Now it is for a different reason. You couldn’t check on my brother by calling because he never answered his phone.
LH, the report I read said BK customers in the Southwest region of the US were freaking out over this business… If it were isolated to the UK I don’t think that would be the case…
We are back from digging in the attic. As I suspected no one felt like trying to clean up and dress up to go out for the evening. Before we headed to the attic my DS finished the garage. He unearthed my father’s stash of alcohol he has long since forgotten. The bottles were new and unopened: Pimm’s #1 cup, Bailey’s Irish Cream, a good bottle of Amaretto and several bottles of wine. They came home in the back of his van.
Then, we headed to the attic. My DS went up and I took hand offs from him and put them in a trash heap behind me in the hall or handed them over to our daughter to place in my old bedroom for further inspection.
The trash heap consisted of old Christmas decorations that were so crumbly they fell apart as he was handing them down to me. There were boxes of sundry items of absolutely no value to anyone, old paper cups and stacks of plastic plates that cracked in my hands. For future reference, don’t store anything plastic in the attic for long periods that you ever want to use again.
A very old coal hod with a lid and a decorative front came down the stairs. So, did boxes of antique china, my mother’s Christmas china, and lots and lots of large family portraits in heavy decorative frames. There were several under domed glass, including a pastel of my grandmother as a child. There were boxes of porcelain figurines, sacks of silverplate serving pieces. There were boxes of handmade lace done by my great grandmother. My mother’s wedding and honeymoon memorabilia boxes came down.
One of the big finds were two fabric bank sacks, one so heavy I could hardly lift it, full of silver coins. We are trying to make sure my mother understands all those are worth far more than their face value and are only likely to continue growing in value. She should not liquidate them unless absolutely necessary.
My DS says there is about 1/3 to 1/2 of what we brought down today still in the attic, including two huge trunks which he will have to drag to the edge.
Lady Hawke The butcher is on the main road which by-passes our village half a mile away, I sent you a photo of it once. My DS has often enjoyed the walk to the shop and taken his camera along, just in case. We will just have to get into the habit of having lunch at the café on a regular basis and calling in for some meat in the farmshop. I just wish that it wasn’t aimed at a higher income group, the stock is very nice but the prices make me wince. I suspect that the landowners might have been inspired by the example set by the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire.
I meant to mention yesterday our apple tree is in blossom, mid February and it is in blossom.
I am going to stay home today and not go to my parent’s house. Looting the attic yesterday was almost more dust than we could tolerate. It would be impractical to drag more down today anyway as my old bedroom is packed with what was brought down yesterday. There is room for a couple of chairs but almost no workspace as it is. My mother will have our hands full going through what is already there this week.
There were suitcases full of something which we didn’t even open as we brought them down. Some of the suitcases I handled were close to 100 years old. I know this because the “new” suitcases we brought down were my grandmother’s and they weren’t new when I first remember them almost 50 years ago. The suitcase my great grandmother used to go to Europe with the Gold Star Mothers in 1933 is the suitcase we use to hold Christmas ornaments. So, these we were dragging down yesterday were older than that. They were black cowhide and they were crumbling and they were full.
I can stay home and do some laundry today and run the vacuum here.
Once we process the contents of the attic at my parent’s house I can stay home and make room here for things I know I intend to incorporate.
Lady Hawke Your mother’s attic is a lot scarier than our loft, viewed as a task to be tackled, but it is much more interesting.
We are home frm the family reunion. Tired. ;)
Then I discovered that AT&T claimed not to recognise my modem. The one I got from them. I had to find some number on the bottom of the modem and ttry to get back in. ;)
I got the message that the home page could not be found, so I went to my “Favorites” and clicked into Leaky. It worked!! While I was catching up here, I saw there was some type of eror message in the background page. I usually open the comments as a new page, not just a new window. So, I’m off th see just how bad this is. ;)
I need to get it up and running before the DS tries and fails. Otherwise he will just wake me up to fix his computer. ;)
I have washed and washed and washed. I have also prepared my dinner for tonight, porkchops with applesauce and pomegranate sauce served over rice and sauted cabbage. We are planning to go to a movie in a few minutes, going before the prices change to evening prices. So, when I come home I won’t have to do any cooking or any more washing, at least for tonight.
DEANIE, glad you are back safely. Did you have a good time?
Just finished “Something Witchy” by A.J. Myers. First book in years I have read in less than
two days. It is a YA book I got free for my kindle for pc. Just ordered the second in the series,
I think there are only two so far, “Something Wicked” it is $5.99(3.86GBP). Fun book even if
I am older than the normal age for YA books. The main character, an 18 year old girl has
a heck of an attitude.
It is getting light outside earlier. I don’t know what time it is starting to get light since I didn’t look outside until after 7 AM. Oh gee I just saw the date. February is turning out to be a bad month for me.
IRONSOS, I think my daughter may have read the first book when there was only a first book.
We went to see BEAUTIFUL CREATURES yesterday afternoon, the first movie based on a YA novel that we have seen the movie without reading the book first in a long time (well, other than Twilight). My daughter had the book on her “too read” shelf but had not read it yet. All of us enjoyed the movie but part of our conversation on the way home was wondering how distressed or angry we might have been if we had already read the book. My daughter started it immediately. I found and online blog/review that indicated there had been lots of minor, changes to keep things concise and one major change (I think I like the movie’s version better, unless, of course, they intend to make more movies. Then, the change was huge and unforgiveable and gets in the way of the plot.)
I’m headed to my parent’s house today to spend some time back in that room. My mother was a bit disturbed yesterday. She spent some time back there and had not found anything that could just be thrown away. Everything she had looked at so far was going to have to be “managed”. I thought she understood I had made an initial assessment as items came down the stairs and I had already placed the obvious trash into a pile and removed it from the house.
So, I realize I am going to have to repack a lot of it in boxes that are not falling apart and decide who is going to be the recipient of most of it. My mother went through the figurines and I am going to suggest we glean out the best ones to sell on ebay and leave the rest to the estate sale people.
Ironsos – I love YA books. That’s what we all read. (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twiligtht) sometimesf they are the best books out there. :)
I am going to look for your books. :)
Cool G – why is February a bad month? :(
LadyHawke – you and your poor mom. Having to sift through hundreds of years of treasures. Letting go is a problem for me and I don’t have treasures like her. :(