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Location: my lap

Kitteh has decided he can’t bear to sleep anywhere but my lap. Must be a winter thing. He wuv me soooo much.

It’s really buggering up my hips and knees. I prop my feet up on a footstool and he settles on my upper thigh and it’s bending my joints wrong. Little dude is getting heavy.

Anyway, I’ve escaped for a moment (he’s gone outside for a wee) to wish you a good weekend. Good weekend!

December 6, 2019 — 9:18 pm
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No sooner finish one turkey…

I put down a deposit on our Christmas turkey today. As soon as we take out a second mortgage, I can pay off the rest.

Going to be around £45 for the smallest turkey they offer (a ten pound bird), which is about $60 at today’s exchange rate. I was pissing and moaning about turkey being a cheap meat in the States, and Uncle B said I’d better ask around to see if it still is.

We hear rumors that things are getting expensive over there.

Bear in mind, this is a free range bird that probably had a name. What would you expect to pay for such in ‘Merica today?

December 5, 2019 — 9:33 pm
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The wheels of the bus go ’round and ’round…

I never had to ride buses much growing up, so I don’t share an anti-bus prejudice. Riding in the top is actually kind of fun.

If I hadn’t had to get up before dawn and crack the ice on the chickens’ water, anyway.

Anyway. Made it there and back and had my chest x-ray which, all credit to the NHS, was very low-key and painless. Thanks for all the lung advice. I haven’t had good lung capacity since a bout of pneumonia some years ago. That’s when I learned that lung capacity and stamina are the same thing!

Let us hope I won’t have to repeat that journey any time soon.

December 4, 2019 — 8:29 pm
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Ever use one of these?

Early in the frosty morn, I’m going to get up, take a bus to the hospital and have a chest x-ray.

Or I won’t. It’s a walk-in clinic so I’m under no obligation if it’s really frosty. But my doctor suggested it on account of I’m in Week 9 of the Hacking Cough.

I’m not too worried. I was such a heavy smoker for such a long time, I always hang on to coughs weeks after the virus has gone. Takes me forever to get my stamina back.

I’m thinking of asking Santa for one of these, charmingly called an incentive spirometer. You blow on the thing and up go the balls, I gather. It’s for lung rehab. Doctors sometimes send pneumonia patients home with them to recoup some lung function.

Now is the time when the old people talk about their operations.

December 3, 2019 — 9:31 pm
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Spotted on the road

I’m torn on this one. On the one hand, you remember the name. On the other, Googling it is fraught and you’d surely lose the prude custom.

Not my pic. I saw the van twice today and didn’t have a camera ready either time. It’s from their Facebook page.

If you think it’s a Brit humor thing, there’s also one in Louisville, Kentucky.

Not to be outdone, there is Cold, Hard Nipples Air Conditioning in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Kentucky and Cyprus have more of a need for this kind of thing, obvsly.

December 2, 2019 — 8:40 pm
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