Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dames (1934) - title musical sequence

The Husband and I are on a Busby Berkley passion at the moment after he bought a DVD box set of some of some of Berkeley's Warner Brothers films. The plots of the fiolms are hardly of the best but this doesn't matter because the dance sequences are absolutely fabulous.

Monday, August 18, 2008

It never rains but it pours. And I’m not just talking about the weather although I can’t think of a day in the last three weeks when we haven’t had at least some rain. Now we haven’t got the flooding they’ve had in some places – I understand that Northern Ireland has been especially inflicted with so much rain that parts have been badly flooded.

As soon as my life begins to settle down to some degree of sanity then, of course, something happens. And in this case it isn’t just something, it’s Something.

My mother has been trying to persuade the nurses in her nursing home to let her out of bed and to sit on a chair. On Thursday, after what I understand was a lot of persuasion on my mother’s part, they finally agreed and got her out of bed and into a chair. Somehow while sitting there she tried to reach something and fell out of the chair. She has broken her knee. She said to me that it was hardly a fall but, as I had to point out to her she does have bad osteoporosis, so her bones are very brittle. At the moment she is in hospital with her leg in a splint. I spoke to her doctor on the telephone this morning and she’s likely to be in there for some time.

Oh well, we’ll cope with it all. It’s hardly the end of the world and soon, hopefully, her leg will settle down a bit.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A busy few days at the moment. Nothing particularly special, so to speak, but lots of things to do. Doctors' Appointments to check how my blood pressure and asthma are going, dentist appointment for an rampaging toothache that turned out to be an abscess, a visit to the glaucoma monitoring clinic of St Thomas' Hospital in London (my eyes are fine), the Stepson is in town and so we are having him and the Stepdaughter around tomorrow for a meal and family get-together, I'm off to Cardiff to visit my mother on Thursday and lots of other bits and pieces going on too. It's odd how everything like these all cram together in the same period.

And my mind is going around in circles. CopCar made a comment to my note about the petition. I feel I want to reply to this but at the moment I just cannot think of anything sensible to say, there's just too many little things going on. Hang on CopCar, I will reply.