Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Still here!

Lest my silence for some time has been wondered at, let it be known that I'm here, albeit suffering with particularly nasty, heavy cold. Happens once every few years, though this one has debilitated me to the extent that I'm retiring to bed half a dozen times a day or more, trying to sleep it off, without success.
Colds are much less frequent for me than with many. Doctor says it's because, living such an isolated life, I don't give the bugs a chance to take hold - except for rare times like this. Anyway, I keep feeling that it's improving then ten minutes later feel I've hit rock bottom again. No stamina, no concentration....you know the feeling. (Ah -choo!)

Only film I've missed so far that I'd planned on seeing was the Jennifer Aniston 'Cake', but of which reviews have not been particularly enthusiastic.

My only observations on the Oscars were  - (i) How did 'Boyhood' manage to lose out as Best Pictire to 'Birdman', of all films? and (ii) Pity again that Steve Carrell wasn't recognised for his role in 'Foxhunter', though being nominated as 'Best Actor' it would, of course, have pushed aside our very deserving Eddie.

Don't have much energy left to depress more keys, so a spluttery cheerio for now.........(ah...ah..... ah........... AH.......AAAAAAHHHH..............


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    1. Thanks, Craig. The stage of 'feeling better', even only slightly, is not here yet. Can't come soon enough.

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  2. :(

    sorry about your illness, honey. hope the pussies are comforting you as best they can and are keeping you warm. GET WELL SOON!

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    1. It's a nuisance, A.M. but what can one do but 'grin and bear it'. though I'm far from grinning. But thanks for the sentiment.
      Newest feline regular, 'Tortie', keeps wanting to come under the duvet. I appreciate the warmth and comfort but she does have a painful habit of pounding my arm with her claws, not exactly something I can do with right now..

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  3. Thanks for letting us know that you are still here. I was getting worried. I hope you are stocked up with enough food for you and the pussies. Take advantage of "cuddle time" with the pussies and as Anne Marie says - GETWELL SOON!

    Sadly, "Boyhood" turned out to be a loser. What was bizarre was that the Academy honored "Birdman", but slighted Michael Keaton, choosing instead to honor Eddie Redmayne. I was rooting for Redmayne, but wishing it had ended up a tie.

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    1. Food stocks are good, Paul, for both me and the others. Thanks for your concern.
      My voice has virtually disappeared this morning and I'm feeling as grotty as hell. But that's a cold for you.
      I think I'm with you about 'Best Actor' Oscar - only, if it was going to be a tie, I think it ought to have gone a 3-ways, with Carrell being the other.

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    1. I'll try my darnedest, Walt. Grateful for your thoughts, any such positive messages are being gratefully accepted until I come out the other end.

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    1. Thanks, Sol. May have hit rock bottom but if it's improving there's some way to go yet. Had nothing at all to eat today. Appetite non-existent.

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  6. Hope you feel better soon, Sir.

    Sean
    www.idleeyesandadormy.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughts, S/b. I'll add them to my hopes for recovery.

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  7. Ah..ah..ah..Cheerio!
    Feel better my dear.

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    1. I'm trying, F.B., I really am, but it's a slow process. Thanks for your wishes though.

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  8. I hope you are much better by the time your read this.

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    1. Not exactly MUCH better, Dr Spo. However, at least some ways better than was. Thank you.

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    2. Still inching towards that more desirable state, Dr Spo, but this bout has really knocked me back moreso than anytime in several years. Thankx for asking, though. Ever grateful.

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    3. Improvement continues, thanks. Only runny nose and residual occasional hacking cough bear witness. Hope they'll both truly be gone in a week at the most.

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    4. The NHS allows me only one more inquiry into your health.

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    5. Well, in the light of that it's just as well that I can report that I have almost reached the topmost step to full recovery. Just a teeny way still to go but sure as shandy I'll be there very soon. Many thanks indeed for your final enquiry, Dr Spo.

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