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A day in the life

I hate those notions I get just before I wake up. This morning, I woke up convinced I could walk. I swung my legs over the side, and was cruelly disabused of that idea. Another day spent just lying about...it was all I could do to relieve the boredom somewhat to paint my nails to match my cast, and then take a picture of it. That kept me occupied for 5 minutes...

There's not a book here I haven't read yet, and daytime television is a curse, although occasionally in among the infomercials and the phone-in quizzes, there's something altogether worth watching. In my case, I've been lucky in that my convalescence coincided with the daily afternoon broadcast of the 70s hit series The Onedin Line. I remember catching some of it in my early teens, but this is the first chance I've had to follow it from the pilot, which was first aired in 1971/72 when I was 9 years old. I've become quite addicted over the last two weeks, and can only hope I won't have to return to work before the series ends. Hush now, it starts in a minute!


( 32 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Jul. 25th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
Right when you first wake up is the worst time. When I broke my shoulder, I had one morning where I'd sort of half woken up and was still really muzzy... and I tried to stretch. Ouch! I was 100% awake, pretty darned fast... not the way I'd recommend doing it.

You have a very pretty cat, though! Or is that your mom's cat?

Glad to hear you're doing okay, though, even if you are getting bored...
Jul. 25th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
You have a very pretty cat, though! Or is that your mom's cat?

That pretty little thing is my Clio. She's a lovely kitty, rather shy with strangers, but loving, playful, and occasionally quite bossy with me. ;-)
Jul. 25th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Is your cat critiquing your choice of nail varnish there?
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Jul. 25th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I hope so too -- though not too quickly or I'll have to go back to work soon! :-)
Jul. 25th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Very stylish! And pretty cat.
Jul. 25th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
She is, isn't she? She's also the cleverest of my cats: she can open doors, take the lid off the catfood container, and fetch.
Jul. 25th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Purple is my current fav color. I LOVE your toes!
Jul. 25th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
I didn't have to think long when they asked me what colour cast I wanted -- purple's always been one of my favourite colours.
Jul. 25th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
Awwww you poor thing

but the purple toenails are snazzy

Time to get those books you've been wanting to read out :)
Jul. 25th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
Do you mean those books I've been wanting to re-read? I've re-read them...

Perhaps I can persuade Mum to go to Waterstone's for me. In the meantime, yes I'll just be a wee poor thing feeling sorry for herself ;-)
Jul. 25th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)

I wish I were close. I'd bring you new books and something good (and nutritious!) to eat.
Jul. 25th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
It's the thought that counts, so -- thanks!
Jul. 25th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
The purple nails to match the cast are very neat! As is the sock.

You could try the Gutenberg project for something to read....
Jul. 25th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
That's a very good suggestion - thank you very much!

The sock's great, isn't it, although it's not really a sock. It's got a sole, so really it's my slipper, though not quite. It's a slipper-sock ;-)! I got it in the sales at Bloomingdale's some years back, and dread the day when it'll be worn through and I won't be able to find a replacement.
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Jul. 25th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Very snazzy.
Jul. 26th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
I was quite pleasantly surprised when I was given the choice as to what colour cast I preferred. I could choose from red, blue, black and purple. 30 Years ago, when I broke my leg, white plaster was the only option available, and my walking cast weighed almost as much as the splint it replaced.
Jul. 25th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness! Your kitty looks just like my Bast :)
Jul. 26th, 2007 06:42 am (UTC)
Does she? What a coincidence -- esp. when I tell you that Bast was one of the names I considered naming this kitty, before deciding that Clio suited her better. ;-)
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Jul. 28th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Pretty toenails, pretty cast, pretty kitty! Glad you're feeling up to reading and toenail-painting, although not getting out of bed yet.
Jul. 28th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)
That was a couple of days ago. I'm up and sort of about now -- yesterday, I even made it to the letterbox downstairs (which is where I met my kindly neighbour).
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Jul. 28th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
Purple cast and purple nails, wicked :D So sorry about the boredom thing, it's such a bummer when you want to do things but can't.
Jul. 28th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
I doubt that even if I could do things, I would -- have you seen the weather lately? Of course you have. Well, it's like that over here too :(
Jul. 29th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
The cat seems very interested :D
Aug. 2nd, 2007 10:00 am (UTC)
I think she's questioning my sanity ;-)
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
Purple toes! And what a cute kitty!

Cabin fever affected me too, while I was convalescing. Are any of your friends able to come over on the weekend and take you out for a couple of hours? I know it's hard to ask for help, but if you don't ask you won't get! And I'm sure any friend would be happy to help out, that's what I found when I finally dropped my façade and asked for help.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
I know it's hard to ask for help, but if you don't ask you won't get!

So true! And something I'll be sure to keep in mind from now on.
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