Another day, another dollar. I haven't got much of note to say, to be honest. Most of today was spent at my local cottage hospital, trying not to look at my sister in law's drain tube. I could never have been a nurse. She kept laughing at me as I got queasy at the sight of it. She was off her head on hospital drugs - "the good ones" - she whispered conspiratorially to me. I had to giggle; she's the kind of person that's normally constantly on the move. Always wiping down a surface and making endless cups of tea. In a strange way it was comforting to see her so relaxed.
She had a rather lovely little bag that the tube disappeared into, and a cute heart shaped pillow that was wedged under her arm for support. Apparently these are usually given to the breast ladies, for comfort and support after surgery. They are hand made and donated by the local WI. What a wonderful institution. What a marvellous idea; to give comfort, dignity and bit of style to ladies undergoing this kind of surgery.
Anyway, she's home now. We are planning on watching a lot of films next week, because she's on enforced sofa rest. I'm hiding the bloody dish cloths for a start. I don't fancy watching her clearing up in the kitchen, with an oozing drain bag......
I went for a walk on Porth Kidney beach, looking for beach treasures. I found a plastic toy tiger hidden amongst the seaweed, and a lot of massive crab claws. The tiger has pride of place on my kitchen window sill. Olly's named him Choppy. Of course he has. Honey and I had the beach to ourselves. I'm always amazed by that; I am often the only person walking along the beach. I stop and start. I take my time. I crouch down and rummage through what's been left by the tide. Sometimes I paddle in the shallows. I've been know to sing loudly. Usually 'Hungry Like The Wolf' by Duran Duran for some reason.
You'll be pleased to know that I have moved on from binge watching 'Criminal Minds' to binge watching 'Parks and Recreation.' After watching it, I think I'm going to challenge Sam to a lip synch battle. I'm going to choose either 'Rebel Without A Pause' by Public Enemy or 'Wuthering Heights' by Kate Bush. I bet he'll choose 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
I'm going to stop now.