A hearty good morning from Sophie who is trying to decide whether these days with 70 mph winds are a good thing ... or not. A large Royal Navy ship has been anchored offshore overnight. This morning it's ablaze with lights and there's a klaxon blaring endlessly away from somewhere onboard. The local bird life ( of which there is a lot ) are in full song making their displeasure known.
Yesterday, an hour was spent with the physiotherapist who thinks good progress is being made. Post session Angus heads off to the medical centre for some pain killers. The hour on the physiotherapists table seems to have 'stirred ' things up. The health centre also looks after the students and is busy at weekends when teenage rugby players are being checked for broken bones. During the week it caters for a quieter audience of academics and retirees. I'm in and out in ten minutes with a prescription for higher strength codeine. This time I've seen a doctor who doesn't think I'm a wannabe Fentanyl addict.
The surprise of the week has been the book 'The Blazing World' . As children how many of us suffered ( as presumably British children still do ) from being taught the history of the Civil War as a dry chronology of battles and parliamentary debates interspersed with gory executions ? I picked the volume up reluctantly but can't put it down. Absolutely brilliantly written and a reminder that polarization in politics isn't a new thing. The US Congress still seems to use the language and procedures of Englands revolutionary parliament.
Mike Pompeos new book also arrives. Looking at the picture on the front cover 'The Font' thinks he's lost at least 15 kilos. This is presumably a life style choice in readiness for a run at the top job. The books title is 'Never give an inch'. We can't decide whether this is, or is not, a good choice for a former Secretary of State. His writing style seems better ( or at least less self justifying ) than that in the Pence and Kushner tomes. The line ' Putin hasn't changed ... I looked in his eyes and I didn't see his soul ' promises some sense of humour.
The Civil War book does sound interesting, but I'm beginning to think Angus is sucker for punishment, reading all these tomes by right wing US politicians. The Mike Pompeo on the book cover is almost unrecognisable from the tubby figure I recall strutting the world stage alongside Trump. I'd say 15 kg is an underestimate.
I hope soon to hear that it's not only the physiotherapist who thinks good progress is being made, and that Angus has less need of strong painkillers.
Cheers, Gail (who has just delivered Nobby to the vet and is trying not to think to hard about the 'snip' he will be having later this morning...)
Oh, Gail, good luck to Nobby for a quick recovery. When Charlie had his snip, I was amazed that, together with the bill, they gave us a photographic record of the procedure. I came across it again the other day while packing and I really don't know what to do with it. Throwing it away seems rather callous, but keeping seem quite weird!
Just read that Pompeo has lost 90lbs (41kg)in six months by cutting carbs and exercise but nutritionists and fitness experts alike are speculating that lap band surgery had to have been involved. However, we'll probably never know based on the ego involved and inability of most politicians to tell the truth. Currently watching a spectacular and nearly full tangerine orange moon set on the horizon this morning. Fingers crossed for wee Nobby.
Thinking about wee Nobby and waiting for his side of the story! Also not sure Mr. Pompeo deserves even an inch of time.
All the best to Nobby with his surgery. That surgery reminds me of a story when our first Lab got his snip. My mom stopped by to check on her "fine dog" as she called him, and my 8 year old son enthusiastically told her, "Grandma, Coby got his nots cut off!" Kids.
Angus, I am happy to read progress is being made with the nerve in your back. May the codeine help with the pain. My thoughts are with Gail and Nobby.
Good to know that your back is slowly recovering. Sophie, too will be glad that you are able to set out on your quests for the illusive Jaffa cakes.
I view books by politicians, and a certain royal, with total disdain - most seem to have lying down to a fine art. None of them want to relinquish the limelight, so a book or two is a good way to keep their names in public consciousness.
Otto and Osa are both pleased to learn that Angus is on the mend. One of them has a sprain, and the other an arthritis flair up, so they are happy that SOMEDOG is getting out! Otto sends condolences to Nobby, but welcomes him to the Big Boy Club!
Someone has to run for the top job, I'd sooner vote for Sophie.
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