Monday, 8 March 2021

Busy

 When one is incapacitated as I am now, getting around is tiresome.  This morning two or three things happened in quick succession - a phone call meant walking with my Zimmer into my office, getting a couple of files out of the filing cabinet, sitting on my bed to sort things (I sleep and compute in there), sorting out the relevant papers, going back into the sitting room and ringing my son to sort things out. My tremor gets worse when I do things like this so I end up flustered and it is all very tiring.   That sorted, the lady in charge of Lifeline - a super organisation but one at the moment where the carer can't come in but rings from her car at the bottom of the drive - rang to check that I was well and had no problems;  we had a nice little chat and I have no problems - that was another half hour gone.   Then it was time to put my carer's lunch in the microwave - today roast pork, apple sauce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower cheese, mashed and roast potato and a Yorkshire pudding, followed by a fresh fruit salad of strawberries, green grapes, mandarin orange segments and a banana for me to slice into it.   That has to be heated and then transported on my braked-trolley from the microwave to the table for eating and then afterwards the plate rinsed and put into the dishwasher.   By this time, any thought of a walk with Priscilla was out of the question - I was exhausted by all the to and fro.   I sat down to watch the News and promptly fell asleep, waking up when it was over.

All I have done this afternoon is read posts, add a few things to my next Tesco order, and prepare for my usual Zoom with friends at 4pm.   They have just e mailed to say can we change it to 5pm - andas neither W nor I can make that time things are off for this week.

It's a grey old day here today and still cold so now - at a quarter past four - I shall make myself a sandwich (maybe a very small tin of red salmon mixed with black pepper, mayo and a dash of cider vinegar) and hope that The Bidding Room has been transferred to BBC2 for half past four (there is yet another update on Covid on BBC1 I believe).

Tonight I intend to watch THAT INTERVIEW.   The papers are, of course, full of it - all varying in what they have to say about it so I would like to watch it for myself and thus make up my own mind.   The Comment column in The Times has what I think is a good article on the whole thing - it will be interesting to see if I agree after watching the whole fiasco.   If you happen to have read the Times comment page I would be interested to hear what you have to say.

Until tomorrow friends

28 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Gawd, I've enough snippets of that awful interview on the news, to know that I won't be watching the whole of it later tonight. All that whinging from the Duchess of Windsor Mark 2 would have me shouting at the TV. There is no way that she can of been unaware that the Royal family are are tight knit archaic shower that do not accept outsiders, just watching the Diana story will have told her that. She got her Prince, she had a baby and she convinced Harry to go to America - all pre-planned by her!

Rachel Phillips said...

Well at least your appetite never seems to diminish. I don't know how you eat so much food. I didn't know there was a Royal, if she can call herself a Royal which I believe she can't, interview on tv, I have seen things that say the woman has Netflix contracts, I had no idea she was on mainstream tv. I will not be watching.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

I watched the entire interview.
I believe that no matter what the lovely couple do or say, there are people that will insult and ridicule them. If Princess Diana, (also at some point suicidal), wasn't raised in an aristocrat environment, AND most importantly, had a husband with the compassion and integrity of Harry, then I feel, might have stepped away as well. Knowing and experiencing are not the same. Meghan and Harry calls it for what it is. Now it is time to deal with it, and heal.

Sue in Suffolk said...

I definitely will NOT be watching that interview. Couldn't care a jot at what they do or don't do or where they do it. And the interview has replaced the crime drama I would have watched.
Your meals always sound very delicious.

Heather said...

I find myself falling asleep after any sort of exertion. Perhaps, in our mid eighties we shouldn't be exerting ourselves! The trouble is that I don't feel my age and expect to be able to carry on as before. No doubt you feel the same, in spite of your recovery from surgery.
I think I shall watch the interview as I want to be able to decide for myself what all the fuss is about. I doubt that anyone in the Royal Family has been deliberately unkind to the Duchess of Sussex, but I am not at all sure about members of the Royal Household. The two establishments are not the same at all.

Beverley said...

On Downton Abbey the butler is more snobby than the Lord. I wonder if this is what has happened in the royal household.
Having said that, a mature and independent woman is not going to fit in very well there.
I feel sorry for the Queen.

JayCee said...

You certainly seem to be very well cared for, and well fed! Long may that continue.
I shall not be watching that interview. I have no interest whatsoever in what they think, say or do. I hope that they have the life they wish for but do not want to listen to any more "poor me" complaints from some very privileged people.

Unknown said...

It apparently aired in the U.S. last night, with some 17 million viewers. I wasn't among them. Too many other things on my mind these days. Including waiting for covid vaccines. I need to be vaccinated before I can travel to see my 87 yr. old mom some 1600 miles away. She's had her shots. I don't fly, preferring a long road trip. Anyway, I wish the Sussex's well. It does seem odd they're avoiding the quiet life they announced they were pursuing last year, but a quiet life might be best for their small, growing family. Each time they do something like this, it dominates news attention on both sides of the pond. Generally unflattering. -EM Griffith

wherethejourneytakesme2 said...

My mum has to get around now with a braked walking frame and it takes her ages to go and fetch things, then go and sit down again so she gets worn out easily too. I think it is the effort that puts her off doing more and she is sitting now for most of the day but then the consultant for her shoulder and hip problems tell her if she doesn't do more she will cease up altogether. It is quite a dilemma. Thankfully, the Queen, who is the same age as mum, hasn't quite got to the walker stage yet.
I am not sure about watching the interview as it is all one sided and there is no opportunity for the Royals to put their side - I am always of the opinion that it is often six of one and half a dozen of the other. It was usually like that in many of our divorce cases at work. I used to think the tale given by our client was just awful until you heard what the other side had to say!
I suspect the Royal Family will just keep quiet like they always do - maybe not what Meghan was hoping for, but I think that is probably right. From what I have heard I think maybe she misunderstood the role of the Royal Family and believed it was more akin to her celebrity lifestyle, where once rich and famous you can call all the shots. We need a very stable Monarch to lead the country - non-politcal, not ultra fashionable and to some extent to keep emotions in check and the traditions and protocol followed by them all promotes this. It is not the same as a celebrity life and it seems to me that Meghan and Harry are wanting more of this kind of lifestyle and much more freedom to do normal things. I feel they are making a cry for help with this interview but airing all their grievances in public is not the best way to go. It will end in more tears when the press get involved and put their own slant on things.

Ellen D. said...

You have been busy today and your carer really leaves with quite a bit of food! How nice for you. I think you are doing just the right amount of activity plus time for rest. You listen to your body and act accordingly. You don't get to the upper 80s without knowing what your body can handle so well done!
I wouldn't watch that interview. We have homeless people, hungry families, unemployed, dying, ... I don't think Harry and Meghan have real problems.

Debby said...

I am not interested. Does it really matter? I cannot imagine why it does or should. They made a decision they would be happier out of that setting. Why aren't they simply staying out of it?

Bonnie said...

You have had quite a busy day! I think when you are this busy you should not need to take your walk as you have been walking back and forth so much already. Your lunch sounds wonderful!

That interview aired on TV last night here in the U.S. I recorded it but I have not watched it yet. It seems to me they have had so much talk about wanting their privacy yet Meghan keeps doing things to get publicity and stir up the press. I find all that rather contradictory! Personally I would not trust Meghan as she has a long history of using people for her own good in one way or another.

the veg artist said...

I was brought up to not wash my dirty linen in public, and I fail to understand why H & M continue to rake things up. They could have chosen to live quietly, in the UK or in the States, and would have gained far more respect for doing so.

CharlotteP said...

Your lunch sounds like a lot of effort, but well worth it. My mouth is watering - although I have just eaten!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Watching the news has been so inadvisable lately!

Carruthers said...

We should be thankful for small mercies. At least we're living in the 21st century. In the old days spats in the royal family ended in wars and rolling heads. Now we just have to endure bizarre media coverage.

Odd, the things we choose to focus on as a nation. There are so many really important things requiring our attention that barely get a mention.

Odd, too, that we should still have a royal family at all.

The Furry Gnome said...

Youhave such amazing lunches!

Susan said...

You definitely have a full day, every day. Quite amazing, really. A bit of walking each day is probably just fine. Regardless of inside or outside. My motto is: let nothing bother you. Follow your bliss. I find Meghan and Harry quite the contradiction. If they really want a quiet life in California, why are they giving interviews publicizing their lives and family matters to the world? Is it all just for the money?

Margie from Toronto said...

You certainly did have a busy day - no wonder you were feeling tired.

That interview aired here last night - I caught bits & pieces during commercials from the movie I was watching and I'm very glad that I didn't waste 2 hours of my life on it - unfortunately it's been hard to avoid it today as it has dominated the airwaves. Although I have noticed that the outrage expressed on their behalf by the oh so politically correct broadcasters is a lot different from the majority commenting in the papers - who feel much the same as I do. They are living in a country where over half a million have died from Covid - millions of others have lost jobs, their homes and can barely manage to put food on the table - and yet we are supposed to feel sorry for a couple who have just signed a $100 million deal with Netflix, who live in a house worth $15 million with 16 bathrooms! These are the same two who wanted to "escape" the palace and lead a "simple" life, who lecture all of us on "being green" and who preach compassion and yet they are estranged from both sides of their families and have shown them n compassion of any kind! Oh, and daddy cut them off - but he conveniently forgot to mention that mom had left him $15 million! What a waste of space the pair of them are! Perhaps they might want to take a moment and look in the mirror to see where the real problems lie!

Hope you feel better tomorrow and get to enjoy a nice walk.

Librarian said...

Now I am curious - you say that neither you nor your friend W could make it to the zoom meeting shifted to 5:00 pm; why not? Did you have other appointments scheduled for that time? Forgive me to ask this; it was just always my impression that the one fixed point in your day is the time you have to be up for your carer who comes at 7:30 in the morning.
Plenty to keep you busy, and I very well understand that after all that toing and froing you did not feel like going for a walk.

Bovey Belle said...

We didn't watch "that" interview either. My gut feeling (and I am pretty good at reading people) says she has been pulling all the strings and there's nothing she wouldn't do for money and air time.

Sounds like you had a really good lunch but sorry you missed the news by zzzzing! How frustrating. My husband would have the tv on 24 hour news (I haven't watched the news for a couple of weeks now) - his mother was the same.

Hoping your weather is better today and you can get out for a stroll.

thelma said...

I am not going to say anything on current news because everyone has more or less covered the subject and I only subscribe to the Guardian. But lets say it is a bit of light relief after the horrors of the pandemic.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Why could we not move our Zoom. W had another Zoom and I had a phone call from the company who have bought my car.
Food - brilliant every day.
That interview. I wanted to watch and hopefully make up my own mind about it. In fact when it was over I am more undecided than ever. They do seem t be trapped in a certain liestyle if they s tay in the Royal Family but some - like Zara Phillips for example - have left it and leave quite normal lives. Maybe Princess Anne is the one who got it right.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I do of course mean 'lead' on the bottom line. Sorry.

Rachel Phillips said...

I thought they had made their decision not to stay in the Royal Family and gone to live abroad. I doubt there is any option left for them to return to the it.

Rachel Phillips said...

You can't have your cake and eat it.

Mary said...

Yes, seems everything has been covered by your great commenters re: the pitiful Sussex family, awful Oprah, and 'The Interview". After getting to the halfway point we turned off the TV - couldn't stomach all that airing of the dirty linen, crocodile tears, hesitant answers, personal mental health issues, and contemplated suicide etc. etc. I think Meghan was trying hard for actress of the year and expects an Oscar some time later. In all honesty it really was pathetic.

Meanwhile Pat, your carer brings such awesome meals! How does she fit in all that cooking along with her caring position? She really must be an angel in disguise.

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