Oh boy, this virus is the gift that keeps giving ... or maybe I should say taking away!
4 days in bed last week - sleeping and coughing.
Then Friday I had to take Dad to the docs to have stitches out where he had a mole removed last week, then in the afternoon he went opticians, and mum went to the hearing people ... in between there was the normal shopping trip and walk for Jiffy ... and sleep in any spare minutes I had (then to bed by 7.30)
Saturday was a normal busy cleaning day - as well as getting Mum organised with Christmas Cards ... in other words I am doing her letters and addressing envelopes (it's not surprising that I am all behind with my cards!)
Sunday was Church, as ever in the morning ... then trying to have a easier afternoon.
After work on Monday I was totally shattered - so to bed by 7pm.
Now it's another day at work today ... I like the ward I was on, although it's emotional as it is a Leukemia ward. I have to try and get some organisation for Christmas, yet I am shattered ... so I don't have time to check LJ at all ... sorry!
Hope that you are all well.
A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, My car broke down. Do you think I could stay the night?
The monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, and even fix his car. As the man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange sound; a sound like no other that he has ever heard. The next morning, he asks the monks what the sound was, but they say, We can't tell you because you're not a monk.
The man is disappointed but thanks them anyway and goes about his merry way. Some years later, the same man breaks down in front of the same monastery.
The monks again accept him, feed him, and even fix his car..
That night, he hears the same strange mesmerizing sound that he had heard years earlier.
The next morning, he asks what the sound was, but the monks reply,
We can't tell you because you're not a monk.
The man says, all right, all right. I'm dying to know.
If the only way I can find out what that sound was is to become a monk, how do I become a monk?
The monks reply, you must travel the earth and tell us how many blades of grass there are and the exact number of sand pebbles. When you find these numbers, you will become a monk.
The man sets about his task. Some forty-five years later, he returns and knocks on the door of the monastery. He says, I have travelled the earth and devoted my life to the task demanded and have found what you had asked for. There are 371,145,236,284,232 blades of grass and 231,281,219,999,129,382 sand pebbles on the earth.
The monks reply, congratulations, you are correct, and you are now considered a monk
We shall now show you the way to the sound.
The monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the head monk says, the sound is behind that door.
The man reaches for the knob, but the door is locked. He asks, May I have the key ?
The monks give him the key, and he opens the door.
Behind the wooden door is another door made of stone... The man requests the key to the stone door.
The monks give him the key, and he opens it, only to find a door made of ruby. He demands another key from the monks, who provide it. Behind that door is another door, this one made of sapphire. And so it went on until the man had gone through doors of emerald,...
...silver, topaz, and amethyst.
Finally, the monks say, This is the key to the last door .
The man is relieved to be at the end. He unlocks the door, turns the knob, and behind that door he is astonished to find the source of that strange sound. It is truly an amazing and unbelievable sight ....
.... But I can't tell you what it is because you're not a monk.
I had actually booked today off work as I haven't really started Christmas ... having spent the last 3 days mostly in bed I am wobbly ... and not organised ... but am going to try to get on.
I hope to catch up with comments etc later today (or tomorrow ... depending on how quickly I flag!)
I went to the hospital on Sunday as I just couldn't breathe but they only confirmed what I presumed ... viral chest infection that has 101% totally screwed my asthma ... so nothing I can do except use the inhalers ever 1 1/2 hours (!!) ... and rest!
In the midst of all this I had to take dad to hospital to have a mole removed from his face - and also missed the end of my latest startrek20in20
... so I decided to post the 15 I did anyway! The work was there I just didn't get an AC set done.( 15 Katheryn Janeway iconsCollapse )
For the Cat Set I had to chose lyrics from on song ... so guess which one I chose
For those who don't know - London City is my favourite song ... by James Marsters (of course) ....( here are the full lyricsCollapse )
Hope you are all well - if I missed any vital news point me that way.
I will try to catch up tonight .... but work is busy which is good .... had Toni and her husband here Monday eve ... Bible study Tuesday .... then it was Daddy's birthday yesterday.
So life is hectic.
To add to that my car had to have work done on the btakes and 2 nrw tyres to pass its M.O.T.
And I have my annual chest infection .... despite having the flu jab.
Hope all is well with you!
To a really great friend - wishing you a great birthday.
I know that the past year has been really hard for you in ways I can't begin to imagine ... but I continue to pray for your health and happiness, and wish that today isn't just your birthday but the first day of a great new adventure in the life of The Doctor's companion-of-heart.
*hugs* and love
There is a meme that is (apparently) on FaceBook ... and is beginning to circulate here. You are given a number by a friend, and you have to find random, unknown facts to list. Hard as I am pretty open, but spikesjojo
gave me the number 12 ... so, here goes:
- I was caught cheating in a spelling test when I was 7 and my name was put up on the school notice board ... to this day, I still can't spell, but now I would never dare cheat at anything!
- When I was 17 I spent a week working as a Postie, the week before Christmas ... my first proper job.
- As many Europeans cross their 7's (English don't) ... but I do! I also cross through the letter Z ... both were the norm when I did my A level Maths.
- When I was getting my green belt at Judo, I dislocated one of my brother's fingers!
- I had to take my driving test 3 times!
- When I trained to be an osteopath I had to learn to take blood ... and also did a year of human dissection!
- I always wear a hat to Church.
- The first time I had whiskey was given to me by my grandmother ... so I could go to my grandfather's funeral, as I wasn't very well.
- I can fence left or right handed - just depends on what jacket I am wearing, and the grip on the foil.I don't like spicy food ... or gravies and sauces ... a very boring diet please.
- I am a head-banger ... and have been since a toddler.
- Although I never "party" (at all) I always stay up to see in the New Year.
- And, last but not least, James Marsters was the first Gig I went to ... and the only person I have seen in concert, ever!
How many of those did you already know - or were they all very random.
If you want a number, just ask!
I so need to get back to my re-watch.
I think I stalled because it is School Hard that I am going to watch and I'm scared that I wont like Spike!!! Silly, but that's the only reason I can think of!
Anyway ... for those who haven't seen it BuzzFeed has ranked every episode in order of preference ... with Beer Bad being their worst. Not a great one, but to me there are others that are not as good ... anyway here is the link
if you missed it.