Monday, February 23, 2015

Thoughts on a Monday Morning

I'm better except for the lingering effects of the antibiotics and steroids.  You've done your job, now go.  My food tastes like pooh, my tongue feels like someone has shaved it and I'm still dragging my tired self around.  It's time to kick it up a notch.
I'm through with Downton Abbey, I wish they'd not only lock up Anna (yeah) but Bates too, I mute them every time they come on the screen.  I hate you Daisy, you're a pretenous little twit, so full of yourself I about gag.  Lord knows or at least you do, you could have been anything if not held back.  You are so lucky that others care for you because in my opinion you're too "stupid", naive, to take care of yourself.  Wouldn't care if "the man" was keeping you down, someone should.
The Dowager would never put up with a maid like they've given her not even if it amused her to have the butler and the maid feuding.
Isis I'll miss you and if Tom goes I'll miss him too, as for everyone else, good by and don't let the door hit you on your way out.
Finished a wonderful book this weekend, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.  He writes for adults and children, this was one of his adult books and it was incredible.  What does it mean to be a grown-up?  Fantasy, but such good fantasy, you'll find yourself thinking about it long after you've finished the book.
Also finished The Brandons by Angela Thirkell, she writes such nice books I always finish one and find myself smiling.
Didn't watch the Oscars, don't care.  We've only seen one of the nominated movies, The Grand Budapest Hotel.  I don't know who Hollywood makes their movies for, the 2 coasts I guess because we folk in the middle can't identify with their films at all.
Nice walk today, going to try and exercise later, very slowly.  Have a good Monday.


  1. What a fun and delightful read. Have you written any books...if not you should. You certainly have a way with words.

    I adore Calvin and Hobbes. No one can make faces like them.

    So glad you feeling better!!!

    Hope this is a good week.

  2. Oh, you have made me laugh!
    I gave up on Downton Abbey after the second season but everyone else seems to love it.
    Mostly, the Oscars were pretty bad, but there was a few highlights. The tribute to The Sound of Music by Lady Gaga was amazing. It surprised me, but it was!
    Those steroids are brutal. Someone told me it takes weeks and weeks to get those out of your system, so hang in there!

  3. I love Angela Thirkell. The Brandons was well up to standard, except that I thought the mom (can't remember her name - Lavinia?) was rather annoying - always flirting with whatever guy was around. But Nanny and the maids were hilarious, and I loved the romance between the vicar and the rather drab ex-companion. Didn't Hilary's mom just make you cringe? (Is Hilary the right name? The sort of cousin who was cramming with the vicar, I mean.) Gosh, haven't read this book in a couple of years but it obviously made an impression!

    We haven't yet seen the final episode of Downton. It's been a disappointing season, I thought - rather dreary and boring. Mary is still too slutty and self-centered, Edith too sunk in woe, Robert still a short-sighted dork, Cora still a simpering wimp. Rose and Tom are definitely the most bearable, and Baxter has a sort of quiet strength. I do like Anna and Bates but the whole murder storyline is dragging out WAY too long. And yes, the Dowager C of G would never put up with such behaviour in a maid OR in a butler. It's not even funny.

    Hope you get back up to speed soon. (If you're not doing this already, get some probiotics like Florajen or Florajen 3 - buy a bottle and finish the whole thing. It will help your system get back on track.)


  4. I am going to have another go at reading Neil Gaiman. he's an author I SHOULD like by rights, like all his books sound fascinating. But then when I start them they somehow turn me off.
    Ever the optimist, eh.
    Glad you are feeling better!

  5. Oh, you did make me laugh with your thoughts on Downton Abbey. Must say I agree - not sure I'll bother to watch if Tom isn't in the next series - feels like they are clutching at straws for storylines now. HOpe you're feeling better soon.

  6. I can tell you are feeling better -- you're getting your feisty back! I never got over Matthew leaving Downton Abbey. It's been downhill since, but I have to watch!

  7. I was just about to say that you are obviously feeling better and I see that I have been beaten to that! You must be better otherwise you would not have the energy to get this cranky! I do agree about Anna and Bates, either let them be and they can get on with life or just lock 'em up! All this in and out of prison seems so pointless! Agghh!! xx

  8. Glad you're feeling better again. Hope the food tastes good again soon.

    I must say, I still love Downton Abbey but the Anna+Bates+murder story could come to an end, I agree with you on that point.

    Have a good day,
    Marianne from Let's Read


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