Picks and Pans
Posted 22 December, 08on:
My brain fog is finally lifting. The anesthesiologist said I was not “cheap date.” For a little person, it took a lot drugs to knock me out. He warned me that it might take a few days to be fully coherent again. He was right. I would read the same paragraph five times and still not know what it said. Today, I overdosed on media. Books and television, specifically.
This was not the children’s movie I expected. I know the cockroach was suppose to be cute, but I just could not bring myself to love him. This has more to do with my deep seated phobia of cockroaches. The movie dragged at times, but not a total waste of time.
Oy vey. What a positively dreadful movie. The plot could not have been more predictable. The acting was not bad. The actors just had so very little with which to work.
Shrek the Halls
I have thorough enjoyed all of the Shrek movies. The first was my absolute favorite. So many fabulous characters. This one is typical holiday fare, but Donkey makes it all worth while. I love Donkey. The gingerbread man and the three blind mice are bright spots too.
Then there was a forgettable smattering of reruns. Despite the totally formulaic plot, I get sucked into House every time. Seinfeld never disappoints. Catching a couple early episodes of Will and Grace was a high point of the day.
I started and finished December by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop. It is the story of a young girl who stops speaking for nine months. Her parents have no idea why she suddenly becomes mute. Naturally, it tears at the fabric of the family. The book had potential, however the ending was entirely anti-climatic.
I have not been able to do any needlework yet. I am having some issues with my foot swelling up like a puffer fish. In addition to ice and drugs, I am trying to enlist the aid of gravity in reducing the swelling. Because I cannot bend my leg at all, to get my foot above my heart, I must be flat on my back with lots of pillows under my leg. Not really conducive to doing anything but watching television and reading. I suspect when they remove the compression bandages at my post op appointment in the morning, the swelling will quickly resolve.