Well Hello There Doctor
Indeed, hello there Doctor. Well done on all the hard work you put in to becoming a Doctor indeed. I am referring to a chance meeting at a church function at the end of last week and this young ‘Woman’ came up to me and said hello to me. How are you? Are you keeping better? etc etc. Could I think of her name? No. Could I remember where I knew her from? No. Then it hit me like a wet fish across the bake. I know this girl / woman. What’s her name? What’s her name? (all the time she’s talking to me and I’m talking to her) This is a wee young thing that used to come around my house for sleep overs with my daughter. They were best friends. What’s her feckin’ name? Of course, me being the gormless idiot that I can be under these circumstances I just referred to her as ‘Doctor’ Could I think of her name? Not a chance. All I could think of was, if I am rushed into the A&E department there’s a very likely chance that you could be treating me. You’re nout but a wee slip of a lass. Then I remember I have known her from when she was a baby and she is the same age as my daughter who I married off just a few months ago. I get the feeling I’m getting older.
Still, it was nice of her to come and say hello to me.
I have just had a spam phonecall from Calvin looking for my credit card details. Apparently I am up for a compensation payout of £2,500.00 as my card company increased my credit limit without my authorisation. This is a new one to me but as soon as he asked me for my card number and expiy date I became suspicious. Very suspicious. When i told Calvin I didn’t want to give my card details out over the phone his tone changed. So did mine and mine was more awful than his (or mine was better than his depending on what way you read this) Calvin, if you’re reading this, go get fecked.
Now, orgetting about the spam call, lets see what else has been going on since i last wrote some gack. I am now up and about again after being in my sick bed for a couple of weeks and find I am able to manage to do things, albeit light duties, around the house. Not only this house but my daughters as well. Only today I was invited over for lunch,if, I would do a couple of jobs for her. Hanging a picture and trimming a box plant were the jobs that needed doing. That done we sat down to some delicious home made soup and bread. This is where it gets interesting. The home made soup was from our house and so was the bread. The only thing of substance i had from my daughters house was a cup of coffee. That’s a cheap lunch for my daughter to supply. No wonder these young ones of today have spare cash to go out and socialise!
Just on the topic of food. Sunday dinner has become a great family occasion over the past couple of years. Me, wife, mother in law, son, daughter, son in law. The usual Sunday roast is done with all the trimmings. Thing is, our daughter is veggie so she doesn’t eat the meat just the rest. As for me, all site and smell of cooked food makes me feel nausious, and I can’t eat red meat any more all because of my kidney problems. Soooo.....I make my own dish, or try to anyway. Yesterday I made filo pastry and brie/ cranburry sauce wraps. Now, it’s just as well I made more than I was going to eat myself because my daughter and my son in law decided they would like them as well. I was looking forward to having them again this week some night but now they are all gone I’ll have to think of something else for my dinner.
While I’m thinking along those lines you can add your gack below by hitting above
Posted :: Monday 10/31/2011 12:58:00 PM
You Like, You Buy?
You like, you buy? That was the leading question every time we went ashore. Fortunately for us we managed not to like or buy too much. It was harder in some countries than others but we managed to come home with cash to spare. (all we need to come in now are the credit card bills) We did buy some things for ourselves and some things for our family. It was amazing the difference in prices on board / ashore / country to country. Example---- 400 cigarettes for our son. On board ship, tax free---$105.00. 400 cigarettes for the same son in Turkey duty free---- 12 Euro (about just under £10.00. Guess where we bought them? Although we visited 4 countries (6 ports of call) we found that prices were much of a muchness until we got to Athens. Varoom---all prices hit the roof. Even a cup of coffee cost over the odds. I haven't been in Greece for over 28 years. In that time i can only say that it has got even dirtier and grimier in that time. (if that is possible) I don't think I will be back. they mustn't of realized I was coming otherwise I am sure they would have cleaned up the city for my arrival. It's obvious they don't know who I am.
Another place that didn't realize I was coming. Palermo, Sicily. I had a bone to pick with a certain Family from that region. Not a greeting. Not a sorry. Not a single word of regret. If they weren't going to make the effort to come and see me I certainly wasn't going to bother looking for them (although there was a coach tour of Corleone but I didn't bother)
Back to the ship / boat thing. Very nice. Very comfortable. (except for the storm we sailed through on the way back to Barcelona)(people puking and all that)(really funny)
Now for the bad part. Some so and so has very kindly passed on their germs to me. How I don't know but I am suffering now. we got back on Monday and this is now Thursday. I got up out of my sickbed this morning thinking I was better but had to go back. Got up again to have lunch and to do this for you lot. I am going back to bed again. I am sure things will come back to me as I get better. If there is anything really exciting i will again get out of my sickbed to keep you informed. I do know that you all really care about me. Don't you? DON'T YOU?
Ta Rah for now (coff coff)
Posted :: Thursday 10/13/2011 9:48:00 AM