Skip this if you wish!
What a time I’ve had! With the pancreatitis choosing to return and not go away (yet), internet problems, a busy Tuesday to handle and the odd fall (one painful), the past days have provided an interesting mix!
Health plus the locking down of most routes in and around the town thanks to two events – one being the laudable but not suited to small towns “Sky Ride” – where hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people get out on their bicycles hoping to appear on Sky TV – guaranteed that we were unable to visit our daughter on Sunday. Monday was lost in a mix of trying to make sure Tuesday’s book launch would happen while battling through a foggy mind. Tuesday arrived – so long anticipated and with an enormous amount of work put into it – and Jenny let me sleep beyond the normal 6 or 7 o’clock! An immediate loss of at least an hour of doing all those last minute jobs – like actually publishing the ebook and activating various suspended links! Somehow, with a migraine looming, all got done. An hour or two later, the migraine hit, but the job was done and I could cope with it.
Wednesday morning was frustrating in the extreme. It was spent with access to the internet being episodic – never exceeding 30 minutes. It seemed to steady down, around noon. Then, at 1pm, it just shut down and refused to be reactivated! We had absolutely no internet until about 6 on Thursday morning. Thankfully, nothing dire happened and no urgent queries had arrived while I was offline. Unfortunately, as the health issues maintained, and even tightened, their grip on me, I’m afraid that I hit that major nuisance: lethargy. With a brain operating at something like one eighth speed, there’s little hope of productiveness.
Yesterday was still damaged by the lethargy and today is offering little hope of a change.
For two evenings, Jenny and I have watched movies. Now, Jenny adores animated movies, which aren’t a particular favourite of mine. I’m going to list the movies we watched together, with our personal ratings:
- Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings (Animation) Me: 4/5 Jenny: 5/5
- Brave (Animation) Me: 3.5/5 Jenny: 5/5
- Rise of the Guardians (Animation) Me: 5/5 Jenny: 5/5
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Live action, starring Nicholas Cage) Me: 5/5 Jenny: 5/5
Before you start laughing wildly, I will say this: nobody was more surprised than I was when I gave the Tinkerbell movie such a high rating! In truth, it had a very good, well worked out storyline. My rating for Brave is based on a sense of something being missing, though I can’t identify what. Rise of the Guardians is truly excellent, full of great humour, unusual depictions of some very well known characters, excitement, some very special magics, and… well, the list goes on! And as for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice! The casting is sheer perfection, the story has everything it should. and the realisation of the magics and other aspects required by the story perfectly executed. Altogether, time well spent.