Friday 14th April 2017
Irish: Dé hAoine 14 Aibreán, 2017
0425hrs: Stirred, head full of memories of the dreams spinning around and made some notes scribbled quickly, before they evaporated.
Out of the second-hand £300 rickety recliner and to the porcelain thrown. Hard, painful work in more ways than one.
Coming out of the wet room, a flashing green light near the door caught my eye, and I put the light on in the hall to investigate and photographicalised the culprit up on the wall near the ceiling.
What the heck is it? Not to worry, the light, whatever it symbolises, was slowly flashing green.
Made a cuppa and took a Senna with the medications.
Drank the tea and pondered over the dream notes. Seems I was a German soldier somewhere in Russia. There were three others with me – In a building hiding from thousands of Russian troops with dozens of T34s and Katyusha’s knocking the hell out of the area around us – We had no ammunition left, but made up a bottle of vodka mixed with my Betamethasone ointment? But we were calm and talked among ourselves, amazingly it appeared we heard each other’s voices amidst the cacophony of noise – It was like a comedy really. We were putting our Party Membership cards in envelopes with our resignations, and worried that the mail might not get through?
Then I found myself in a sparsely decorated room with large attractive ladies of all ages and origins coming through one of two doors, laughing, or sneering at me then, going out of the other door? A chap came in eventually, after seemingly hours of the visiting ladies of all sorts of ages and types ended – Told me they had failed to find one that was willing to have a date with me? And the agency will not charge me for the assessment – or something like that?
As I wrote the above from my notes, I thought what good ideas for a comedy sketch? Wish I had the energy, willpower and concentration to write them.
Got out the sphygmomanometer and did the first Health Checks. I looked this up on Google. (sphygmomanometer. 1891, from comb. form of Greek sphygmos “pulse,” from sphyzein “to beat, throb” + -meter. An instrument for measuring blood pressure in the arteries, especially one consisting of a pressure gauge and a rubber cuff that wraps around the upper arm and inflates to constrict the arteries)
Many thanks to Tim Price in America for the word sphygmomanometer! I might not be able to pronounce it, but I can write it. Hehe!
The first readings of the day for this week seem to be settled and okay? Despite having missed two of the evening doses of my medications, which of course include the Warfarin doses.
Had a dizzy as I made another cuppa, a long one this time. Tsk!
Got the dairy for yesterday finalised and sent off. Started this one off, then did some WordPress reading and commenting.
Went onto Facebook. Realising then, why I was so confused yesterday. It was Easter. No wonder the crowds in Nottingham were so few, no wonder there was L9 buses not turning up, no wonder I thought it was Saturday today. Sad indeed!
Then worked on the next TFZer graphicalisation, and got it finished.
Then began on the next one.
This one is Lona Dean, at her individualised Tupperware Party.
Noticed the serving trolley well stocked with alcoholic beverages?
Hopes she likes it.
Had a campaign leaflet delivered on behalf of the Tory candidate in respect of the upcoming local Council voting poll. Usual splurge of nothingness, and who believes them anyway… from any party!
I put it to one side so I could ignore it later in comfort.
Carried out the ablutions and medical checks. Little Inchy was bleeding far even less than earlier, so that was good, still a bit tender mind. Haemorrhoid Harold, just a few spots of haemoglobin leaked. Couldn’t even see the burn on the hand now.
Got ready and set off to town to see if I could get a set of headphones to replace the one’s that have started to break up on me.
Good chinwag in the foyer with some residents before catching the bus into town with Mary (Or is it Sheila?). The bus filled up en route.
Dropped off the bus and into Victoria Centre and up to the Fruit & Veg Market. Got some more garden peas, a leek and a turnip. Then to the nut stall and got som dark chocolate cashew nuts.
To the end of the mall and down into Tesco. Got a Sourdough loaf, vegetarian hot dog sausages appetising! And astonishingly, another pack of two Fresh Cream Horns jumped into the basket! (Hard to believe I know [Cause this is a lie], Hehe!)
Paid up and departed across the road in the rain to the Curry-PC World shop to look at the headphones.
I had to admire the staff in there, they managed not to see me or ignore with every time I began or even thought of approaching one, and they it with style, ease and determination. Once I moved over to the computer section, I was mobbed by staff who seemed to appear suddenly, as if they were in Dr Who or a Star Trek episode! They, of course, lost their adopted artificial fake-phoney smiles immediately on hearing I wanted help with selecting some headphones to suit my needs and I didn’t understand the jargon on the tickets on shelves: “Oh, no, I’m on the Computer side!” Etc.
Walked up through Trinity Walk and could not resist taking this photographicalisation of one of the new giant eateries, branded as ‘Curious Manor’.
The open sign lit up and not a soul of customer or even prospective patron, inside or out of it.
I wondered if they had got enough chairs and tables to cope with the stampede? Hahaha!
I noticed in the jewellery shop window these two ladies watches and took a photograph to use as a competition to guess the prices on the TFZer site.
Wondered if they were real diamonds.
If I remember of course.
Thought they looked a bit different like?
Wondered into the town centre and down Exchange Walk and had a potter around the M&S store.
I got tempted in the Food Hall again, Tsk! They had some really tiny packs of Chinese Pork Ribs that are usually £4 each at £1.50 cause they only had one day left on the sell by date. So I got one.
Then, the same with the Potato Rostis, 4 for 85p instead of £2.99. That’s tonight’s meal sorted I thought.
Out and wondered down to the Argos Store to see if they had any suitable headphones, not that I knew much about them. But if they didn’t have Wifi – Mobile Phone or cordless on the descriptions I should be alright?
But if they didn’t have Wifi – Mobile Phone, Connectivity or Cordless on the descriptions I should be alright?
Looked in the catalogue and selected a set of Sony MDR-XB450AP RRD Over-ear-headphones!
I know this because it is written on the receipt. I managed to fend off the ladies rather insistent request for me to take out a three-year insurance policy on them, as well as she wanting me to become an Argos Fan and sign up with them? She did wrangle my email address out of me, though.
I walked back into the Slab Square, feet aching a bit now.
Popped into the Primark Store, but only got a few yards into it. It was like Goose Fair or a Cup Final in there!
Too dangerous for me in my condition. I retreated back out.
I noted a, well I don’t know the word really, milliners perhaps?A shop that did clothes mending sewing and
A shop that did clothes mending sewing and adjusting, stitching. It made me think of TFZer Nancy, so I took this picture hoping to add Nancy to it for a bit of fun later.
Up to Queen Street and caught the L9 bus back to the apartment… on my own. I was the only passenger on it, no one got on en route either! It was like catching a large taxi – apart from the route of course.
Got in and had a wee-wee. Little Inchy had been leaking, but only a tiny bit. Cleaned and Betamethasoned him!
Emptied the bins and took the bags to the chute. Got the oven warming up ready to put the Rostis and Ribs in later.
Made a mug of tea and set about updating this diary. Took the evening medications, a bit early, but I didn’t want to miss any more doses.
Went in to check on the fodder in the oven – by gum the view was beautiful. Not sunny, just calm and nice.
Got the meal sorted and cooking.
Another dizzy-spell, again a bad one (Two bad ones in the same day, not good that).
Put the computer off and took a St John’s Wort with a glass… well not glass, I don’t have any, a mug of spring water, and the usual medications.
Got the plate filled with a spread of Potato Rostis, Asda vegetarian sausages, beetroots, fresh Garden Peas, Sourdough bread, orange yoghourt and a banana.
I really enjoyed this one.
Had to sort out the pod peas from the stalks, there was probably more stalk than pods! I forgot to ask the lady at the fruit and veg stall where they came from. Egypt would be my guess. Not anything like as sweet as the English, but having been deprived of the flavour for so long, I still liked them. And those Asda veg sausages are good too.
Had a peep at what was available on the TV – Too much, many programmes on different channels at the same time that I fancied seeing. Tsk!
Not that it mattered though, I spend a larger proportion of the next three hour nodded off than awake.
Up for a wee-wee.
Took the plate and cutlery from the meal and put them in to soak overnight, had yet another dizzy (Not a bad one this time, though), and settled into the ‘Even-more-shaky £300 second-hand recliner and was off into the land of nod, almost immediately.