Monday, 27 June 2022

Mother’s Bladder

 There is nothing more entertaining than a public row between partners
I’ve just been following a middle aged couple around Sainsbury’s and was privy to the best line of the morning when she turned to him and hissed loudly
Graham If you mention your mother’s cancerous bladder one more time I swear I will bloody swing for you” 
That one sentence paints a myriad of storylines just there.

I feel a bit more energised today, still snotty and coughing but I’m covid negative for a second day and have already taken a neighbour for a blood test, walked the dogs and done the shopping. 
I’m back working tonight but will make sure I have a good sleep this afternoon.

My tickets to the folk festival starting on Friday in the village came today. Chic Eleanor is accompanying me





25 comments:

  1. Covid will send you to sleep in the afternoons for about a week after the snot and cold is over. I am not quite sure how it will pan out with a nightshift but the aftermath is definietely tiredness.

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  2. Sounds like a line from a Victoria Wood sketch! Hope the nightshift isn't too strenuous, you're not fully out of the woods yet. Still, not long to go until you go part-time. Will you still have to work nights? xx

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  3. If you took up the guitar, you and Chic Eleanor could headline next year's folk festival. She would sing and you would support in harmony. You could call yourselves The Soothsayers.

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  4. Snippets of conversation can be so fun.

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  5. Hiya John, long time since l sent any message, l hope you are on the mend, it sounds as if you are, jolly good. On the subject of overhearing things, me and P were having a humdinger of a row the other day. He accused me of not taking the re-cycling out to the hopper in the garden. I replied that ' l had taken my bra off and didn't want that little weasel next door coping an eyeful '. Just then l noticed that not only was the patio door open,
    but said weasel could be seen bobbing about in his garden . Hey-ho as you say ! Tess x

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  6. Glad things are on the upswing! Enjoy that Folk Festival with Chic Eleanor!

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  7. Glad you are feeling better. Take care!

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  8. I'm rooting for the wife:)
    And I'm glad you're on the mend.

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  9. Sense of smell and taste back? Hope your recovery is swift and lasting.

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  10. It is good to hear you are better and able to return to your routines. A slow re-entry is probably best from what I hear. It is funny what you can overhear at the grocery store. Graham now knows what subject to shut down!

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  11. Nice to see you all perky again. xx

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  12. As always, I come bearing unnecessary advice: Do not push yourself too quickly.

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  13. Oooh, I love snippets of conversation, especially when they are from argument. :-)

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  14. When I was a kid, my mother and I would frequent a little juice stand at the mall when we were out shopping. It was run by a husband and wife, the sole workers. One time they were swamped with customers and were hissing back and forth at each other like your lady, but with big fake smiles and an emphasis on the word "dear." As in, "I'm working on it, DEAR." We were at the counter right between them and I'm sure our eyes were as big as saucers.

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  15. Glad to hear that you are o the mend. Overheard snipers are the best!

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  16. So happy you’re better. Aren’t you always a little snotty? I must admit I, too, am tired of Graham’s mother’s cancerous bladder — but I’ll bet not as tired as Graham’s mother.

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  17. Glad you finally got a negative and that you're feeling a bit better,

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  18. When you shared the best line of the morning, it brought me back to the day I was shopping for groceries and saw 2 men, well into their 80's, obviously twins, dressed identical, except one brothers hat was red and black buffalo plaid and the others was green and black buffalo plaid. Mind you, both in bib overalls. Caught my eye, for sure, as one brother was inspecting the bananas with a practiced eye, the other one says, "OMG, I don't care, just get some and lets get the hell out of here!" I had to hurry away lest they hear me laughing.
    So glad you have tested negative, so has my dad, but he had much milder symptoms than you. He had the worst case in 2020, when he was hospitalized and moved around from one to another. No visitors and trying to keep informed of his status was hell. Never really knew what he went through until he got out. As Rachel said, the cough and the fatigue hang around for a few weeks. My husband and I experienced the same. Just when we thought the cough would never leave, it did. Ranee (MN) USA

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  19. Yes, so very glad you tested negative.

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  20. Glad you're feeling better; the folk festival should cheer you up as well.

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  21. Glad you're on the up. Tickets to a local Folk festival sounds perfect - no long travels and parking issues to contend with. I'm down with our family's flu ... bed and sleep for four days, now two more (and counting) wiped out. The other symptoms would fall into the "too much information" category! I'm beyond useless.

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  22. Glad you're feeling better. I hope your sense of smell and taste soon return, too. For someone who normally loves to cook such lovely sounding dishes, that must be particularly hard to endure.

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  23. I hear some fascinating snippets of conversations just when out on a walk by the river.

    Your Folk Festival day in the village sounds just right for the first real pleasure to enjoy after feeling so awful.

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  24. A folk festival sounds promising! Glad you're feeling better.

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