Wednesday, August 15, 2007


...or should I say, "SCREEECH!!!"

Okay, contrary to what you all might believe, I'm not sleeping my days away. I wish I could say that. I've been getting up early to the sounds of a screech owl that lives in the tall palm tree in my parents' backyard. My dad finally got a good pic of him, and when I finally get back to my real computer at home I'll try to post it. There are actually two. If I happen to get up in the middle of the night to smoke or something, they scare the hell out of me, flying out of their nest on the prowl, swooping by me with their loud screeching. I'm finally getting used to it.

That is my excitement right now. So far, every day is getting better, and I should be home by next Wednedsay. I feel like I could go now, but the 'rents won't have it until my first follow-up with the doc, so I'm being a good patient. I'm actually milking it for all it's worth. I've also discovered a new ice cream: Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic. It's worse than any addiction to pain meds I could ever have. Once this carton is gone, that's IT. NO MORE. I swear. I mean, really, how much do I have to eat to keep up my strength? How much strength do I need to just sit/lie and watch TV or read? I know they mean well but seriously.

I've watched several movies and read two books in this first week. I'll do reviews later, as I wouldn't want to bore you guys all in one sitting.

One movie I WILL mention, however, is Miss Potter. It recounts the life of Beatrix Potter, author and creator of "The Tales of Peter Rabbit" and such other children's books. I LOVED it and instantly thought of Alkelda. Girl, if you haven't seen it, I really think you'd love it. Rene Zellweger did a fantastic job.

Hope everyone's having a great week.



Pud said...

I've heard about that movie. It was good, huh? I'll have to look for it at Haji Mart.

Lady K said...

pud ~ LOL Haji Mart. That cracked me up when I read your post. I told my parents about it and they laughed, too. By the way, I'm thirsty...think you can go score me a free coke? ;-)

Yes, that movie was really good! Not sure it's something you'd find at Haji's, though.

captain corky said...

Cool, I can't wait to see the picture of the owl.

When are you going to get back to civilization so you can check out my vids?

limpy99 said...

Mint chocolate chip is still my favorite.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I have the movie on my holds list! I've got the poor-man's Netflix: our library system.

Pink said...

WTF??? I go away for a couple of weeks and you go and have surgery?

Geez. I hope you're feeling better, hon.

Eat all the ice cream you want. (and some for me too)

Lady K said...

cork ~ we've researched and think these are barn owls, tho there are no barns around here to speak of.

I can't wait to get back to "civilization" so I can watch your vids!

limpy ~ that's always been my favorite, too, although this peanut butter panic is running a really close second.

alkelda ~ I just KNOW you're going to love this movie. I thought a lot of you when I was watching it!

pink ~ yes, the surgery gods (if you want to call 'em that) have smiled upon me. I've been waiting for this for over a year. It's not all it's cracked up to be, but I'm glad it's finally over.