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Not sick!

News flash: I am currently not sick. The sore throat got better about 2 days ago. So now it’s just my normal Pulmonary Hypertension-related exhaustion and other stuff. So I might be able to record another chapter for you pretty soon.

It’s been so long since I wrote a blog post about anything significant, and I don’t have time right now for much, because I need to breathe my meds and brush my teeth and get ready to go see my lovely therapist, Jeff. Hooray for Jeff! It’s always a good day when I have a Jeff appointment.

Reading: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, by David Eagleman

Listening: “Doctor Thorne”, by Anthony Trollope, from Librivox:

Playing: Monkey City (one of the best tower defense games ever), Atomas, Alto’s Adventure

Knitting: a baby blanket for an upcoming brand-new great-nephew (except I’m having terrible hand pain so I can’t/shouldn’t knit much).

Watching: Better Call Saul (so good!!!), Last Week Tonight, Only Connect, The Americans, House of Cards, Fortitude, and a couple of new things which might end up being good — Battle Creek and The Last Man on Earth. And I’m doing a rewatch of Breaking Bad and 30 Rock.

Henry is living with my sister and her husband in the Bay Area. He’s the full-time nanny for their almost-2-year-old, which I think he finds fulfilling but exhausting. I can’t really live alone because of my health condition, so I’ll be moving in with them too, as soon as they find a big enough rental house. It was lucky that the very week that Henry moved out, a friend had a housing crisis and needed a place to stay for a while, so he’s living in Henry’s room and I have company and help.

Thank you for all the thoughtful comments and emails!

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4 Responses to “Not sick!”

  1. Catharine

    If you’re looking for additional things to watch and haven’t done so yet, may I recommend Agent Carter and Galavant (both complete miniseries, available through hulu+)?

    Peggy Carter fought beside Captain America in World War 2; now that the war is over, she works for proto-SHIELD, but everyone in her workplace sees her as just a woman. Howard Stark, who’s in a wee bit of trouble with the government, knows better, and great TV ensues.

    Galavant is what happens if you cross Alan Menken’s songwriting talents with some of the most hysterical knight-in-shining-armor parody shtick I’ve ever seen. Distinctly bawdy; you might want to check out the first episode sans Henry first.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better!

  2. kara

    I tried Agent Carter and gave up after a few episodes, but I LOVED Galavant! Henry and I watched it together — he’s 19 now, believe it or not ;-)

    Gave up on Battle Creek; the second episode was unwatchable. Still hanging in there for The Last Man On Earth — it has moments.

  3. Catharine

    Wow. Another reminder that other people’s kids GROW UP, my gosh. (Especially if you don’t have kids of your own – it’s really hard to keep track!)

    Glad you enjoyed Galavant! :)

  4. soozan

    Hearing that you are better made my day. But darn it that I didn’t get to see you much in San Diego. I’m really enjoying Better Call Saul and think The Americans gets better every day. Reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, an old book, but for some reason I avoided it at the time. It’s excellent. I love you KAYRAY!

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