Wednesday, 4 January 2017


... about finally getting through to the hospital today.

I left a message on Sunday, knowing they were closed but not sure when they were going to reopen. Another call yesterday and then a round of phone tag this morning and we've finally been able to get an appointment scheduled to pick up the first lot of drugs we need.

I didn't realise just how wound up the uncertainty was making me until I got off the phone and went to tell my manager which day I needed off. It really was like a weight had been lifted from me. I'm feeling very relaxed right now.

... my main Christmas present from Mr Click, the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Sadly it's not the most portable of books. It's huge and I can only wonder how big the later books are going to be. Massive if my illustrated Lord of the Rings is anything to go by! But there's something very comforting about sitting up in bed and reading it at night.

Plus there's so much to see in the pictures. It's like every time I look at a page, I notice something I didn't see before in the image. It's beautiful.

... 24 and The Muppet Show.

Not both at the same time, obviously.

A friend at work came over to me a couple of months ago and asked if I'd seen 24. When I told him no, he showed up at my desk a few hours later with the complete box set of it and told me I had to watch it.

So far we're into the second episode and I'm kind of reminded of Spooks and Die Hard but I'm enjoying it. I'm planning on us marathoning it to get through it as quickly as possible. It's kind of funny how dated it looks. As soon as it started I commented to Mr Click that you could tell it was early 2000s; I couldn't tell you exactly what the early-2000s look was, but the people in this series have it!

We still have another series of Criminal Minds to watch but I'm wanting something a bit lighter during treatment; clearly terrorists is easier viewing than serial killers.

To help balance it out we're watching The Muppet Show on DVD before bed. We've watched most of the first series before but it's really easy bedtime viewing and I'm sure we've missed a few episodes in the past.

Are you watching anything new (or new to you)?


  1. I love Criminal Minds. It's been a favorite show of mine for a long time. I started re-watching Star Trek Deep Space Nine. It's been years since I'd seen the show and when I started watching it again I didn't remember any of the episodes so it's like watching a new show.

    1. I love it when you find a show that you can rewatch like that. I was watching older episodes of Bones a little while ago and some of them I'd only seen once so it was almost like seeing it for the first time. I've never watched Star Trek Deep Space Nine though.

  2. I never did get into 24. They're rebooting it soonish I think. But Kiefer Sutherland is now busy on Designated Survivor (which is an awesome show), so it'll have a new lead.

    My newest show is No Tomorrow. I was collecting episodes on my DVR since October, and only now am I catching up. I recommend it. It isn't exactly what I expected, and that's a good thing. Worth checking out.

    1. Yeah, I heard about the reboot. So far we're enjoying it, but I've been warned by a friend that the later series feel a bit repetitive. I've not seen Designated Survivor or No Tomorrow, another couple to add to the list.

  3. I bought Gage the illustrated HP. It's a beautiful edition and I'm hoping it will get him interested even though he's a bit young (6).

    1. I think it'd be a brilliant book to share with a younger child. The illustrations are so beautiful so you can have great fun just finding the stuff in the pictures.

      I bet he loves the pictures of the Hogwarts Express. :-)


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