October 2nd, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Pain Meds = More Sleep

The alarm went off at noon, but I was still too sleepy to get up, so I just turned it off and woke up because of pain at 2pm. I'd left Spirit out in the living room and had the other two in bed last night and as soon as she heard me moving, she yelled and then came down to the bedroom and yelled. I think more light makes her more confident.

I took a DVD to the post office and noticed on the way back in that the neighbors who took care of the kitties while I was in the hospital have moved to another condo. They were the middle floor of the "back" of a building and had very noisy renters above them. They've moved to a place where they're the "front" top floor and have nobody above them, and we can still see parts of each other's condo.

Junie has found one of the small glitter poms, most of which are under things. I left them there because the ones that were out weren't being played with, but I suppose I'll have to use the reacher to get them because Junie definitely likes it.
20111112, Marilee

The Children of the Company by Kage Baker

This book is the sixth in a series. Reviews of The Garden of Iden, Sky Coyote, Mendoza in Hollywood, The Graveyard Game, The Life of the World to Come.

This book is made primarily of six previously-published shorter pieces. I'd already read four of them and they seem pretty much intact. They do have to do with children, but in many of them the children are not the main character. Baker uses a lesser earlier character, Labienus, to tie the stories together. I'm pretty sure I would have noticed this even if I didn't read the front section.
20111112, Marilee

Lackawanna Blues

This is a great movie -- a mostly autobiographical story by Ruben Santiago-Hudson starring S. Epatha Merkerson as Rachel "Nanny" Crosby. Nanny took in boarders who all have their own stories about their lives and what's happened to them. That's how a child Nanny took in learned to live. There's a lot of 50's black music including some marvelous jump blues and dancing to the jump blues. Highly recommended.