December 2nd, 2009

20111112, Marilee

The Day of Rain and Pain

After I signed off last night, Spirit and I napped for almost four hours in the recliner (she made me let her out once so she could eat and drink) and then I read the paper and watched the tape of the news.

I went to read in bed and I was there only about 10 minutes when I could hear hissing, growling, and furniture moving in the living room. I came out as fast as I could and it looked to me like Spirit was upset at Junie for covering up in her litterbox. I'm not sure. Spirit is still fine with eating wet food with Junie & Loki as long as she's under the end table, and also eating snackies out on the living room floor with Loki and sometimes Junie. She's scared, though, when Junie comes near the recliner or end table otherwise.

I woke up several times at night with my neck hurting and a headache and I couldn't take even plain tylenol for the first few times and after that, I was stupid and just moved around instead of getting up and taking pills. I took them with my morning pills and by an hour later, the headache & neckache were gone.

I gave in to asking PetSmart to help me and called them. I asked them to bring the cat food bag up to the front and I'd come in and pay and they could put it in the back of the van, which is what we did. When I got home, I sat in the back and put it in the collapsible rolling crate and brought it in. Junie started trying to get into it about 30 minutes ago -- maybe two hours after I brought it in -- so I poured out the last bit from the last bag into their dishes and filled the big container.

It's raining a lot today and all my arthritis is hurting, particularly the top joint of my left forefinger. I'm typing without it. We may have snow in the next few days, too.
20111112, Marilee


I actually watched this Monday night and forgot to post about it. It's another subtitled movie, but in Spanish this time, and it's a very taut thriller that takes place over only two days.

It takes place in Ecuador where the police find a mass grave of missing children who have been raped and killed. A sensationalist TV show, The Hour of Truth, has a team down there -- the reporter (John Leguizamo), his producer, and his cameraman. As they're working on the story, a man who is just returning home accidently runs over the son of a family whose other son was in the mass grave, killed by "The Monster." The father of the son tries to kill the man who run over his son and they both end up in jail.

The reporter wants to interview them and get more of a story, maybe he can even get his own show, and we see how he starts to believe that the man with the car has been mistreated by the police and people of the village. They make a story and send it off to the channel, where it's aired. But then they get some information that makes them doubt what they wrote and worry about whether they can tell people about it or not.

This was very interesting and I really recommend it.