Wednesday 29 March 2017

Et al ad nauseum . . .

The side effects have kicked in now.  Totally after the treatments.  I hope that they don't take as long to wear off as they did to kick in. Poor Todd.  Battling that along with a "man-cold," he is going through the wars at the moment.  I think he must have gotten a good night's sleep last night however because he didn't wake me up at all travelling back and forth to the bathroom, and has been very quiet all night.  So quiet in fact that I just had to go upstairs and check on him to make sure he was still warm.  I know, silly me . . .  but I had a morbid thought and then it just wouldn't leave my head until I had checked.  He was toasty warm and all is well.

I hate it when I have thoughts like that
That is when my ocd kicks in
and there is no  stopping
me until I check

It happens every time we go somewhere.   It kicks in almost as soon as I go out the door.   Hmmm . . .  did I lock the back door?  Did I turn everything off?  Do I have my keys? Have I got my wallet?  Did I lock the back door? (I usually ask myself that multiple times until I go back in to check.) Did I leave the fridge door open?  Et al ad nauseum.  It drives Todd crazy.  That is, until his kicks in . . .  and he starts to wondering  . . . .

Did he lock the back gate?
flush the toilet?
put on his

Don't laugh.  We have a friend who goes literally everywhere in his slippers.  I think that is a lot more common than we think because, the other day when we were in the car on our way to the shops, we passed a lady in her bathrobe, pj's and slippers walking down the road (we supposed towards home) sucking back on a coffee she had just literally picked up at the Spar, which is the equivalent of your 7/11.  I could not do that.

Before I can go out the door.  Heck, even before I can answer the door.  Every hair must be in place. Make-up applied.  Be suitably attired. Have brushed my teeth. Checked the back door (if I am going out.) Got my bus money. (just in case.) Am wearing clean underwear,  and I always, always, always  . . .

have my 

Please tell me its a woman thing, and not an obsession.  

That's not to say that there are not plenty of things I do obsess on. Because there are.  I have plenty of things I obsess on. Like what's in the Queen's purse?  Have you ever seen her go anywhere without a purse?  She always has that purse.  WHAT'S IN IT?  Tissues?  Change for the phone?  Lipstick? A hair brush?  What?  I need to know!  In fact I think that would make a great game.  What's in the Queen's purse.  You could have a deck of cards which all have articles on them, and a plastic purse.  Shuffle the cards, pick four and put them into the purse and then everyone has to spend the rest of the time of the game figuring out what's in the Queen's purse. Is that a million dollar idea or what?  It's okay. You can steal it.  I won't mind.  Well, maybe just  a little bit. Especially if

it makes you a

I am the Queen of Google.  I quite literally spend oodles of time each day googling things. I can't watch a television show without googling something. Who is that actress married to?  Does she have any kids?  How old is she?  What does her partner look like? What else has she been in?  Where was this show filmed? and that is just the things I look up about the people that are acting in the shows.  Then there are questions like . . .  Is there going to be another series?  How many series have there been?  If there is a new series when is it going to air?  Was it based on a book?   And as I am looking these things up, I am telling Todd what I am finding out.  It drives him mad.  He is always telling me, he doesn't care what they had for breakfast or if they have a pimple on their buttocks.

He's just not

In fact, then he starts obsessing on whether I am actually watching the show we are watching. or am I just sitting on the iPad looking things up.  I end up trying to do it surrepticiously, so that each time he glances my way my eyes are glued on the telly, while my fingers secretly swish across my iPad screen . . .  like a cat silently stalking it's prey across the room. You never see them moving, but they slowly inch their way across.  Its the same with me and google when I think Todd is watching me.  I have the "I'm watching it!" look down to an art.  Or do I? Hmmm . . .

maybe not.

Another thing which drives him crazy to distraction is the fact that I can never, never, NEVER settle in to watch a program,  but what I immediately have to get up and get something.  A glass of water. My pills I forgot to take earlier. A tissue. My knitting. My iPad (see above). The box of chocolates. A few treats for the dog, etc. etc. etc.   I think it is a bad habit.  I think it is a compulsion. I try hard not to, but  . . . it never fails. I will have forgotten something and it will be something I have to have NOW.  He finds that habit of mine really irritating, but then I remind him . . .

At least you are not on your own.
I'm here and you will
never ever be 

Yep, no more hamburgers for Christmas Dinner ever. Sometimes you just have to  . . . 

and with that I will leave you with a thought for today  . . .

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˛The struggle you are in today,
is helping you to develop
the strength you need for
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Spiritual Enlightenment

In The English Kitchen today . . .  Byron Potatoes.  These are delicious!

Have a great Wednesday!  (How did that happen?  Wednesday already???)  Don't forget!

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And I do too!


  1. Good morning Marie. I hope your day is happy and fun.

    My day was full of intentions. However, my back has seared and annoyed all night and all day. Finally I took more pain killers and lay down. I have managed to cook a stew for dinner.

    God bless and keep safe.

  2. Oh, Marie...This is so funny! You humor is wonderful! But so sorry Todd is suffering a bit now... Perhaps having a cold has aggravated thing and stirring up a latent response to the treatments. Hope and pray he feels better too! Like you, I wonder just want IS in the Queen's handbag. It doesn't look like much, but it's probably important stuff! Somehow I can picture you & Todd, on the sofa, "trying" to watch TV... you Googling and/or jumping up for things, and Todd telling you to stop... LOL! We all have our quirks... And bless our better halves for putting up with us, 'eh?! ;) God Bless you both, and have a great day! ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  3. Hi Marie, just catching up. So pleased Todd has finished his treatment and you've finished your book, amazing! I can't wait to see it. Really pleased you're feeling so much better and hope that Todd will too.
    Never mind 'Wednesday already' where did March go???? Can't believe it's April on Saturday!! Lots of love xxx

  4. I'm a member of that too! Except for wanting to know what the queen has in her bag.
    When I worked I used to phone my sis in law who lived downstairs...please go up and see if I turned the stove off.
    And I can't watch TV without doing something else, knitting, you trying not to let it snow.
    We're women, we're the ones in charge of making sure the door is locked, the dog is fed, the keys are in your pocket and not locked inside etc etc etc
    We can't just turn it's our profession!

  5. So sorry to read about your back Suzan. Back pain is the worst. I get a lot of it and I hate it. Hope your back feels some relief soon! God bless. xoxo

    Well, the way we look at it Tracy, any minor discomfort he feels now beats the alternative! Blessings, love and hugs right back! xoxo

    This year is evaporating like last year did Kate! I can't believe how quickly it is passing. Before I know it it will be that festive time of year again! LOts of love right back! xoxo

    Thanks Linda! I like how you think. It IS my profession, lol. Bless. xoxo

  6. Your ending quote hit me today as I'm struggling to be positive in thought as my oldest son is in the hospital and I'm far away. Please join me in prayer for him today.


  7. Poor Mr T:(


    Hopefully it won't last long..yet every day seems like forever:(

    I have my habits too..
    I have no questions about the queen though..that's funny:)
    Once I sit/lay down for my 1.5 hrs of daily tv at night..that's it..I stay there for those 90 minutes.
    I must say Grace and Frankie is not thrilling me yet,bring back season 1:)IMHO..and I think I am alone.:)..
    I like tidy.. things in their place..

    I am not like that when the boys are here. can't.
    The only thing I have pairs of Crocs for them at the door..because their winter socks after school are usually a bit moist etc..and the socks leave footprints all over the dk wood yes..I am picky w/ them for that..thus I am AKA Danny Tanner to Noah.

    Cute post Marie..and I wish Mr T WELL.

  8. Oh dear Pam, I am sorry to hear about your son. I definitely have him in our prayers for today and in the days to follow. I hope all will be okay. Hugs and blessings and prayers. xoxo

    I wish I could stay sitting down. I never stay sitting still for long. I think I must be ADHD. I have a spring on my bottom! I haven't watched any more than one episode of Season 3 of Grace and Frankie yet, but yes, it's not as good as the first season I don't think! I like things tidy also, but I can't seem to keep them that way. I think that is because our house is too small and we have too much stuff. We need to keep culling all the time. Oh, what I would not give to have my littles over messing up my floors! Crocs are probably a great idea! Mr T says thanks! xoxo

  9. I think it is certainly more common that not...thankfully I am not like that but know quite a few of my friends are forever checking things etc...
    I am so sorry that Todd is not so well,but pray that he will be better very soon, what with having the cold he can't help feeling poorly....but you MUST take care of yourself. just remember that whatever happens. Has the book gone to the editor yet ? When do you expect to hear from them ? I am so excited for you...a new recipe book will be a good Xmas present !!
    Lots of love flying north to you Todd and Mitzie xxxx

  10. Marie, you made me laugh bc, b4 I leave my house I have to ck everything too! I run up and down the stairs making sure no lights are left on. I can just picture u trying to be coy on ur ipad thinking u have ur hubby fooled. Lol. What I'm sad about is ur Todd being so sick plus having a bad cold! I hope he gets better real soon! Hugs and Prayers to both of u!

  11. The book has gone to the Editor already Sybil and I am on pins and needles now! Todd's cold is a bit better this morning thankfully. I expect with each day that passes he will feel better. We are waiting now for blood tests and results to see if the radio therapy did it's job! Love and hugs back to you, Mary and Masy! xoxo

    Thanks J! Hugs and prayers are always welcome! Glad I could make you smile! xoxo


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