Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Being Good Isn't Easy Weekly Link Round-Up

You've probably noticed that my posts have been hit or miss this week. That's because I was being a bit optimistic about the infection I have on my leg. The oral antibiotics didn't work. My doctor sent me to the ER. For some reason, I thought they'd pump me full of drugs and let me go on my merry way. See what I mean about being optimistic? It comes from being healthy as a horse most of my life and being a novice in the ways of doctors and hospitals.

I was in the hospital from Thursday to Monday. I HAVE to keep my leg elevated if it's ever going to heal. This pretty much puts my lovely desktop computer out of bounds. I'm either in bed or here in the recliner. Denis bought me a laptop to tide me over until I'm healed and can be back to normal. Problem is, I do not like working on laptops. I've tried it more than once. So... I'll do what I can so you all know I'm still around, but it's going to take me awhile to get back to regular programming.

I'm going to be good. I'm going to keep my leg elevated even though the weather is gorgeous and it means that I will be missing out on all sorts of marvelous things to do. I'll pump my daily dose of antibiotics into my arm and ignore the fact that my butt thinks it's taken root to the furniture.

Hopefully, my desire to be good will last just as long as I need it. Wish me luck!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
  • These Sherlock Holmes films have gone missing. UCLA and Robert Downey Jr. are on the case. 
  • A privacy law expert on the evolution of cyberthrillers. (How do you live safely when there's nowhere left to hide?)
  • Why are books that shape? From codices to Kindles, why this rectangle stays golden. 
  • Literary Paper Dolls: Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.
  • Tonga is opening its first public library system with thousands of books donated from New Zealand.
  • The best 1990s rom-coms are detective stories in disguise.
  • People who read before bed not only sleep better but eat more healthily and make more money.
  • One hundred years ago, the country debated arming women to combat sexual assaults.

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Ann Cleeves ended the Shetland series because it was "too painful" after the death of her husband. 
  • Polish street artist NeSpoon paints delicate, traditional lace patterns on urban buildings around the world.
  • Kursat Ceylan, a blind man, has developed an innovative interactive Smart cane with GPS navigation for visually impaired people.
  • Diet Eman, the Dutch Resistance fighter who helped Jews escape the Nazis, has died at the age of 99.
  • Karen Uhlenbeck, the first woman ever to win the "Nobel Prize of Math."

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your leg, Cathy! I'm glad you're behaving yourself, so that it can heal, but I can only imaging how restricting that must feel. Please keep us posted as to how you're doing. I'll be in that Pict cemetery...

    1. The leg is showing almost daily improvement, which is a very good thing because I'm about to go stir crazy!

  2. How frustrating! But good for you for being good and doing your best to heal and get back to normal.

    1. I'm actually sitting here at the desktop because my leg is showing so much improvement. But I'm not going to push my luck!

  3. I am very sorry to hear about your leg and the seriousness of the infection. Hope it heals as soon as possible.
    Meanwhile, thanks for continuing to post links for the blog's readers. It is appreciated.

    1. I managed to have a couple of links posts done ahead of time-- almost as if I were psychic.

  4. Now listen here, Missy, you do what the doctors tell you to - OK? We'll all be around no matter what and I'm sending you healing thoughts right now. Yes, be good because it's not like we don't have a book or two to tide us over (that includes you - ha!). Seriously, you take such good care, Cathy. Thinking of you!!

    1. Thanks, Kay. You know my feelings of going stir crazy are bad when books and movies don't cut the mustard. Thankfully, my leg is showing daily improvement-- and I intend to keep it that way!

  5. I'm with you on the laptop - I really don't like working on one either. But kudos to your husband for taking good care of you. Your post doesn't mention knitting, so here's hoping that you're able to do that as well as reading while you're taking care of yourself. Praying for a speedy and full recovery!

    1. I didn't really have any interest in knitting until this week. I've managed to get a little done but not much.

      And as far as my husband goes? He's one in a trillion. I am so lucky!

  6. Holy hospital, excitement BATMAN! No fair taking this to the next level. Thanks for following orders and taking care of your self. We'll wait, read a spell and send good thoughts your way. Be good to yourself!


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