Thursday, January 20, 2022

An I'll Bet He's Got a Sore Butt Weekly Link Round-Up

 


It turned out that things haven't gone as well for Denis as we'd hoped. He's had to go to his doctor twice to tweak the combination of pain killers and muscle relaxers he's taking for the awful pain in his back and hips. He's also had an X-ray and will probably have an MRI sometime within the next week. I hate seeing this normally hale and hearty man hurting, and although it's a relief to see that the new mix of medications seem to be gathering strength and doing their job, I want to see what that MRI will uncover. 

On a brighter note, I shared some security camera footage on my personal Facebook page recently. Not all of our cameras are placed for security reasons; some of them are literally for the birds. Recently, one of the cameras trained on a hummingbird feeder caught footage of a male hummer who was incandescently angry that another hummer was sitting on his favorite feeder. He hovered right in the interloper's face, wings buzzing furiously, his brilliantly colored gorget fully extended... and the interloper was totally unimpressed. So... the next film clip showed the enraged hummer jabbing the interloper's backside with his needle-sharp beak. I'll bet that hurt! 
 
Normally, we see hummers chasing each other around and around in an attempt to keep each other off the feeders because they are extremely territorial. I've seen film showing dozens of hummingbirds all sharing the same batch of feeders, and I am in awe because our colony of hummers would never do that. But we've never seen one hummer stabbing another before, so that camera footage was gold. In some ways, it's funny, but in others it's not because hummers have actually killed each other in such disputes. You'd never ever think that would happen with such beautiful, tiny creatures, would you?

I'll leave you with a new favorite word that I discovered. Now... if I only knew how to pronounce it because I've certainly experienced this several times in my life!
 



Enjoy the links!

[Note: this second tweaking of Denis' meds seems to have worked a miracle. It's so wonderful to have a smiling, ambulatory husband again!]


►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
 
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
 
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
 
►Fascinating Folk◄
 
►The Wanderer◄
 
►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.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!

16 comments:

  1. Love that new word, Cathy! I'm so sorry to hear that Denis is still in so much pain. I really hope you get some answers soon, and I am glad to hear that the pain meds are starting to do their job. And thanks for the hummingbird story - I love the way nature can just lift you up when you watch, if that makes sense. Now I'm going to take a crack at decoding those runes...

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  2. Poor Denis. I'm glad the current meds are offering relief but I hope there is a more permanent solution in the offing. I don't experience reader's block exactly, but I seem to be into a series of books lately that just leave me feeling meh. I'm hoping for one that will knock my socks off soon. I've visited any number of mounds over the years but never Cahokia. It's always been on my bucket list. I'll have to check out those books for fans of Mexican Gothic. I'm currently reading that author's latest and it's leaving me meh so far.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to experience Cahokia some day, Dorothy. That place really spoke to me when I visited.

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  3. Sorry to hear that Denis has been hurting still, but as I read further, glad that his medicine tweaking is helping. Hope a MRI discovers a permanent solution. OK, Libraries are not essential services??? All I'll say is 'grrrr'. People have no idea what library staff put up with, what they do, and how little they get paid. Just saying....

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  4. I'm so glad Denis is feeling a little better with the new medication. I sure went on some rabbit trails with the links today. Those miniature book nooks are so fun!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  5. So glad to see the note that Denis's meds are helping! I'll be praying for continued improvement for both of you. And I was not surprised to see the link about the Trinity renovations - I may "have" to go back to Dublin once they're done, to compare with my memories from my visit in 2012.

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    1. A return certainly sounds like a good idea to me!

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  6. Hope Denis finds some permanent relief. What a drag. Glad he's in a better mood.
    I'm reading some of these links and stunned by the public Roman latrines. I mean really? No privacy? So many problems here.
    I remember reading about Clara Barton at about 10 or 11 with the flashlight under the covers.
    And more lists to readm including about books, my favorite.

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    1. I think I learned about Clara Barton the same way, Kathy.

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  7. I’d love a book nook or three
    I hope Dennis continues to feel better and gets answers this week

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  8. So sorry to hear that Denis is not doing well, but hoping that the new meds continue to pick up steam and do the trick for him, Cathy.

    Hummingbirds just look so innocent, pretty, and FRAGILE that I'm really impressed by the level of miniaturized violence they are capable of achieving. Who of thought it?

    Quick Note: I'm putting Book Chase to bed, I think, and didn't want to just disappear on everyone, so I'm trying to leave as many notes around as I can. I'll still be around cheering everyone on from the sidelines and on Twitter, but I've just lost the energy to maintain the blog like I should...too much demanding attention at the moment. Getting old is not for sissies.

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    1. No, it's not. I'm finding that out for myself. You'll be missed, Sam. I hope you can pop in from time to time. *HUGS*

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