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So TIRED Tonight... 
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Well, at this moment I just can't remember when Marilyn and I finally threw in the towel and came home from the office. I'm just SO TIRED right now.

We had been strongly considering going shopping at Walmart tonight. And we often go really late at night. But seriously, that's NOT happening tonight. We're both far too tired!!!

And we'd been discussing going to the show with sister Sue and Adeena (to see "Spectre"). But after my low blood sugar and then cutting open my elbow, that idea went away. Besides having the cut, Marilyn had told me while we were still at the office that I also bruised my elbow pretty bad. She wanted to put cold packs on it, but I couldn't face anything against it.

All I remember is being pretty dizzy. I'd gone into the kitchen hunting for sugar and found that Pepsi to drink (which tastes nasty, by the way). I was coming back and the next thing you know I'd hit the corner. This isn't that odd, dizzy or not. I think it's related to being left-handed, but I've been 'walking into walls' my entire life. Somehow I just don't judge openings that well and end up brushing against them or actually smashing into them. So it's little wonder it would happen under these circumstances.

Needless to say, my elbow hurts. Hell, my whole arm hurts! Very annoying. Marilyn feels bad that she didn't keep it from happening, but I don't see what she could have done to stop it! She wasn't aware I was that dizzy. I have these damn low blood sugar things quite often, it seems. So there's no reason to assume I won't be functional enough to get from point A to point B just fine. But I sometimes do feel like I might just faint (and I've been a fainter my entire life, too). BUT I'VE NEVER PASSED OUT EVEN ONCE from low blood sugar, just to be clear. And I don't recall ever being under 50 (that I remember right now, anyway). So...

I just peeled my contact lens off my eye balls. Ugh. They seem to get so dry some nights that if I don't take them off before sleeping they're really stuck on my eyes. Very uncomfortable! But for the most part I do just fine wearing them all day every day. My eye doctor feels strongly that they need to come off at night, so I'm usually pretty good at making sure I do that BEFORE I fall asleep. But as we WERE thinking about going shopping, I decided not to do it tonight. Bad call, Charlie! Hahaha.

We watched "The Muppet Christmas Carol," before going to lie down. It's the 1992 movie, dedicated to Jim Henson who died in 1990. Following the above link you might enjoy reading the full story of the film -- I did. We were both SHOCKED when the song "When Love is Gone" was CUT from the movie (!!!), but apparently that was done in several versions! Certainly not in the ones we have here at home! But we have this in VCR format. I'm now worried about owning it on DVD someday, but NOT having that song, which we love. Annoying as hell! Who decides these things???????

We had thought the cut was related to seeing it with commercials, which is already annoying...

By the way, the brand new Muppet movie "Turkey Hollow," was actually conceived by Jim Henson with his writing partner Jerry Juhl back in 1968. In the article I read about it, the writer makes a joke about not worrying that your memory is going -- hahaha. Appropriate for those of us that remember when the Muppets first showed up. They'd started on the project, but it got shelved when Sesame Street took off. But Jim's daughter (who now oversees her father's company) recently rediscovered the script and a few of the original puppets, so instead of the 'new' Muppets we're all seeing on the TV series, we get this vintage Henson movie.

Anyway, the movie includes Ludacris and Mary Steenburgen -- plus a bunch of never-before-seen, adorable monsters, and two siblings paying a Thanksgiving visit to a Luddite aunt who lives in a WiFi-less and cable-less town. Welcome back to our childhood, in other words! Hahaha. Marilyn and I taped it, and I think it's a must-see, really. I hope I'm not as disappointed by this film as I am by the series (which I frankly can't stand to watch).

I need to search around for "Mouse on the Mayflower," the 1968 animated Thanksgiving TV special that was created by Rankin and Bass (and was originally sponsored by McDonald's). It's a story about Willum the mouse, who took a ride on the Mayflower -- he was voiced by Tennessee Ernie Ford (for those who remember this famous man).

Marilyn and I both love this show, and enjoy all the music. Eddie Albert and John Gary also performed as voices.

Anyway, I transferred this from video to DVD some years ago. I don't know if I've ever done that with anything else, but that's a sign of how much we love it. (smile) I don't know why they never play it. Maybe they think it wouldn't appeal to modern kids... The audience score at Rotten Tomatoes is only 50%. That surprises me...

Well, I guess I'll head to bed. My ankle has been bothering me on and off all day and my elbow is throbbing and I'm generally a mess. But I'm glad about the work I got done. I wish I'd done more with my project, but copying that stuff is very SLOW going. (sigh) I need another time where I can just keep going. And I can't do much else on the computer while this is going on, or I'll mess it up!

Is it crazy that I'm HUNGRY right now? Hahaha.

Good night, friends!
Comments 
November 22, 2015 (Sunday) 09:28 am (UTC)
Charlie, so sorry about your hurts and hope they heal up fast. You sure do not need this now. I am happy that you are going to the beach house and I want to try and get down for one night if I can. I would love to be there while Jeff is there as I enjoy him too. Hope I can sleep tonight, I tried to go to bed but could not get to sleep so I watched two movies.
November 22, 2015 (Sunday) 12:46 pm (UTC)
Turkey Hollow sounds very cool! I hope it is!

My wife has a similar problem with contacts, which is why she can't wear them. Some folks have eyes too dry to use them safely. If it is a continuing problem for you, you should check that.

Hope you got some rest!
November 26, 2015 (Thursday) 07:29 am (UTC)
Interestingly enough, Frank, when I got them I was around 30 -- and the eye doctor told me at the time that 30 was the 'cut off' for people to start wearing them for the first time! He said if you hadn't started before that time, chances were that you wouldn't be able to use them.

I was really surprised that I was okay with it. And happy, because it made a drastic improvement in my vision over using glasses.

I've got wonderful drops I've had recommended by my eye doctor -- I just need to get in and USE them! Hahaha.

(hugs)
November 22, 2015 (Sunday) 04:30 pm (UTC)
I hope your elbow/arm feel better today though I think you'll be pretty stiff for a while.
:(
November 26, 2015 (Thursday) 07:23 am (UTC)
Donna, originally I thought I was making too big a deal out of the whole injury. But I guess I did bruise the bone, because it's STILL bothering me, days later. (sigh)

(hugs)