Monday, December 14, 2020
Fox and Bone
Well, yesterday turned out to be the worst possible day to get motivated to have an adventure. It rained all day and even the dog was hesitant to go outside. I did finally get her to accompany me to the cemetery, where we found Mary and Jesus enjoying a good soak.
We also found this curious bit of conspiratorial poetry on a lamppost. Why are people so obsessed with 5G? How is it any different from 4G, or from radio waves for that matter, or any of the other electronic noise that's buzzing through the air all around us?
Also, what's up with the random capitalization?
Otherwise, yesterday was pretty uneventful. Dave and I decided to join the rest of the Western world in watching a Christmas season favorite: "Home Alone." I remember when it came out, and it was such a cinematic phenomenon, but among all my cynical twentysomething journalist friends at the time it was the subject of much mockery and derision. So believe it or not, I'd never seen it. I enjoyed it in the way I would enjoy a marshmallow -- it was sweet and simple and then it was gone and I will probably never think about it again.
I haven't been feeling so great the past few weeks -- I've had intermittent fatigue and been generally bleah. I'm wondering if I have an ulcer. That may sound crazy, but remember how I had some abnormal results on a screening test a few years ago and wound up having to get a colonoscopy? (Which revealed nothing.) I've also had a chronic cough for years, and a couple of chest x-rays that showed nothing unusual. Well, an ulcer could explain both of those issues, plus my worsening fatigue. I think I need to see a doctor again. Getting an appointment to see our GP is always a gigantic challenge, and in this time of Covid it's even harder, so we'll see how that goes. Will I have to give up coffee and red wine? Sacre bleu!
I put the garden cam back out on Saturday, and wound up with some pretty good (but short) footage of a fox carrying what I think is a bone. Olga surprised a fox in the garden yesterday morning -- she chased it over a fence. I wonder if it was the same one? It looks pretty healthy, and it certainly moved fast when it needed to!