Yes, the argument of punishment vs rehabilitation is a thorny one. One of the big problems, as I see it, is that not much effort goes into rehab anyway, either in or out of prison!
I would be up for Secret Santa as long as it could be organised very soon. If that is going to be undo-able then I will pass this year.
In this country we don't really seem to have got the hang of the Black Friday thing I don't think. I certainly haven't seen any hugely discounted stuff on the sites I have been looking at. Some discounts, yes, but nothing exceptional. I did manage to get some socks for SB with a few £ off. Just call me 'The last of the big spenders'
Pippi, it seems tome that you should take the rest of the term off, it's not far away now.
Podds, I love that YouTube link, that is one happy dog The other dog-related news is truly sickening (and Sue's story) What will these young people become, is there any way they can be 'redeemed' and become useful members of society (or even just 'not harmful' if 'useful' is asking too much!)? However, I see no point in officially banning them from keeping animals...
One of the joys of retiring from nursing is being able to paint my nails when I want to! Actually, using stuff to help prevent them breaking and peeling is more the point. I must say that I don't notice whether or not they are painted, certainly don't feel suffocated!
I think I will give hospital person til the end of next week, that is plenty of time. If no answer by then, I will move on to official complaint...
LOL @ the cartoon. I remember a similar incident some years ago when Chivers was having a go at a visiting cat, secure in the knowledge that the patio doo r was shut and neighbour couldn't get at him. Or so he thought...
Daffs, I'm glad to hear that you are finally healing. Can't help with the 3-month-notice-related-boredom I'm afraid
DL, I can imagine the look - checked shirt, DMs and girly pink nail varnish
Finally got to sleep last night - and didn't wake until 10.20 am. It was a bit of a scramble to get to SM's for 11!
I have had an email form 'Patient Services'.They have passed my concerns to the Head of Neuroscience Care and asked her to contact me direct. Shall we try and guess how long that will take?
(((Pippi))) it does sound as if you are being well looked after though.
(((Daffs))) I believe it is called a dry socket, sounds more respectable than a dry hole Terrible news about the girl, as you say, it does make one realise what is important.
(((Mother of Meldy))) glad that she enjoyed the procedure. I had to laugh at 'Mother of Meldy's hip' up thread. Only Meldy would have a different mother for various body parts
(((Chuggy))) you do seem to be prone to leg/foot problems so, as you say, it does sound as if something might be wrong upstream, as it were. I do hope you can get it sorted as it sounds a real drag.
Mr Chuggy allowed the bedroom door to be shut? Surely that means an ice age is on its way?? Seriously, I know that it only happens when it is extremely cold, I do hope it is a bit warmer now (it is drizzly here and warmer than yesterday by far).
Podds, the weekend sounds pretty tiring, with the drive and the enforced jollity. Was Mr Podds back to hound-sit, or did you take them all with you?
Watching 'It will be alright on the night' being filmed was enjoyable. However, MS had requested an end of row seat for me but had not told them that I need to be off-camera so that I can stand up frequently. Having been sat for several hours I was terribly uncomfortable at the end so am glad to be home. Being asleep would be even better
Thanks for your words of support regarding the hozzie. I am waiting for someone from 'Patient Services' to get back to me. As I said, when I am in possession of the facts I will have a better idea of my next step.
(((Westie))) glad that you had a lovely birthday, hope the eye soreness soon settles.
(((Daffs))) this is really beyond a joke, isn't it?!
(((Pippi and Mr P)))
Well run Blithe!
I too had a sense of humour failure yesterday when I got a call from the hozzie asking if I want to go back on the waiting list for my op. Apparently, my name was removed earlier this year when I notified them that I would be away for 4 days... Am trying to get full facts before I decide what to do next.
Meanwhile, MS and I are going to watch 'It will be alright on the night' being filmed this evening.