Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Snowager Duchess and El Polito Pio

It is beyond freezing here! It was down to 16F/–8C overnight (with a real feel of 8F/–13C). It's still snowing, but I'm thankful it doesn't appear to be amounting to much down here. And to think a few weeks ago we were complaining about the weather in Málaga.

FROM THE BALCONY THIS MORNING.
(CLICK TO SEE THE FALLING SNOW.)

I have to say it feels a lot warmer because San Geraldo is now here in New York. AND... the Dowager Duchess returned to Rehab Monday evening.

HAVING JUST BEEN "DETACHED" FROM ALL THE WIRES, THE DUCHESS CHECKS
TO SEE IF ALL THE STICKY TABS HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

It appears that there was no heart attack after all. Just a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia). She feels and looks great. When her cardiologist saw her Saturday morning, he told her the good news. But, it was a holiday weekend (Monday was Presidents' Day), so it took until Monday afternoon to get the insurance approval for the return to Rehab.

The Duchess is currently exercising (physical therapy) and feeling great. San Geraldo and I have gotten off to a slow start today and will see her this afternoon. San Geraldo took The Kid Brother to "the racetrack" yesterday. Aqueduct Racetrack is about 20 minutes away. They opened a casino next door a little while back (I've written about it), but The Kid Brother likes to say he's going to "the racetrack." They called me at the end of the day to say they had just enough money for the car service home. The Kid Brother had told me he planned "to keep an eye on" San Geraldo. I guess I should have hired somebody to keep an eye on them both.

Just wanted to share the good news and thank you all for your warmth and generosity. I continue to read your comments and messages to The Dowager Duchess.


With thanks to Tere in Sevilla for sharing this video on facebook...

In honor of the Dowager Duchess's continued sense of humor (as indicated by the permission she gave me to share the previous photo), here's some music to make you laugh...*


*The lyrics in English
(much better in Spanish because Spanish animals speak Spanish)

On the radio there's a little chick
On the radio there's a little chick
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little hen
On the radio there's a little hen
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little cock
On the radio there's a little cock
And the cock DOODLE-DOO
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little turkey
On the radio there's a little turkey
And the turkey GOBBLE GOBBLE
And the cock DOODLE-DOO
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little pigeon
On the radio there's a little pigeon
And the pigeon CRU CRU
And the turkey GOBBLE GOBBLE
And the cock DOODLE-DOO
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little cat
On the radio there's a little cat
And the cat MEW
And the pigeon CRU CRU
And the turkey GOBBLE GOBBLE
And the cock DOODLE-DOO
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little dog
On the radio there's a little dog
And the dog WOOF
And the cat MEW
And the pigeon CRU CRU
And the turkey GOBBLE GOBBLE
And the cock DOODLE-DOO
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little goat
On the radio there's a little goat
And the goat MAH
And the dog WOOF
And the cat MEW
And the pigeon CRU CRU
And the turkey GOBBLE GOBBLE
And the cock DOODLE-DOO
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little lamb
On the radio there's a little lamb
And the lamb BAH
And the goat MAH
And the dog WOOF
And the cat MEW
And the pigeon CRU CRU
And the turkey GOBBLE GOBBLE
And the cock DOODLE-DOO
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little cow
On the radio there's a little cow
And the cow MOW
And the lamb BAH
And the goat MAH
And the dog WOOF
And the cat MEW
And the pigeon CRU CRU
And the turkey GOBBLE GOBBLE
And the cock DOODLE-DOO
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little bull
On the radio there's a little bull
And the bull MUU
The cow MOW
The lamb BAH
And the goat MAH
And the dog WOOF
And the cat MEW
And the pigeon CRU CRU
And the turkey GOBBLE GOBBLE
And the cock DOODLE-DOO
And the hen CO-CO
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP
And the chick CHEEP

On the radio there's a little tractor
On the radio there's a little tractor
And the tractor BRUMM
The tractor BRUMM
The tractor BRUMM
And the chick...
Oh oh!

11 comments:

  1. That's great news! Now for the bad news - she is going to kill you when she finds out you published that picture.

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  2. Great news that the DD didn't have a heart attack. I know she'll be up to speed in no time. Again, tell her there's a chubby guy in Portland Oregon routing for her and sending positive thoughts her way.

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  3. That has to be such a relief for all of you, I know it was for me... well, all but San G and the kid brother losing (almost) all their money, lol.
    Hope she's back home soon going happily along. Is anyone doing her nails for her?
    Loved the video so much I, well, cackled.

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  4. What good news this is, Mitch! A what a sport your mother is to allow that photo! I know of what she speaks....those sticky tabs are a real pain if left on!
    Now for SG and Kid Brother......sounded like they had a ball together!! But keep an eye on them anyway!
    I won't say a word about the cold.....guess I just did.

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  5. Good news that Mom is doing well...but maybe she could have picked a better time when it wasn't so cold and snowy. Keep warm, Mitchell

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  6. Glad all looks good... what a relief! Now... that song.... I didn't understand a damn word, but I loved the gestures and expressions... what a hoot! By the way... how long did it take you to type all those lyrics?

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  7. Ahhhhhhhhhh, great news!! Madame la D. Duchesse, you have marvelous hair :)

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  8. Glad to hear she's doing fine. Must be also a relief for 'the Kid Brother' and you two. Take care all of you!

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  9. Dear me! Such lyrics!
    I too am glad Mother is mending.

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  10. So glad to hear that Mme DD has finally been diagnosed and the ol' HA isn't what they thought! I do know what DD's reaction to the sticky tabs is all about.....found one on me one week after leaving hospital last year. They really work!

    Cheers to everyone!
    OK, now about that video!
    Ron

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