Mrs Chestikoff Has Entered The Building

2 May

I don’t mind the coughing so much; it’s the loss of bladder control that’s upsetting.  Not to mention the extra washing.  Still, the streaming nose and eyes seem to have abated a little, though I was bad yesterday.  I made sandwiches and it was a case of butter bread – blow nose – wash hands – butter bread – blow nose – wash hands – butter nose – blow hands – wash bread – butter wash – nose bread – hands blow.  It got a little tedious and I was fainting with hunger by the time I’d made them; then I didn’t finish mine because I’ve got no taste at the moment and it was like eating a McDonald’s.  I’ll be glad when I’m back to my normal, healthy self and I can stop boring you with my woes.

The thing about a cold, of course, is that you are not ill enough to lie on the couch and watch tv all day without criticism from your dirty, starving family; so I still had to walk the dog.  He didn’t like delivering leaflets at first; I think he found it a bit dull.  Thankfully, he made his deposit in the street and not in someone’s garden.  I had to juggle it  a bit because I had him on the lead, a bag of leaflets and his bag of poo in one hand, and used my other hand to open and close gates and negotiate stiff  letter boxes.  I made an elaborate showing of picking up the mess so that everyone would know I was a responsible dog-owning Conservative.  It didn’t occur to me until I got home that the solution for a full left hand is not to pop a bag of dog poo into the same bag of leaflets that I was posting through voters’ doors.   Good job I double-knotted it.

I was supposed to be at a family christening this morning but I didn’t want to spoil it by spluttering germs all over the baby.  I could have gone to my own church instead but most of the congregation is elderly and I don’t want to decimate it.  I opted to lie on the couch and watch tv, catching up with last night’s Over The Rainbow.  Although Steph is my favourite, I thought this performance from Jessica was the best one of the night:

I don’t really see her as Dorothy but I could definitely see her as Sally Bowles.  Jessica has also been ill this week but gave a fantastic performance; it left me thinking that if she can put on a show like that, the least I can do is get dressed before three.  I ought to make an effort anyway, because it is Toby’s second birthday.  He will be celebrating with a load of tasty treats, a walk and a bath.  It is also the birthday of one of my favourite sisters-in-law – happy birthday, Ann!  I wonder if she will be celebrating in the same way?



9 Responses to “Mrs Chestikoff Has Entered The Building”

  1. vivinfrance May 2, 2010 at 11:42 #

    Been there, done that, hate the Tshirt.
    I agree about Jessica! Fantastic Sally Bowles. And I also enjoyed Mambo Italiano. Great change to have ‘proper’ songs last night.


    • tillybud May 2, 2010 at 16:05 #

      I thought it was the best show of the series so far. What do you watch it on?


      • vivinfrance May 2, 2010 at 18:25 #

        Um, a television. SKY (free channels only) In our old house we could get the main channels with an aerial, as there was a line of sight path to Jersey, but now the ubiquitous dish despoils the corner of our house. I agree best show so far – I was on the point of giving up on it, as BGT has seen some REAL talent this time, but I may be reconverted to Dorothy.


  2. musings May 2, 2010 at 12:49 #

    I could almost see Liza Minelli in her. Great job. Feel better..
    I’m so sorry you’re feeling so miserable.


    • tillybud May 2, 2010 at 16:11 #

      Thanks Kay. It’s mostly self-pity 🙂


  3. Lawrence C May 2, 2010 at 16:15 #

    Sorry about your cold, and at this time of the year.

    This is the first clip I’ve actually seen from the Dorothy casting search that’s been playing across the pond, but…

    She is too British to play Dorothy. Of course here she is as Sally Bowles, a woman who *tries* to be the “opposite” of Dorothy Gale. And she is stunning at it. But something about the set of her face, her carriage, give her away as British – and my gut feeling is that even excellent voice coaching on a midwestern American accent would not break that. Are there any Americans competing?


  4. Marie May 2, 2010 at 17:00 #

    I’m sorry but I am really enjoying your cold at our expense. You crack me up! My allergies are improving some as the area moves from trees to flowers. Keep washing your hands!


    • Marie May 2, 2010 at 17:01 #

      I mean at YOUR expense.


    • tillybud May 2, 2010 at 17:59 #

      I’m secretly glad to have it because it gets me out of housework and gives me something to blog about. I am so sorry you have allergies; that’s much worse because it doesn’t go away like a cold. Hope you are feeling better.


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