Sparrow label staples / Gorrión etiqueta grapas

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Saturday was not a great night. Sunday improved as the day progressed. Maybe it was the slow walk I took Saturday evening that aggravated the sciatica again. It was the longest walk so far, more than a kilometre round trip. I hadn’t taken a walk outside in days and the sciatica pain had eased off. I’ll keep walking around the house and doing light chores — folding laundry, watering small plants, washing small dishes, making my own breakfast and San Geraldo’s coffee. I was uncomfortable in bed all Saturday night and miserable in the morning. By 3:30, I was feeling a lot better.

A young sparrow has been sitting outside our laundry/utility room for several days demanding to be fed. He’s very successful, but I think the cats might have a nervous breakdown. He loves to sit in the open brickwork and peer inside and chirp. I’m so glad we installed a screen.

At the end is a shot of my 19 staples last night. I hope to have them removed this afternoon.

El sábado no fue una gran noche. El domingo mejoró a medida que avanzaba el día. Tal vez fue la caminata lenta que tomé el sábado por la noche lo que agravó la ciática nuevamente. Fue la caminata más larga hasta el momento, más de un kilómetro ida y vuelta. Hacía días que no salía a caminar y el dolor de la ciática había desaparecido. Seguiré caminando por la casa y haciendo tareas livianas: doblar la ropa, regar las plantas pequeñas, lavar los platos pequeños, hacer mi propio desayuno y el café de San Geraldo. Me sentí incómodo en la cama todo el sábado por la noche y miserable por la mañana. A las 15:30, me sentía mucho mejor.

Un joven gorrión ha estado sentado fuera de nuestra lavandería durante varios días exigiendo que lo alimenten. Tiene mucho éxito, pero creo que los gatos podrían tener un ataque de nervios. Le encanta sentarse en la mampostería abierta y mirar dentro y gorjear. Estoy muy contento de haber instalado una pantalla.

Al final hay una foto de mis 19 alimentos grapas anoche. Espero sacarlos esta tarde.

• This woman in the yellow bikini made me crazy. It’s a good thing I couldn’t catch up with her. I was sorely tempted to tuck in the labels (or snip them off).
• Esta mujer en bikini amarillo me volvió loca. Menos mal que no pude alcanzarla. Estuve muy tentado de meter las etiquetas (o cortarlas).

Last night. / Anoche.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

34 thoughts on “Sparrow label staples / Gorrión etiqueta grapas”

  1. Is there a polite way to deal with the tags? You could let the cats play with the bird?

    1. David:
      The cats would be so happy. There is no polite way to deal with the tags. I always want to tuck them in (not so much in this case) but never would.

  2. Those stitches…ouch! I know that losing sleep due to pain is just miserable. And most pain relievers don’t touch sciatica. I feel for you. My knee is throbbing as I write this!

    1. Frank:
      My only success against the sciatica has been exercise and stretching every day, so I’m in limbo right not. Fortunately, it’s eased up a lot. Sorry about that throbbing knee!

    1. Debra:
      Or at least to not get stabbed in the back. I’ve always been able toi tend to the gut stabs on my own.

  3. Well, you’re up to showing hideous fashions so that’s a plus. I’d have grabbed bikini woman’s tag and snapped it back on her ass … then probably been beaten to a pulp or arrested.
    I tried to shield my eye from the staples, but I saw them and they look pretty good. Not that you’d wanna keep them, though.

    1. Bob:
      I thought of warning about the staples, but no one ever warns me about BEES! They’re all gone!

  4. Impressive staples! The labels hanging out are unbearable, but I also hate the white pants up the ass crack of the woman in front of her. Pull your trousers out of your butt!


    1. janiejunebug:
      I hadn’t even noticed the pants tucked in the crack. That’s such a common sight now with so many women wearing thong underwear. I guess it makes them feel sexy. (Ugh!)

  5. Staples. Wow!
    Sending good vibes every day (from Vermont, where I’m visiting sisters, niece, and grand nieces!)
    Judy C

  6. I can see the redness around your staples. Try not to overdo yourself. And that woman in yellow looks to be a mess around….and yes, those tags would drive me nuts!

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      Stitches are all gone and the nurse said the redness should ease in a few days. I’m surprised at how well I’ve been behaving. That yellow-bikinied woman was going in and out of shops like that!

  7. The tags bother me, but I would be hesitant to tuck them in on a stranger. The staples look good. I hope you don’t experience too much discomfort having them removed.

    1. Kelly:
      Staples removal was a breeze… except for getting into a comfortable position around the sciatica. The staple remover, when used by a pro, is phenomenal. I think I only felt two little stings.

  8. I hope you are feeding the little bird. Such a nice smile, you must be feeling better. You know those fashions are in high demand here also in PEI. I have no idea why people dress so poorly or badly.

    1. Laurent:
      Little bird’s parents were feeding it (he seems to have fledged and has taken off). Maybe I’ll start calling them PEI fashions instead of Fuengirola fashions.

  9. Good grief. I imagine my nerves would be aflame if I had a zip fastener installed in my back! Jx

    PS Fuengirola just gets more and more stylish by the day…

    1. Jon:
      Fuengirola will not lose its place in Costa fashion. I have been completely unzipped!

  10. Sounds like you are very slowly getting better. The staples look good. Maybe too good, they look like they are really in there and might hurt coming out.

    1. Claudia:
      A good surgical staple remover in the hands of a competent nurse and it’s a breeze.

  11. You look like you are feeling better. I hope all goes well with the staples removable.
    I on the other hand have been attacked by Mrsa and the secondary infections. Thank goodness I still wear a mask or people would be running for the hills.
    Be safe and take care and remember breaking a treat in half does not make 2 treats !
    woof ! the square ones

    1. Parsnip:
      So, so sorry about Mrsa. Your house is long overdue for some good health and less stress.

  12. I hope that they give you a local anaesthetic before yanking those staples out…..ouch ! Good luck.

    1. Frances:
      It’s amazing how easy the staple removal can be. Special tool and a skilled nurse. A breeze really. ALL done. A bit tender in the evening, but less so now.

  13. I actually got to remove a couple of David’s staples. It was fun, and probably against a whole bunch of regulations. He didn’t scream or anything!

    1. Wicked Hamster:
      Wow! Did you use a real surgical staple remover or did you just make do with one from your desk?

  14. I remember when I had two cats. They were quiet docile animals but lordy when there was a bird outside the window. They were quickly transformed into the most vile of beasts. Oh the horror.

    1. Steve,
      The wound itself has been no problem. The healing now is phenomenal. An artful stapling.

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