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The good news is, my knees are better.  Hooray! The bad news, well . . .

After some research and probing, what I thought was a pulled muscle in my side now seems more likely to be a hairline fracture on the left upper rib cage. Since I have no health insurance (and I can tell you from past experience fractures and breaks of this type don’t always show up on X-rays anyway), I can’t say with absolute certainty. Then again, I could shell out money to the doc only to be told what I was told several years ago:

“Yeah, appears to be broken/fractured. Take some pain relievers, rest it and try using heat and a pillow.  Taping? No, taping/wrapping are not recommended anymore, good luck! Oh, and here’s my bill.” 😉

(OK, he didn’t actually hand me the bill then and there, but I did feel worse after I saw a list of the charges.)

Hey, I know it could be worse. And it’s not going to kill me, it’s just gonna continue to hurt a lot at times. The weather is about to turn cooler and wet for a few days, too.  This will not help.

Obviously, I need something–or someone–to take my mind off it all.

So I thought of the wonderful sunny-smiled, sweet-natured, funny, cheeky, hopeful romantic Harry Kennedy, one of the first RA ChaRActers I discovered after meeting him as Sir Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood.

Harry, an asylum for the spirit, a balm for the blues; Harry, the frown-flipping antidote to a bad day.

And so I wrote this ditty, to be sung to the tune of “We Need a Little Christmas” from the musical “Mame.”

We Need a Little Harry Right Now

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the pain is diggin’ in — I quic-kly need a fix!

Pop-in-that DVD–

it’s the anti–dote to what is ailin’ me–

Now . . . .

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‘Cause

I need some sunny Harry right this very minute

A smile that simply dazzles, so much sweetness in it

Yes, I need a little Harry, right this very minute

I need some Mr. Kenn–e-dy!

I–need–the Jumpered One

all co–zy, striped and ve–ry cud-dl-y

tall, lean and lan-ky

with a gorgeous smile that is just–for–me NOW

Yes, I need some gorgeous Harry, right this very minute

A heart that is so lovely, so much goodness in it

Oh, I need a little Harry, right this very minute

I need some Mr. Kennedy!

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I need a little Harry right now.

I’ll be channeling a bit of Gerri this winter . . .

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courtesy of amazon.com

I needed new pajamas. I wanted something other than the usual plaid flannel. And I ran across the ones you see pictured above at Amazon . . .

Now, the background color and the pattern are a bit different, but they still reminded me of someone–

 

Richard Armitage as Harry Kennedy, aka the Handsome Stranger and his Vicar, Geraldine (Dawn French). She’s wearing Harry’s favorite PJs after her lovely wedding dress is ruined. Courtesy of RANet

Hopefully my “Harry Kennedy” will like these on his sweetheart as much as the vicar’s did.  And they do look nice and comfy, don’t they?

And I am getting myself something I have always wanted. A bed jacket. Something to put on while I am reading, watching TV or reading in bed and the rest of me is snug beneath the covers.  Right now,  a tie-dyed print sweatshirt hoodie with a broken zipper is serving as a stand-in.

I didn’t want some frilly pastel beribboned number  like the ones worn in the old black and white films I love to watch (as fetching as said jackets look). However, a comfortable jacket with a bit of style to it–something that didn’t scream “geriatric”–was desirable.  And then I found this little number:

 

courtesy of amazon.com

Do you think the vicar and Harry would approve?

Sunny Saturday with Harry & Gerri

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As I have said before, who in the world doesn’t love Harry Kennedy? There’s pure sunshine in that smile. He’s sweet, he’s a cutie pie (I’d want to pinch those cheeks just as Trudy did!) and he’s downright adorable, this clever accountant who loves a good read and knows a good woman when he sees her. 

Harry is cuddly and sexy wrapped up in one tall, lanky, floppy-haired, jumper-clad ChaRActer. And he and Gerri make one lovely and lovable couple. So, Dawn French wanted someone gorgeous for the role? I think Richard Armitage was surely made to order for the part.  And VoD and Harry offer us that rarity in RA’s career–a happy ending for his ChaRActer.

Early fireworks & July 4th greetings

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Tomorrow is a holiday here in the U.S., the celebration of the date our forefathers signed their Declaration of Independence from the mother country back in 1776.

 

 

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Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson writing the Declaration of independence (1776) were all of British descent. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Americans tend to celebrate the 4th of July with barbecues and picnics, trips to the beach and the lake and pyrotechnic displays.

We’ve already had fireworks here thanks to Mother Nature. A couple of fierce thunderstorms moved through tonight bringing some much-needed rain (yay) and high winds that toppled some trees here and there. We are still safe and sound with no power lines down, thankfully.

These folks are Brits, but they’ve decided to become Americans for the Day and celebrate the Glorious Fourth with us at TAE.