I missed you guys

And to think I left you all with that delightful image of me comparing carrots to pavement star-fish. Ah, well.

How are you all? I’m, well, somewhat traumatised by my own innards, I suppose. I’m still waiting for surgery, or even a date for surgery (the NHS being delightfully vague about these things unless your leg has fallen right off). And every time I went back to the doctors’ for a check-up, they found something else wrong with me, which got a little dispiriting. I then lost my head completely and attempted to keep up a façade of being the Biggest Strongest Jolly Green Giant in Christendom at work, which meant I’d get home in a shaky, tetchy, puppy-kicking state of mind. We don’t have a puppy. Which was frustrating, me, roaming the parks at sunset, looking for unattended puppies to boot into the lake, while the husband patiently did all the washing-up and then called me home with an alpenhorn at feeding time. It is even possible I got a little depressed [A little depressed? That was a little depressed? God spare us all from seeing you moderately depressed, then - Ed].

Well, we shall draw a veil over my brief sojourn in the Miry Slough of Despond [Not nearly as bad as Slough itself]. In the end, despite being physically no better, and in fact deeply irritated to find that I was Officially Worse Than They Thought, my Stiff Upper Lip and I had rather a bad falling out, I cried for hours, and embarrassingly I feel a good deal better for it.

So I’ve come back.

It doesn’t hurt in the least that I have purchased yet another notebook to add to The Ziggurat of Lost Plots:

Book tower.jpg

Though this is the notebook to end all notebooks. Friends, meet The New Girl. Any day now, I will stop licking her possessively.

The New Girl

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12 Responses to I missed you guys

  1. Teuchter says:

    How lovely to see you posting again – and what a fabulous colour the New Girl’s sitting on.

  2. Titania says:

    Wohooo – great to have you back posting again Ag!*hug*

    Alpenhorn? *giggles at the image*

  3. Reed says:

    Glad you approve of our bed-linen choices – there’s nary a white sheet or towel in the house, you know!

    *Enjoys hugs*

  4. Archie says:

    She’s out kicking pups in the park
    Will be there till well after dark
    Because all her innards
    Despite doctor synods
    Won’t let her come up to the mark!

    It is great to see you back and, if I may -


  5. Sol says:

    Now that is a thing of beauty. And the bed covering.

    Good to see you back, Reed.

  6. Phil says:

    Mmmmmm Nice :-)

  7. Lilian says:

    Glad you’re back!

  8. azahar says:

    The New Girl is gorgeous.

    And it’s nice to have you back and blogging.

  9. SG V says:

    Enjoys hugs? Have another one:

    Everytime I see one of these Macs I’m thinking: “maybe I should try one one day.” Trivial things like how on earth I’ll ever make my kids’ very-Windows-based games run on them tend to hold me back, however.

    And as computers are sort of shared goods in the household, it’ll probably not be before retirement when the two ‘small ones’ have installed themselves in each their new household complete with their own PCs. Then I might – and see if I can earn redwine from them as a consultant to keep their networks running :)

    Good to read you back – and the sandwich-to-Prime Minster post is classy, vintage Reed as well!

  10. SG V says:

    Hmmmm – my hug disappeared in not-HTML translations…

    Here, then: *hug*

  11. Kelli says:

    Delighted to see you posting again here, was worried about you.


  12. Aphra Behn says:

    Good to have you back. The Slough picture made me laugh, and the New Girl’s just made me green. I am sorry it’s been a bad time.



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