Is anyone out there?
Cos I'm back.
Again. Just like all those bad 70s rock groups...who keep going away and coming back.
Now don’t go falling off your chairs all at once.
Because take it from me that can be a very painful experience.Recently, I was sitting on one of those office chairs (with wheels) in a group of 100 people totally engrossed in someone’s speech. It was so interesting that I leant forward just a little …..and you know where I am going with this right? It all happened in slow motion. The fickle chair decided to go in the opposite direction to me and I fell hard on the cold floor. A crumpled mess.
So, so humiliating…. and even more humiliating when one woman said to me as I held my hand on my painful backside….”I bet you’re glad you're well padded there because you may not bruise as much.”
There was silence. I felt all eyes move from the speaker to me and then firmly to my backside. Isn't it lucky that I’m not only clearly well padded but thick skinned as well?
I laughed through it because it’s the only way sometimes.So other than free falling off chairs, what’s been happening?
I have a million and one crazy stories that I could tell you and no doubt will.
I didn’t run off with a wealthy Italian as Bill suggested in a comment on my last post despite looking really, really hard for one. Not.
In fact I can’t quite believe it’s been months and months since I have graced these pages with my presence. Does anyone agree that time really is going faster and faster? Or is that just because we are getting older? And older…I got reacquainted with my blog around my late father's birthday when I came by to re-read his posts. My Dad will always live here so I will never close the blog. Ever.
I then started to get all sentimental about blogging and the good ol' blogging days. And then I wondered how you're all doing?
I kind of know what you are up to Peggy but please don’t tell me Aleta that your baby boy has started school or Bill that you’ve had five more grandkids or that your kids have graduated college Christine. And Naomi, Joanna and Vicki, have you had books published? And let's hope that Mike has not already celebrated a wedding anniversary yet.
As for me, I spent over a year living with my sister who has Parkinsons Disease and life was busy and blogging harder to do. So I put it to the side like some half finished knitting as there were more important things to do.
However, as I’ve now moved to the country, over an hour outside of Melbourne, my blogging interest is renewed.
I haven’t bought a pair of gum boots yet but when I open my front doors I can see cows grazing in the fields opposite. It's surreal. The sound of 'moos' during the night is certainly different from car horns, sirens and traffic.
I hope to show you more of the new house and tell you some of the crazy things that have been happening in posts to come. Meanwhile you can see some photos on Instagram if anyone uses it – just click on one of the pictures to the right and you can find me. I just started using it but I've already caught up with Betty, another great blogger, there too. Let me know if you have Instagram and I will follow you.
So how are you? No. Really. You've all been truly missed.
Cooeee – is an Aussie call for greeting someone at a distance in the bush or a long way off - far away.