Hello? Is anybody there? If a blogger posts after an 8 month absence, does anybody hear?
I wouldn't blame you for abandoning me--I have been MIA for a very long time, but to paraphrase Mark Twain, the rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.
I had to leave the blogosphere altogether. I not only stopped blogging, but I stopped reading other blogs--I needed to attend to my real-life relationships and let the on-line ones slide for a while. In returning, I have paired down my blogroll significantly in an effort to achieve a better balance between my online activity and my real-life activity. If I once followed you and now do not, please don't be offended--I might yet return one day and you're all bookmarked in my "Favourites" so I'm sure I'll still drop in from time to time.
My ongoing efforts to remain well-rounded have led me in some unexpected directions. I recently taught myself how to knit and I have completed 4 scarves and am exploring moving on to an easy sweater pattern, although I'm probably going to wait until the new year to tackle that challenge. I promised scarves to all my family members for Christmas so I'll be occupied with those right up to the 24th I imagine.
Even more unexpectedly, in the late summer I was asked by a former co-worker to be in a play she had written. As an actor. ON STAGE. Of course I said yes, probably because I was under the affluence of incohol at the time and figured I'd never hear from her again. Astonishingly I did hear from her several weeks later and now I'm knee-deep in rehearsals until the big day on December 4th.
So, If you're in the K-W area on December 4th and want to see a bizarre play called The Waiting Room that's kinda like Waiting for Godot but with more anger, then swing by the Chrysalids Theatre. I'll be the one knitting.