Sunday, August 02, 2009

In short...

Sorry I've been AWOL. I've been hellish busy or away.

Just got back from a weekend of camping where the heavens parted and dumped a sea on our heads. Apparently mere rain would not soak us enough. The campsite was also dreadful with very little level ground not populated by thistles and very soon turned into a quagmire. Despite this a good time was had in the evening huddled round a barbeque for warmth and food although rain spoilt play during the day. Ah... the joys of a temperate climate. I am so glad to be home, warm, clean and dry after a hot shower and a proper meal and am looking forward to my own bed. There is nothing like deprivation to make you appreciate something.

This week work is going to be gruesome (work) and I doubt I'll have much time for blogging again. I am conscious that I haven't been by much lately and hope to fix that soon! Meanwhile I appreciate you popping by.

13 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Seems to have been a trend; #1 and I were camping this week, ourselves, and darn, we got soaked. I wanted to leave early, but the friend we'd carpooled with wasn't having it. I think he made the right call.

kenju said...

We've had a lot of rain lately, too, Bob-kat. But I don't camp - so it doesn't bother me.

Kathryn said...

Bet the kittens are growing fast & keeping you hopping, too. :)

pink dogwood said...

don't let the work get to you - I will try to do the same on this end :)

utenzi said...

I'm sorry you got rained on---and by a veritable sea, no less---but I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself anyway. I hope work isn't as bad as you expect!

Sleepypete said...

Always handy when doing precision stuff with feet that you can have confidence that the feet will stay where you plant 'em ...

Had some cricket matches where I'd hurt myself through trying to plant a foot and it trying to make me do the splits. I'm not that limber ! Never have been !

Are you able to use things like studs or spikes to keep a good foundation ? With the power I had available in my legs, spikes were essential ...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend despite our weather trying to put a dampener on it ... (and you can throw something at me for that pun if you see me :-)

Niall young said...

I hate camping...why would any sane person live for 51 weeks of the year in comfort and peace then CHOOSE to live like the victim of a natural disaster for a week of 'holiday'...it's beyond me!

ps..of all my friends, I am the only one who thinks like this!

Dianne said...

I'm sure the kitties were happy to see you back home!!

R. Sherman said...

I know the feeling. Trying to stay sane and maintain some semblance of a blog worth reading or even having the time to put together a series of cogent thoughts is becoming more difficult these days, methinks.

Cheers.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh My Dear....Camping out in torrential downpours sounds pretty ghastly....lol....Glad you are home, too, and enjoying the warmth of your Home and Kitchen...!

Work sounds very 'trying'.....I dearly hope all the stress of it lets up for you soon, my dear....

Hug those two little darlings for me and Sweetie, too....!

Smiler said...

It's nice to hear from you whenever you get a chance to give news. Your camping experience sounds like the type of thing I have in mind when I unenthusiastically respond "maybe" when someone asks to go camping. Which thankfully doesn't happen very often.

I read your last post shortly after you published it but did not leave a comment as I usually do. Anything to do with work sets off a lot of anxiety for me so I try not to delve on the topic. However, I was surprised to notice how different you sounded in that post. Almost as though someone else had written it. And in fact, that's exactly what happened. It was the professional you writing as opposed to the blogger you. You definitely sound like you have it together on that front and I found your career-minded self a bit intimidating. I thought "Gees, I wouldn't want to mess with HER!" And I mean that in the best way possible. :-)

p.s. is it possible to request recent kitten pics please?

Edelweiss Transplanted said...

The dog days of summer are hard on blogging -- at least they are for me, I'd rather hibernate till it gets cooler -- but we still like to hear what you have to say.

How are those lovely kittens of yours? I adore cats and can't have one myself, due to family allergies, but love looking at yours.

David said...

meow