Monday, 2 November 2009

The blog slacker

My very good friend the travelling typhoon (see my blog list) once coined the phrase the 'blog-slacker'. I wouldn't think that many folk who know me would call me lazy ( I might be surprised....) but I think they may call me a blog slacker recently. I haven't been posting much, and I have done even less visiting.
And I know it's good to have little breaks- but I have missed you all. Promise.
So what has been going on? I blogged a couple of posts ago about teenager's dislocated shoulder. Turns out ( when he got his check up) that he has to stay in his sling for three weeks, then have physio for six to eight weeks, then three months 'off' sport. And then perhaps ( says the doctor) he will have to give up rugby altogether.
Very disappointing for him, but he is bearing up well and we have lots of ideas about how he can keep his fitness levels up in the meantime. I love this saying:
"It's not what happens to you, it's how you react to it that matters". Epictetus
Meanwhile, the exchange visit continues to go like a dream. Our visitor is a real delight and fits in so well with us. I will be quite desolate to see him go- I bet he can't wait now to see his family and friends, and the sun!! We have tried to do a bit of sight-seeing, some bowling and eating out, some visiting of friends. It has been lively, and busy.
Work has picked up dramatically. Just in time for me to go off work for a while so I can recover from my operation. I think they call it sod's law ( is it only in the UK that we have that saying?)It comes ever nearer,and I am so glad that it is nearly here. Hurray.
I have been getting up to speed on how to use Face book, Linked In, and Twitter. It is a steep learning curve but great for the business. Very consuming but gets easier with practise.
So with catching up with my friends, working, shopping and cooking, sight seeing, hospital appointments and Church activities: all in all a busy time, but very enjoyable.
I still haven't posted some recent photos-but I will get round to it.


Expat mum said...

Murphy's Law here - but it doesn't quite get at the true meaning does it?

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed with how much you are still able to do when you must be feeling so rough.

Hang in there!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Being busy is not a bad long as it is good busy.
I think here we call it "murphy's law"
I hope your Son heals well and has some other good opportunities in the future!

l'optimiste said...

oo - Facebook will 'get you' for that - they constantly change the interface just when we're all happy and know what's going on!

Twitter I am still confused about? Most days I have a new 'follower' - mainly porn queens..delete delete...although perhaps I ought to simply collect them? Interesting thought.

Good luck for the op.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I use the expression Sod's Law, but then I am British born, don't hear anyone else saying it over here though.

Gill in Canada

karen gerstenberger said...

I haven't heard of "sod's law." We have "Murphy's Law;" is that the same thing?
So glad that you are enjoying your exchange student. We just learned that we may be getting one from France in the spring (the daughter of the family with whom David stayed last spring). We will be delighted if it works out as well as yours has!
Sorry to hear about Teenager's shoulder. How difficult, at his age (and energy level) to have to go off of his favorite sport...I love his positive attitude about it. What a nice young man!

tmmb said...

Aw, sad for teenager about the rugby, but sure he'll find another sport he loves. Blog-slacker! :D

Jess said...

Good to read your glad everything is going well and i hope he gets better soon adn doesnt have to give up rugby...

glad the exchange student is working out so well.

Lots of love, Jess

PEA said...

I'm so glad to hear that you've just been busy and haven't had time to blog much...I always worry when I don't hear from my blogging friends for a while:-) We become just like one big family don't we!! hehe

I can well imagine how anxious you are to have your operation! Please know that I'll be thinking of you on the 11th and praying that all goes well. xoxo

Grumpy Old Ken said...

I think one of the most difficult thing about blogging is deciding how often to blog. The world out there is full of ex bloggers who tried too hard in a way. I'm only just getting into a pattern after 18 months.

Clippy Mat said...

good old epictitus also said:
" A thing either is what it appears to be; or it is not, but yet appears to be; or it is, but does not appear to be; or it is not, and does not appear to be."

do you think he was talking about
sod's law?