I know, I know, I know… I’ve been very remiss about posting. My apologies.
My further apologies for what will be a very boring post indeed, as I have either packed or thrown out the little connector cord for my digital camera. SIGH.
Anyway, I have several explanations (NOT excuses) for my blogging delinquency:
(a) I’m stressing about becoming an ex-tenant as at 2 December. I know that this is weird, given that I spend my work life fighting landlords. But being a “tenant” has become an identity for me which is actually hard to give up for some reason. Hmm.
(b) Because of all the #%$*(@(#*$&(#@*$&@#* landlords out there trying to screw tenants, my work life has erupted. It’s good, but it’s busy busy busy.
(c) Did I mention that we’re moving? The decluttering effort alone has taken weeks. Now we’re into the packing bit. Mind you, despite JJs strong hints (“D’ye really NEED all that yarn, lassie”), my most prized collection is more or less intact and packed.
(d) The duckie family is really stressed about the upcoming move, and I don’t have the parental skills to console them. In fact, I’m sure I’ve made it worse by separating them during a binge packing session last weekend. I could show you some startling photos of forlorn and bereft baby duckies, but guess what – I lost my camera cord! Coincidence…???
(e) I’ve been busy trying to finish my log cabin blankie because my mother expects us to set up the second bedroom in the new place as what she calls a “pethara suite” (“pethara” meaning “mother-in-law” in Greek). I reckon that when she comes to visit us at Christmas and is faced with the same old cheapo blow-up bed and a cheapo cotton knitted bedspread, she’ll decide that it’s not a good idea to come live with us after all.
Anyway, the blankie is almost finished, and at present measures 4 1/2″ by 5 1/2″. I look forward to posting photos when I manage to locate my $#*&($#*($&#($&@# camera cord. And at that point, you can also look forward to Hallowe’en photos and so forth. Yes, I’ve been delinquent.
If anyone is still checking into this blog, kindly send some good vibes for the condo closing (which takes place officially tomorrow.) Today we had to go and hand over a ridiculous amount of $$$ to a lawyer, who had us sign about a million pieces of paper and then told us “oh, I’ve got the keys here [dangle dangle], but you can’t get them until tomorrow when the bank has sent over the rest of the money”. $&#*($&@(*#$* lawyers!!!!!
Anyway, thanks – and I will be back with more pictures than you will care to look at once I’m settled in and locate my camera cord.