Oh my goodness, but I just remembered that I have a blog!
I’m sorry I have been away for so long without so much as a by-your-leave.
Maybe a couple of my readers that are subscribed to a feed-reader will still bother to pop by and read this, but I’m sure the others are long gone 😦
The reason for my extended absence? Probably the eye-strain I was experiencing. I had so much trouble with my eyes and vision that it was just too much effort to try and do much on the pc. I was on the Internet Junkie Lite option. Hardly 5 minutes a day online. I’m surprised that alone didn’t finish me off, lol.
It all culminated in a three day stay in hospital, getting IV cortisone. Not exclusively for my eyes, I was also having a bit of a MS relapse. Then, once out of hospital, the flu I have struggling with for an eternity about two months picked up again where it left off. The weirdest sore throat and swollen palate (which really freaked me out) that I have ever experienced. A five-day course of antibiotics later and I am feeling distinctly better. Yay for medical science. Yay, I tell you 🙂
My eyes and vision have improved a lot, so here I am, back in the blogosphere. What fun. I missed the interaction and fab comments that I get from y’all. Hope that I am still worthy of one or two after my rude and unexplained departure.
What is taking up a lot of my time at the moment is twofold. 1) Studying and 2) skiving off from studying, which largely takes the form of baking and eating results of baking. In the past month alone, I have made 2X Malva puddings, 1X large batch Lemon Curd, 1X batch buttermilk rusks, 1X Greek coconut tart 1X Banana bread and assorted muffins.
In spite of this, I have been rapidly losing weight, thanks to the cortisone and the general ill health I have been experiencing. Very annoying. I have passed slim and slender and have now arrived at skinny which I don’t care for at all. What I especially don’t care for is how people think they are fully entitled to pass comment about it all the time! I don’t comment about how ?xyz? you are looking, so please don’t get that freak out look on your face and tell me how anorexic I am looking. I can assure you, I do not have an eating disorder. I am drinking protein shakes between meals even, so relax.
I really must get back to the gym and put on some muscle weight again. Much healthier.
I am so hoping that I pass my grade 7 piano exam in Septemeber. And the grade 5 theory too, in October. I am so looking forward to the prospect of giving lessons to beginner keyboard/ piano students next year. I can barely wait.
Other than that, I have just been trying to be a better housewife in general.
(I feel like a 1950’s house-wife, only less groomed and less efficient, ha ha ha.)
But I am cooking better, healthier meals, I think, and keeping the house more clutter-free so that I can think. 😉 Between Michael and Beary, this is not the easiest task, but I try.
Well, that is the basic catch-up post taken care of. I feel like I can make the odd post now and again now without feeling like I have to re-introduce myself from scratch. Maybe I can even get some fresh batteries for my camera and post some pictures, which will probably feature Beary and/or Michael. With the roses being in between seasons, there isn’t much else in the way of camera fodder at the moment 😉 Luckily they are both really cute.
Ciao for now
PS I missed this! Why do I neglect my blog?