Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Hi Folks

Hi folks. Sorry to have neglected my blogging friends for so long, and thanks to Lynette for giving me a gentle nudge in the direction of my blog (thanks Lynette!).

The reason I haven't been around is that I've just been really busy with my OU course work, that, and the general everyday stuff that gets in the way of blogland. My course is going fine and I'm two assignments down and working on the third one - poetry. Poetry is bloomin' hard. You'd think all you had to do was lock yourself away in some old garret somewhere, all wretched and starving (yea, right) and wait for inspiration to strike. Not so. Even if you do get some divine (or otherwise) inspiration and manage to write a poetic offering, you then have to take into account things like imagery, rhyme, rhythm, metre, feet (yes, really) and so on. It's practically mathematical - and I don't do maths! Never mind, poetry will soon be over and then it's back to 'writing' again - this is generally when my imagination deserts me. So, as you can see, it's all going swimmingly :-)

Other than that, I've nothing exciting to report. Miss Lucy and Mister Adam are fine - Mr Adam has just recently had his 7th birthday - a fine time was had by all. Never again will I have more than one little boy in the house at the same time. We had four and it was all very, very NOISY. Not only that, but they would rather sword fight than play Pass the Parcel! Can you imagine?

What else? Hmm, well mum is in hospital after having a hip operation (shhh, don't tell her I told, she will kill me) yesterday morning and is doing very well. Amazing really - last night she was paler than pale and a little woozy and sore and this afternoon she was sitting up in bed looking much healthier and wearing her lipstick. Apparently, some of the medical staff are rather dishy...

Well, that's about all my news for now. My laptop is about to run out of power (Yes, that's my new laptop!!!) so I must fly before everything disappears from this post. I will try to post more regularly and keep in touch more. I hope you are all well and being wonderfully creative!


Pauline said...

Welcome back Susan! Missed you and was getting a bit worried about you! Don't you ever do that to me again!!! LOL
Hope your mum is up chasing medical staff around soon.
Pauline xxx
Thank you for the Christams card it was a lovely surprise.

Carol said...

Me too! Was missing yu and starting to worry, glad ou wel and just busy. Keep going with your OU, you'll get there!

Alis said...

So good to see you back in blogland. I have missed you.

Glad that the course is going well, poetry is not my thing either I leave that to Mr P ;0)

Hope your mum catches a good looking one.

Susan D said...

Glad to see you back we've missed you.

Waltraud said...

Nice to see you again, wish you and your family the best,

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Lovely to see you back, I was wondering where you'd got to. You have lots of good reasons to go AWOL, I admire you for doing the OU course, quite an achievement when you have a young family and are running a home. Good to hear all is well, hope your Mum's on the mend now (still got an eye for the good looking Doctor!)
I vowed not to have too many boys in one house after Jack's 12th birthday sleepover, 8 boys awake all night, nightmare! Even he said he'd never do it again.....
Not much on the creative front with me at the moment, real life too busy here as well. Hope we see a bit more of you this year.
Gill x

Sarah said...

hellooooooooooo!!!!!!! glad you are back!!!!

lovely to "see" you!!!!

Mary said...

Good to hear from you again.Luck with the poetry!

Angel Jem said...

Glad you're back!
What do you mean, poetry is hard?
It doesn't have to rhyme, you know
and only scans for show.
Poetry is taking flight
And writing this just past midnight
Or really rather ten to two
Just on purpose for showing you
That poetry can be good fun...
But not if it has to be deep.

Sorry & apologies. I think poets are born not made. Hope you had/have a good half term!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to blogland. I also missed your Blethers. Actually thought that you might be snowed in and was going to send a good dose of Aussie Sunshine to melt away the wintertide!
Good luck with the poetry.
Cheers for now,

Sarah Nopp said...

I am glad you found your way back to blogland. I had to take a break too. But I just got a chance to do some sewing and some blogging, so the world is more right again.