Saturday, November 03, 2007

Blogging, Betty Ford-style

I actually logged on to my own blog site the other day and realised just how long it has been since I wrote here. The last time I blogged, Mum & Jems were still here, and we had spent a great day at The Shedd.

Fast forward a couple of days, and I have finally come out from underneath a mound of laundry, Halloween costumes, and furniture assembly, and emerged looking rather bedraggled.

I am sitting here at my computer, atop the console table that I built all by myself, feeling very Carrie Bradshaw, gazing periodically over the top of my laptop, out the window of my dining room that faces north and looks out over Wrigley Field. It truly is a wonderful view. Wonderful in that it is relaxing, but also because it has given me pause to reflect on the last couple of weeks, and prepare the following short list of goings-on just to bring you up to speed:

  • Target delivered me two console tables and one corner TV unit, in flat packs of course, that required some combination of acrobatics and particle physics just to assemble. Needless to say I put up one console table, chucked an almighty hissy fit at the inadequate size of the Allen Key, and flatly refused to put up the other console table until I was in a more fit mental state to do so (aka today).
  • I returned to work after 2 weeks off, to face a bunch of ancient secretarial-pool dictaphone tapes that I have still not completed, even after staying at work late every night this week. You know those comic strips where the hard worker has piles of papers on her desk and you can only just see the top of her head on the other side? That has been me all week. I just can't see the light at the end of the tunnel yet. But I said 'yet'. Ever the optimist, me.
  • Lex hosted a kickass Halloween party and I went as the Good Witch Of Boystown, resplendent in $2 kids witch hat from the nearby pharmacy, a designer black dress from my own closet, and a pair of fantastic woollen rainbow-striped thigh-high socks poking out from underneath it. I was appropriately dressed and delightfully warm, the later being of vital importance as it turned out to rain persistently all Halloween night.
  • Was hung over like a demon the day after the Halloween party and spent most of it in the reclining position on my fabulous sofa. Awesome.
  • Actually took a photograph that I liked so much, I had it framed.

So that's basically been my life since I last posted. Not that exciting, eh? Hmm I didn't think so either! But hey, at least I have emerged successfully from the Betty Ford Clinic of Blogging, and am a little more visible now. Let's see whether I can get back into the rhythm of more regular writing. Now that I have a computer set-up like Carrie Bradshaw, I'm sure I will make a little more effort in future.


glamah16 said...

Well dont forget the martini while you blog. Welcome back to the blogging world! Speaking of which I think I'll make one now...

Batreg said...

Welcome home puddin', good to have you back! Now any chance you'll be free to help me in a few weeks when I get my very own flat packs??? It's only a matter of time xx