Sunday, September 30, 2012

Not Drowning. Waving! (Though P’raps a Little Waterlogged Around the Edges)


I hadn’t planned to fall down some watery vortex thingy, unannounced and all, but, well...you know. The ante was upped and there were kid issues to deal with and some really lovely work stuff to juggle and now months have whizzed by and I’m sitting primly on the edge of the posh chair, knees pressed together, back straight, trying not to slurp my tea and feeling like a guest in my own blog.

While I was doing the vortex thing, I amassed eleventy bazillion blog posts in my head. I’ve forgotten almost all of them...

I’ve been a lioness Mama and done a victory lap. From the sidelines I’m learning to read – like you learn to read when it doesn’t happen by osmosis – and my dyslexic kid has a smile on his dial.

There are countless other, supremely dodgy Mama moments. Mostly swept inconspicuously under the rug.

I made two quilt tops in February and gifted them in their total unfinished-ness to my July birthday children. The flimsy bits of scrappy cotton are still draped decoratively over their doona covers. Both children know NOT TO PICK AT LOOSE THREADS.

I thought up a brilliant name for a business. Unnervingly, inexplicably, the name and the website are available. This indicates the rest of the world thinks this is a stonkingly bad name for a business.

I’ve knit a whole lot of therapy.

I crocheted an Ugly Blanket. It’s ugly snuggly.

I changed my blog header and purposely stuck a blurry fly on it. I still like flies. Flies still have chutzpah.

I took one day out and I went to The Nursery. Breathe.

I took an hour out before dinner and went to the beach with the kidlets. Double breathe. I remembered the camera...


Took a goofy shot...




A kid nicked the camera...



(Evidence I haven’t been swallowed by the vortex – albeit with scary, vortex hair).

I was thinking I’d like to come back for another visit. Find the comfy armchair in this blog, slurp tea and not care if I leave biscuit crumbs.

I’ve got some catching up to do. HOW ARE YOU?

57 comments:

thornberry said...

I'm fine, and I'm VERY pleased to see you back!

ellie said...

Yah - good to see you back here. I like crumbs and feeling comfy, no polite knees needed!

I've a sort of vortex happening too - missing my blog making (but doing it in other places as another personality.)

Hope to see you here soon.

katiecrackernuts said...

I don't like to think of it being sucked into the vortex, more of a rabbit hole metaphor. Welcome back.

sooz said...

I fancied it was a spider. But A fly will do.
That no one else has thought of it doesn't mean its a bad idea - it just means no one else has thought of it. Do it.

Kaviare said...

Hello!

No, don't get up. I'll refill your tea. Here, I reckon there's another packet of biscuits hidden on top of the fridge where the kids can't reach. I'll open it, shall I?

librarygirl said...

Hello lovely one x

mel @ loved handmade said...

It's so lovely to see you again! Life gets busy, especially where mama duties and work business are concerned. I'm very happy to hear your boy has a smile on his face, and you too I hope..x

Bree said...

So great to see you back! I had flu for a month that was bad enough.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You're back !!
( Wonderful photos of Beach Hair ... Salty wind does that to me too ... )

Mrs Smith said...

So nice to see you again. You have been missed.

Anonymous said...

Yay, you are back! I missed your blog posts, although I don't know if I have ever commented before. Lovely photos!

Fine

Holli said...

Hello!

Gorgeous pictures! Great to see some posts again.

Holli xo

www.twinsplusonemumma.com

A Peppermint Penguin said...

HELLO. I'VE MISSED YOU!

I want to know what the business name is.

I'm so glad you are back and survived the vortex.

That blog header is weird shape, but the fly is cool. Do you like bumble bees too?

Well done the reading kid.

You look utterly gorgeous in that picture.

but the really important Mama question is.... does everyone have clean knickers?

Stomper Girl said...

Oh, we'll it is most excellent to hear from you again! Well done on the victory mother stuff, Go you!! Hope you have more breathing time in the future xxx

Charis said...

We are good! (Albeit full of cold & all sniffly) Great to see you back!

Magic Bean said...

Hi.
Ax

Sue said...

I'm glad you found your way back....I was missing you.

Nycole said...

Hurrah! All is right in the world again! and I can't believe I didn't notice the fly on my last visit.
Gunna take up your challenge and write that wedding post, it's only our 2 yr anniversary next weekend... so a bit late coming but a nice time to reflect.

Nycole said...

P.s. kid v talented with camera, must get that from his mama

Nycole said...

Hurrah! All is right in the world again! and I can't believe I didn't notice the fly on my last visit.
Gunna take up your challenge and write that wedding post, it's only our 2 yr anniversary next weekend... so a bit late coming but a nice time to reflect.

ally said...

Hello
Keep breathing
And coming back
x

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Lovely to know all is okay - it's been pretty quiet in blogland these months! xxx sending love

Carmel Morris said...

So good to ee you back. I love the new blog header.

CurlyPops said...

Hellooooooooooo! Long time no seeeeeeeeeeee!
We're all still here just waiting for your return. Welcome home.

Nikki said...

Yay.. on so many counts. Victory laps and reading and even dodgey mamma moments (betcha my rug is lumpier underfoot than yours is!)...and beautiful beachy photos with wild and untamed curls (and a getting-very-growed-up smallest with PRINCESS HAIR!!!).

Lovely to see you in therese-here parts, lovely.... and did I respond to your last email?

Nikki said...

THESE-here parts... THESE....

Flaming Nora said...

Well helllllloooooo there!
i was only thinking it had been a really rather long time since I saw anything from you yesterday and now here you are back back back. Make crumbs, eat cake, and slurp tea. good to hear from you! x

Suse said...

In a vortex of my own thank you fr asking :)

Good to see you back, and hooray for lioness mother moments.

Pétra said...

When I am sucked away from my blog my reentry isn't nearly as well written. Welcome back.
I have a fly secrete hopefully I can share it with you soon but I am still waiting to see what happens.

Susie said...

Doesn't everyone fall into the occasional vortex? Sometimes you just gotta live life while it happens. Glad you're back. Love the pictures.

All's well here. :)

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Hello!
Lovely to read you this morning! I've been missing your "real" bits and your amazingness but totally get the priorities thing.
Glad you and your flies are back!

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

So glad to see you're still alive! You were missed. I get sucked into the vortex often myself.

One Flew Over said...

Glad you are back Mrs and so pleased to hear that you still know how to breathe xx

Maggie said...

Hiya :) love the header xx

rachelmp said...

Nice to see you! Ask me again after school holidays :)

Kirsty said...

Looking forward to seeing more of you in the comfy chair (& hearing more about the dodgy business name too). xx

teddybearswednesday said...

I've missed you so.... though I've loved the odd pop up comment.
And I love the kid that nicked the camera, such a glorious shot ox

Naturally Carol said...

Still hanging around, pleased to see you and won't mind if you leave biscuit crumbs or mug rings here at all!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

missed you!
I bet the business name is marvellous- its a sign that no one is as clever as you!!!

Mirjam said...

Missed you! Ditch that posh chair, curl up, catch up, crumbs and all.

Greer said...

Yay, you're back. The Nursery, huh? How good was it!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! You're back! We all missed you!

Fer said...

I was actually thinking this arvo that it's been way too long since we've seen you. So glad you're back!

Catherine said...

I've been spinning in my own (quite possibly similar) vortex thingy too lately... and I'm so glad you're back!

Cinnamon said...

Hooray your back! You've been missed, and I'm hoping you are OK, at the very least, after your last couple of months. I am quite familiar with that vortex you speak of...my poor blog stops at June I think. So want to know what that business name is, I bet it's ridiculously clever.

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

Me thinks we were sucked down that vortex together. I'm still battling with the blogger changes that happened months ago. Oh...and by the way, you hair looks beautiful. xx

Loz and Dinny said...

Hurrah for comebacks ... almost like an Olympics Spice girl reunion only much much edgier. Nice to have you back, lovely.

silverpebble said...

Oh you are HERE. This is such an extremely very good thing. I am waving knitted flags and doing a dance. Now, pass the scones.

Margaret said...

As they say, 'all good things come to those who wait' albeit for what seems like an age... lol!! so pleased to have you back!! Mx

june at noon said...

I'm in my own vortex, so hello! (Waving from one vortex to another. Can you do that?)

Madeline said...

So happy you've escaped the vortex. Welcome back!

Alison Peters said...

You like flies? The loud buzzy ones that get trapped in the room you are trying to concentrate in? I had a big fat one keeping me company this afternoon. Didn't notice any chutzpuh, just the buzzing. Will try to like flies better tomorrow.

flowerpress said...

Just wondering about you the other day and missing your bloggy presence... and here you are! Lovely to see you :-)

Isabella Golightly said...

Glad, glad, glad.

Mjet said...

We are fine :-) Thanks. I've pinned your Anti-Quilt. These are a lot of posts to catch up on, yay! And your children are lovely.

Lauren said...

I'm so glad to see you again. I've had a long break from blog reading that has coincided nicely with your absence, so it's like you never left! xx

Claire said...

New blog header rocks... as does having you back blogging. Very familiar with the vortex myself... I seemed to have slipped into one for all of 2011. A big belated welcome back :)