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Showing My Face Again

- or my avatar, at least. I don't think I've posted on here for about 6 months, but I have occasionally popped in for a fleeting glance. I did this last Sunday and was of course desparately sad and shocked. But it did make me realise how much I missed everyone. It was never my intention to give up altogether, but weeks stretch into months, and I have been truly, madle, deeply busy. I've been working full time - most days until very late at night - working on a BIG project, the poor children haven't known what has hit them. I've also been sorting out my Grandmother's affairs and trying (unsuccessfully) to sell her house, which is now worth about 50p. I nver meant to take on so much work, it just sort of happened, and no-one is in any position to turn work down these days. I have been hugely stressed by it all, but have just about kept my head above water and just about held the family together. One of my resolutions for 2009 is to try and create some time in the day to join in here and with other things I've had to abandon. Can't promise to be a regular poster, but I'll try and keep up more.

I'll certainly be lighting a candle next week. I can't promise to be on here much more before Christmas, but I do hope everyone has a wondeful time, and let's all MAKE 2009 a better year than everyone's forecasting.

Posted at 12th Dec 2008 - 11:41AM   Posted by Suffolkmum   Showing My Face Again Comments: 22

Very HappyVery HappyHow lovely to see you, SM. Although we've missed you, so glad you've had lots of work - there has to be some compensation.

Posted by: @themill on 12th Dec 2008 at 11:54AM

Pipany's Avatar Hurray, how lovely to see you back. Have been thinking of you lately and was going to email to see how things are, but like you it has all been running away from me too. Will mail soon and loads of love to you all xxx

Posted by: Pipany on 12th Dec 2008 at 12:14PM

Ivy's Avatar Don't apologise. It's lovely to see you when you can make it.
Hope you find some time to relax over Christmas.

Posted by: Ivy on 12th Dec 2008 at 12:16PM

Toady's Avatar Hiya

Posted by: Toady on 12th Dec 2008 at 12:19PM

Mountainear's Avatar Hi, lovely to see you back.

Hope you are able to find some time for yourself - and your family in the New Year. I know what you mean about not turning work down but time's a pretty precious commodity too.

Posted by: Mountainear on 12th Dec 2008 at 12:50PM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar However little time you spend on here, you are always a joy to have as part of the purple cooers.

CJ xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 12th Dec 2008 at 01:05PM

Fennie's Avatar Wonderful to see you back again (from another overworked munchkin)

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Dec 2008 at 01:35PM

Tattie Weasle's Avatar Missed You - glad you have been busy even if you have been stressed. I'm sure it will get easier. I blame it on the time of year - don't know whether I'm coming or going myself!
Take care

Posted by: Tattie Weasle on 12th Dec 2008 at 01:44PM

Frances's Avatar Hello Suffolkmom,

What a wonderful catch up message you have written. I absolutely understand the tricky part of handling increasing stress from a job. In fact, it was sort of to de-stress that I initially started writing a blog. Now...I rarely update it, but so love this community.


Posted by: Frances on 12th Dec 2008 at 01:58PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar Welcome back - so lovely to hear from you SM! Sounds as though you have a lot on your plate right now - completely understand. Course we haven't forgotten you. Let us have an update when you can.


Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 12th Dec 2008 at 02:01PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Nice to see you back SM. Good luck with the project. I hope you get some time off over Christmas. xxPM

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 12th Dec 2008 at 02:16PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Now what a lovely pre-Christmas treat! Fabulous to see you back SM....and please make that one resolution you keep. Very good news about the project and, if it's any consolation I am having the same problem with the trying to sell a house worth 50p (no, not hte Bonkers House!)......

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 12th Dec 2008 at 03:19PM

Faith's Avatar Lovely to have you here SM and I have missed your writings so hope the world at large appreciates you! Hopefully the house market will pick up a bit.


Posted by: Faith on 12th Dec 2008 at 03:37PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Great to have you back, even if it's only for a peep.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 12th Dec 2008 at 05:23PM

Inthemud's Avatar Hi SM
Lovely to hear from you.
I too have been more absent than present. I pop in each day but only fleetingly, hardly time to write anything, but wish I had moretime but shouldn't complain, because work is busy and I love it.

Hope to see you here again soon
Muddie X

Posted by: Inthemud on 12th Dec 2008 at 06:29PM

Elizabethm's Avatar Now here is a perfect co-incidence! While driving home today I was wondering how you were and thinking of dropping you a pre-christmas email and here you are! How lovely to hear from you.
It does sound as though you could do with a few minutes to yourself every day and here is the perfect place.
glad you are ok, if overworked!

Posted by: Elizabethm on 12th Dec 2008 at 06:53PM

Cait's Avatar Lovely to hear from you SM, I do think of you often and miss your blogs.

Posted by: Cait on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:11PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Big hug to you Suffolkmum - don't overdo it . . . good to know you are with us still when you can be.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:15PM

Lawyerlady's Avatar how lovely to see you, be kind to yourself over this busy period.Very Happy

Posted by: Lawyerlady on 12th Dec 2008 at 09:32PM

Grouse's Avatar Well I cant get on much either but sooooo glad I caught you........really missed you, SM

Posted by: Grouse on 12th Dec 2008 at 09:51PM

Camilla's Avatar Oh so wonderful to see you back here SM, missed you, take care and hope to see you again soon time permitting for you.


Posted by: Camilla on 13th Dec 2008 at 03:28AM

Woozle1967's Avatar Hello SM! Saw you online and was going to post a "Hello SM" in the common room and the darned phone rang.......... Story of my life! So good to see you.xx

Posted by: Woozle1967 on 16th Dec 2008 at 10:43AM

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