Thursday, 8 October 2009

Didja, didja, huh, huh, huh?

Miss me, I mean? Did you even notice my absence from the blog-i-verse? Well, don't blame me, blame the tech, don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight, blame it on the tekkkkkkkk boogie... sorry. See, I've been away so long I've just about lost the plot. It's amazing how reliant on technology we've become, we're so used to being able to boot up the computer [note to self, stop using that geek-speak in yr blog, yr frightening people] & connecting almost instantly to the www, that when it doesn't happen, we get all jittery. Well, I sure did.

Our third world telephone system (which, considering where our electricity wires are, is amazingly, underground) has a few glitches. One of which is that our broadband line occasionally goes into "you can't find me, nah nah na nah nah" mode, and stops working. The last time this happened it took about three weeks to get sorted out and I was going spare - no Etsy, no email (I can't actually remember if I had a blog back then, I don't think so though), no whatever else I used it for - but three weeks without it, meant I was a very grumpy Golightly.

This time, MWH* was able to sort it out after only five days. It feels a lot longer than five days, for certain sure, and I feel that I've neglected you all shamefully, but I can't post when I'm in the Corporate Hellhole, that just wouldn't be right... so I've just been waiting.... patiently... less patiently... screamingly impatiently... but now it's okay. It's fixed. And, (and don't you just hate people who start their sentences with a preposition), we've got a spanking new wireless modem to boot.

Not quite as exciting as my latest trip to the fabric shop. They must love me, they know I can't leave without a bundle of stuff, even if it's stuff I don't actually need. Come on, admit it - who actually needs quilt fabric? Nobody, that's who. Doesn't stop us though, does it?

The upside? I got a lot of sewing done, and it made me realise how much time I spend reading blogs, rather than making stuff, which is what I should be doing! Anyway, pictures, then (late) dinner. Good thing MWH* is still at work in his Corporate Hellhole, otherwise I'd be in the shi tzu house.

closely followed by:

Toy bags for Miss Mandy?
Then these:

The last of the box pouch order for the WMIL, and these arrived in the post yesterday:

I've said it before & I'll say it again - somebody stop me!!!

Now - off for dinner! Ciao!

PS - this is a test for the really dedicated - can somebody please try to post a comment without using a google id or other id, & see if it works? I keep getting feedback from friends that they can't post anonymously... thanks!