Saturday, February 02, 2008

Back in the saddle again.

I have been sick. I say that not to elicit sympathy, but to explain my absence. A huge part of the sickness was the lack of energy to do much of anything including blogging. I am slowly but surely getting better, little by little, thanks, in part, to a trip to a spa in Charleston. But it's going to take a while.

Since I've been out of bloggy touch a few things have happened, the most important of which was the announcement from my daughter, (the married one, who has a job and health insurance) that I am going to be a grandmother!

This announcement came two days after hearing from my other daughter (unmarried, unemployed, but has health insurance) that she'd taken all my G-Love cds. At first I was irritated. But then after hearing that I'm going to be a grandmother, I figured it was probably for the best. What grandmother listens to G-Love? But how'm I going to live without my Special Sauce! It's a dilemma, I tell you!

I see not much has changed in the Greensboro blogging world. The same people are complaining about the same things. And I find myself missing this one. I go here and here when I need a dose of sanity. It helps me forget the egos and remember the rewarding parts of life.

So, with spring around the corner and new life coming into my sphere I continue to get well.

I'm going to add to my list of resolutions to not get myself sucked into the negative, banal, garbage that has permeated this medium. Instead I'm working my way through the catalogs of Nick Hornby and Cormac McCarthy. (Fec -- if you have not read "The Road," you MUST!) These authors are far more enlightening although I will admit some of the stuff on local blogs make for interesting fiction, not particularly well-written, masking as non-fiction. Can YOU tell the difference? Alas, many cannot.



Anonymous Fec said...

Had The Road in my fat little hand, put it back and got The One Percent Doctrine instead. I'm halfway finished with a book about making money on Second Life. When I'm done I'll get The Road. Rolling Stone had a fascinating article on McCarthy recently.

Get well. We'll need you when the battle is rejoined.

February 02, 2008 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Billy The Blogging Poet said...

Get back up on that horse and ride!

Seriously, it's good to have you back.

February 03, 2008 9:58 AM  
Anonymous binker said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, but if my little slice of heaven represents sanity, you're in big trouble.

February 03, 2008 5:39 PM  

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