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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Waiting


Well I have to confess I did find it a little odd. After finally getting my blogging groove back, the whole world went on holiday. Or sent me to Coventry. Or took up salsa dancing. I wasn't quite sure what, but they sure as heckity pie weren't commenting on BrocanteHome! I considered being mildly offended then decided life was too short to be grumpy.

And so I sat back to wait, because waiting is what I do. I'm not a girl of action you see. When troubles come my way, I give them a menacing stare and wait and see who blinks first. When my bottom gets even bigger than usual I carry on eating until the day comes when I don't feel like eating anymore, drawing strength from the myth that skinny thighs come to those who deserve them. When my purse is empty I carry on carrying on trusting the universe to keep me and my babba safe from financial strife. I wait. I ride the storm. Sometimes I even do cartwheels through it. But I never try to coax the sun into shining. I never say "Now listen here Storm, enough is enough!". I never actually do anything other than that which I was doing regardless, because my Sweet, I am a stubborn old mule.

Lay me down on the physchiatrists chaise and he would probably declare me downright bloody lazy. And oh my, a truer word would never have been spoken. I am a lazy article. Except when it comes to fiddling with things that don't require fiddling with and then I think you will find, I'm the bee's knees. If it ain't broke I'm there fixing it! And for fixing it read breaking it and you can see while my entire life is a Catch 22 Merryground...

All this to tell you that I fiddled with the comments oo-ja-me-flip and I broke it. And because I am prone to seeing the worst in things I declared my bloggy thoughts too dull to be commented upon and thus didn't realise that the eerie silence was down to my own foolish actions, until Jayne from AngelCel took pity on me and told me via the wonderful medium that is Facebook, that I had effectively hammered the door shut and shoved headphones over my virtual ears.

So erm... the comments box is fixed. And I'm still the same old idiot you've known and loved for nearly five years now. I do hope you are well...

P.S: Hasn't the lady in my photograph got the best uni-brow you have ever seen?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back!
Is that Clara Bow or Ruby Keeler? Or somebody else? I don't think it's a monobrow but a collision of fringe what our american friends call bangs) and eyebrows...

cheers
Lynda

Anonymous said...

It's Clara Bow. :-)

Anonymous said...

Ta!
I'd have remembered at 3 am tomorrow... Lynda

Miz said...

Finally! I thought it was my pc's fault, everytime I clicked on comment it took me back the the home page, I was getting quite annoyed with my machine! Sorry *pats tower* pc!

So, I wanted to share my grief, the pink lemonade form Aldi you were so pleased about has been a permanent fixture in my life for about 6 months, but my local Aldi have stopped stocking it! Devastated! You can be sure I've already written off to complain - maybe they'll send me oddles of free stuff to compensate! A girl can dream, right?

Nicki
xx

Heather said...

Alison,
I apologize, because I am much more an obsessive lurker than I am a leaver of comments. Your blog is the first link I click when I turn on my computer every day. I absolutely adore you and your musings. When you do not post, I am saddened. You are my imaginary best friend (yes, I know how pathetic that sounds) and I am sure that I am not the only one who feels this way. Thank you for your brilliance. You are a gem to many and don't forget it.

Gena said...

Yes I have been having a few laptop problems and I thought it was me! glad its sorted! and yes Miz my local aldi has stopped stocking the pink lemonade.Am gutted.

susie harris said...

Thanks for the sweet comment today!

melissa said...

Oh, you're such an honest sweet thing. Saying what the rest of us feel, but are too chicken to bring up.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweetie!!! Your posts are ALWAYS worthy of comments dear...I'm glad you discovered what was going on ~ Clara Bow is just beautiful to me! xxoo, Dawn

Tracelaine said...

Alison, Thank you for the sweet Birthday Wish from over at the Vintage Housekeeper's Circle. It was such a nice surprise to get a personal note from you after my having been not much more than a wallflower for all these years. Being a mom/worrier, in your absence, I began to imagine silly and fretful thoughts about what might be going on. Like, has she graduated from blogging? Has she walked into a door frame and knocked herself into a coma? It must be so because why else would she NOT be HERE? I more imagined you had fallen in love with your 6 foot hunk and found me here *waiting for you* had become an annoyance. Funny how the worrying progresses into the weird crazy. So glad you didn't experience the head trauma.

Barbara said...

Oh Alison you are one of a kind and that's why all of us clean freaks love you so...
..Why do I feel better knowing you messed up on the details of your blog....probably because I'm so elementary in my goings on....glad you're back and all is well
ta ta
Barbara

Anonymous said...

XOXOXOXOXOX
Fleur

Debbie said...

Now you know how we would feel should you ever leave us! Please don't.

Anonymous said...

I, too, thought it was *my* computer! Glad to see it fixed!
:)
Katherine

Miz said...

Re: Gena,

hopefully it;s just a short delay for some obscure reason and we'll have our beloved pink lemonade back - I need the (empty) bottles for my flowers!

angelcel said...

Hehe, glad it's sorted. While you were thinking we'd fallen out with you, I think a few of us were getting the jitters at not being able to speak to you!

minervabird said...

Oh Alison....I always get a smile visiting your blog. Stay your own talented and lovely self!

My best,

Anna Marie

Jen said...

I'm sorry I hadn't even realised, cos I'm usually a reader (not to say lurker) and rush off without saying hello. I'll try and do better in future!!

Carlie said...

Its lovely to see that things are back to their chatty normal. I haven't been off salsa dancing! Still here!

Linda said...

I'm glad it's been fixed! I love to check in with you.

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