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Thursday, 24 February 2011

It's The Real Me - YAY!!

"Friends, Romans, Countrymen - lend me your ears!" 
 "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." 
 "To be or not to be: that is the question!"

Sorry dear friends, but this is the first time that I have opened up my beloved little laptop for well over a week, and I think I've gone a little stir crazy in that time!  As it's been so long since I've written a post, I thought I should start off with something profound and wonderful - hence the quotes from Shakespeare above!

First of all, I would like to thank my beautiful daughter for writing that little update on my behalf.  I had no idea she had done that until all your wonderful comments started to appear on my iPhone.  Thanks honeybunch!

Secondly, I must then thank all of you who posted such lovely comments - they really DID cheer me, and it was good to know that my lovely little bloggy friends were out there rooting for me.

Amazingly, since I haven't been posting, I've gained four new followers, so I would like to welcome them along to my Blog, written here in deepest Devon in England.

I guess my illness had been building up over the past couple of weeks, and I was just trying to fight it - as you do!! All I have been doing every day is just sitting in the chair, reading and sleeping, reading and sleeping, which is just not like me at all.  I'm still feeling very weak but, suddenly wanting to write a post is, for me, a huge leap forward, so I can only think that it's onwards and upwards from now on.  Anyway, I've got an outfit to buy for this wedding, which will be here before we know it!!

I'll just finish off with something that, hopefully, might make you smile.  One of my more senior moments, I think you could call it.  Two days ago, I had my shower and, feeling really pale and pasty, I thought I would put on some of my L'Oreal bronzing spray, to give myself a bit of colour.

I picked up the aerosol and sprayed myself all over.  Yikes! My first thought was, "OMG! That's COLD!", which doesn't normally happen.  Anyway, when I looked again, I had picked up the wrong thing, and I had sprayed myself all over with Ellnett Hairspray!! DOH!  I wouldn't mind, but I couldn't move my arms and legs for about eight hours, because they were so stiff. LOL!!

Lordy, Lordy, it's good to be back with you all again.  I hope that all is well in your part of the world, wherever that might be.

35 comments:

Natasha said...

I am so sorry that I haven't been by earlier! I was actually doing some substitute teaching this week and when I had some free time I was obviously looking after the family and watching the news about our neighbours in New Zealand. I am so so sorry to hear that you have been so very poorly. I am glad to see that you seem to be feeling better and even making jokes (watch out for that hairspray!!) Do take care my dear Devon friend and keep resting!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.
xo

Odie Langley said...

I sure needed that smile lovely lady and I am so very happy to know that you are feeling better and spunky. Never doubt for a moment that you were missed. We need that daily dose of your wit and wisdom so know that we are overjoyed to have you back.
Odie

Becky said...

Oh, I am SO glad that you are feeling better!! I was beginning to REALLY worry about you!! Keep resting, so that you don't have a set back. Thank you for the laugh this morning, too! Hairspray!! You really must have been sick!! ((HUGS))

lyndylou said...

Really glad you are starting to feel a wee bit better. Laughed at your senior moment, very funny!

Thisisme. said...

Natasha - yes, I have been thinking about our friends in New Zealand too. What a terrible time for them. Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment.

Odie - that was such a lovely comment. Thank you dear man!

Becky - thank you, and thank you for the hug, which I can really do with right now!

lyndylou - thank you! Well, you've got to laugh, haven't you?! You know that better than anyone. Hope you, Holly and Jack are okay up there in Scotland.

colenic said...

Welcome back!! Miss you...hugs

Blog Buttons said...

So happy to hear you're feeling better. You have senior moments you day, but me, I have menopause moments, giggle. Well at least the hairs on your arms were nice and tidy with the help from your hairspray, smile. Hugs and thank you for following my graphics blog. Katherine

becca said...

yay you're back missed you but your daughter did a great job. hugs and welcome back

Shady Del Knight said...

It's wonderful to see a post from you and to know that you're on the rebound, dear friend Thisisme. Please take it slow and easy to avoid a relapse. I do believe I have learned a thing or two from this post:

1. You can speed your recovery from illness by covering your body with hairspray.

2. You can build your blog's membership by not writing a single word!

I shall try both! (LOL) God bless you, dear Thisisme. Welcome back!

Belle said...

Oh it is lovely to hear from you and know you are on the mend! We were all missing you.
Both you and Shady made me laugh this morning! The hairspray thing was hilarious! It is so sticky. I can't believe you want a tan when you have just been sick. That shows some gumption!

I remember once I bought some "body splash" for the shower. I splashed it on and it smelled so strong no one could be near me at work. They held their noses in the elevator!

vintch said...

I love how even though you aren't feeling fabulous, you still try to make US, your devoted readers, smile:) that sets you apart and makes you such a special angel. feel better:)

Thisisme. said...

Colenic - thank you so much. I must be feeling a bit better in myself to even think about blogging!

Blog Buttons - thank you for your kind comments. I must have been very lucky, because I didn't really get any menopause moments!!!

Becca - thank you. My daughter did well, didn't she?!

Shady - as always, you make me smile dear friend. (Thank you, also, for popping by yesterday as well). It's good to be back, but you are right, sometimes I do tend to be a bit like a bull in a china shop, so I must take it easy and not overdo things for a little while longer.

Belle - lovely to hear from you. Shady never lets us down, does he?! Your Body Splash story made me smile!

vintch - thank you so much for those lovely comments.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

How wonderful of your daughter .. so sorry I have not been over here , and now I find out you have been very poorly :-( .. I do hope that you are feeling a lot lot better now ..

Thank you for coming over to my blog and for your wonderful comment .. Yes it is surprising what you find out , when looking for links to photos..:-) Take care anne

Btw.. I am feeling a bit better .. just stresses of my son , .. and my husband .. !!

Jumble Mash said...

Welcome back!! I MISSED YOU!

Thisisme. said...

Anne in Oxfordshire - Lovely to see you again! Thank you - Still feeling pretty weak, but that's to be expected. I do hope that your stresses will become a little easier as the days go by.

Jumble - Yes, I'm back! Thank you. I missed all my friends too!

SkippyMom said...

::Skippyhappydance:: Hi This! So good to see you and hoping you are feeling better. It's rough when you are down and out of sorts. I understand.

I was glad that your daughter let us know - what a sweetie [I hadn't realized b/c I hadn't been around either. heehee]

So you're back! YAY!

And thank goodness it was just Ellnet and not...well something really bad. ::wink::

Olive Cooper said...

Yay for this huge leap forward! I am so cheered by this post and the hairspray story is so funny♥

Bethe77 said...

Sos glad you are feeling better Thisisme! praise the Lord! But please take it easy for the full recovery so you can enjoy all these wedding prepartions and excitment of the up coming nuptils. Thank you for stopping byu as you always do. Yes! Please feel free to use that poem Thisisme. It was one I have had hang in my home for many years then now I just keep close to my heart. Looking forward to your many smiles on line. Blessings

Donna B said...

Oh WELCOME BACK!!! So glad you are feeling a bit better...but pluresy is no laughing matter. Pace yourself.

Had to laugh out loud at the spraying yourself with hair spray instead of tanning spray...sounds like something I would do!

Am slowly getting myself back to normal, despite my lower back still being stiff and sore. Think I need a new ICY HOT PAK...

I should not admit this, but I went out and fertilized my roses (am late doing so due to my back) and pounded fertilizer stakes in the bushes and trees....I only did my small back patio and will save the front yard for another day...

I am sure it is why I feel more stiff. It is so hard to feel good and not be in pain...and want to do the projects which pile up....

Thank you for coming to visit...I am so glad you are better....please, please, please take care of yourself.

You have a WONDERFUL and THOUGHTFUL daughter...we all so appreciated her giving us an update.

healthy hugs to you dear one.

Thisisme. said...

SkippyMom - I enjoyed your happy dance! You must do it more often! Do hope that you're feeling better now as well.

Olive - lovely to hear from you. Yes, it's a huge leap forward indeed! (I'll probably be done for again tomorrow!).

Bethe77 - thank you for your lovely comments and for allowing me to use that poem. Blessings to you also.

mskanorado said...

Oh sweet friend, I am SO glad that you are feeling better! It's so wonderful to have you back! I definitely had a bit of a laugh at your senior moment- haha. Love it.

Thisisme. said...

mskanorado - thank you dear friend. I'm glad my senior moment made you smile today! I did post a comment on your Blog, but thank you so much for that post you did. I must have gained 4 new followers from that, because the figure has gone up again today!

LindyLouMac said...

Good to see you back and feeling bright enough to admit to such a funny Senior Moment. Take Care and don't overdo it too soon. xx

Thisisme. said...

Donna B - lovely to hear from you. Yes! I will pace myself. After all the excitement of today,I shall probably collapse again tomorrow. LOL!! Yes, I am very lucky with both my beautiful daughters. They are beautiful inside and out! Eeek! fertilizing the roses was probably not such a good idea with your back as it is at the moment. But I know what you mean, it's very difficult when you see all these jobs that need doing. Take care.

Thisisme. said...

LindyLouMac - thank you. Lovely to see you here again. I will be careful - feeling pretty wiped out again right now after all my blogging today! Early night again for me I think.

Bouncin' Barb said...

WooHoo, WooHoo, WooHoo....So happy to have you back. Please don't over do it though. Rebound is a very bad thing. Take your time and know I missed you very much!!! Hugs Awesome Lady

Thisisme. said...

Bouncin' Barb - Woop Woop indeed!! It's lovely to see you here again! Thank you again for that lovely Get Well e-card you sent me - awesome indeed dear friend!! Hugs.

Gawgus things... said...

Hurrah! She's back and on sparkling form - keep taking the pills to help with the senior moments ;)

Thisisme. said...

Gawgus things - so you appeared at last!!! Yes, I will keep taking those pills. I need all the help I can get!

Ana* said...

the spray story sure made me smile. I hope you are feeling better. Much love!!

caterpillar said...

I hadn't checked the blogs for a few days (being lazy...) and so hadn't known that you weren't well...I hope you are feeling well now...

Susan said...

I'm so glad you're better. You've been missed! Take it slowly and you'll come back just fine!

Life is good! said...

gotta love those senior moments! just found your blog. i haven't read other posts yet but i'm glad you are feeling better.

On My Soapbox said...

Yay!! It is so great to hear that you are feeling better! Take your recovery nice and slow. Don't overdo it (i.e. have others make meals for you and clean them up ;-) ). BTW, the hair spray tan cracked me up. Well, at least it was invisible.

Thisisme. said...

Ana* - thank you so much for popping into my blog, and I hope you will come again. Thank you for your good wishes.

caterpillar - well, you didn't miss much!!

Susan - Thank you. I think I will have to take it slowly, as I still feel so weak at the moment :(

Life is good! - How lovely to see you over here on my Blog. Hope you will pop by again.

On My Soapbox - Glad the hairspray story made you smile!!