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Emerging from hibernation

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Monday, January 28, 2013

I seem to have been asleep for most of January. Apart from occasional forays to the front door to let in gas engineers (RIP my boiler, it finally died completely on Thursday last), I seem to have spent the month having colds and sleeping them off.

This wasn't helped by the weather, of course. You saw my last blog? Well believe me the snow looked pretty for a day, after that I wanted to return it to the shop and get my money back. It's a bit overrated, snow. There's a limit to the number of photos of snowy trees any normal person is going to want to take in a day, and I reached mine by 11am on the day it snowed.

So I've had my head under the duvet with a vampire novel (look, you want intellectual, don't come here) wearing a onesie.

The photograph is of my legs in a onesie. I would take a pic of the whole thing, hanging from the back of a door, but I don't want you blaming me for your doctors' bills. I managed to stay warm and to sleep about 12 hours a night, esp this last weekend when I went down with another cold.

And today I went to the gym and put in ten minutes on the treadmill which is quite good considering on Thursday I thought they'd be sending a man in grey pinstripe trousers and a frock coat round to measure me up any minute. Long way to go for ten minutes' exercise you say? Well yes, but they have nice hot showers at the gym, which is more than I have at home right now.

And on the way back . . . well, it's an atmospheric sort of evening here in London. You've heard me before on the rushing sound of the wind in the trees, well this evening there was that and the bellringers in the local church having a practice. It's windy and the temperature's up to about 10C. It was good to be out in it, I can tell you. There was a bit of rain in the wind and it didn't bother me at all, and there's a smell out there that is promising spring just round the corner.

And I stayed on track today for the first time in a fortnight.

Bring it on!

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MBEEMOM 1/29/2013 11:26AM

    Welcome back!

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BONIFIANT 1/29/2013 10:55AM

    I missed you. Hope you are soon feeling like taking a good long ramble through the countryside. emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 1/29/2013 10:44AM

    I'm glad you're back. You were definitely missed.
Be well.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/29/2013 10:41AM

    So glad you are feeling better. I wear onsies. They are warm.

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BKNOCK 1/29/2013 10:36AM

    Glad to read your blog again, you always make me laugh! I am glad that you are feeling better and I like the polka dots! emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/29/2013 10:22AM

    Glad you are feeling better! I think you sent it to me. I love your blogs, as your writing style is so personal that it is almost like hearing you speak.

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CLAYARTIST 1/29/2013 10:20AM

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JOANNHUNT 1/29/2013 10:04AM

    Those nasty colds like to hold on for awhile. I find chicken soup gets them running real soon and makes me feel better. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIMONEKP 1/29/2013 9:27AM

    At least you got out and got moving even if it was only 10 minutes, good job!

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NEWMOM20121 1/29/2013 9:07AM

    You have been missed.

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NEWMOM20121 1/29/2013 9:07AM

    January was hard, You can do it.

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    Glad you're feeling better!

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WALLINMW 1/29/2013 8:33AM

  Stay motivated!

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OFGREENGABLES 1/29/2013 8:21AM

    small victories deserve to be celebrated!

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MIMIDOT 1/29/2013 8:06AM

    With the weather we've been having, spring can't come too soon. It's been awhile since I've read a blog from you. Glad to hear from you again. Take care and have a great day.

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MOMMY445 1/29/2013 7:54AM

    glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. take care of yourself and have a wonderful day!

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GARDENCHRIS 1/29/2013 7:50AM

    glad you're feeling better... take care of you.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 1/29/2013 7:38AM

    Good for you!... BUT, would still loved to have seen the Oneie!!!!

Happy Tuesday to you!


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JANEMARIE77 1/29/2013 7:29AM

    Glad you are doing better RIP dear boiler

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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/29/2013 7:25AM

    Glad you are feeling better. And any exercise is good exercise. You're doing good.

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LRSILVER 1/29/2013 7:17AM

    Feel better

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ROCKYCPA 1/29/2013 7:12AM

    Good to see you back! Take care!

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BESSHAILE 1/29/2013 6:57AM

    Glad you're back. Hope you're feeling better.

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NILLAPEPSI 1/29/2013 6:50AM

    emoticon back!! We've missed you. So glad you're feeling better.

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PENOWOK 1/29/2013 6:37AM

    So sorry for the challenges that come your way. I am hoping by now you have nice hot water and a warm place to sleep again!

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TORTISE110 1/29/2013 6:24AM

    Notice the crowd? Welcome back!!


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TRYINGHARD54 1/29/2013 5:44AM

    I missed you, glad to read your blogs again.. your foot looks much better. hugssss

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CYDNEYLEECH 1/29/2013 5:36AM

    Glad you are back. Hope you are done with all your healing very soon. I know that when it is awful outside, it is difficult to want to do anything outdoors. With that difficulty, and having colds repeatedly, I am sure you were a bit down in the dumps. Hope all is well with that since you have been outdoors and found it to be a pleasure

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CARLIASTAR27 1/29/2013 5:17AM

    I know.. it's been said...but I have missed you!

Yes yes, we blog for ourselves...but if we happen to motivate or make the day of someone that really so bad?!

On to the actual content of your blog (yep, still shallow!!)... I think that you are just like me - I always pick up one thing after another. Seriously. Someone can fart, and I seem to have diorehha (spelling - ha! and Im spose to be an English teacher...haha)

Maybe its because we're far too receptive on soo many levels. Or maybe I just blow wind up your bum....geez - maybe thats why you're always ill??


Get well!! We need you. I need you.

You're the mum I never had in the northern hemisphere - to which I dont think that you're old, just that you have that rocking sense of observational humour that makes my day and rocks my world.

Get well soon xx

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NCSUE0514 1/29/2013 4:29AM

    We've missed you!

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NEWCHINELO 1/29/2013 3:18AM

    nice to have you back.

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NEW-CAZ 1/29/2013 3:15AM

    Nice to have you back Anne, love the onesie! emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 1/29/2013 2:44AM

    I'm glad that you got your boiler fixed. Good to hear you
are on the mend. Great to see you posting again. I hope
all that white stuff has disappeared. Good for you for
going to the gym. Welcome back! emoticon

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REGILIEH 1/28/2013 11:31PM

    emoticon I hope you are done with colds!!! emoticon back!!! emoticon

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XTINA46 1/28/2013 11:05PM

    That onesie looks like it could be on the cover of Vogue! Very smashing! You know, polka dots are totally IN this year, my dear! I am wearing flannel pyjamas with little polar bears on them: that's what you wear in Canada when the snow is flying, & the wind is howling on a cold January night. Glad to see you blogging again: it definitely takes the chill off the long winter here! Going to bed now (my favourite place in winter) with a good book too!

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DNRAE1 1/28/2013 10:38PM

    Yeah, so glad you're sticking your nose out there to smell the "promising spring"! emoticon

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EABL81 1/28/2013 10:35PM

    Yea! She's back!! Sorry that you've been under the weather, but love the onesie. Who can resist pink with polka dots??

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SUSIESLIM62 1/28/2013 10:22PM

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/28/2013 9:59PM

    Ten deg. cent. = way warmer than here deg. far.

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 1/28/2013 9:52PM

    emoticon steps.... emoticon

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MICKEYH 1/28/2013 9:43PM

    Sorry for your boiler went out. I hope you got new one by now. Hung in there, like you said, spring is just around corner and Epping forest is waiting for you and your boots.


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PJBONARRIGO 1/28/2013 9:36PM

    Glad to hear that you decided to live! Very glad the boiler is fixed and things are lookig up. Let's hope for that early Spring; I love the way you think :-)

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MARYJEANSL 1/28/2013 9:30PM

  Sorry you've been sick - not fun! Hope you can stay well now.

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DALID414 1/28/2013 9:09PM

    January hasn't been kind to me either. This is why I'm starting my 2013 in February. (The Chinese had this one figured out!)

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PHOENIX1949 1/28/2013 9:00PM

    Ah, the joys of hoMOANership!

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CAMSEDGE 1/28/2013 8:40PM

    This time of year one has to take the triumphs 10 minutes at a time...not to worry...Spring is just around the corner. I enjoy your descriptions and humor...thanks

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A-DAY-AT-A-TIME 1/28/2013 8:37PM

  I love your onesie, especially the polka dots! emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 1/28/2013 8:32PM

    emoticon SO sorry you have been sick : ( emoticon is the best medicine to heal from a cold or flu- we have missed you emoticon

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FROMNDTOGA 1/28/2013 8:10PM

    Hope you are better each day. SOOOO GLAD to have you back!

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