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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Where are my manners,

I've been home for over a fortnight and I have not yet taken the time to thank all of you, my dear blogging buddies, for your thoughts and kindnesses while I was in hospital? And they meant a great deal to me. So I thank you now.

Daily the boys would arrive at my bedside armed with cheery messages from people near and far, and nurses would inform me of phone calls to check on my progress. It was quite astonishing. Though at the time, I confess, I was mostly too dazed to fully appreciate it all. Now I've got my mind back, however, I am quite in awe. I truly hadn't realised the extent of the connections I am lucky enough to have made through this blog. I do now though, and I'll try not to forget it as life gets back to normal and the focus shifts from how lucky I am to be alive back to wtf... ? As it inevitably will.

In the next few days I must tell you about my surreal Santa experience, but for now thanks again, all of you for everything, and goodnight...

31 comments:

Pat said...

Like the song says;
It's so great to have you back where you belong:)xoxoxoxoxoxox

Rachel Fox said...

And you sound well...if that's possible.
x

Titus said...

God, it's good to have you back. As soon as I read "wtf" I knew you were OK!

Eryl Shields said...

Pat ~ it's great to be back!

Rachel ~ it is, I think, X

Titus ~ ha! my favourite acronym.

Kim Ayres said...

So glad to you're back again :)

savannah said...

happy dancing here, sugar! just the absolute best thing to see on my reader on this gloomy rainy day here on the plantation! i am sooooooooo glad y'all are back home! xoxoxoxox

Scarlet Blue said...

I'm so pleased you are on the mend - you had us all scared for a moment - and very pleased to have you back!
Sxxxx

Golden West said...

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery!

steven said...

"it's alive!!!!" it's so great to have you back and well on the road to wholeness again!!! steven

Eryl Shields said...

Kim ~ more than a little glad myself!

Savannah ~ loving the image of you dancing round the house! XXXXX

Scarlet ~ I only discovered once I was home how scary it had been: totally unaware at the time. XXXXX

Golden West ~ thank you.

Steven ~ it is!!!!

debra said...

Eryl! so good to see you here again.
xo

hope said...

Yeah! She's back!

You had us worried, but that's okay. Because you truly find out who your friends are when the going gets tough. I'm just sorry you had to experience the tough part.

Hope it's smooth sailing from now on. :)

angryparsnip said...

Yea ! ! !
So nice to hear from you ! Glad your back home. . . keep getting better.

cheers, parsnip

Eryl Shields said...

Debra ~ thanks, it's good to be here again, X

Hope ~ not to be too Pollyannaesque I actually think the tough part was worth it. Having said that, I certainly wouldn't want to do it again soon!

Parsnip ~ I promise I will! XXX

Carole said...

I hope you are as good as you sound. It is happiness to see you.

Khanh Ha said...

So nice to see you back, Eryl. Hope everything will be back to normal for you.

Eryl Shields said...

Carol ~ it's pretty damn good to see you too!

Physically I'm still a bit stiff, mentally I'm raring to go...

Khan Ha ~ I am sharpening my pencils...

Philip said...

It's good to see you back. Nice to see you typing on here too. Take care of yourself.
Philip.

Kathryn Magendie said...

oh! you were in the hospital?! I did not know - I am glad you are back and all is well. I was in Oregon for 3 weeks, so did not get around to see what was happening for about a month - all during the holidays ....

Welcome back.

 ALH said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog :)

Glad you are feeling better!

Eryl Shields said...

Philip ~ nice to be typing on here, and at all, again. Thanks for the 'chitting' explanation btw, spud growing here I come!

Kathryn ~ no worries, hope Oregon was marvellous.

ALH ~ very welcome, your writing is gorgeous, and I will be back to read more.

Elisabeth said...

Eryl, I'm new to your blog. I've come here via Weaver's blog, though many other commenters here are familiar to me.

I'm interested in writing, and you seem to be too. So although at the moment reading about your life in this post I feel a bit like an eavesdropper who knows little about you and yours, I'd be pleased to visit again and get to know you and your writing better. It's good to meet you.

Lulu LaBonne said...

great to see you back - hope that you're soon tip top
xxxxx

newjenny said...

The best way to hear of a friend's illness is to hear first about how they've recovered impressively.

Well played. Shine on!

Eryl Shields said...

Elisabeth ~ you are very welcome to come and eavesdrop anytime. Most of the posts on this blog are about the quotidian of my life: I kind of use it as a springboard for my more formal (if that's the right word) writing.

Lulu ~ I don't think I've ever been tip top, it would be nice, XXX

Newjenny ~ getting shinier by the day!

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Wigeon said...

Yippee to see you back here again. You've really been missed. Oh for you to be wtf again too! Wonderful.
xxx

Eryl Shields said...

Wigeon ~ it's worth disappearing for a while to hear I've been missed. Though, perhaps not quite so drastically!

mark said...

Glad you are on the road to a complete recovery. Make some progress every day. Best to you from Minnesota.

Eryl Shields said...

Mark ~ thank you, I will.

Conan Drumm said...

Jeepers Eryl, just dropped by, I didn't know you were ill! Mend well, and keep well.