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Me: You don’t think I can just sidle back in and hope no one notices I’ve been gone a month and a half?
Self: Nope. That’s a long time. People noticed!
Me: Oh alright then. Hmmmm… what to write…?
Self: Well, you have to tell them about the new car! And about Finn starting school. You could start there…


Yes, I am still here. (Thanks for checking up on me Karen 🙂 ). While the mad-posting ruckus of NaBloPoMo was busy filling all your feed-readers, I was all busy not BloPo-ing, choosing instead to afflict upon myself another little pre-Christmas freakout! Thankfully, I’m feeling a little bit more on top of ‘things’ now than I was about mid-November, and I’m aiming to have a ‘less-is-more’ kind of December.

But more posting, I hope. See you tomorrow for the obligatory ‘My baby girl is growing up’ post as Niamh hits the big one-eight. (Months, that is 🙂 ).

Happy 31st October

Happy Halloween, to the Northern-hemisphericans dropping by 🙂 Happy Beltane to those downunder who celebrate the old ways. And… um… Happy Tuesday to the rest of you?

In this household, it seems more like Christmas. Our tax return is through (well, half of it anyway). Usually this time of year means paying off debts – last year we paid off our car and a hefty credit card debt. Thanks in part to the baby bonus and in part to some gruelling overtime hours put in by OtherHalf, we’re reasonably okay on the debt front this year. Apart from the house, that is.

So today, we welcomed this new baby into the house. Isn’t she beautiful? Mmmm… digital SLR goodness. This is a purchase we’ve been planning to make for some time – my (film) SLR camera gave up the ghost recently, and we’ve been meaning to replace our (compact) digital camera with something better, so this is the ‘something better’ we came up with. We (OtherHalf) found a wonderful deal on the body plus two (two!) lenses and a 1GB SD memory card. Part of the attraction of the Nikon is that the remaining film SLR camera in the household is also a Nikon, and the telephoto lens we got with the D50 is fully compatible with both Nikons. Yay! Expect more beautiful photos in my future.

And with that… ‘Blogtober’ is over! I now return you to your regularly scheduled spasmodic blogging. Just kidding. I’m hoping that with my marking commitments behind me, and with Niamh starting to sleep a little better (okay, that’s wishful thinking, I admit) I’ll be stitching and crafting (and photographing finished products) a bit more frequently, so I’ll try and be here a little more as well.

Everyone Please Stop Blogging

No seriously. Stop it! I just cannot possibly keep up. My list of feeds is at critical mass – if I don’t keep up with the new posts for just two days (and often I don’t), it’s over – it takes me a week to catch up, and that’s if I skim.

I think my decluttering effort needs to include my blogroll. Some serious culling needs to be done. But who to cut and who to keep? That’s just too hard, people.

Sometimes I think it would be A Good Thing if my laptop was lost or stolen. Starting afresh would make me really take notice of what parts of my electronic life I really want to keep and what I could happily do without.

I’ve worked a good amount on Claire’s UFO this weekend, I’m about to do some more, and hopefully I’ll have a progress update for you tomorrow.