I took a blog break. Had you noticed?
It wasn’t meant to be like this. One mere week of work craziness has somehow seeped out in all directions and I am drowning. I blame a thoroughly awesome weekend at Asian Australian Film Forum, followed by a cold, followed by more work shenanigans, followed by laziness, succeeded by guilt, topped with exhaustion and, as a final twist of the knife, despair about the state of my worm farm.
But it is not all bad news. I am being a wee bit facetiously melodramatic. Mostly, work’s been busy and I’ve been lazy (Also, my computer is so slow I have not the patience for it; indeed, tonight’s blogging effort was almost ended by the desire to violently hurl the computer across the room. I managed to suppress that – though my frustration and rage created a lovely ambience in one corner of the sofa for a good 45 minutes – and, thus, I still have a computer. And you get a blog post.)
So, the worm farm. There was a heat wave. I was busy at work. The worms died. Guilty, your honours, as charged, of wormicide by neglect. I started obsessing about (1) what I had done wrong, (2) what I could do better and (3) whether I was allowed to buy more worms. Just prior to the heatwave, I had started a second box and had transferred two or three stray worms to that second box. I was still, optimistically if a little despairingly, putting our vege waste into that second box. And lo, last weekend, there were baby worms! I am hopeful again. And I promise to look after them better this time. (Which involves leaving them alone most of the time but *doing something* should temperatures rise.)
Also, I have some fantastic ideas for improved homemade worm farms. If ever I execute the ideas, I’ll let you know. Lucky you.
There is so much I wish to do with this blog. Yes, yes, writing some posts is definitely a good start, but so, too, is updating – the About page (my hair’s long again) ; the “Blogs I Enjoy Reading” page (um, I’m still reading almost all of the Blogs on that list that are still updating; plus I’ve found and am loving a whole lot more); some picture other than those forget-me-nots (although they are awesome, I must modestly concede); and trying to regain the sense of myself as a writer.
But I know, and you know too, that after this post, I am unlikely to update again until 2012.
So, loyal friends, new followers, and randoms who find me because you want to know what noises puffins make*: have a wonderful end of the year period and I’ll be back, really I will, in 2012.
*hint, check RSPB. Just saying.**
** although, by doing this, I only improved my chances of staying the number one internet expert on puffin sounds***
*** yay! Puffins!