So you are possibly wondering what happened to me. No posts, no comments on your blog posts, heck, I'm not even showing up on your stats, obviously I've decided you are all horrible people and I'm never speaking to you again.
I have the world's most terrible internet connection. It's rarely strong enough to check email and when it is, all eight people living in my house jump onto the shared network to try to Skype home.
As you can imagine, it slows the connection down considerably.
[Insert pity-fiddle here]
Today most of them ran off to the big city and I stayed here because I'm a fat pregnant lady who can't bear to be parted from the refrigerator and it's goodies for longer than 1/2 hour. And look at this - INTERNET!!
I've got 10 more days in the land of camels and sand before returning to Planet Iceball, at which point I'll have internet on demand. I'm afraid this trip hasn't resulted in oodles of pictures. I haven't gone anywhere, so it's pretty much the house I'm staying in, which is a cement box with holes for mosquitos and cats to enter at will. Not photogenic. My work has mostly been the rebagging and retagging of numerous finds objects and cataloguing the odd find that makes it's way to my desk. I have filled my bedroom with boxes of finds, so at least I feel like I'm on an excavation. Otherwise it feels like I'm working in some sweatshop stuffing cards into dime bags along with little treats for rich spoiled men and women to gloat over in the comfort of their air conditioned offices. Oh, wait, that *is* what I'm doing.... drat.
I'm spending a lot more of this trip with my feet up - those swollen ankles finally arrived and I'm doing my best to keep them in line. This involves lying on the bed with my legs elevated, eating tubs of ice cream and watching Battlestar Galactica. (Don't tell me how it ends - I've never seen it before!!) When I get back home I'm going to have to organize some way of getting a sofa into the dining room so that I can keep an eye on the fire and keep my feet up at the same time. I'll then switch to copious amounts of hot chocolate. But I don't think the rocking chair is going to cut it any more.
So ladies and gentlemen, if you have a blog that I normally read, I haven't cut you out of my life - I just haven't had the bandwidth. And readers, I'll try to return you to your regularly scheduled program as soon as possible.
Hugs and kisses to you all!