Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Long Way Around

I know I keep apologizing for my long silences and many of you are probably ready to give up on me, write me off, stop reading, or worse - stop commenting. I have no grounds to ask this of you but I will attempt to appeal to you none-the-less: Please give me another chance! Again.

Moreover, I beg your indulgence for my two month long Canadian silence. I wasn’t buried in snow banks, or even kept prisoner in my childhood room with its thirty-year-old baby wallpaper. But to say I was hibernating would not be inaccurate. In addition to temporarily silencing this blog, I was also unconscionably silent to good friends in Toronto who sought me out – and those whom I should have sought out on my own. I stayed hidden within the comforting cocoon of my family and used the time to try to pull myself together.

And that, my Devoted Readers and Friends, is closer to the truth than I gave even those closest to me. Not that I lied to anyone about the reasons for my disappearance from the Cairo scene – everything I said was true – just different shades of the truth.

It is my fervent hope that I am now back for good. (Well, other than brief trip to Oslo, Norway next weekend.) The upside of all this is that I now have oodles of tales to tell. From shopping and knitting, to Mario Batali and Wicked; I’ve had a busy spring and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

19 comments:

karin said...

You just appeared at the top of my list of bloggers who just posted! I've got a lot of catch up reading to do! Welcome back!

the ungourmet said...

Yay! I was just thinking about you last night and hoping you were alright! It's so nice to see you again!

Connie said...

We missed you :) Welcome back!

Kathy B! said...

I'm glad you are back! I've missed your lovely tales.

And I hope you're back together. I don't want you wandering the world leaving little bits and pieces of yourself all over the place -- too messy :)

Casey said...

So glad you are back! Going home can be so exciting and so overwhelming at the same time. The tidal wave of convenience is more than anyone could imagine. Add family to that. Whoa. I totally get it.

Lydia said...

Welcome back! Breaks are always a good thing, but we're glad to have you back in the blogosphere!

Sturgmom said...

Glad you are back!! I'm so jealous you saw Wicked- I could watch that musical 1,000 times and never got bored!

Brenda said...

Glad to have you back! I just saw Wicked and it was great!

Anonymous said...

Good news! You're back on Blog-line.
merthyrmum

Betty said...

I couldn´t believe it when I saw you on my reader again. Finally! She returns from the dead... :)
Glad your back and can´t wait to read your story's!

DiPaola Momma said...

I heart you enough to wait with calm longing for your next post. SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK.. I was thinking of holding my breath in protest.. that wouldn't have been pretty.

Bluefish said...

Welcome back. I missed your posts:)

Juls said...

Missed your posts, welcome back--- :)

DRL said...

Missed you!

NicoleB said...

Glad you are back and well, I hope you are truly well!

Protege said...

Welcome back, you are can never be forgotten. Sometimes enjoying real life is what we need to stay sane. Sometimes, a refuge, an outlet and a bit of writing here is what keeps us sane as well. It is all about the balance and I think you have gotten that figured out pretty good.;))

Wifey said...

Glad you're back.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Corinne said...

Of course you come to Norway...WHEN I'M GONE!!!

I may have to stop reading just for that....

Just kidding! Glad you've had some time to reflect and get your stuff straightened out. Lord knows we all need a time out now and then.

Bee and Rose said...

Hooray! Glad to have you back!