Please except my apologies for my absence since the last post about Stress in September. I’ve been quite thoughtless. Busy, but thoughtless.

Time and circumstances have got away from me. Nothing to do with my health, I hasten to add, about which I’ll explain more in a bit. And it wasn’t until I received an email from the lovely Brittany, asking after the absence, that I realised how thoughtless I’ve been.

The thing is, we moved house at the end of September. At the time, I glibly assumed that this wouldn’t impact on my ability to keep up my schedule. in hindsight. I have no idea why I made such an assumption; we didn’t even have internet access for the first few weeks. I had plans to pop to the office, now only a couple of minutes down the road, and work from there. But, as we know, that never happened…

Another major problem was that I completely underestimated how long it would take to get my office back. We’re still working on that, and I should be in by the end of the month. It was only around the New Year, that I was able to set up in a temporary office (where I’m writing now) but it’s too small to unpack my stuff.

Besides, before Christmas, I spent all my time painting and decorating. This was to get everything ready for the Lewis family Christmas meal that we had around here. We just about made it, and a nice Christmas was had by all.

But, by then, in terms of posting on here, the damage was done. I was running scared from my computer… afraid to open WordPress, because I knew I’d dropped the ball.

And I truly am sorry, because I should simply have made an announcement, at the end of September, that I’d be moving house and that I might miss a few posts.

The reality is that the loss of routine, following the house move, has had a real impact on my mood. Which isn’t helped, at this moment in time, by the fact that I’m waiting to hear the results of my latest scans. I get those on Wednesday. So I’ll do a progress update at the end of the month, once I know where I am for the next six months.

Taken a couple of weeks ago: standing in the middle of the room that will be my office, looking up… That floating wall will seperate the lavatory from the bathroom. You know: once the floors and the ceilings are put back!

So, for the time being, I’d like to offer my thanks to Brittany for giving me the kick up the butt that I needed to get on here to explain what’s going on.

Once again, and particularly to anyone who’s been worried by my absence; I’m really sorry for not posting sooner.