: sorry, I’ve been busy catching the flu :

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In other words, I haven’t been here.

Now, there are two schools of thought regarding truancy. One is the old cliché, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Then there’s the opposing, but equally hackneyed, out of sight, out of mind. Hmmm.

What to believe? What to believe? My experience tends to prove the latter, but my hope remains pinned to the former. I guess we’ll find out, won’t we? Either you’ll have missed my posts or you won’t even have noticed my absence.

You see, I’ve had the flu. Yes, my dear and faithful reader, this is a clumsy and obvious bid for your sympathy. And no, I didn’t have a particularly severe case. It was just your average, run of the mill virus: coughing, sneezing, aching, and lots of nose blowing. Wait, did I forget to mention the chronic whining and complaining? I had that, too.

Sure, I could’ve been stoic; I could’ve hung tough and continued posting, but I didn’t. Instead of regaling you with amusing tales and anecdotes, instead of thinking of your needs, I curled up like a salted snail. I did, I turned into a dull, slow-witted, heavily congested slug.

But like a slimy trail, I’ve left all that behind me. Showered and dressed in freshly laundered clothes, I’m prepared to return to the world of the living. And you know what? It’s good to be back.

Imagine that. Absence has, indeed, made my heart grow fonder : )

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6 Responses to “: sorry, I’ve been busy catching the flu :”

  1. Jackie Cangro

    Glad you’re feeling better. I’ve been out of pocket for a while too. Just noticed your new blog header and I like it!

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    • publikworks

      Thanks, Jackie. Things had gotten a little stale, so I did a bit of redecorating. I’m thinking additional renovations may be in order, too, but I haven’t decided on exactly what yet.

      Welcome back!

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  2. cecilia

    Poor darling. we missed you. Glad you showered, lifealways looks so much better when you are clean and sweet smelling.. oh and clean sheets, my life always seems brighter with clean sheets! c

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    • publikworks

      Hiya, celi! I was so sorry to read about your back going kablooie. I know how annoying it is not to be able to do the everyday things you usually do without a thought. I’m sending good, happy wishes your way, my little friend.

      Give the bees a pat on the head for me : )

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  3. FurthermoreAndSoForth

    As unpleasant as excess phlegm can be, I’m relieved to hear the recent dearth of posts from my favorite blogger had nothing to do with the Illinois floods we keep seeing on the TeeVee. A cold you can recover from pretty easily (whining helps). Your house washing away? Not so much. Glad to have you back.

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    • publikworks

      Hey, Jo. Some parts of the state are in worse shape than others. Where I am, the river is expected to crest at the highest level in recorded history sometime tomorrow. It’s sandbags galore along the banks of the Illinois, though, and business owners are busy carting away furnishings and equipment and employees.

      So I really have nothing to complain about, considering I’m dry as a bone and in no immediate danger. ~ phew ~

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