Monday, August 10, 2009

Arms and the woman

The thing is when you stop blogging for a while, you lose confidence you can blog at all. I came down with a bad flare-up of RSI or tendonitis or whatever you want to call it - something that makes you say "Ow" a lot and drop things. So I stopped, stopped blogging, stopped writing the next book, stopped all that hoovering I do to unwind (yeah right). And let's face it, it's fatal to stop. I decided I wasn't really worth listening to after all, and that's probably true, but I'm going to start again because otherwise I may go mad. The RSI is better than it was, I've got some voice recognition software now anyway, and, if all else fails I'll type with my nose. My nose can't spell of course, so prepare yourself for some really bad spelljng in the days ahead. And I'd really better not get a cold because that could play hell with my syntax. OK - brace yourself for summer.

32 comments:

Katy said...

I can't believe I happend to click here just as you have updated again. Anyway, for what it is worth, I have missed your writing.

Understanding Alice said...

Hooray she's back! we missed you wife in the north... did you say next book? Fabulous :)

scaryazeri said...

Fantastic! Just when I had finished your book and loved it, and was determined to now follow your blog....you disappeared. I thought you might be feeling low or something. Glad you are back.
Good luck with the new book.
Look forward to it.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Good to see you again! A

Pam said...

Welcome back! I missed reading your blog and I'm looking forward to the updates and of course the new book.

Yvonne Young said...

Keep gannin` kidda. x

billatbingley said...

Welcome back to the land of blogging. Sorry to hear that you have been suffering from RSI or tendonitis. We were getting woried about you. My wife and I visit Waren Mill each September, and if we hadn't seen any more blogs we would have been trying to find out what was wrong whislt we were up in Northumberland. Talking of which, at the moment my blog is full of thoughts about where we will be visiting. See my efforts at billatbingley.blogspot.com Looking forward to your new book!

rosiero said...

Thought you might have been enveloped by Northumbrian fog - but maybe only the writer's kind

Potty Mummy said...

And a cold could also play hell with the keyboard, so as someone who missed your posts whilst you were recovering, I recommend getting a wipe clean cover for it. Just in case...

b said...

I am a new reader to your blog, but welcome back. RSI is very painful, I got it a while back, hope it gets easier soon.

spudballoo said...

Welcome back, is it like falling off a bike? but with ver ver hurty wrists? Poor you, i thought you'd become Wife in the South again and were too embarrassed to admit it? I recently became wife in east anglia with pigs. It's a big change. Still, an improvement on Wife in Hackney with Bullet Proof Vests (in extra small for the kids)

Hope to hear from from your nose soon. Spellcheck is its friend.

M.T. Nesta said...

I've checked so many times to see if you were there. I thought you had got sick of blogging but kept checking hoping you would be back. Lots of pain killers and gin will soon sort the RSI out.

Sarah said...

Glad you are back in blogland. I'm sure its all like learning to ride a bike...
...just without the bike
xxS

Soaring Girl said...

Welcome back - missed the topical updates and musings.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

So sorry to read you will have to start hoovering again ;-)

Welcome back. Don't let the wrist pain get you down.

Jude said...

Just come back from a week in Seahouses & looked to see if you had updated. Glad you're back & look forward to your new book. Keep going girl.

Western Girl said...

OMG. i have missed you! get that wrist fixed for you are MY fix, Judith O'Reilley. rt

Ladybird World Mother said...

Dont worry, your spelljng will do just fine. Rather pleased that have clicked on you as you arrive back. Bad luck about the RSI. Sounds horrid. Hope its better now.

Caroline Eveleigh said...

Sounds like I'm not the only one who has missed your updates. Sorry to hear you have been in the wars, but glad you and your nose are back!

Mimi said...

Welcome back!
Have checked regularly and, like others, was concerned. But didn't want to pester or intrude.
Sorry about the tendonitis, I've heard it's very sore. Was it too much blogging?
Take it easy.

Rebel Mother said...

Wondered where you had got to.

Pleased you're back

RMx

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

compliments for the book and the blog..such fresh air to me.
so sorry for your tendonitis..hope you'll feel better soon
Silvia

Tiffany Norris said...

Hooray!

Swearing Mother said...

Was getting a bit worried there.......


Good to see you're back.

Annette Piper said...

Good to see you blogging again :) Even if it is with your nose!

womagwriter said...

Welcome back!

ladythinker said...

Wonderful - the best news I've had in weeks - welcome home again. x

plot on a hill said...

I have missed your blog..........but are you moaning? obviously I'm a Yorkshire woman...............

Jen said...

Three cheers for Judith! I am just happy to see you online again, and looking forward to anything (well, almost anything) your nose chooses to share!

Elise said...

Hello, I just wanted to stop by and leave you a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your blog today. You posts are excellent and your pictures, well, they perfectly match your writing.

Best wishes & thank you for sharing them...

Pig in the Kitchen said...

aha, so you did take a break, it wasn't my imagination. bugger about RSI, but hopefully better now?? random comment but a friend of mine wore special hand braces coz she got RSI from -i could have this bit wrong - pushing her pram!! no, that must be wrong, i think she had to wear them in order to be able to push the pram becoz of RSI.

i may not publish this comment.

i hate the baring your soul side of writing, it's like jumping into a void, and i feel so pathetic that until i receive feedback i feel insecure, 'yes, it was a shit piece of writing...but wait, 10 people have commented, oh well it was a fabulous piece of writing'. but maybe that's just me.

Pigx

Laura Jones said...

I'm not sure which I'm more glad about -- your blogging again or your new book. So wonderful to know you're back!