Hello dear friends and fellow-bloggers!
I need to apologize for my sudden and unannounced disappearance from the blogosphere a month ago.
Most of you know that I had some trouble with inflamed arm tendons already a few weeks before that, and it is exactly this condition that led to my unplanned absence. The inflammation had reached a state in which it was literally not possible for me to do anything at all – I couldn´t hold a book, draw or write, I had even trouble holding a fork or a spoon to feed myself! My arms below the elbow had swollen quite grotesquely too, and Phil, who you know among others as the narrator of my Count Harecula stories, very accurately called me „Popeye“ in reply to my last email, when I mentioned it to him 😉
I also need to apologize for not replying to all the lovely and wonderful comments that I have received in these past weeks – I felt horrible not answering but it really wasn´t possible. I was under strict orders not to do anything at all – let me tell you it was one of the most boring periods of time I ever had to endure. I was only able to lie down and watch tv or listen to an audiobook – and that for several weeks! I relied on fast food only, not being able to cook or bake, and it was just ghastly! Although I have to admit of course, that I´m immensely grateful that there is such a thing called fast food – all these cup noodles, cans of soup and frozen meals were the only things I could manage to prepare.
I am now slowly trying to pick up my life from where I have left it, and am going to reply to all your messages soon, though maybe only one at a time as I don´t want risk a new inflammation.
I can´t even begin to tell you how much I missed you all during this time – and I´m looking so much forward to catch up with all of your lovely blogs! It will take time though. And if new signs of inflammation are going to appear, I will instantly have to get off the grid again – but I really hope this won´t be the case!
Hope you are all well and enjoy a beautiful summer/winter!