Sunday, February 26, 2012

Much Ado About Nothing

Hey there Bloggers,
Just thought I'd do a quick post to reassure my invisible friends that I am still alive and kicking.  I have had an interesting few weeks - Fiona went off to CHA and back, I had a birthday, as did quite a few of my friends and family and I had a few days off work (gasp!) and am back to the grind again.  I apologise for the lack of regular witticisms but to be honest I haven't had the energy.  I don't normally approve of getting real on Blogs - to me it's like an alternative reality where everything is all bright and beautiful and the sun is always shining and the birds are always singing and everything is always perfectly photographed.
Basically an edited version of life - with all the bad bits cut out. 
Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion that if I kept applying that rule to my blog at the moment I wouldn't be able to post again.  Also, it started to remind me of that scary crazy song from the 70's by Dr Demento  - you know the one -
'...They're coming to take me away, Ha-ha
They're coming to take me away, Ho-ho
To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And I'll be happy to see those
Nice young men in their clean white coats and
They're coming to take me away, ha-ha!

To the happy home
With trees and flowers and chirping birds
And basket-weavers who sit and smile
And twiddle their thumbs and toes..."
You get the idea.
Nonetheless I can't bring myself to go the whole hog. As cathartic as the whole process may be.
  So, a compromise. 
Let's just say that it's getting harder to fake the happy smiles.  But I'm trying really hard.  And I hope that you can all bear with me, because I know that the more you fake the smiles eventually more and more of them become real ones.