Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'll be back…soon!

Oh, I have so much to say, I really do, but I don't know how to find the time to say it—do you think we could ask the Powers That Be for more time?

I sure hope you are all well out there…I hope your days have been a whole soup-pot full of goodness. I haven't been here in ages, but it's not for lack of wanting. I think I have written a blog-post in my head every single day.

In the meantime, we have been so well here, what with all the learning and the doing and the getting to places and being really very busy since the 'school' year started again, and the being happy.

We're walking on the beach (lots). We're cuddling cats (even more lots). We are writing and juggling and playing music and doing science and seeing friends and learning about Everything and Anything and writing some more (so many stories!) and eating scrumptious food (lots of it—these kids just keep on growing) and running workshops (at least I am—three writers workshops now!) and grabbing life and kissing it. I am even back to writing my novel. There. I said it. I am. It feels…beautiful.

And my girl was sick, but fell deeply asleep last night as I was sponging her fever away, and that was a gift. She slept for 9 hours straight after that. I kept reaching out in the bed and touching her skin with my hand to see how she was. Sometime in the night her fever broke, her skin was cool…and so I slept.

Life has been like that, this last month. I've stayed close by my kids. We have spent every second, it seems, together, and we keep our hands on each other all the time, to see how we are.

There's a lot of love going 'round in this house.

But not much blog writing!

While I've been away, lots of spammers have stopped by to say hello.

Here's a note from one of them:

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Isn't that a lovely note? Thank you, quick cash loans website!

There were other notes like this, but this one was my favourite.

I can't wait to post again here, a nice long blog post filled with photos. I can't wait to share lots of news. I can't wait to say hello.

I can't wait for the next moment and the next. I wonder what each one might bring…?


  1. LOL! Love those spam notes ;). And yay to you writing your novel!!! Sounds like much goodness happening in your corner Helena! (and glad to hear your daughter is better :). And don't worry about not posting, save all that writing energy for your book!!!

  2. I'm glad to hear things are beyond well and that you'll be back! I've missed your posts. :) Enjoy your stuff!

  3. Haha, a very nice comment indeed. I hear you on the no posting. I have also been writing a lot in my head but my sit down time seems to be taken up with crafty pursuits. I was even writing posts in my dreams last night. Woke me up and I had to giggle. Very serious stuff too, so maybe a bit of prompting to get back on the band wagon. Instead of writing however, I find myself reading. :-) Glad you guys are doing well. Walking the beach and cat cuddling has been going on up here too. Hugs xoxox

  4. I stopped by to say hello. I have not been finding much time to blog or read blogs, either. Life is pulling me in different directions and I realize that my children's childhood is so fleeting that I want to spend the time with them. I hope you are well. I enjoy your Instagram photos!!

  5. I was just about to add your photo to my blog and was wondering how you were (well, I knew you guys were doing pretty good). Those spammers seem to be getting more frequent, don't they? You might give them some writing lessons, though Helena - they need all the help they can get!


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