I haven’t done any exercise or written a blog post since my last smug entry. Few reasons for that (notice I called them reasons, not excuses…):
- I used up all of our internet service and had to wait a week for it to renew. Yes, one of the pay-offs of living in a rural area is you have to pay $5million per month for a few megahertz of web-surfing. Once you’ve clocked it all up surfing said web, the service slows by 1000 horsepower and it would be quicker for me to handwrite my blog entry and deliver a copy to each of you on foot.
- I had a chest infection (I kind of like the doctor’s diagnosis, makes it sound more serious than ‘a really bad dry cough’ that I went to him to complain about.).
- I turned 40. I would like to say that I couldn’t blog or exercise because I was involved in a festival of get-togethers with different groups of friends and I barely had time to make Elsie’s school lunch. But I wasn’t. There was lunch on the day and that was nice. But the rest of the week involved getting up, stuffing my lung back down my throat (that reminds me of the time I tried to stuff the airbag back into the steering wheel), making Elsie’s school lunch and then going back to bed.
Anyway hearing about anyone else’s minor illness is really boring and irrelevant so I won’t say anymore about how I coughed all night every night for a week. I was really tired. And sick of it. I even coughed during the day a little bit too.
Thanks for all of your kind words about how much you enjoyed my blog posts during May. If you’d like to donate, I’ve set up a crowd sourcing project called ‘Can-We-Work-Out-Something-Better-With-Internet-Access-When-You-Don’t-Live-In-A-Town.-Even-Just-To-Be-Able-To-Get-Two-Bars-Of-Service-On-Our-Mobile-Phones-Would-Be-Okay.’
Here I am on my birthday. This image has been digitally enhanced. No facial airbrushing, just my best effort to blur the background because the top of the desk needs my attention. Not yours.