Did anybody miss me?

@boiboing (12527)
Northampton, England
October 16, 2016 4:30am CST
I've not posted on here since the end of August and - I hope nobody will condemn me for this - I can't say I've really missed myLot. That was quite a surprise for me as I would have thought it would be hard to stay away. I've just been so ridiculously busy at work and at home that I've not had the time to drop by and check on everybody. I have frequently thought "I should tell them about the funny thing that happened today" but somehow, once you make a break, it's hard to get back in the saddle again. I volunteer on an online cancer forum that takes a lot of time and for the past four weeks, my husband and I have been doing 'tea and cake therapy' with our elderly neighbour who lost her husband. Most evenings, if I'm at home, we're round her house chatting and using up my old myLot time. I'm back now and I'm really not sure how it will go. I'm looking forward to trying to catch up on the news from myLot-world.
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@JolietJake (37709)
16 Oct 16
Wassup? Glad to see yer still on the Earth...unless you've figgered out how to post from the Moon or someplace...
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@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
16 Oct 16
Can I blame my silence on weak wi-fi on Mercury?
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@Asylum (46255)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct 16
@boiboing It did not help that NASA kept intercepting your messages and trying to translate them into binary.
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@Asylum (46255)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct 16
@boiboing Yes, you need to buy a quieter keyboard.
@xFiacre (10098)
• Ireland
16 Oct 16
@boiboing You have been missed - I was wondering about you yesterday and up you pop! Glad things are well with you. Your elderly bereaved neighbour obviously needs you more than we do but it's good to see your name here again.
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@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
16 Oct 16
You must have psychically summoned me.
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@xFiacre (10098)
• Ireland
16 Oct 16
@boiboing Is there anywhere nice you'd like me to psychically send you?
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
16 Oct 16
@xFiacre Ooh, that could be a long list.
@pgntwo (20260)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Oct 16
Welcome back - your absence had been noticed.
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• United States
16 Oct 16
Sounds like you are focusing your time and efforts in a good way....keep it up, you are doing nice things.
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@Asylum (46255)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct 16
You have been missed because @BelleStarr even posted a discussion in which she asked if anyone knew where you where or if you were okay.
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
16 Oct 16
Wow, I had no idea. Thanks for letting me know. I'd better go and track that down.
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@Asylum (46255)
• Manchester, England
16 Oct 16
@boiboing I have to confess that it had not occurred to me until I read that post, at which time I realised that I had not noticed you around recently.
• India
16 Oct 16
Yes, this post I was going to mention too!
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@WorDazza (8245)
• Manchester, England
17 Oct 16
Don't take this the wrong way but, rather bizarrely, I only missed you once I saw this post!! Welcome back!
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
17 Oct 16
I'm heart broken. No I'm not. Nice to see you Dazza.
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@WorDazza (8245)
• Manchester, England
18 Oct
@boiboing Nice to have you back. At least it seems like you've been putting your time to good use while you've been away.
@SIMPLYD (73806)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
I am happy to see you back . But at least you have done something so worthwhile while you were not here . I hope your elderly neighbor has already adjusted to being alone now . But then , she is lucky to have you and your husband as neigbors.
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
17 Oct 16
I don't think anybody can adjust in a month after losing someone after 45 years of marriage. But she's crying less than before which is a big improvement.
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@SIMPLYD (73806)
• Philippines
18 Oct
@boiboing Yes, that is true . But now that she's alone , she must be strong .
• Greece
16 Oct 16
To be perfectly frank I think you just found better things to do - like the cancer forum and helping your neighbor. It is nice however to stop by and relax for a few minutes here on MyLot so I am glad that you are back.
• Greece
21 Oct
@boiboing I worked in a hospital once and people dealt with the problems my making a joke of things that really were not very funny at all. That is how they coped.
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Oct 16
I missed you! Was hoping it was just life and not something bad that kept you away
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
16 Oct 16
Just too busy. And once you break a habit, it's hard to get back to it again.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Oct 16
@boiboing yeah, Im having to get back into the habit of popping in after two weeks gone, two horrid weeks though, kinda glad here is still here
@hereandthere (21698)
• Philippines
16 Oct 16
it's so nice of you to visit your neighbor. does her family visit?
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
16 Oct 16
Oh yes, she's being well looked after. But we take the evening shift when her step-children and her friends have gone home.
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@dodo19 (27090)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Oct 16
I'm glad to see that you're back. I hope to see more of you around here.
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
16 Oct 16
Thanks Dominique.
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@garymarsh6 (12009)
• United Kingdom
16 Oct 16
Yes you have been missed but glad to see you back. The last I heard you were off on holiday then I started to think blimey that's a long holiday!
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
16 Oct 16
I haven't been on holiday since early July - but I'm off on Friday night this coming week.
@else34 (13667)
• New Delhi, India
16 Oct 16
@boiboing,Yes,I missed you.I thought you had quit.Now I'm glad that I was wrong.Welcome back,dear friend.Tonight I am leaving for a city and will be back after a week.
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
16 Oct 16
Hey, I'm heading your way - flying to Delhi on Friday night then up to Darjeeling.
@EddieHands (31248)
• United States
17 Oct 16
Yes we did miss you! welcome back to mylot! The land of milk and money
@allen0187 (24240)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
Glad to see that you are back. You were missed. We were ready to send out the search and rescue teams find you had you not showed up!
@hillwill (674)
• China
17 Oct 16
Yeah.everybody miss someone,and everybody missed by someone.
@paigea (19999)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
Some things just have to come before mylot. I am sure your neighbour appreciates you
@Inlemay (17276)
• South Africa
16 Oct 16
welcome back - I noticed a new post from you when I logged on and thought I hadn't seen you in ages
@marlina (58263)
• Canada
16 Oct 16
Welcome back and yes I missed you! You are doing something really good for your neighbor and I applaud you for it.
• United States
16 Oct 16
I have found several people are too busy to be here as much as they were. I'm one of them. I found a publisher for my scholarship book, and we are meeting and getting things ready. We're working on the contract now, fine tuning it. It's all good, just busy, like you.