I haven’t gone a-musing for a week or so. In fact I’ve been off the WWW radar, even out of orbit with routine life in general. My mother was admitted into hospital and underwent surgery on the 7th of January 2009. Now she’s back home ~ but still with the tubes coming out of her. I’ve got my hands (and sometimes other extremities) full with home, family, work. But am looking forward to getting back into the um….rut. Routine is such security sometimes. While I did panic once or twice during the last week spent in hospital – because I didn’t check mail 🙂 – I did sneakily catch up on my reading and finished a couple of books. I discovered also that I could eat less, go without sleep for four days and worst yet – have only half a cup of coffee in the morning!