Not a creature was stirring,
No, not even a mouse.
It’s been awfully quiet in Sheela land of late. In fact, I’ve not written a single blog post since last Friday, and no, it’s not a delayed April Fool’s day gag. The statute of limitations on that one ran out a clear week ago. I’ve had the oddest three weeks. First, a stubborn bout of bronchitis which ran its course until last weekend. Then on Sunday night, the funniest (read: weird) thing happened. My skin started to hurt. Like burnt skin. Raw. Torturous to the touch.
I DID SAY IT WAS WEIRD
Imagine needing to heed the call of nature.
You laugh but trust me, it was excruciating. I started drinking less in the hopes that I wouldn’t have to go to the bathroom all too often but that only worked up to a point. I had to walk around the house in my birthday suit (when no one else was around, of course) because each time fabric touched my skin, I wanted to scream. It felt like the stabbing of a million and one daggers. I ended up lying on the couch, swaddled in the softest of blankets (I’m forever in love with Berkshire, it feels like a hybrid of velvet with flannel) and not daring to move, being as still as a living, breathing human being can be. Finally, around Thursday evening, the hyper-sensitivity went away.
And not a moment too soon.
Thus has the mystery been solved. Sheela’s absence has been explained. We have a post today, and a link-up too. And starting next week, the schedule will revert back to normal. I’ll share my trademark bare-my-soul-to-the-world pieces with you, in the hopes you won’t judge me, that you’ll get to know me better and be my friend.
If things go as planned, Sheela land might even be amped up. Now, don’t quote me on that. Not yet.
FINGERS CROSSED THOUGH
Until then, I’m looking off to the horizon. Anticipating the (most likely insane, busy) weekend ahead and contemplating. Planning. Shuffling multiple puzzle pieces together to
hopefully ultimately create a complete picture.
What’s on your dance card the next few days?
Oh and the link-up? Obviously, I’ve not been able to harness any photos with me wearing a dress so the theme of Pretty In A Dress has been moved to next Friday, the 15th. And as for this week, it’s anything goes. Whatever you like. And when you see the theme of Florals in the link-up, ignore that, clearly, I’m a mess.
p/s photos by Sofia Touassa
I link up here.