I'll be honest here and say I found myself getting caught hanging out online more and more. Not that there's anything wrong with that! Hehehehe!
About the last time I was in the CR, be it the weather or whatever, 'twas really messing up these ol bones of mine. Something called sciatica was really tearing me apart. I could hardly move; and to sit at the computer was most difficult, if not impossible.
Oh, and the beer, wine, bourbon, scotch wasn't helping out anymore either.
Somewhere along the way, Mardis Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday came up. As over the years, during this time, I attempt to give something up as a spiritual/physical sacrifice. So the alcohol, not the nicotine, gets the hit!
And well, I backed off the CR, first as a joke to myself. But gawd, man -- I'll be honest here too and say the outpouring of friendship in emails and such has been quite overwhelming! And I mean all that in a great way!
Sure, I can probably jump back into the CR anytime...Surprisingly, that sciatica, although still bothersome, isn't as crippling as it was a few weeks ago...And I still enjoy Seamus' place to be sure! I love you guys (and gals)!
But also, had I known Lent was going to be so damn long this year - I'd've probably passed over on it altogether this go round! Mwuahahahaha!
Yet too, as I've already come this far, hell, I might as well go all the way to Easter Sunday now then!
Still have a case of them PBRs we 'share' sitting in the fridge!
Not to mention big Wild Irish Rose, and my other pal Jim Beam waiting for me to crack em open!
Just am hoping my return ain't going to be anti-climatic, as in, "Hey, Joseph! Glad to see you're back! Now get the frig off the camera and let somebody else talk and play, dammit!"
It's all good, Rome, it's all good!
Keep On Harpin'!