Sunday, November 14, 2010

If I could turn back time...

...why yes, I can!

Pacatrue, the world's best Professor Alpaca, suggested we look back to 2008. We'll be spending some time over at Evil Editor and putting up some 2008-related posts - I'll put up a list of who's participating later. In the meantime, back in 2008, it turns out that I'd just come out of hospital after a minor operation - and family disasters, rather than writing were on my mind... Anybody remember this? Posted November 14, 2008:

"Here, but owie. Post surgery not quite as awful as I had thought, but a bit tired and sore now and mostly located in bed/on sofa. Got home from hospital yesterday; within a few hours mother-in-law had a fall and is now occupying my vacancy in the hospital. As my nephew put it, 'as soon as one comes out, another one goes in'. She's had many stitches in her head, but apparently no concussion and should get out later today. Her accident happened at the kids school where, bless them, an off duty ambulance officer and nurse (both parents) were on the scene. They worked hard, but they couldn't stop the bleeding that has traumatised half of the infants department; we're still getting calls from parents of freaked-out kids who want to ensure that Soccer Boy's Grandma didn't bleed to death. No, and she is issuing orders from her hospital bed about where her cane should be positioned, who to call and where her car should be parked etc., so we're hoping for a quick recovery.

It never rains but it...you know the one."

Also turning back time...

Pacatrue on http://pacatrue.blogspot.com/2010/11/2008-redo.html
Robin on http://theirishhill.blogspot.com/2010/11/retrospective-its-2008-again.html
Fairyhedgehog on http://fairyhedgehog.blogspot.com/2010/11/remembrance-of-times-past.html
The One True Paca (Prof.) (again) on http://pacatrue.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-ee-dedication.html
Whirl on http://abysswinksback.blogspot.com/2010/11/resurgoriffic.html

I'll add more as I find them. And keep your eyes on EE for some more old timer activity.

12 comments:

Phoenix said...

a bit tired and sore now and mostly located in bed/on sofa

Kind of like those two years never intervened, eh? ;o)

Robin B. said...

I DO remember this post - damn - time has flown by, hasn't it?

Robin B. said...

P.S. That Cher song title is gonna haunt me all night, lady. Thankya!!

pacatrue said...

Dr. Paca remembers all. Whew. Glad that hospital visit ended fairly soon.

fairyhedgehog said...

It's so weird reading this two years on and remembering it.

McKoala said...

I know, I totally remember Paca and Robin's messages as well! So weird, like it was only a couple of weeks ago.

Hey, Phoenix...yup, on the sofa...right now...streeeeeeeetch...ah, always good...

Peter Dudley said...

I don't remember much of November, 2008. Except that that was the month my Day Job changed life dramatically for me. Not sure I can play this week, though I will try.

pacatrue said...

Was there anything in this post after "Pacatrue, the world's best Professor Alpaca"? I got stuck there.

Mother (Re)produces. said...

It is kind of all wibbly wobbly timey wimey, isn't it? In some ways, 2008 feels further away than 1998.

You, uh, feeling better? Cause if you don't feel like shredding and smacking this month, we could probably make do. Jus' sayin.

Rick said...

Okay, I loved this post. Read it twice. Don't know why, but just the right thing to read at the right moment.

pacatrue said...

Wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff! Sigh.... Best episode of the new Dr. Who series. Ahhhh....

Sarah Laurenson said...

Is it Y2K yet?

So far behind and here we're only to 2008. Geez. I'll never get caught up.

;-)