N Is For A Number Of Things

26 Sep

Another in my occasional series, The A To Z Of The Laughing Housewife.


N (Photo credit: chrisinplymouth)

N Is For A Number Of Things

Normal Service Has Been Resumed

Headache has more or less gone and I’m back to blogging as usual, except…there are

Not Enough Hours In The Day

To allow me to catch up with your comments and blogs and to comment on yours.  Also, I’m

Not Feeling Great At The Computer At The Moment

I find that lately I’m struggling to spend my usual time at the computer, because my eyes burn with tiredness.  Basically, I’m feeling


I’m waking early; I’m nodding off around ten at night and sleeping well, but feel like I’ve had none when I wake up.  I’m also


A lot in the afternoons.

Nice Choice Of Language From An English Graduate

Sorry about the earlier vulgarity – Knackered.  For those who don’t know the meaning, it has several, one of which doesn’t apply in a family friendly blog, so I won’t include it:

  • Exhausted
  • Reprimanded
  • Broken

The first and third go back to the Knacker’s Yard – a place to send  worn-out horses for slaughtering.

If you didn’t understand Joke 548, re-read it with this explanation in mind.

So when I said

Normal Service Has Been Resumed

I was exaggerating a little because that is patently

Not True.

Your comments are still unanswered and your blogs unvisited.  You know, I’m

Not Keen On The Letter N.

It’s a big fat fibber.

L0066542 CO2 gas-powered artificial arms

L0066542 CO2 gas-powered artificial arms (Photo credit: wellcome images)

Now, I Just Want To Mention One Thing:

Do you read the comments other readers leave?  Even though I don’t always answer them, I always read them.  You should, too; they are often funnier than the posts.  

This morning, in response to today’s joke, Katherine Trauger told me the bizarre story of her friend:

We know a guy with an artificial arm…he lost his original arm while trying to escape from prison — he was shot…While he was in prison the second time, his original artificial arm was stolen from him. 

You couldn’t make it up.

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Normal Service Will Be Resumed, I Promise.

Eventually.  I’d gnaw off my arm before I let you down.

31 Responses to “N Is For A Number Of Things”

  1. vivinfrance September 26, 2012 at 10:57 #

    Yes, I read others’ comments, and agree in the sense that they are often very funny. Not .than your posts, though! Glad you’re getting back to normal – I too am cream crackered after a ?summer? of visitors


  2. sharechair September 26, 2012 at 11:15 #

    Computer screens are not healthy for headaches. And it’s tough to blog with your eyes closed. Love your blog, but health comes first. Take your time! 🙂


  3. grannymar September 26, 2012 at 11:53 #

    Take your time and get well soon.


    • misswhiplash September 26, 2012 at 12:48 #

      we love you too much to bother about whether you have made comments or not…I certainly don’t keep track.

      I would much rather that you took life easy..one step at a time….remember your age!
      Us old’ens have to be gentle with our lives and napping in the afternoon is good for the soul.

      lots of love xxxxx


  4. misswhiplash September 26, 2012 at 12:51 #

    also forgot to mention…yes I do read other bloggers comments and quite often I hop across to read their blog, as a good comment often means a good blog worth reading.

    also I agree with Sharechair.’.too much time staring at screen not good for head’ old Chinese proverb


  5. adinparadise September 26, 2012 at 13:32 #

    I read just about all the comments on other people’s blogs, and often I’ll go and have a look at that person’s blog because of the comment they left. Do you think I’m suffering from FOMO? (Fear of missing out) 🙂 Hope you’re feeling much perkier before long, Tilly.


  6. Al September 26, 2012 at 13:47 #

    I found your joke quite disarming.


    • katharinetrauger September 26, 2012 at 14:07 #

      ME TOO! 😀


      • Pseu September 26, 2012 at 18:43 #

        After all that was he pretty ‘armless?


        • katharinetrauger September 26, 2012 at 18:57 #

          HA! 😉
          Actually turned into a pretty helpful guy! I guess he learned from his mistakes, a hard job for some.


  7. katharinetrauger September 26, 2012 at 14:16 #

    No, I did not make that up — He is an alcoholic and that was part of why his arm did not heal well after the shooting. He is old, now, and has determined that giving up the alcohol was worth it. His friends helped him afford a new arm (the 2nd one) and he is currently a very grateful and helpful man.
    But the entire story from yesterday is true. I could not resist telling it! 😉


  8. laurieanichols September 26, 2012 at 14:24 #

    Tilly I know exactly how you are feeling, so take your time, be kind to yourself and we are always here for you,


  9. mairedubhtx September 26, 2012 at 14:27 #

    After a migraine, it takes a while for normal service to be resumed, so don’t beat yourself up. Take it easy and soon you’ll be better. It’s been a busy couple of weeks for you. I’m not surprised you were visited by the Angel of Migraines (a creature of the cartoonist Gary Larsson). Get better soon, but not too soon, my friend.


  10. terry1954 September 26, 2012 at 16:25 #

    your thoughts on being tired remind me of myself most days except the one day two weeks ago when i took that long nap in the evening, plus slept all night. i think the stress and issues of caring for Al just about drain me……………glad you are feeling better from the headache, but maybe u can nap??? to feel refreshed once again………..


  11. Hudson Howl September 26, 2012 at 17:22 #

    GNAW, is kind an N word. Mother’s have this idea which is not ideal, that they have super human abilities which will take them where man fears to tread. That’s true, however there are limitations.


  12. Pseu September 26, 2012 at 18:44 #

    Maybe I shouldn’t ever visit again, if it has this effect?


  13. viveka September 26, 2012 at 19:55 #

    No rush …. take your time … we will be here waiting. *smile


  14. SchmidleysScribbling September 26, 2012 at 21:24 #

    Yes, take your time and get well as Grannymar said. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day and you don’t want another round of hurting head. I had a teacher with an artificial arm. I don’t think she escaped from prison, but she did run off with the band director. I forot that until today. Cheers.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife September 27, 2012 at 15:33 #

      Some days, I wonder if the blogging commitment is worth it. Then I get comments like this, and I know it is.

      Thanks for delighting my day, Dianne 🙂


  15. bluebee September 26, 2012 at 23:15 #

    Not good that you’re feeling a bit naff, Tilly – hope you’re feeling better soon


  16. judithatwood September 27, 2012 at 02:08 #



  17. Three Well Beings September 27, 2012 at 05:17 #

    Aha! You’ve given me an English translation that is very helpful! 🙂 And as for fatigue and not enough hours in the day to keep up it’s more than tough! I sure do go through seasons where I fly and others where I nest. oxo Debra


  18. Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife September 27, 2012 at 15:34 #

    Thank you for the good wishes, everyone. It wasn’t meant to be a moaning post, but I see my sins found me out 🙂


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