Hello all you faithful Works for Me Wednesday readers and welcome back! If you are like me, you have been suffering from an acute case of Works For Me Wednesday withdrawals as Shannon unexpectedly decided to take a month long blogging break, without permission, to do something trivial like spend time with her kids. The very idea.
It's been a long hard month and if you were caught unprepared for the intense suffering that accompanies Works for Me Wednesday withdrawals, you'll want to grab a pen and paper and jot down these important coping mechanisms.
1) Resist the urge to grab your keyboard and curl up on the floor in the fetal position. This won't motivate Shannon to come back any sooner and your family will stare. So will your neighbors. So will your dog.
2) Sobbing uncontrollably for a full four weeks will cause you to dehydrate and will give you one of those awful crying headaches. You'll want to add in an extra eight ounces of water a day at least, and an economy size bottle of Advil.
3) It is a hard lesson to learn that your blog stats are directly tied to your weekly participation in Works for Me Wednesday. Accept this and do not be in denial. The sad reality is nobody loves you. Nobody visits you. You are alone in the blogosphere.
4) Checking Shannon's website
two four seventy-three several times a day will not make Works for Me Wednesday come back any sooner.
5) You may want to grab a Hints From Heloise book so that you will be able to function with some tips that 'work for Heloise'. It's the next best thing.
6) You'll find during a time of extended Shannon absence that you tend to spend more time on the phone. Do not be offended when all your friends and relatives start letting your calls go to voice mail. There's only so much conversation one person can expect from the friends and extended family. After all, they have a life.
7) Resist the urge to overeat. Chocolate will not take away the pain. It will reduce it to a dull throb, however.
8) Tackling a major home remodeling project may be the thing you need to keep your mind off your problems. This is risky since you will not have the important knowledge of what 'worked for everyone' when it comes to plumbing fixtures, caulking, sub-flooring repair, and tile colors. Proceed at your own risk.
9) The grocery store check out girl does not care in the least that Shannon is on a blogging break.
10) Get back to the fine art of spending time together as a family. Just like an extended power outage in an ice storm, a Shannon blogging break can remind you of what's really important in life. Then again, it can just make you eat everything in your freezer while crying over your stone cold computer. Either way, you'll learn to persevere through suffering.
These are just a few tips to get you through the next rough patch when Shannon gets another bee in her bonnet to go and desert the blogosphere for that pesky family of hers.
Of course, I'm just teasing, Shannon! Welcome back! And for the rest of you, the days of plenty have returned! Hop over to Works for Me Wednesday and feast on the bounty of 'that which works'.