Only a little like a lost lamb …

Hello there! It seems like ages since we last spoke. It’s as if taking a short (accidental) absence from the online world feels more like an eternity. Perhaps blog time runs much quicker than normal time? Kind of the way that weekend time moves so much faster than the working week days …

I just wanted to check in to say ‘Hello, I’m still here and I hope you are too’. Things have been a little busier of late, so I’ve been feeling a little like a lost lamb … but only a little. Sometimes you’ve just got to let the world rush on by until you get the chance to catch your breath again. Before too long I’ll be back visiting your blogs and responding to all your delightful comments … I’ve missed you all!

My new not-so-lost lamb from 'Meow Girl' ...

I wonder why we say ‘little lost lamb’? Do you think they’re prone to wandering off and getting lost? Or perhaps this is all the work of Little Bo Peep who always seemed to be losing her sheep? … Hmmm, I suppose there could be a biblical reference in there too … These little sayings are so interesting to think about and get to the bottom of (at least I think so). In any case, I’ve always thought of myself as more of a black sheep than a sweet little lamb. Ha!

Anyway, that’s probably enough of my ramble. How are you? Have you been making grand plans and dreaming up any wonderful adventures? Or perhaps you’ve found the world’s best chocolate cake? (if so, please tell me all the delicious details … I’m always on a worth-travelling-around-the-world-for chocolate cake quest). Take care, dear ones.

22 Comments

  1. Fi, Previously Owned

    good to have you back from the break! hehe I’ve always thought it was because they’re so hard to keep together no? lol I dunno. It’s a beautiful necklace nonetheless.

    xo

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Fi – Thanks so much … things as usual have been a little all over the place for me. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay a bit more on track now.

      Haha, you might be right about those little sheepies being a bit tricky to keep all together … I’m glad you like the necklace, isn’t it just adorable? 🙂

  2. ejorpin

    Waving hello to you!
    And yes, I think blog time does run quicker than normal time, the beast always needs to be fed. But I also think we need to be okay with taking a break when we need to. So don’t fret, we’ll be here waiting and we won’t be annoyed if you take your time!
    ps. no chocolate cake here sorry…

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Emily – *Waves straight back at you*
      Thanks for being so sweet about my little unintended absence. I think you’re right about the blog beast always needing to be fed! They can be greedy things can’t they? 😉

      You are so lovely, your kind words mean a lot to me.
      What a shame about the lack of amazing chocolate cake in your neck of the woods … and now of course I’m really craving a delicious slice. Haha! 🙂

  3. Gabrielle Bryden

    I love to get to the bottom of little sayings too (lots of fun)! I’m sure little lambies do wander off – it’s a bit like chickens (ever since I have kept chickens, I am reminded of all the chicken sayings, which obviously arose from the behaviour of chickens – eg, don’t be such a chicken, pecking order, running around like a chook without it’s head – woops – not in my chicken yard – haha.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – It seems we both like solving those common saying mysteries, it’s incredibly how interesting and amusing some of those origin stories can be.

      Oh yes, there are lots of chicken related sayings aren’t there? Sometimes you have to be surrounded by something to be reminded of all the related things we say about the thing in question. Life with Jones the cat has reminded me of cat-related sayings – playing cat and mouse, raining cats and dogs, cat’s pyjamas, cat on a hot tin roof … it’s lots of fun to think of them all! 🙂

  4. fairchildstreet

    Love the photo of the little lamb. Not much happening in my world, just getting use to my new role at work, cooking, reading and staying fit. Getting cold in Melbourne so eating lots of soup and comfort foods – good fuel for the body to keep warm. Take care. Charmaine

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Charmaine – He is a sweet little lamb, he’s so lovely to have on my necklace.
      It sounds like life is ticking by in nice fashion for you Charmaine … new job, cooking, reading and staying fit (I really need to get onto that last point myself).

      Speaking of soups and all things comfort food, I had a lovely mushroom soup last night … it’s the first time we’ve made one from scratch … delicious! 🙂

      Take care of yourself too, and I hope the end of the week and start of the weekend treats you very well. xx

  5. Erika Lee Sears

    Tracey 🙂 I just love that little lamb. How are you doing?

    E

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – He’s a sweet little lamb for sure! 🙂
      I’ve been well Erika, just a bit too busy for my own liking … but most of it is self-inflicted … haha, you know how it goes! How are things with you?? (I’ll catch up on your blog news soon … I’m behind on visiting).
      Take care. xx

  6. Kylie

    Looks like you’ve been shopping at two places I’ve been shopping! 😉

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kylie – Haha, yes indeed … great minds not only think alike, they shop alike! 😉

  7. woolf

    ha, yeah. the black one. for sure. they look so effectively original.
    welcome back. for cake, i point the finger towards nigella’s flourless oozing one…
    n♥

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Woolf – I always figure the black sheep must be the most interesting of them all … and surely they would have the most fun? 😉

      Thanks for your sweet comment … oh my, I hadn’t thought of looking for one of Nigella’s recipes … and one that is both flourless and oozing sounds pretty much perfect to me!! Thanks for the tip. 🙂

  8. Krystal/Village

    so glad you are back! i think blog time does go much faster!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Krystal – Thank you! Time does fly by so quickly in the online world … if only I could find the secret and make my working days go by just as quickly! 😉

  9. Andrew

    Hi Tracey,

    I think you are right about blog time, it feels the same for twitter also. Which must mean in terms of facebook I am gone for centuries at a time! Sorry to read you’ve been feeling like a little lost lamb, but very wise to let the world go by until you catch your breath again. 🙂

    All the best

    Andrew

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Andrew – Haha, I know what you mean about Facebook … it seems to be a bit of all or nothing for me there – when I’m there I’m really there, but when I’m not you won’t see me for what seems like ages … maybe there are just too many places for us to hang about in? 🙂

      I figure things will get back to normal one of these days … or at the very least I’ll be able to find a new equilibrium amongst the madness. Take care.

  10. Rel

    Just wanted to say thanks for the lovely arty ladies that arrived in the post, lovingly and securely packaged, earlier this week 🙂
    Sometimes it is hard to find the time to meander online – I like to browse blogs at a leisurely pace and some days or weeks there just isn’t that time!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Rel – Oh that’s wonderful news, I’m glad they arrived safe and well. It’s always a little tricky trusting Australia Post to do the delivery of delicate things.

      I do enjoy a nice online meander, but I know what you mean … it’s hard to find the time to just browse about the place rather than just do the things we really need to do. Here’s hoping the weekend will find a little time for us both. 🙂

  11. Mel

    I think lambs are particularly prone to wandering off – hence references to good shepherds (Biblical and otherwise) who find them again 🙂

    PS My name actually means black sheep. This is true.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – Lambs do seem to have that wandering reputation … perhaps they’d make good walking companions (surely they’d fine the most wonderful spots the rest of us wouldn’t think to explore?).

      Ohhh … how fascinating that your name means black sheep. I hope you live up to your name at least a little! 😉

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