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Davis, de Havilland, Flynn, Cagney, Bogart ...

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities." (Frank Lloyd Wright)

I could have just done a one-sentence post ... I'm Back and I'm Happy ... but
I think I'll take a tip from Little Caesar and make a toast:  "Here's to my return to the cyberworld!"
After a couple of months without the internet, I've been ready to follow Frank Lloyd Wright's view on life ... that's the only way I would get back on.  I thought perhaps I could do without heat this winter, or maybe even cut out groceries .... No, not that!  Thanks to a wonderful person in my life, I don't have to do either of those things.  I was blessed with someone who loves me enough to force me to forget pride (yes, it's true -- I have a hard time taking help) and accept with deep gratitude her offer to help.  And boy, it came in the nick of time -- I wasn't sure I could get through an Indiana winter without being able to write for my blog, and enjoy the other great blogs I follow, without going stark, raving mad.  Not to mention all of the other things you can't do without the internet.  It is a luxury -- so many people are struggling to have the basic necessities -- but if you have the means, you find that communication and research have changed so much that it has become difficult to do without.  Yes, I ended that sentence with a preposition, but don't you just have to sometimes?  What could I say ... without which it is difficult to do?  In a conversation, sometimes rigid grammar has to take a back seat, don't you think?

I'm thrilled to be back with the CMBA and all it means to me.  I will be visiting all my favorite blogs and getting back into the swing of things.  Hallelujah!



24 comments:

  1. Lovely to have you back. Take a couple more prepositions out of petty cash and paint the town on me.

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    1. Forget HELLO, DOLLY - the BIG news is that Becky's back in town! :-) Becks, we've missed you so very much, and I'm confident that I speak for all of us blogger pals and gals when I say WELCOME BACK, BECKY!!!! Huge hugs to you from all of us, especially all of us here at Team Bartilucci HQ! :-)

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  2. Many of us have learned to do more with less. Ain't no shame in it.

    Welcome back.

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  3. Hallelujah and amen. It just hasn't been the same without you. I'm so happy I could cry (sniff....sniff....)or just jump for joy..... or just jump for joy with tears in my eyes.... or... well, you get the picture, right?

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  4. Becky! So glad you're back among us!!!

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  5. SHE"S BACK. Welcome home BECKS!!!

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  6. I missed you guys so much! It's great to be back, and even more wonderful to be missed. I'll be seeing you all around the blogs!

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  7. Welcome back, Becky. You have been missed. I'm thrilled that you've found a way to join us once again.

    I know what you mean about going mad, mad, mad!!! Well, I exagerrated your 'mad' a little bit. I was without a computer for a week recently and I felt cut off from the world! How did people ever manage without computers? (Can you believe this old lady is actually saying that???) But my wonderful daughter stepped in and all was made right again.

    And you're back, Becky. All is most definitely right with the world.

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    1. You didn't really exaggerate -- mad, Mad, MAD is appropriate! All does feel right with the world right now -- I like that.

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  8. Good to see you're back online. Look forward to reading some entertaining posts from you. As for the preposition question(s): the nuns I know would be so very disappointed.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Yes, I'm sure Sister Immaculata is spinning in her grave!

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  9. Becky, You have made my day!! I'm so glad to see you back on line.. I will drop you a line to catch up on what you have been doing. Love ya!!

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  10. Welcome back, Becky. You have been missed.

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  11. The missing was definitely on my side as well, Kevin!

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  13. Great to have you back Becky!Your charm and wit has been missed.

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  14. Whoopee! Becky is back and I'm thrilled to see you online again.

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  15. Yay! So glad to see you back, Becky! Looking forward to reading your wonderful blog this winter. :)

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  16. Lady, am I glad you're back in cyberspace. This just wasn't the same without you. The decision to leave so you could pay the bills must have been a very, very hard one.

    When my previous computer died my wife thought I'd be chewing the funiture in a week. Well I lasted a year, lost some weight, and read -a lot. Welcome back. CB back in town break out the champagne, and lock up your hard drives ! Three cheers for CB. The drought is over.

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  17. Hooray! You're back! We all missed your presence on the Internet. I'm so happy that you're back online :)

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  18. While you were away I scheduled my tweets to include links to various articles on your blog, occasionally, right through to January. I've just now discovered you're back when you responded to a tweet on twitter.


    Internet is not a necessity, you're right. But you do miss it when it's not there. It's fast becoming a basic utility like electricity or indoor plumbing.

    I'm so glad you're back.
    - Java

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