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Sunday, December 13, 2009


Just hours ago, I received email from Shaw who reports good news. Her surgery went well … perfectly in fact … and there is every reason to expect a successful outcome. According to Shaw, she is feeling stronger every day and has started taking walks in the neighborhood. She may even drop by and check on us, she says.

Shaw expresses her thanks to everyone for their participation and support. The special magic of this place is missing when the Lady of the Manor is away, and strange creatures from the deep are a poor substitute. Without doubt, I look forward to Shaw’s triumphal return.

Let me thank Pamela, Rockync, Infidel753, and Matt Osborne for lending a helping hand with their contributions.

In addition, my thanks go to Shaw’s loyal readers and followers who include: Arthurstone, Dave, Dmarks, James’ Muse, Jim, Libhom, Patrick, Puddy, Ruth, Susannah, TAO, Tom, Truth101, W-Dervish. If I omitted anyone in oversight, please accept my apologies.

One more request before (O)CT(O)PUS returns to the sea. If Shaw does make an appearance, please go easy on her. She still suffers from fatigue, she says. And please leave greeting for Shaw in the comment thread below.


rockync said...

This is happy news! Shaw, hurry back; this place just isn't the same without you.

dmarks said...

Great to hear of your recovery, Shaw!

James' Muse said...

Great news, Shaw! Can't wait to have you back!

TRUTH 101 said...

Despite all you've been through Shaw, I'll bet you're still way hotter than Octo.

We need you Sister. Come back soon.

Dave Miller said...

Looking forward to hearing from you soon Shaw...

Pamela D. Hart said...

Oh, I'm SO relieved and SO VERY happy! What a wonderful early Christmas present! I have missed her dearly and have thought of her EVERY day!

TAO said...

Did I ever tell you that I thought Shaw was HOT?!

Glad to hear good news for a change!

Tom said...

This IS good news.

Take time for yourself Shaw. Be good to yourself.

Your substitutes are doing a good job, but I miss your thinking.

Jim said...

Awesome! Cowabunga dude! O, ah, dudette! Great news. ;-)

Jim said...

BTW - I think octopus has done a great job filling in, thanks for your time and effort.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Jim, if you ever go to Bike Week in Daytona, you'll have to look me up. First, I'll torment you; then we'll go out on the town and get wasted.

Jim said...

Woo Hoo! You already know what the bike looks like! ;-)

Patrick M said...

Always good to hear of good news in the world of Shaw. I wait with perverse anticipation of a triumphant return.

Which means a big hug before starting trouble. :)

puddy said...

glad to hear you're doing well shaw... have a happy and healthy holiday. and my best to octo, of course.