Monday, May 18, 2009

First Time Blogger Here!

This is Stephanie….Robyn’s long time friend by marriage. She got me by default when I married Jeff. She IS the best thing that came with him and I love her dearly! Although Robyn and I do have a few different interests, most of them parallel each other strongly. We both love animals, sharing smutty romance novels, Taco Bell, trips to Target together planned strategically around our afternoon naps, a few hours watching movies together and lots, lots more. However, one thing we do not have in common is blogging. I read a couple of blogs, including Robyn’s, but have never developed an interest in actually blogging. So, when Robyn asked me to guest blog a couple of weeks ago when she had her back surgery, I agreed, reluctantly, unbeknownst to her. I couldn’t say no to her. It was the least I could do. It’s THAT important to her. But, I admit I have been procrastinating hoping she wouldn’t notice that I have not blogged and that I would be off the hook. No such luck! She called me first thing Sunday morning and requested again that I blog for her. So I lay awake last night thinking about what I would write about and what kind of blogging faux pas I would inevitably come up with to offend one or two of her followers. Or I guess I should say “readers” as “followers” make us sound as if we belong to a cult lead by Robyn. See! That is exactly the type of faux pas I am talking about.

Robyn is doing great by the way. She has come a long way from almost two weeks ago when I saw her the day after her surgery. I have to admit, I was a little scared for her that first day. It was very hard to see her in so much pain with all kinds of “stuff” sticking out of her. I didn’t know that kind of stuff would make me as queezy as it did! I really didn’t expect it would be as “major” as it was. I was blow drying her hair the other day and saw her stitches. Yikes! Another bout of light headedness for me. But, day by day, she has gotten a little more mobile and is starting to get around more confidently. I don’t expect she will be back to herself any time real soon, but there is light at the end of the tunnel and that’s a good thing. Until then, I will keep doing her laundry, scrubbing her bath room and kitchen, stuffing her mouth with baked goods, lying on the couch watching movies and discussing our smutty romance novels. By the way, none of these are chores…..any time I get to spend with Robyn is time I enjoy!

(Fork me some of that!) You can blog about that when you come back Robyn!


Lori said...

Hello Robyn!
I just got caught up on your recent blog posts and it sounds like you have a lot of wonderful friends and your family helping you post surgery! That is wonderful! With your tenacity and sense of humor you will be back to your 100% self real soon!
Wishing you a speedy recovery from Missoula, Montana!
Lori :)
p.s. your fill-in bloggers are doing a fantastic job!

Jen said...

Hi Robyn! Everyone filling in is doing a fantastic job! Glad to hear everything is going well. Hopefully you are on the road to recovery & will be back to your life as you know it asap! Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and wishing you a fast recovery! Please let me know if I can help (although it sounds like you're covered!) in any way. I'm close by!