Sunday, January 1, 2012


Well, it seems I am spending the last few days of 2011 and the first few days of 2012 battling the flu.  A particularly gruesome strain, I'm afraid.  I'll spare you the gory details.

New Year's Eve was spent curled up in front of the teevee machine watching all sorts of enthralling shows about how the world is either A. coming to an abrupt end next December 21st, or B. we're entering a new, Golden Age. It all rather depends on which soothsayers you believe, and whether your chakras are all aligned and you don't have any leaks in your aura. 

So now I guess the pressure is on to finish Merriman Park before the sky falls.  I just hope that this flu clears up before the impending Apocalypse as I would be loathe to face Doomsday with a green face and a bilious stomach . 


Pedrete said...[Reply]

Jajaja!! Sería horrible que te llamaran para el juicio final en ese estado!! Estoy seguro de que el mundo no se acabará tan pronto, te dará tiempo a recuperarte de tu gripe y a terminar Merriman Park. ¡¡Un abrazo enorme y Feliz Año Nuevo!!

carmen said...[Reply]

feliz año nuevo!

Simon said...[Reply]

Bless you, John. Sending best wishes from the other side of the Pond. My last few days of 2011 and first of 2012 were spent agonising over whether to install a corridor!! I realise how sad that sounds, but it's stressful stuff!
I hope you get better soon Hun.
Happy New Year -x-

Elga said...[Reply]

Get well soon and enjoy making lots of miniatures in 2012!!!! And forget the doomsday prophets, they will always be with us, I say seize every day and make the most it!!!

Karin Corbin said...[Reply]

Gee you are off to a great start in 2012, in pain, puking and morose!

Well it can only get better and here is hoping that will happen soon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Daydreamer said...[Reply]

Happy New Year John!
I Hope you feel better quickly... NOT fun to be so sick... the worst is it is SUCH a Waste of time....
We Need Merriman Park Finished BEFORE the Apocalypse.... (Just kidding... no pressure here!) Just my Sincere hopes that you feel better soon!

Teresa said...[Reply]

I hope you feel better soon! Not fun being sick! I hope the New Year is full of happiness and great health! Hugs, Teresa

jeffry said...[Reply]

Hi John,

Get well soon.....this just issn't the way to start 2012! I'll go for option B! So relax and think about colors, theme's for the other rooms while you're recovering form this flu.
All the best

Fi.P said...[Reply]

Poor darling,

Mia and i have struggled with something similar for weeks, I'm over it burt not Mia.

I do hope you get over it soon, "Mankua Honey" I'm not sure if you know of it but it has awesome healing properties.

It usually happens when you are run down.....trying to do too many things. Relax and don't be "Chicken little"
Dont watch TeeVee it's media propaganda, I just stick my head in the sand's soooo much healthier!!! I'm married to a banker so you can imagine the tone around here......any wonder I stick my head in a doll House........Oh Dear I think i am beginning to rant!!!! It must be the heat! 40 degrees...........UGH!!!

Get better darling and I sympathise completely!!

ML Fi xx

Simon said...[Reply]

Hey kiddo, How are you feeling today?

Ray W said...[Reply]

John my friend,
So sorry to hear of your "flu".
You are handling it with your usual, wonderful sense of humor...
Rest up and feel better soon!
Ray x

MiniLover said...[Reply]

Feel better. Is there anything worse than the stomach flu?

Instead of watching trash on TV you could read this adorable children's book: The Sixty Eight Rooms (about the Thorne Rooms) at the Art Institute of Chicago. I am doing a post this week on it...


Irene said...[Reply]

Happy New Year John. I hope you feel better soon.


Jeri Elsner said...[Reply]

I am making you chicken soup as we speak...

John said...[Reply]

Thanks, all, for your concern and well-wishes. I've definitely turned a corner and feel better today --can even eat and drink, again! Still tired, though.

Fi, I hope you and Mia shake off whatever it is you have, soon!

Hi, Sophia! I wrote about that book myself! Here's the link to the older post:

Hi Jeri! No need to make chicken soup! (I still have the lasagne)!

Giac said...[Reply]

Hi John,
Happy new year!
I think it only appropriate that I start by wishing you good health. I hope you feel better soon so you can get back to Merriman park and enjoying the new year.
Take care of yourself, I hope glen is well,

Fi.P said...[Reply]

Hello my lovely,

I'm just checking in on how you are travelling?

Glad to hear you are a tad better!!

Rest well,

Fi xx

Andy said...[Reply]

Hi John, sorry to hear that you've been so poorly! hope you're feeling better now!

I wonder what they will all find to talk about this time next year LOL!