In addition, despite having had some of our summer holiday (more of which anon) I feel tired out physically, mentally and emotionally. Not what I would expect after time away in our lovely little caravan.
However, we decided to cut short our holiday and come back 4 days early, because of an unfolding family crisis at home. So rather than staying away, feeling worried, stressed out and useless, we packed up and headed back on Thursday. Since then we've been on the go non-stop and I'm definitely feeling the effects, culminating in a marathon 12 hour sleep last night which has gone only some way to restoring my equilibrium after several days of being in energy deficit.
Therefore, today I will be easing gently back into the saddle, tackling a mountain of dirty laundry, a medium-sized hillock of post/emails, a small mound of orders and assorted other stuff all clamouring for my attention.
So, while I play catch-up, here's something to keep you occupied, should you feel inclined.
For a bit of relaxing displacement activity during a lull yesterday, I was looking through my ClustrMaps stats and decided to check from which American states I'd had blog readers. If you click on the map it will take you to the stats, and on the right of your screen you'll find the countries listed, along with the number of visitors from each state/region/county for each country.
I have had had visits from people in 51 out of the 52 states.
Which state is missing?
No prizes for getting it right, just kudos aplenty. I spent a good 15 minutes trying to work out the renegade state without success.
Yes I know I could simply have Googled the answer but that would have been cheating, and completely outwith my ethos of displacement activity
EDIT - I stand corrected! That will teach me not to not Google. I had idly counted all the names in the ClustrMaps state list (leaving out the US forces overseas) and got 51 and from somewhere in the dim recesses of my memory dredged up the other 'missing' state as I was fairly sure there was an even number. However there are still 51 names in the list so I'll change the challenge from find the missing one to which one is masquerading.
I'm off to stand in the corner for the rest of the evening wearing a humongous dunce's hat....