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23 August 2008 @ 10:00 am
So - I've been absent...  
It's been quite a while since I've posted. Shortly after my last post, my modem was knocked out by one of the devastating storms we experienced here in early June and it was a couple of weeks before I replaced it.

In the meantime, however, I wracked up my back and am still having a lot of trouble with it. Though I'm in therapy and doing regular exercizes to strengthen it, sitting in front of my computer - especially after a day at work - is just not do-able. It is getting better and is not nearly as painful as it was a month ago, but I'm guessing my computer time will continue to be severly limited.

I apologize for being unable to keep up with everyone and I hope everyone on my flist is doing well. I still have comments and invitations issued before all this happened to respond to and I hope to take care of those over the next few days. Thank you so much to those of you who emailed to check up on me!

And look - I actually have a manip to share! My first in quite some time. As usual, the full size is kinda big! :-) Main texture by uglybusiness. Hope you enjoy.

Untitled Buffy Manip – Full Size.





 
 
 
enigmaticblues: petsenigmaticblues on August 23rd, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
I was just thinking about you the other day! I'm sorry to hear about your back. I've had trouble with mine before, and it's no fun. I hope it improves quickly!
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
I've had trouble with mine for most of my life. This flair up is one of the worst - and longest lasting, though.

Thanks for the good wishes!
Velvet Rain Dropsadriana_is on August 23rd, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
That's gorgeous Mary!
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
roachstarroachstar on August 23rd, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
That's so lovely! :O The best manip I've seen in ages!
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
What a great compliment - thank you so much! :-)
Karenkazzy_cee on August 23rd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous!

Sorry to hear about your back. Take things as easy as you can, and look forward to you being able to spend more time with us when you're feeling up to it! *gentle hugs*
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Glad you like the manip and thanks for the good wishes - I'm hoping the pain continues to lessen. It hasn't been much fun lately.
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Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Cath: spuffy interventionstars_of_tears on August 23rd, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
gorgeous manip!
I hope your back gets better soon :)
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
gorgeous manip!

Thank you!

I hope your back gets better soon

Me, too! :-)
kindredspirit75: Spike tanktop namekindredspirit75 on August 23rd, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Your work continues to amaze me and this is quite beautiful.

Hope you feel better soon.
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely compliment and the good wishes! :-)
petzipellepingo: waving white rabbit by peaces_iconspetzipellepingo on August 23rd, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
We've missed you. And as someone who has continuing back issues, I totally understand you taking a long LJ rest. Keep going with both the therapy and the exercises.

And what a lovely present you brought all of us.

Edited at 2008-08-23 06:16 pm (UTC)
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've struggled with back problems since high school, which is, well... Let's just say a loooong time. :-) This flair up is lasting longer than most though, and seems to be more disabling. I am being good with the therapy and exercizes though, so I'm hoping for pain free days soon.

Glad you like the manip - thank you!
caia: orange spuffy by effulgent_girlthisficklemob on August 23rd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, you really do make the most gorgeous images. *sets new desktop image*

I hope your back continues to improve.
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words and good wishes! :-)
Cordykitten: japewierd  hugscordykitten on August 23rd, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)

Gorgeous manip, Mary. Well done.
*hugs you careful* I hope your back continues to get better.
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words and good wishes! :-)
louise39: Spike  smirk  louise39louise39 on August 23rd, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful, as always. The colors and designs and manip create a seemless delight.

Hope your back continues to improve.
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words and good wishes! :-)
oceandreams on August 23rd, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Stunning! Great job!
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :-)
kargrif on August 24th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
that is just beautiful, i love it!
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you - so glad you like it! :-)
Molly May: Buffy - liquid_garnetmolly_may on August 24th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your back problems, Mary. I hope it continues to improve quickly!

Awww, pretty Buffy! That's a beautiful manip.
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much - for the good wishes AND the kind words. :-)
Corinna: Buffy_the packalwaysjbj on August 24th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful, sweetie!

I'm sorry to hear about your back. Take it easy. I wish you better soon. *hugs*
Marymary5958 on August 25th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words and good wishes! :-)