I hope I've been away long enough not to seem a complete fool.
Besides, I proved to myself I can get by without having the computer on all the time- and that's good. For the best part of a week, I switched it on for an hour in the morning and an hour at night- and all the rest of the day I did housework, tidied the attic, cooked plum crumble, socialized, read books, watched Ghost Whisperer- and did crossword puzzles. It was a return to basics. I enjoyed it.
But crossword puzzles or LJ- which is the better use of my time? No-brainer, that one. Besides I was lying in bed, composing LJ posts in my head, and it seemed pretty silly not to be writing them down.