Before I became diabetic, that's what I would say when it had been a while since I talked to someone. I'd call them up and say, Hi. Just wanted you to know I'm still alive and haven't been kidnapped by aliens! Now of course a dozen or so people call me regularly to make sure I'm not comatose. It's nice to know I am loved.
We had bad weather here last night. I was almost finished with a section on my Very Important Project. Then the wind started to blow, thunder boomed, and Halona's worried brown eyes appeared inches from my face. Storm, Mama! I spent the next couple of hours petting my shaking Labrador. We all need reassurance from time to time.