Well, I’m not sure if anyone even noticed, but I’ve been absent from my blog for most of this year. I’m still dealing with some personal issues which I touched upon in this post last year. I kept it together by sheer force of will last year, but come January I kind of hit rock bottom. I had to pull in and cocoon a bit and lick my wounds.
That was followed by putting my home of 31 years on the market for sale and that entailed going through a lifetime of ‘stuff’ and de-cluttering stuff accumulated by an entire family on my own, along with cleaning the entire house from top to bottom. Then came the house showings, a sale that turned in to a ‘not sale’ at the last minute and then the house back on the market again. It’s been a tough year and I don’t think it’s going to get better any time soon. I’m just trying to keep my business going and do what needs to be done at this point.
I’m not feeling overly creative at the moment as you can well imagine, but I’m also sick of my life being in a holding pattern based on someone else’s selfish decisions. So, once again I’m trying to pull up my ‘big girl panties’ and get on with my life. I’m not sure how that will work out and my crafting is still going to be sporadic at best as I am still trying to sell my house so I am having to keep it in showroom ready condition which is really not at all conducive to crafting. Then once the house is actually sold, I will have to pack up my life and my business and find a new place to live temporarily while I house hunt 200 miles away by one of my children. So, as you can see, the end is not even in sight. But I’m trying to plod along the best that I can for now.
So, I will be sharing crafty things when I can, and when I can’t craft I am diving in to some of the online blogging and design classes that I’ve accumulated through the years with great intentions and never quite found the time to actually take. Turns out in order to learn, you actually have to sit down and DO the classes. Who knew?!! Hahaha. I also want to swing in and do some work on my blog design which I started in December and then completely abandoned. I’m a bit scattered to say the least.
So friends, that is what is going on in my life. I’m trying to develop a positive outlook, but it’s really hard when I keep getting kicked in the face. But, I’m a strong woman and I will come out on top. I just have to wade through the crap that is my life right now in order to get to the other side. Wish me luck and keep my in your prayers. I appreciate each and every one of you.
Sorry to hear what’s been going on, Bonnie. Sending all good energy. Hugs.
Thank you so much for your comment and well wishes Tina. Hugs back to you too!!
So good to hear from you and glad to hear that despite all the negatives that you are still looking for positives to give you a boost in life too. I admire your never give up attitude and in the end it will be a benefit to you in many ways in that you will know your great strength. I am not sure if I could have coped as well as you have. I can see where that was a lot to handle and contend with. But girl, I am proud of you and whenever you feel like posting on your blog I will look forward to viewing it.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment Verna. You’ve been such a great cheerleader for me over the years. I truly appreciate our friendship. Hugs to you and thanks for being there.
Hope things go better for you during the next couple of months and wishing you the best.
Thank you so much for the kind words Shirley. I appreciate your thoughts and well wishes.
Hang in there. Been there, done that. This too shall pass.
Thanks so much for your support Sharon. Only someone who has been in these same shoes truly understands. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.
I’m here for you Bonnie! Sorry you’re having such a tough time.
I know you are Debbie. Thanks so much.
Don’t let someone’s cruel words define you. You have thousands of followers on YouTube, a successful business, the gift of teaching others and the special gift of sharing. Sometimes in life we have to take a side step to get ahead and I am sure what lies ahead of you is so much better than what is behind you. Don’t give him this power over you – leave behind what lies behind. Trust me you will look back on this and KNOW it is his loss, not yours!! Looking forward to many videos not to mention bows! ;0)
Thanks so much for the kind comment Candee. You have no idea how much I needed it today. Just moved out of my home of 30+ years yesterday, and it’s really hard. You’re right though, I will be better off in the long run. Just a lot of crap to get through first. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to read a ‘non-crafty’ post. ((Hugs))