And apparently I did not know I have needed a rest from the B-L-O-G. I spell it because the thing can just loom over me like this beckoning addiction that I can't shake. I even began noticing my camera was filling up with photos of crafts and less and less were of my precious girls and family. Yikes.
So something needed some adjusting and that something was my priorities.
I then did things I had neglected because the spinning wheels in my brain are always concocting some sort of SOMETHING to make. So I folded the laundry that I rewashed 3 times because I kept forgetting it was still in the washer and rejoiced that said clothes finally graduated to the dryer.
I also found my dining room table under oodles of fabric, scissors, and yarn with some home school papers thrown in for good measure.
I have played doll house and tea party. We even have had front yard picnics where I got some photos...
I planted flowers (and the girls helped) in my front yard like vincas, pentas, and zinnias.
All different shades of pink of course.
And also becasue we apparently totally dig flowers that end in AS.
OK. I just reread that line and I SO did not mean to make that funny but it ended up funny.
Read it out loud.
The backyard has only A-S flowers too. Azaleas. Begonias. No, wait! We planted Jasmine too! HA!
OK. Enough already.
So I have been enjoying my hiatus to just live my life. Today we had a sweet little Easter party at my daughter's school where they hunted for resurrection eggs and heard the whole story of Easter. It was so touching to watch their reactions to this bittersweet message of love and sacrifice.
Also, for those of you who are new to my blog...our family hit a kind of crossroads last summer when my husband lost his job. So many of you have been amazing as we have traveled this unknown road. My husband is still unemployed but today he had an amazing interview and we are really hoping this is the one. We probably won't know for a few weeks but if you think of it...please pray.
So now I prepare for this gala that will take place next weekend. I am still unsure about what I am going to do as I am hosting a table. I have a zillion ideas and plan on implementing them but nothing ever ends up the way I originally plan it. So next week will be a bunch of tutorials while I create a tablescape using thrifty ideas to make it affordable. We can see how to turns out together! :)
So again...hugs to all you friends and especially those of you who sent emails to just say hi and see how I was doing. It warmed my heart and I am thankful for everyone of you that read this blog and encourage me!
I will be back soon! :)