Happy Friday, everyone! 😉
And Happy February, too.
I do love to see Friday arrive each week, but it seems like time is just whizzing by these days. I won’t complain too much about that, though, because I would gladly have Spring just fly in here anytime now!
I’m here to announce the winner of my 2013 Blogiversary Giveaway, who happens to be…. Darnell!
Congrats, Darnell! I appreciate your empathy AND your sympathy! And your RE-naming of fibromyalgia to ‘fibromyagony’ makes me giggle. 😉
Please email your mailing address to me at laughadaisy (at) hotmail (dot) com, and I will get these stamp sets off to you in the mail.
I also wanted to say Thank You to everyone who commented to wish me a Happy Blogiversary. I appreciate all of you who stop in to comment, ESPECIALLY SINCE I AM SEVERELY LACKING WHEN IT COMES TO RECIPROCATING!
I confess that on a daily basis, I consider quitting this blog, for many reasons, the biggest reason being the guilt I feel for not being able to return everyone’s sweet comments in a timely manner, or even at all. (You should see all the emails that go racing past me in a day, sheesh!) I have committed myself to the Dynamic Duos DT through April, and so I hang in here for that, forcing myself into crafting time lately only to fulfill that commitment. Outside of that, my poor creativity seems to be suffering a slow, painful death!
And as you know, I’m not in the best of health either, and my very limited energy has to be carefully dispensed throughout each day. Homeschooling takes center stage, of course, and lately my energy reserves haven’t lasted long enough for much else. We’ve had to rearrange our curriculum plans mid year, which has proved more challenging than I wanted it to be.
And there are more little tasks that beg for attention but which very rarely receive it. Letting go of all the little things that don’t get accomplished has been such a difficult lesson for me to learn – still haven’t learned it, and it still makes me cry. LOL. The worst part, though, is the frustration I feel that such a great deal of my time right now is being swallowed up with fighting identify theft. What a monumental waste of my time!!
I love blogging, I love to create cards, and I love sharing in the friendships and encouragement amongst all the sweet people I’ve ‘met’ in blogland. I am hoping that it’s just Winter that has me held captive, and that Spring will bring new energy… or something that will magically give me more energy and time and less pain. Fantasy land I’m living in, I know. 😉 I really hope I won’t have to quit blogging. We’ll see where life takes me when it gets here, though, right?
I’m babbling, I guess. Or maybe I’m whining!!! Maybe I just need to talk to a grown up. Maybe the reality is…. this is the crazy life I’ve chosen (as a homeschooling mom), and that’s all there is to it!
Really, I just wanted to tell you all Thank You. I greatly appreciate the time it takes each of you to stop in here to comment on my blog. Please know that your sweet and kind encouragement means a great deal to me!
Thanks for stopping by today! I think I’ll be back in a few hours with a card. I KNOW – Wow! Right? 😉