I always wonder if people notice that I haven't been posting for a week or two. Maybe you have, maybe you haven't. Either way, I am okay with. We all have our own lives and my little life over here has been interesting, to say the least. Last week started off with a stomach virus brought into our home via Sawyer. Let's just say he wasn't throwing up. ohmyword. It was disgusting (and heart breaking, of course. My poor baby.) After 5 days of a sick kid, I thought we had gotten by with only one sicky in the house. Nope. This week, I came home from work on Monday with a fever and some killer nausea. I don't know if it was the same thing as what Sawyer had, but I have not been able to eat, smell food, look at food, think about food, or be in the kitchen without wanting to puke. Today is the first day that I have felt better and ready to face the world. Plus, I am a few pounds lighter. Score! Just in time to go into psycho cleaning mode to get ready for company this weekend. Today I get to tackle cleaning, grocery shopping, cooking, and paying bills all with the last bits of illness hanging on.
So, in case you wanted to know (and you probably didn't) that's why I haven't been posting or making or stitching or social media-ing. I literally couldn't stomach anything other than laying down and doing nothing. I have to say, the time "off" has been nice. I may be ostracizing myself, or I may be relating to a lot of you, but I sometimes get tired of the constant barrage of pictures, tweets, links, posts, projects, and on an on. I appreciate the hard work of others, but sometimes I just need to get away from all of the creativity overload. When it comes to social media, I find myself feeling inadequate or left out, when the whole point of me starting a blog was just to share my work with others. I have a full time job, a family, financial obligations, an almost non-existent real social life that need more tending than my twitter account. So I am working on arranging my priorities. I want to sort-of purify my intentions with this blog and try really hard not to get caught up in the whole business of being "big". I'd love to hear your thoughts on blogging, social media, etc. Tell me I am not alone in feeling overwhelmed by it all.
Onto some business...
I have really appreciated all of your comments on my last few posts, but have not yet had a chance to respond to all of them. I will be working on it this week, so if you get a random response for a comment you left 2 weeks ago, that's why. I am also going to finish up my How to Cross Stitch series, but it might be another week before I can fully get it together.
Speaking of How to Cross Stitch... I have to announce the winner for the huge cross stitch giveaway.
Chosen by random.org:
Congratulations to Ashley! I will be emailing you shortly about getting your prize to you.