You do not need to comment. I know you love me and I know you care. I just need to take a little time out for myself. No I wasn't bad :) and everything is fine here at home with everyone, however I don't think I will be able to catch up on reading each post. If you know me at all you know very well I will be around to read you, I just may not read each post you write. This will be a very short break and I am sure I will be joining in on next weeks Wednesday Hodgepodge.
I think it may just be the after Christmas blues and an overwhelming feeling of being pulled in a lot of directions right now. I have to tackle each thing on it's own, but what I have been trying to do is work a little on each project each day and that isn't working. I find myself here until 2pm and then don't get much done on the other projects at hand. Do you get what I'm saying? Also the excitement and anticipation of Christmas, going all out getting everything ready for your family, then bing, bang, boom it's over!
I started working on taking down our Christmas decorations. I love them, can't live without them but it does take me time. It takes me about 10 days to put them up working for maybe 4 to 6 hours each day. Taking them down is never as much fun and this year I am going through the bins to see what I can give away. I can't possibly put all of my collections out each year because I just don't have a place for all of them to be displayed. Sometimes I switch off each year and that seems to work.
On top of that the house is dirty. While my decorations are up I don't do as much dusting and cleaning because it just doesn't seem to work out with all of the displays up. So I am just feeling a little overwhelmed right now. I am so drawn to my computer each day that I tend to get very behind in the things that need to be done. We have an early birthday celebration this weekend and then I go out of town next Thursday. Normally I keep my decorations up until mid-January but I am feeling a great desire to get this done before I leave.
I have been finding myself very quick to anger these days, feeling stressed and crying often. I know that I am still not over the Newtown, CT shootings. It really broke my heart and placed more fear inside me. Also a woman from our bowling league is currently in Tucson, AZ sitting at the bedside of her 19 year old daughter who was in a terrible car accident on her way to Arizona last week. She is severely injured and clinging to life. If you could offer up some prayers it would be deeply appreciated.
I am also working on my handkerchiefs to send to the mother's of the children who passed away in Newtown. I normally get handkerchiefs ready in advance, maybe 10 at a time and I have them ready to go when a request cames in for one. I have to trim threads from the embroidery that is done, press them and put them into flat handkerchief boxes with tissue for mailing.
When the shooting took place I found I had exactly 20 that have not been readied yet and those were my final supply of handkerchiefs. So I just placed my order this week for more. When they arrive they will have to also go to the embroidery shop before I have them available for mailing. (I knew those final 20 were for Newtown, CT)
I had decided to wait until things calmed down a little bit before I mailed them the handkerchiefs. So yesterday I made a few phone calls to the Sandy Hook Elementary School to share with them about what I was doing and find out where would be the best place for me to send them. So I got my information and will be mailing those out on Tuesday of next week.
So I will take a few days to concentrate on all of these projects, get them done and be good to go very soon.