Friday, December 14, 2012

Is Clutter a Hobby?

It is no secret - I love crafts. Pinterest is a very dangerous site for me to visit - more ideas turn into more trips to the craft store, which then turns into more stuff piled in my house.  I jokingly told the hubby that I think I need to de-clutter a little bit.  He, just as jokingly, responded with "really? where?"

Hmm...let's see.

Would it be the kitchen?  Where one complete corner is hidden with "stuff" and the kitchen table is used as my fabric cutting table?

Would it be my sitting room?  Where at this moment I can see 6 skeins of yarn and three knitting looms.

Maybe my bedroom?  It is the home of my sewing machine and many spools of thread.

Perhaps the extra bedroom?  You can't even see the bed for all the fabric, yarn and various craft supplies.

The comical part of this is that hubby gave me half of his office as a craft space.  Below is a picture I took of the space this morning:

This is madness!  I think I need an intervention!

While searching for a roll of tape I found a really cool set of pens I forgot I had.  I wonder what I can make with those pens.

My life plays out like the book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie".  Ooooh, cookies - I think I'll go bake some cookies.....

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Not the Best Blogger

If my blog were a friend would it consider me a good friend?  Most likely not.  Just about every day for the past two weeks I have thought about this blog.  Knowing I need to post, thinking of things I want to say, pictures I want to show.  But each night ended with...well, maybe tomorrow.  Maybe tomorrow I will have time to say the words, show the pictures, share a laugh.

I have been legitimately busy.  I have been fulfilling obligations - knitting, sewing, cross stitching - kind of my "work" I guess.  Even though it is important to fulfill obligations I know it is even more important to reach out to friends.

The past few weeks I have had the pleasure of twice visiting the rural town that my girl now calls home.  I love the small town feel and I love my girl - I have a couple of pictures to share from one visit, hopefully that will be soon.

I have sat in my chemo chair allowing the cell-killing toxins flood my body, while at the same time allowing my heart to be loved and encouraged by the angels that masquerade as nurses.

I enjoyed a long overdue visit with one of my oldest friends.

I've also lost two friends to cancer this week.  It is heartbreaking to think of the families sadness.  I think of Donna, her sweet spirit and her love and pride for her two boys.  I remember Louis and his sense of humor.  We were in a cancer support group together and he was always cracking jokes.  They will be missed by loved ones.

My days have been filled with things to do but also filled with people to love.  I hope to be a better blogger...and a better friend.

See you soon!