Thursday, September 12, 2019

Where Am I? An Update

Hello my crafty friends, wanted to pop on here and update everyone. I know I am always "missing in action" a lot. I wish I had a good answer for that but think I have finally figured it out. I am changing, leaving the grieving seasons (years) and moving on with life. That's not to say I won't ever be back to blogging regularly or visiting all my lovely crafty friend's blogs and leaving comments. But right now I am not regular about that at all and I don't know when I will be. So I hope you all will bear with me while I figure out this life of mine. I am keeping busy. I go to the library on Wednesday's for senior day for people 55 and older. We exercise, play games/movies/puzzles, play Jeopardy or Family Feud, have speakers that come in and have a nice lovely free lunch. It is 4 hours of fun and meeting new people. Most are older than me, but I am still enjoying it very much. I've been going to the movies at least once a week with friends. Been getting crafty as well. I was asked to make stencils for 5 very large signs, my nephew has asked me to do coach gifts for him for this year since it is his senior year, and of course doing other crafty things. 

I am also going away for just about the whole month of Oct. I'm a little nervous about being gone for so long though. lol Bret will be holding down the fort and taking care of the dogs. Where am I going you ask? Well let me tell you, on Oct 3rd, my sister friend, her husband and I leave their house in VA for Gatlinburg, TN. We will spend about 4 days there, then will move on to Memphis-spend another 4 days or so there and then onto Nashville. Again, 4 days or so there and then moving on to Waco TX. Then back home. It should be a fun trip with so much to see and do. I'm looking forward to it, but nervous about getting home sick and missing the pups. But all will be well I'm sure. So that is what is going on around here in my life. Keeping busy, moving on with living and getting crafty here and there. 

So here is the signs that I made the stencils (I'm not doing the stenciling, just made the stenciling to the sizes they needed) for as well as the shadow boxes I made for my nephew's golf coach. My nephew will be adding golf tees in the bottom of the shadow box to finish off these gifts. Now I'm designing wrestling gifts, then pole vaulting. I'm sorry I haven't been around visiting in such a long time. It will be a bit longer before I come by I'm afraid. But I will be by sometime!! 

As always, thank you for your patience with me. You all mean the world to me and I don't want you to think I've forgotten about you all. I haven't, just trying to figure this life of mine out and trying to just find joy in everyday. With having so many falls, I think I've realized that one day I might not get back up, so I need to live life. I thank you also for always sticking by me. You guys are the best on line friends one could have!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Everything cut using fonts and my Cricut Maker or Explore
Images from Cricut Design Space altered to fit my needs


Mac Mable said...

Dearest Brenda....I am so glad that you are moving on with life and trying so hard to get the most out of it x. So glad that you are still being creative. Enjoy your trip away and make memories x The stencils you made look terrific.
We will all still be here when you've time to pop in. Meantime you just find joy every which way you can x. Sending love and hugs x

jimlynn said...

Oh wow! Brenda, you really HAVE been busy......and that's fantastic! Love that you did for the stenciling and the coaches gifts are fabulous. Perfect!!!!
You'll have a wonderful trip and want to do it again next year too.

Carol L said...

I'm so glad to know you're learning to enjoy new things in your life again and I'm so happy for you taking this up-coming trip with friends! I've seen Memphis and Gatlinburg and I know you're going to have a wonderful time there! I'm happy that you're now healthy enough to be able to go on this trip and I hope it's fun every moment you're away! No need to worry about blog commenting - there's too much life to be lived out there, and nobody knows better than you how short life can be! Life, laugh, love and go have fun! See you when you get back :) hugzzzzzzzz

LesleyG said...

Those projects look awesome Brenda! Have a fabulous trip, find your new self, and enjoy the little things. Take care xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

Brenda, I hear you - loud and clear!! I am still figuring out life too, and it has taken many unexpected twists and turns over the last two and a half years. Enjoy your social activities - you need them, and also enjoy your trip, it sounds fantastic.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Take 2.. blogger ate first comment.. 🤨
Am sure all will be well on trip with dear ones dear Brenda, the dear Lord will watch over you and you'll enjoy it way more than you thought and Bret will look after pups and home just fine.
Love those cute chooks and shadow boxes, well done!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Marilyn said...

Brenda, I understand how you feel. I have not been on my blog since April. Besides life getting in the way I loss my younger sister in May. I still visit blogs that I follow and try to leave comments as much as I can. Hope you have a great time on your vacation.
Have a great day!

Tina Campbell said...

Brenda have a fantastic time and enjoy life! I've not been blogging as much neither haven't slowed down on scrapping just with work and working overtime leaves less time for things like that. But you sure are enjoy life as God sees fit for you so enjoy every minute of it my friend :)
Hugs' Tina

Bonnie said...

Glad to see you are having fun and still getting some crafting in. As Dolly says, LITS! Enjoy!

Brenda in IN said...

Brenda, I am happy you are going on this trip and it sounds like fun. You have been crafting and those coaches shadow boxes are a wonderful gift. Enjoy your trip and check in when you get back.

Darnell said...

I don't think I've smiled this widely in a long time! What an uplifting post this was for me, Brenda! I have so wanted you to do this for a long time now and it does my heart such good to hear that you are finding your joy and realizing that life is to be lived, not just gotten through. Go forward, my sweet friend, and grab it with gusto! Have a blast in Tennessee and I hope you get to meet Chip and Jo in Waco!!! Do come back on with photos of your trip when you get back home - or just send them to me, lol! The puppies will miss you, but they are very resilient as long as someone is feeding them! With much love, Auntie Darnell p.s. Your projects are AWEmazing! They absolutely look like they were done by a professional company!!

I Card Everyone said...

Brenda, you are welcome any. time! But most of all when you want to - never feel as if it's a requirement!
I can't tell you how happy I am to hear AND SEE what has kept you busy - fantastic projects- WOWZERS!
I can't wait to hear all about that wonderful trip - what an adventure you'll have!
Stay well, and happy trails, my friend!! xxoo

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
so glad you are feeling much better about your life.
Your library afternoon sound fab and what a super idea.
You hols sounds amazing and very lovely.
Hope you have an excellent time.
Your creations are so wonderfully created and such fab and beautiful work.
Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

Nstiz said...

Wow, Brenda, you really know how to use that Cricut. Your stencils are amazing as are these projects! Love them!

Anita in France said...

So pleased to hear you're living life to the full, Brenda ... enjoy every moment ... as you suggest, we only have one of them to make the most of! Happy and safe travelling on your trip ... what a fabulous adventure! Brilliant projects btw ... you're so creative and talented! Hugs, Anita :)