Friday, January 23, 2015

1/23 Where Have I Been?

Hey Everyone,

Just thought I would pop in to let you know that I am still alive but I have been taking a LONG break from blogging!  This has been coming for awhile now. I  have been feeling very burnt out on everything- crafting, photographing, editing, blogging etc.  I needed a break for a long time.  I am still on my break, but I will be popping in a couple of times a month to showcase my Some Odd Girl and Core'dinations projects.

So what have I been up to since I have so much time on my hands without blogging?  Well, family things.  It has been so wonderful to just relax and enjoy my family without having to rush home from work, get things ready for the next day, and then hide in my basement and craft.  I have been enjoying just being with my family and loving every minute of it.

We also decided as a family to rescue and adopt a dog!  My oldest has been wanting to get a dog but I have been saying no becuase I just knew I couldn't handle a puppy.  So as a family we decided to adopt.  We found 3 wonderful organizations and it took us 3 months to find the perfect dog and we did!!!  Her name is Nola.  She is a lab mix.  We are thinking lab and shepard.  She is 5 years old and she is just amazing.  Her family was moving and didn't want her anymore.
Here she is on her first day with us.  She is so well behaved and is just perfect in our eyes!

We got Nola the Saturday before Christmas and she was my son's Christmas present.  He is just soo happy!

I also have been really busy with my tennis and captaining a USTA competitive league and that has been keeping me busy as well!

I have been crafting a little bit but it has just been for me.  I have been enjoying creating just to create and not having to worry about blogging and deadlines.

I will be back and I haven't entirely left but my posts won't be every day or even every week, but I will pop in.

Hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!


Krisha said...

Nola is a charmer for sure, what a cute face she has.
Glad you popped back in to say hi. Was wondering what happened to you.

Melissa said...

I have to say, THANK YOU! for adopting a rescue dog. I do a lot of rescue work and I see tons of wonderful dogs that need a family. It's wonderful to hear that your family looked for the 'right' one and didn't do a purchase based on looks. It so important to have the dog fit your lifestyle! Love the picture of the boys with their new fur-sister. Enjoy your break!

Annette Allen said...

aww glad you are just enjoying your family.. that is the best and that dog is adorable.. congrats on your adoption..

Sandy Trefger said...

I totally understand about needing a break from blogging! Lately I no longer worry about having a post every single day! I blog when I have something to blog and it's working out good for me. Looks like you found the perfect dog for your family!

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Tracey McNeely said...

So glad to hear you are enjoying family time Mary Pat! I hear you on the burnout. Your new addition to the family is adorable, congratulations! ~sending hugs

Cindy deRosier said...

I've been wondering what was up with you! Glad all is well and congrats on the new addition to the family. She's a cutie!

Elise (lil gik) said...

Glad to hear you've been enjoying a break from the rigors of blogging, Mary Pat! Congrats on your furry addition to the family, she's a beauty!

Tracy said...

Nola is such a cutie.
I am sure the boys are loving her so much :)
Its good to take a break, especially if you were feeling burnt out.
I told myself I was only going to post when I share something creative…but on my 6th year of blogging every day…its a hard habit to break, lol.

Becky said...

Nola is adorable!! After rescuing Dirk, who was 8 months old at the time, we knew we didn't want a puppy again. It's like having a baby! So when we rescued Boris, we were looking for a dog that was 2-5 years old. It's the perfect age!!

Kelly R said...

Welcome back and congrats on your new Nola! I hope she brings lots of love to your family.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Good to see you!
Happy New Year! :)
I feel the same about blogging and scrapbooking and it's been wonderful to be free of deadlines.

Tanya Ham said...

YAY!! :) So happy for you and your family! Congrats on the new pup! :)

Leslie Germain said...

Glad to hear you are ok. Blogging takes up lots of family time!!! Looking forward to seeing you on here from time to time. Adorable boys and congrats and that sweet dog!!!

Susie Bentz said...

Happy for you and your family! Enjoy the important things in life. (hugs)

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