Monday, June 27, 2011

Dusting off the blog...

Ok...ahem...hello?  Is there anyone still reading my blog?
I know there have to be a few of you still out there...I hope.

I have been MIA...
Wish I had a better reason for my sabbatical, like a summer vacation in France!
Nope.
A summer by the Beach?
Bigger No...
Uh, I was hiding from my instant celebrity and the random paparazzi?
No...Nope, Nada.

Instead I was in flare up mode and have spent the last seven weeks trying to get back on track.
I have rested.
I have slept, 
I have cursed...maybe once or twice.
I have cried and begged.
I have stopped and listened to my body
I am now ready to deal with the aftermath and turning over a new leaf.

I thought about this blog.
I felt sorry for my little blog and for the direction I haven't taken it.
Then I realized that I am all of the things I listed here, I still love being frugal, 
I love, love, big puffy heart love decorating and creating oh...and treasure hunting.


All I need is to write, have my great followers/friends I have made blogging,
my family and my health.  Oh...and my cats who diligently saw me through
this last flare up.

Even though they didn't clean house worth a darn, they sat on my bed, on the couch and outside the bathroom door.  
Now that is love people...
when your fur baby puts it's paw under the door to play footsie with you. 
Real love.

I am not going to stop blogging...but I  am making changes to this blog.
  I need a new color scheme and I want to make it less fussy.

I want to show you all the crazy things I thought of doing while imprisoned resting.
I want to show you how I am down sizing and clearing out.
Because I know others are doing it...and I may need some hand holding as I make my way thorough this.
I love my stuff...but I just don't have the energy to own it and to be bound to it all.the.time.

That being said, I wanted to tell you I am back and I have missed you all.  Every single one of you.



TTFN...

Audra


btw...Happy Birthday to my Mother who would have been 77 today.  I wish Heaven had visiting hours!

12 comments:

gio said...

AUDRA, GLAD TO SEE YOU'RE BACK. I'M HAVING A LEMON CRAVING LOL A NEW BLOG PIMP OUT WILL DO YOU GOOD. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING, LET ME KNOW.STAY WELL MON AMI

Mimi said...

SO sorry to hear about your sabbatical, wanted no not really. Taking a break from things is not a bad thing, Finding that peaceful restful spot in our life takes lessons and we all will find it if we look.
Take your time and do what needs to be done, I am here!!
hugs,
jamie

Eclipsed said...

I'm glad you took the time out that you needed to take care of yourself and I'm glad you're back.

Vicki aka Jake said...

You're still on my blog roll thingy so welcome back! I'll watch for the changes :) Glad you're feeling better...

BTW, most bloggers have done away with the word verification now. Blogger takes care of spam quite well so it's not needed anymore.

Just sayin...

Alicia said...

You're on my blog roll thingy too! Glad to see you back, glad you took time off to care for yourself and look forward to seeing what you do with your little corner of the web!

All That Glitters said...

hey girlfriend!

I've been going through some funk here lately myself.

Shay said...

Welcome back Audra. Sorry to hear you've been laid flat health wise.

Here's hoping you're back feeling refreshed , re-newed and reinvigorated.

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

Oh girl-- I'm so sorry about the flare up. You are such a strong woman! I hope you feel healthy for a long, long, loooong time.

Wish I could come help ya out.

HUGS

Aubrey said...

hugs to you Audra! I've missed you! I'm glad you're back..I'm sorry for what you had to go through...I hope feel new again. :)

Laura Lynn said...

We're still here! Hope all is well with you!

Fresh Garden said...

I'm happy that you're back; I'm always here to support you.

Betty said...

You are still on my blogroll!
Take care...Betty @ Country Charm