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Monday, April 21, 2008

Remember me???

I am sorry about not being on much lately. Things here are very tough with both 'men' moving out. I go from being a blubbering fool to angry to numb and then, it all starts again. I haven't had migraines in years and now they are back! I would love for Calgon to take me away but, seriously, I don't think there is a box big enough!

When I get upset, I clean! Well, somethings you can't get clean enough so then I think about painting and then you paint and the next section looks dirty so you keep painting but being slightly ADHD I can't seem to get one project finished before I am thinking about something else. So, that is what I have been doing...cleaning, painting, crying, throwing out, trying to hold it together and not doing well at any of it! LOL! Think I am going to put all my prized possessions in a bandanna, tie it in a knot to a stick, sling in over my shoulder and run away! Can't think of any place I can afford to run away to though! LOL! Well, if you see an old lady walking on the side of the road that looks lost...pick her up, it might be me!

Since it is the men in my life that are causing all this upheaval, here is a kit for them!
"Built Tough"


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And the sampler....

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I don't know how I forget the frame in the zip but I did!! (Thank-you, Joyce, for letting me know!) so if you have already downloaded the sampler, the frame is now in the same folder for you! Sorry!!!

Thank you all for the nice emails that many of you have sent lately. Although I don't feel much like chatting, I do appreciate them! Hopefully, normalcy will return soon!

20 comments:

Meg said...

I wish I had some advice or consoling words, but I am just a few years older than your children, so I still remember how exciting it is to move out and have a place of your own. My mother turned to cleaning, also, to distract her from the empty nest. It seems to me, however, that you take great pleasure in digiscrapping and designing (despite the headaches recently), so please keep it up. Your designs are so lovely and, as evidenced by your member QPs, are quite inspirational with regards to creativity in others. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts.

Cra-Z-cat said...

so sorry u've been feeling low and lonely lately.

thank you for the manly kit..

Please visit Sindiego's Scraps. There's a surprise there for you.

sindiegosscraps.blogspot.com

hope this brightens your day.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

t.allman said...

Sorry to hear that your feeling so down. Guess we just have to look at the kids leaving as another stage of life they go through. Doesn't make it any easier though does it mom. As the saying goes..."they'll be back"! And thanks for all your hard work on this set. Its such a nice one to have for the boys and men. If a hug would help I'm sending a big squishy one.
Nancy

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for the AWESOME sampler!!!!!!!!
HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ms Kittie said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts with us. With 5 men in my life I am sure I will be able to use it. I have had 2 leave my house and I wish 2 more would leave, LOL Oh well just lives we live. Sorry about the headaches. I know they can be the worst. Just hang in there and say to yourself that there is no way but UP!! from here. (HUGS) Thanks again. and remember to smile cause God loves you and so do we.

Lark said...

Things can seem to be overwelming at times, and we think we cannot go on, but something always happens to turn our minds. You usually don't look too far until you can see someone worse off than yourself. It will take time to change your day but your scrapping will fill some of the void for awhile. Love the kit thanks so much for sharing, and smile when you can. Keep up the good work. Hugs

marilyn said...

your comment made me think of this cute story... when my cousin (who is in her sixties now) was a little girl, she wanted to run away from home. My mom (who lived with them at the time)packed her a bandanna with a change of clothes and her favorite stuffed toy. My cousin went on her way and returned in a few minutes saying, "But auntie, I'm not big enough to cross the street."

Donna said...

Thanks so much for the great new kit!
I hope things start working out for you and you can get back to some kind of (Normal) life .

Nancy72 said...

YIKES!!! Normalcy!!!!! What's that!!!!!!! LOLOLOL
Thanks so much for the great graphics, JanniD'arling...;o)

Melody aka pebbles7195 said...

Oh my dear - I am so sorry that you are having a ruff time lately!! Seems to all hit you at once doesn't it? Please know that we are here if and when you want to vent or just need someone to listen!! Thank you for your wonderful Built Tough kit!! Love it!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi sweetie, and yes I would pick you up in a heartbeat. Wish I could be like calgon and make it all go away :-(. Your kit is perfect in every way. I love it, Betty

Grammadiane said...

Oh Janni....How well I know that feeling...I cried when both my older boys moved out but I too got the cleaning bug and Painting bug....but Thankfully that has long past.....I went thru alot of Blue days...especially when I would run across something left behind or finding something given with soooo much Love....So I DO know exactly what you are going thru.....Thank You soooo much Dear Heart for your Wonderful Gifts...They are soooo appreciated.....Sending some Moherly Loving Hugs.....

Anonymous said...

Jan, I really don't know what to say other than that things will slowly get better. Hugs!!

marilyn - Toronto

Trisha said...

Ah, the empty nest syndrome - I'm going throught that now. My youngest is a sophomore in college. It's very hard in the beginning when they leave but you do get used to it. It's wonderful when they come home for break :-) I wish you peace with this. Thank you for the adorable kit :-)

ccynden said...

It is heartbreaking I know to let the kids go. Thank you for the wonderful Built Tough kit, it is fantastic.

Tori said...

Awww, I'm so sorry you are having such a tough time right now, Janice. Wish I could be there to give you a great big hug!! Since I can't, know that my heart and prayers are with you, and allow this "cyberhug" to suffice. ((((((HUGS)))))))

Tori

patchas said...

Thank you so much for another wonderful creation. It will be perfect for the grandsons photos since I always tend to scrap the girls. Sorry to hear you are feeling blue, but God will see you though, as He does with everything. Thank you for sharing your creative energy with us.

Pooh Bear said...

What a great kit! I'm so sorry that you are feeling so blue. It never happened to me when my daughter left, she was still close by. But I know when I left home, I went from Oregon to Germany and my Mom cried for 2 weeks. (Something that I didn't know until years later) As young people, you are so excited about moving on with your life that it doesn't cross your mind that the ones left behind might not feel the same.

I do have an idea.... you can come clean my house and you will be right as rain in 2 weeks....lol
I don't clean when I'm sad, happy, sick, well... I just hate it every which way..... huggs...

Lori said...

Holy cow woman. I'm sorry things are so stressful and upsetting for you right now. HUGS sweetie...and thank you so much for sharing your work. Even to those of us who are not actual paying members. :)