Monday, August 1, 2011

To Run or Not to Run???

Oh Emm Geeeeeeeeee!  Where da HECK have I Been??? goes...
SO!  I am going to give the SHORT {Yes...I CAN make a story SHORT...NO making FUN uhh ME! :) }
I have been moving my store, which most of you know...That has been like the BOTTOMLESS PIT of merchandise...its NEVER ENDING!  I am STILL inventory-ing and puting merchandise out...I need like LOTS of Santas lil Elves to help!  I dont care which ones either!  He could send me Sneezy, Doc...{ sick of NOT Doc } Happy, Bashful, Sleepy...{ OOP!  Rewind...I AM already SLEEPY!  That wont do!  He can keep Sleepy too },  Dopey, Grumpy...Eewww, NO...cant deal with Grumpy either...He can send Dasher { He sounds FAST!  NEED THAT! } and Prancer and Dancer {Dancer sounds like a LOTTA FUN...He and I can have some fun together with the music BLARING!!! }
OH! kis are trying to tell me something...HANG ON...What Brogan???  Those are the 7 Dwarfs?  WHAT?!  What did you say Kolton???  Those are his REINDEER???  Oh!...{ Clearing Throat }
OK!  SOOOOO...I KNEW THAT!  I wuzzzz just teasinn!  ANYHOO....I dont care WHO he sends, he could send Laverne and Shirley for all I care as long as they can help me finish this!  Preferabally  BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!!  OK...back to my point...
Not only has this move consumed my last few months, but  I have needed to step back, take a breath and clear my head {YIKES!  That could take a WHILE!} In all Honesty,  I was finding that I was allowing my Blog to RUN my life and me NOT allowing my LIFE to run my Blog.  Does that make ANY sense to ANYONE ELSE?  I felt I was RUNNING around, scurrying to do projects to post about...and all the while, losing my sense of SELF and NOT puting the time needed into ALL the other things in my life.
Even to the point of not giving myself enough time to be REGULAR in my visits and comments to ALL OF YOU PRECIOUS LADIES and FRIENDS!!!  SO...That is NOT GOOD!  Why?  Because ALL OF YOU are the reason I Blog to begin with!!!  NOT to have 7 projects in a week!!!  PEOPLE are important, God is important, Family is important, FRIENDS are important...NOT Projects!!!  NOT EVEN Remotely important, is what I write...Unless its ABOUT something important!!!  HOWEVER, all that being Creative Juices { GOD Given } are important as they are part of what God made ME to be...but it should NEVER be a Forced thing nor a BURDEN...So I hope you all { and I know yall do...because that is the kind of Quality ladies you ALL are! } i know yall understand...I cant Run circles around my Blog anymore...I need it to "Fit" into my life.  THAT is the way God would want it to be...SO!......................
Am I going to quit my Blog?  NO WAAAAAAY!!!  I LOVE it...I just need to "Rework it" a lil...
I will STILL be a NUT...I will STILL share my projects with you...I will STILL host WHASSUP Wednesday....I just need to prioritize...
What will NOT and has NOT HEARTFELT LOVE for all the FRIENSHIPS I have made here in Blogland!!!  I am even finding that my FRIENDSHIPS with many of you girls here in Blogging are MORE GENUINE that lots of my friendships here at home...Needless to say...I am going through some "STUFF" lately...BUT, I will come out STRONGER, more AWARE and a better person for it all!
Bottom line...I WILL be back to Blogging SOON! 
I MISS you ladies and FRIENDS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUUUUUUUUCH!!!  I hope this Post doesnt SCARE yall away, Eeekkkk!  I will see yall SOON!

God bless ALL of you and as always...


Marydon said...

Anxious to see your new shop decor, Kara.
Have a beautiful week

Miss Kitty said...

" To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven" Ecclesiastes

You are wise to do the most important things in life.

Traci said...

Glad to hear you're not quitting! Have a great week!

Laurie said...

Kara, I think anyone who blogs can totally understand where you're coming from! No prob! ou take care of YOU, girlie! Whatever you blog, whenever you blog, we'll be here! Thanks for ALL you do!!! We love ya :) and God bless you!
Love Laurie

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I get it. We'll be here.

Karena said...

Hi Kara, oh I have missed you so much. We all need to take a break once in a while...even though you are constantly workimg regardless.

So important to acknowledge what is REALLY important. Your true blog friends will understand!


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At The Picket Fence said...

True friends don't scare that easily Kara!! :-) We care about you and I had a feeling you were just needing to step back and catch your breath a bit. You are sharing what so many of us have felt at one time or another and we should all be encouraging other to make sure we are keeping our priorities straight and not let blogging take over our lives. It should be fun and not a burden so you just keep doing what you're doing and we will be here for sure to stay on this ride with you girl! :-)

L said...

Kara, I've had you on my mind, girl. I was hoping that all was well with you. I was in your neck of the woods this last weekend for a visit. It was hot, hot there.

hugs~ L

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I certainly understand and went through the same thing myself. I hope you will consider posting about your shop...that's my dream and far more interesting to me then lot's of projects anyway!

NanaDiana said...

Well, I was wondering what in the heck had happened to you! Yep...everything has to find its proper level in your life or it is overwhelming. Post when, and as, you can! xo Diana

Ann H. said...

You have been on my mind SO much lately ~ like every time I drive down Toledo and pass your street. I am glad you are slowing your life down and trying to make time for Kara. I miss your blogs and your projects, but I also understand how it could overtake your life. I hope you take all the time you need and you know my prayers are with you. Ann H

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hey, we'll be here when your ready, wether it is once a week or once a month or once a year. Take care of you!


Faye said...

Take your time and we'll be here when you get back to it. We all need a break sometime!

At The Picket Fence said...

We love you Kara! We know you've needed some space to organize and prioritize but just now we are ALWAYS here for you and we miss you when you are gone! Make a plan for your blog that works AROUND your life and don't make apology's for it. YOU are what's important, the blog is an extension of you NOT your identity, don't lose who you are cause we love YOU! Sending you a virtual hug. I so wish I was close by and could help you...hmmmm..wondering which dwarf I would be. lol


SheilaG said...

Glad you hear you're ok and still your crazy self! :) Whatever you are going through, 'tis good to know God is in control. I'm looking forward to whatever your time will allow. :)

Curtains In My Tree said...

This winter we will all be ready to sit and watch it snow and blog all day long

see you then


Gypsy Heart said...

Hey girlfriend,
I've missed you so! Lots going on here too so haven't emailed as I should have. :-( Life is what happens while we make other plans...and we have to care for ourselves first. Prioritize family and work and do what you can, when you can about blogging.

It's hotter than Hades here and I hate it! Sure hope you are taking good care of yourself...we need you.


Andrea@ourbluefrontdoor said...

I have been wondering about you as well. I'm so glad to see you back on your blog. I'm still a newbie with my blog and feel "overwhelmed" a lot of the time too. It sure can consume you so please know we all understand. Life pulls you in all directions and you are staying true to what God has planned for you and wants you to do. Praying for you. See you soon!

Tete said...

KARA- hope you get the kinks worked out soon. And that store move done. Elves, dwarfs, reindeer- as long as they work, it doesn't matter who you call in.
I have finally got my blog up and going again after fighting it for so long. Now I am able to do it easily with little effort and it's fun again.
God and family first and the blogging will take care of itself.
Hugs- Tete

Marydon said...

G'eve Kara ~ Just a little request please.

Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

Have a beautiful weekend.

SavannahGranny said...

You have all the sentiments correct. We need blog for enjoyment not out of any obligation. We will be here when you are ready.
Hugs, Ginger

Sall's Country Life said...

Yes, I agree with SavannahGranny! (and going to her blog next, btw) Don't be another casualty of Blogging, please! Take a break and come back to it for the pure fun of it - NOT THE NECESSITY!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kara, just thinking about you and hoping everything is ok...

L said...

Hey Kara. I'm thinking of you and hoping all is well. Miss you, girl!

Jemsmom said...

Hey girl! I totally understand! I have been a hit or miss blogger all summer long just due to life! I would rather live it and blog later than worrying about blogging! Go... be free. and visit when you can!!! said...

Miss you!!!!

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Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

Janet said...

Hey Kara, you're too quiet! COME BACK! Miss you :)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just checking on you Kara! Hope things are going well and you are getting the regroup time you need. I have been gone almost a year and just getting back slowly. So I know where your at! Take care!

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SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Hey, Kara, Just been thinking about you and hoping you're doing ok. When last we met, I wasn't blogging, but here I am trying to figure it all out. I hope to hear from you soon!!!

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