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Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have you visit with me and I hope you enjoy your stay. I absolutely love company, sharing, and making new friends so I hope you find something here that inspires, motivates, or just pleases you in some way.

Of course, I love to visit and be inspired also. So if I don't already drop in on you, please let me know where I can find you and I'll hop on over to see what you're doing or to just say "hi".

Before you go, I would love it if you'd please leave me a comment letting me know you dropped in! Actually, I'd just love to hear from you -- comments, opinions, or questions you'd like me to answer.

In the meantime, relax and make yourselves at home... you're family here!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Monday, June 25, 2012

I'M STILL ALIVE!!!

Hello, blogging family.  I hope all's well and that everyone is healthy and happy.

I realize I've been away for quite a while.  To keep things simple, things haven't been going as easily and/or as smoothly as I would have liked and, although it's nothing serious, I'm now having some health issues of my own to deal.  Of course, I'm trying to cope as best  I can but, under the circumstances, my only down time seems to have been "down and out" time.  I've been unable to do anything recreational lately; I've definitely been unable to do any crafting and/or to be a constant here in the neighborhood.  Although I sorely miss you all and all the blogland activities, I haven't intentionally neglected my blog nor any of you, you have all been in my thoughts and prayers.  I only wish I could tell you how much I miss being here to the extent you could really understand.

As of now I hate to say I cannot commit to any regularity or frequent visits here but I do expect to have some time Thursday -- I'm not promising anything but I would love, and am anticipating, being able to do some crafting ( I desperately miss my hobby) and getting in some visits with you.  I wish I could be more definite but at this time I'm taking one step at a time.  Anyway, I am looking forward to Thursday with high hopes; I think I'm deserving of a bit of fun... lol!

Now to those of you who have emailed me, not to overlook your concerns, thank you so much for your prayers and your emails; I'll respond to you as soon as I can.  And, to Sandy, who really helped in keeping me grounded through her constant reaching out; providing an ear when it wasn't expected and always a prayer just when it was needed -- a very special "thank you". 

As I understand it, several of my family-friends have also had some life/family experiences or difficulties.  If any of you are visiting, I really hate I wasn't around to provide some words of comfort and encouragement during your time of need but please know as you are now, you've always been in my prayers

Again, I'm hoping to be able to share some time with you on Thursday or shortly thereafter; however, if I don't make it, please know it's because I couldn't make it -- but that I'll be here as soon as I can.

I love you all, miss you all, and I'll be seeing you...

41 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am so glad you are still around sweetie. I think of you often and kept you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Please take care of yourself and don't worry about anything but your health.
Much love to you sweetie

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear that your not doing well, but it does sound like your on your way to recovery! I will definitely be praying for you and I look forward to seeing your creations again! Take care and have a blessed day!

girlia said...

Audrey I am so sorry to hear about your illness. I glad you are doing better. Take care and GOD Bless

Becky Dunham said...

Sweet sweet Audrey! I am so sorry you are having difficulties! It seems that everything hits at once sometimes. I must admit that I have not noticed (I hate to say that) as I have not been "in the mood" for blogging lately. Not really sure why. I have been crafting though. I am sorry you cannot even craft - I know it is therapeutic for you as it is for me! I am hoping you are able to play again soon. Sending prayers of healing and comfort to you sweet friend and cyber hugs!

Georgiana said...

Always take care of yourself first!

Thinking of you,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Angi said...

Sending hugs your way! We miss you!!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dear Audrey..hoping things get back on track real soon
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey you are always in my prayers my sweet friend - you just take care of yourself and not to worry about us, we will all be here when you are able to come back.. sending prayers and hugs
Sandy

Jani Lewis said...

Good to hear from you, although I am sad to hear you have had problems. I have missed you and will pray that you will have a blessed day Thursday. Crafting can be such good therapy. :)
Take care!

Jani
paper compulsions

Beebeebabs said...

I was so glad to see you post on your blog - I really and truly miss seeing your beautiful face on my blog but if you do not have time to stop by I understand - only thing important is for you to take care of your issues and don't worry about not being able to visit everyone - we all know when your up to it you will make your rounds. Audrey I miss you and take care!!!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Audrey, it is so good to hear from you. I will be praying for you. I miss seeing your posts, but I understand you have to take care of yourself. When you get better, I'll be here waiting! If there is ANYthing you need, please let me know!

Take care!!!

Hugs and Love!

E

Barb Turpin said...

We've missed you...glad to hear you're doing better, look forward to seeing more of your great creations...hugs, Barb

Lisa said...

YAY Audrey, so nice to hear from you. You have been very much missed and I'm so glad that it's nothing serious. We all go through things now and again and we all need someone to worry about us. I know for me, sometimes you get so involved in taking care of others, you forget about yourself. I hope you are well enough to do everything you love to do very soon. Thoughts and Prayers to you, always sweet friend. Hugs, Lisa

Besthobbyeva said...

Oh Audrey, I do hope you are feeling better very soon!! We surely do miss you, but understand your health comes first.

I will keep you in my prayers!! Stay safe my friend and rest up!!

Laurie
serenityscrappers

LorraineB said...

So sorry to hear that you are going through a difficult time. Enjoy your special time on Thursday. I miss seeing you on the MB and seeing your beautiful creations.
Lorraine

lisa808 said...

Take care of yourself. Hope you are soon back to crafting blogging.

Treva said...

Audrey - Thank you for posting an update as I've been thinking about you. Please take care of yourself and like others I will continue to lift you in prayer. We all have you in your thoughts and hope that it is in God's plan for you to return to your passion soon.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

We all miss you and your always enthusiastic attitude and love for those around you. We will continue praying and thinking of you and wish for you a speedy recovery.

The Cropping Canuck said...

{hugs}

shari said...

Audrey, I'm so sorry to hear you are having health problems. My thought and prayers are with you. I too have no been around blogland- Right now I'm sitting in the hospital with my 19 yr old daughter. She has shingles pretty bad on her face hopefully she'll feel better soon. Know that I'm thinking about you my friend Shari (cricutrookie)

Reflections from Granny said...

Prayers headed your way for good health and better days my friend.

Hugs, Lori m

~BridgetL~ said...

Oh Audrey Im so happy you have checked in. I was really worried about u. Take care of yourself first and when you can pop in. I've missed you! Hugs.

QueenPam said...

missing you!

lovemypaper said...

Glad to hear from you and see you doin well take care.

Beebeebabs said...

Hi my Friend I was soooo happy when I saw your beautiful face and message on my blog - you really made my day. Hope all is well with you and when your up to it looking forward to seeing your creations again. Happy 4th of July to you and your family!!!

Rhonda Emery said...

yes I hate that you dont feel good, but I hate it worst if you couldnt craft and send us and share your beautiful creations. you are very talented and we can wait, miss you sending hugs and prayers your way my very good friend rest and get better so we can chat and vistit.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Audrey, just dropping by to say hi. Hope you are feeling better and I hope you had a great 4th!

Hugs!

Jean said...

Glad to hear from you!!

Beebeebabs said...

I was thinking of you today and thought I would stop by to say hi and hope your doing ok!!!

Brigit said...

Audrey hope you are doing better, you are in my thoughts and prayers, take card of yourself!

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

I hope all goes well for you Audrey and I hope your health gets better and better too!!

We have been missing all the wonderful projects you create!!

But most importantly, we miss you! :)

Take great care!

-Stephanie
http://www.paperandi.blogspot.com

lovemypaper said...

Hello Ms Audrey hope all is good take care!

Gail said...

Just stopping by to say hi

Beebeebabs said...

You are in my thoughts and in my prayers - hope today is better than yesterday Hugs!!!

DIANA L. said...

I miss you get well sister.
hugs Diana

Marlene said...

Hi sweet Audrey, praying that you are doing better. We miss you. Sending blessings your way.
xxx
Marlene

keshapooh said...

Audrey, Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well.Know that you are in our prayers. Wishing you a full recovery.

Nancy Zunic said...

Sorry to hear of your troubles Audrey and hope you have a full recovery from them very soon. You have been missed. My prayers are with you!

Nancy Zunic said...

Sorry to hear of your troubles Audrey. I hope you have a full and speedy recovery very soon! My prayers will be with you! You have been missed!

Mary said...

Just remember that God does not give us more than we can handle. Just remind Him that sometimes the burden seems too great. Hope you are on the way to better health. Always here for you, Mary M

JustYolie said...

Sending hugs your way! We miss you!!!!