Monday, June 15, 2009

...Needing a Break

Have you ever been working on a project, and had to simply get up and walk away from it before you pulled your hair out? I am finding myself at that place alot lately. I want to sit down and make some cards or projects, but I have absolutely no mojo! So I made a conscious decision to walk away from my stamps and accessories, and spend some time with my boys. My oldest son will be sixteen this year, and it hit me that he will not be home for much longer. I want to be here for him as much as I can this summer. My youngest is thirteen, and he still enjoys hanging out with crazy I am going to take advantage of that while I still can! LOL! I will still be making cards one or two days a week during the summer vacation, but it will not be an everyday occurrence. I will be right back at it when the boys head back to school, but I am dedicating the summer to them.

Thank you all for understanding how important this decision is to me. You all have been such a wonderful support system that I could ever have imagined! Your faithful readership and friendship has meant the world to me, and I have been so blessed to get to know many of you. Remember...I am not going away forever, but I will be missing quite a bit until the beginning of August. If you haven't signed up to receive email notifications when I update my blog you may want to sign up for them, so that way will know when I do have something to share with you {there is a link that you can click under my profile picture}.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here on Thursday for a SAS Sketch Challenge card. I will be spending the day with my sweet friend, Pam on Wednesday so I should have some other cards to share as well. Until then...


Anonymous said...

girl we have been on the same wavelength!! I am enjoying spending the time with my little ones- they just grow up too fast!! Enjoy your time with the boys! :)

Shannan Teubner said...

You're a smart girl...enjoy your boys...we'll be here when you get back! MWAH!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Mercy: I totally understand. Although my girls are grown and one has a little one of her own, I know how you are feeling. I have cut way back myself on creating. Just some days feel more crafty than others. Enjoy your boys, enjoy your summer. Huggies,
Betty aka ZacksNana

Jennifer E. said...

Yep, I can completely relate to a mojo that's MIA--mine recently went on a 3 week vacation & is still slow to return home, but things are getting better. I think I wore myself out by pressuring myself to create & post everyday on my blog. Not only did my mojo need a break but so did I. Now that I've had some time outside my craft room I'm finding it easier to create when I do sit in there. Have fun this Summer with your boys! I'll be looking forward to your posts whn they do come around!

Marisa said...

Your priorities are right, Mercy :) Enjoy spending time with your boys -- they grow up waaaay too quickly. Treasure some of your special times in your mommy's heart :D

Don't worry about us, we'll be here when you get back. (((hugs)))

Beedubya said...

Good on ya, Mercy! I'm going to cut way back this summer as well. My boys are only 4 and 2 but, hey, it goes by so fast, right? I'll still be here when you get back as, I'm sure, so many of us will. Havea great summer!


Kimberly said...

Mercy....I can totally relate to how your feeling! My oldest son just moved out last month and It was so hard to see him go....time goes by so fast! Enjoy every single moment....they will be memories in a blink of an eye!

Have a great week and fun with those kids!! :) God Bless!!!

Sharon said...

Good for you! I often feel the same way. Kids grow up so fast-spend all the time you want WITHOUT any guilt. I'll miss your inspiration, but absence makes the heart grow fonder - right? {wink!}

Nancy Riley said...

{{{Mercy}}} I totally get it! You KNOW I'll be here when you do create and post! Have a FANTASTIC summer with you boys!

Jennifer Meyer said...

You go girl, you just took the words right out of my mouth!! Now you know why I am only posting 3 days a week!! I too feel what most are feeling and feel so guilty when I try and create but as you know it takes away from our precious family time!!

Enjoy your summer Mercy and thanks for all you do for all of us each week!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Camp Address said...

Some things you can back and do later, stamping is one of them, raising children is not. Hats off to you! See you in August!

Shelli D.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Have a fun summer--enjoy and treasure every moment with your boys.
Beverly Gotthardt

Viv said...

You have got your priorities so right Mercy and you will be back after a brilliant summer, refreshed and ready to ENJOY your hobby, not dread it.
Happy summer!!
Hugs Viv xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Mercy,

I am a loyal follower of your blog. Your creativity with your cards inspire me with my stamping. Though I will miss your more frequent posts, I totally understand and will enjoy your posts when they appear. You have made a "good" decision; family should always come first. Enjoy your summer with the boys!!!

NC Stamper

Nena said...

Speaking from a Mother of two grown
daughters I think this is a great
idea and one that will leave you
with treasured memories and strong
relationships for years of come!!!!!

Sharon said...

I enjoy your blog very much. I just wanted to comment that my children are grown and I totally think spending as much time with your children while you can is something your will never regret. The time they were at home are memories I treasure. Now I enjoy my grandchildren but don't have enough time to spend with them.

Elena said...

Oh, Mercy... I understand this decision... I feel very often this way. We all need a break sometimes. I will sure miss your very beautiful cards because they are a real inspiration!
I will subscribe to your blog, so I will know when you will be back!
Enjoy your precious time with your family! :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

summers are busy and you gotta do what is right for you!!! :)

Pam Varnell said...

Girl, I'm so proud of you. They do grow up so fast. Your boys are going to really be happy that Mom is gonna spend more time with them. When you do need an escape, you know my home is always open. LOL!! Enjoy your summer.

See you in the morning, with those boys in tow!!

Love ya girlfriend.