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Monday, October 31, 2016

Starting Fresh and New

Hello! Life has changed so much for my family and I over the last 2 years, more so this past year, that blogging, scrapbooking - everything - really took a back seat. So I've decided to leave my old blog as it is and start with a fresh and new look/blog. As life is starting to settle, I'm feeling the itch to get back at it again. I need to clean my craftroom that's for sure! Go through my photo's and share some with you. Some events of this past year?
  • I took a 9 mth course through work and am now a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant
  • I made the change from working average 60 hours a week (2 jobs) to cutting down to 1 and having normal hours
  • Hubby was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Feb - I have a whole new respect for those with diabetes. It affects your entire lifestyle/family
  • We have a new addition - Jax the tabby cat. Because we needed more pets!
  • Son started 3rd year University
  • Daughter in gr 11 and trying to decide where she wants to go from high school
So much more but that's it in a nutshell. So I've lost my way where blogging is concerned as I just didn't have the time. I need to get back into it so I hope a fresh start will be good for me and get me moving!!

8 comments:

Danni said...

Looking forward to "seeing" you more!

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Danni!! I'm looking fwd to getting back on track!

Daffodil Cards said...

Here's to Life!
Faith
x

Christine Dol said...

Way to go with your new start! I hear you with life just gets crazy!
It sure is hard to find that balance.....
I look forward to seeing your creations. I find it hard too to find that crafty balance with work and running the house hold!
Take time for yourself Karen and have fun again!

Michele said...

Well okay then! This is awesome! Your blog is so fallish and inviting. :) Love it!!

Tina Campbell said...

Looks so nice and fresh :) a good start to the new blog :) I wish you well Karen :) Balancing Life, Family and scrapping can be tough at times :) But I have to say that scrapping to me is more therapeutic that I get time to myself to enjoy and relax a bit :)

Stef H said...

well girl... kudos to you! sure has been awhile. things sound good for you.
i had my left hip replaced in june. still loving retirement, however, living in a mobil home park and paying a monthly lot rent (still having a mortgage on my house) and the lot rent goes up $30 yearly and NO INCREASE IN PENSION IN 10 YRS... things have started to get a tad tight. i worked part-time for 8 months (off the books) for american family insurance and it bored me to death. so i quit when i had my surgery. my oldest granddaughter, abigail, started college in louisville, KY; jade will be 11 in oct., in 5th grade, straight A student and is already 5'1" and thin; grandson, liam is 2-1/2 and a genius in my book, tho he doesn't want to talk yet. selling my cards now in 2 stores and still doing them for my church. also very active in my church. LIFE IS GOOD. so glad to hear from you. let's not be strangers!

hugs :)

Sue - said...

Looking forward to your posts on your new blog!