Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brighter Day...

I know we have all said it at one time or another, but I'll say it again, I wish all us bloggers lived in one spot and could all be neighbors. Could you imagine the trouble we would get into?

I truly thank you all for the responses you left for me on yesterday's post. I think I may have come across a bit more sad than I intended. Even my hubby came home from work and said he read my post and felt so bad for me. I am not depressed, trust me, I know that black hole feeling and I am not there. This is just more of a frustrated, stress kind of feeling. And it's not coming out of the blue, there are definite stressful things going on that are out of my control.... and I like to be in control! And having a friendship or crafting outlet would just be such a lovely escape, but I know that I can't(or it will be difficult) to find it here. Maybe I just need to change my expectations and put myself out there...again, while we wait for the path of our near future to be laid out. Thank you all for letting me know that I am not alone, even if we can't be neighbors, it's nice to know that you are all out there and we can share our lives together through words and pictures. I really do appreciate all of you.

So yesterday afternoon I called a friend. We don't talk often, but when we do, it is usually a good conversation. She too is struggling here, lack of family and friends, and not fitting in. We talked a long time and realized we are part of the few who don't run with the "normal" crowd, we aren't followers, we are like many of you blog friends, different in a good way. There just aren't that many of us out there in one spot, we are spread out far and wide.

We decided that we are going to try and do a local big craft show in April! We will split a booth, which will cut down on the cost and the pressure of trying to fill it by ourselves. Plus, we can sit and chat the whole day. I think it will be a nice day out of the house and something to look forward too, whether we make money or not. We both vowed to only use the supplies we have at hand, so as not to acrew any more costs(we both have plenty of supplies). She does beautiful filet crochet edging , sewing, and quilting. Our booth will be mostly textile goods for the home. Now I just need to decide what I am going to make. Any suggestions? What would you buy at a craft show? I'll keep you posted on the details of the show for anyone local who wants to come.

For Valentine's day, I bought myself some flowering plants for the house that I thought would look nice for Easter and Spring. I scrubbed down the kitchen this morning and placed my pretty plants in their new homes. Here is the calla lilly on my kitchen table....

A pink hyacinth in the family room...
And a purple hyacinth in the kitchen.
Today is a brighter day and I'm thankful for that, I'm thankful for my family, and I'm thankful for all of you.

With love,



  1. Hi Tiff,
    Tried to reply yesterday but Blogger once again was acting up and wouldn't let me.
    I'm so glad you're feeling better today.
    When reading your post yesterday I thought to myself...
    Oh I can completely relate!
    I've been fighting the same type of feelings off and on for months.
    Hang in there sweetie.
    Spring isn't too far away, and that season always seems to help.

    I think a craft show with your friend sounds like a great idea!
    I'd would love to see what you create if you want to show us.
    Love your flowers.
    So pretty!

    I have thought the same thing about our blogging friends.
    I would love to have a way to meet up with everyone.
    I just got to meet with Marie this morning and it was so much fun!
    Like I said on my post, it just made me want her to live closer.
    I wish all my blogging friends lived closer!


  2. Craft show thoughts: Holiday decor.....that usually grabs my attention anyway. :)
    Maybe you could get some seedlings started and create some sweet containers for them.....I am sure you have something at home to use...start saving those tin cans. You could make fun little garden spikes and stick one in each plant....I know patio tomato plants are very would have to start those seedlings soon though. :) Remember patio tomato plants will need something to support don't necessarily need a tomato cage...but a stake to tie it to would be fun. :) Just my rambling thoughts......

  3. I'm happy that you were able to connect with a good friend and the craft show sounds great. I was thinking about you today and was remembering that it's been less than a week that your family was down with the stomach flu. Well, that'll whack you right over in terms of happy feelings! Sometimes, we just need to recover from a family of flu to feel our good energy come back. I didn't think you were "too depressed". I love that you recognize that many of us are good, quirky, crafty souls that are spread out across the country. My dream...when I hit the to host a wonderful blog reunion for all of us! What fun that would be!
    Have a good weekend, sweetie!

  4. So glad that you are feeling better. A craft show sounds like fun. Spring will be right around the corner!!! Blessings ~Sara


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