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where I will promote the karat gold and sterling silver genuine gem stone jewelry that I lovingly design and fashion as well as muse over the daily doings of my American family struggling to keep our heads above water in 2010.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Been Busy Doing What???

I feel compelled to explain my absence over the last couple of days.

For those of you that have been reading my blog for sometime you know that I have had some really difficult issues going on over the past two years and as a result some tough decisions to make.

We will be putting our house on the market as quickly as we can to see if we can sell and perhaps even break even.  We are tired of fighting the fight and have painfully decided that it is time to move on.  Obviously, we will also have to look for another place to live...

Although we made this decision almost 3 weeks ago I think I spent the 1st week in denial, the 2nd week planning in my head and now this 3rd week is heavy duty work.  I am deep cleaning every nook and cranny of my home and decluttering and destashing as I go - and that is the torturous part.

As a jewelry designer, my craft has totally taken over my home.  There are not many places within my 3 levels that I do not have beads, findings, wire and finished pieces.  For my sanity I will be taking a breather from creating any new pieces but will continue to sell my huge inventory.  I'm already amazed as I am going through boxes how much I have that I had totally forgotten.

So, I will undoubtedly be posting on my blog less - cause it is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me.  I will also have to drop fewer Entrecards as I cannot possibly do my 200-300 per day right now.  I need to get on top of my "chores" before I can allow myself to catch up on all of the blogs I read daily.  Thank goodness that I can  keep current with all of you in Google reader and Feedburner.

I would love suggestions from any of you that have already completed what I am going through.  I have a large tri-level split home that is full from top to bottom!  I have already had our local Big Brother Bis Sister non-profit come by for a couple medium size loads...so much more to go!

OH YEAH!  Almost forgot...

My daughter Annie saw Layla today!!!!!!!!  She's no spring chicken and I am just glad to know that she is on the flip side of another winter.

I hate being a deadbeat and feel better just having let all of you know what's going on!


  1. Sorry to hear you're going through difficulties, I hope you get the house sold successfully for the price you want! As for the move, there's info on FlyLady that should help, I haven't needed it myself but I've seen testimonials from other members who've used it and found it really useful. Here's the direct link:


    Good luck!

  2. Thanks for sharing, Janae. At one point in our lives, we go through some difficulties. I have to applaud you for prioritizing your life offline. It's more important than what we do online.

    Hope you'll have a good deal putting your house up in the market.

    Goodluck in everything!

  3. Hello Janae,

    Thank you so very much for your kind support and words of encouragement over at Lainy's Musings.

    It means a lot to me in what I am involved doing. Sometimes, it can be awfully lonely especially when I am lost for solutions.

    God Bless you Always!

  4. I'm sorry for the tough times, pally. But try to blog through it--it may help you feel better. At least you will get some positive support from your pallies. :) Hang in there!

  5. We did the same thing last summer and I can't tell you how much more relaxed and relieved we are. No more sleepless nights. Being a fiber artist I can relate to the amount of stuff and I still can't believe how much stuff we accumulated in three years. Hugs to you and good luck.

  6. Thanks for sharing, Janae. At one point in our lives, we go through some difficulties. I have to applaud you for prioritizing your life offline. It's more important than what we do online.
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  7. I am so sorry to hear you having to put your home up for sale. This is a horrible thing for anyone to have to go through. I hope you sell it quickly and maybe do more then just break even. My best wishes are with you!

  8. I found your blog on Craftomania ~ love it & gave your ETSY shop a heart ~ Smiles!


  9. My heart goes out to you. Moving is so hard! I may have to go through a similar thing in the near future and I find it daunting!
    By looking at the other commenters, you have a following of well-wishers. Blog if you can or take a rest and come back when you have the time and strength.
    My very best wishes,

  10. I know the feeling well. My wife and I are retiring this year and was planning on selling the house. The appraisal came back and we lost 90K in this recession. I guess we'll have to wait another year before selling.

  11. I hope the sale goes smoothly and you get settled into a great new place soon!


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