Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday Musings...and an Apology
I have been gone from my blogs and groups more than I would like of late..I apologise for this. I feel bad that so many of you have not had visits from me..I miss you. The last few months have been financially rough. When the folks in Washington DC. tell us the recession is over and all is well..uhmmm I really have to wonder what planet they are broadcasting from..cause here in N. Idaho...not so much!
Given that my main income is created by my in home preschool & afterschool program..and most of my clientele this year is after school kiddos..it has been a bit of an adjustment. Less income..more stress about money..more reaching out for new folks. As new folks join us(blessings)...more readjusting..which is good..but still adjusting. As a care provider we are always dealing with not only the child's personality ..but the parents as well. I am lucky...no uber lucky..I have amazing parents! Loving and dedicated to their children..and honestly I like each and every one of them. As a teacher..this is not always the case..believe me some parents can make you nuts!! Not this group! So as we blend in new kiddos into the group, we are adjusting. This all takes time...time that I am unavailable here.
I am also creating up a storm...as the art market is very depressed..and depressing..I have been working hard to find new ways to express my creativity. Not just with my artwork..but with yarn and fabric...I have been knitting and crocheting till my arms hurt LOL! I have been doing a few commission pieces..and generally pimping myself all over the place ROFLMAO! Seriously is funny but stressful and more time consumed. I have also applied for college next Spring..to take a few classes online and fill some of my down time and finish my BA. More time consumed with paperwork and counseling appointments.
I guess what I am saying here today is...that I am feeling horrid that I have neglected my dear friends here and in the groups the last 8 weeks. I have been overwhelmed with money issues, school starting, changing of my kiddos this fall and life in general..I have been consumed by stuff. None of which I could do much about..stuff that needed to be done..just frustrated that I am not here as much as I would like.
So I am asking for your patience..both here and in the groups I am in..I will get on top of it all. I will be back more consistently..and visit you again..be more myself again. But at the moment paying the bills is on the top of my list and most of my energy and creativity are being poured into ways to do just that. So I hope you will not think I don't care..or have faded away..my passion is still here...my time is just being used up. I hope you will pop on by when I post something..I will try to pop by and see you too! I miss you all..and wanted to tell you how much you mean to me..and that I have not gone away..or become bored with blogging...I am just being consumed by the effects of a recession that Washington said is over...hmmmmmmm.
Hugs and love, Sarah