Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just Talk

No punching has been going on.  As shocking as it might seem, there is more to life than paper crafts!

I'm fine.  I'm happy.  I'm busy.  And I haven't been posting 'cause I haven't been punching (or scrapping)

I could fill this blog with blather about life and my random thoughts and stupid insights -  but since most of you come here for the free punch art ideas, I decided silence was better.  But from some of the emails I've gotten, I thought I better check in with you gals and let you know all is well.

The girls are happy and settled in the same town (not this one) and hubby is preparing for a work assignment in Australia.  The dog and I have been (and will be) spending lots of quality time together. 

I've been painting and rearranging and organizing and reorganizing and moving the twigs around in my empty nest.  Still lots more to do. 

The idea is to be ready in case the Australia assignment turns a bit more permanent and we actually sell the house and move.  Right now, that is only a possibility but I want to be ready.  I have decades of crap to wade through and several household improvements to make.  And if we stay put - my house will be streamlined and in great shape.  I can already tell you that a decluttered home cleans a lot faster than a cluttered one!

Commercial Time:  I have a new books.  I LOVE being read to and our local library has LOADS of them to choose from.  I started just listening in the car but I have discovered that painting and cleaning are more fun with someone reading you a story.  TRY THEM!

Thanks for coming back to check on me.  I'm glad you noticed I was missing.  And yes, I hope to punch again but not right now.  Sorry punch fans.


Laura said...

Glad to hear all is well. Although normally I would take inspiration from your punchart, today I will try to take inspiration from your decluttering cause I sure need it! THANKS!

Kathy Simpson said...

If only the clutter in my house was all mine! Trouble is hubby is a wargamer & has a room full of stuff which spill out into the hallway, lounge etc etc!
Missing your fab creations but happy you're okay.

CarrieNixon said...

Just SO glad to hear from you! <3

Whimcees said...


I'm so happy to know that all is well with you and your family! Audio books are great - especially, as you have found out, for company when doing chores!

I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Australia - the country fascinates me. To have that possibility of moving there is so exciting!

You take care. I look forward to your next post! Wishing you a happy day today!


Barbara Diane

ramonafl4 said...

Glad to hear you are ok in your empty nest

Cindi M said...

So glad to hear that you are okay. Inspired me with your decluttering successes. If you haven't already listened to it, I highly recommend "The Help" on audio book. One of the actresses from the movie reads her own part in the book. It is fabulous...spent most of last week in the kitchen~ cleaning, cooking and being read to. It was great. Hope you come back to punching soon. I love your blog!


Anonymous said...

Glad you're ok, I've missed you! Audio books are GREAT! Did you know there is a free Kindle app for your I-phone or laptop or whatever device you choose, that will let that device read to you? My laptop reads to me all the time! And, they have tons of FREE download-able books. Call Kindle, they are friendly and helpful!

Stacey said...

Check if your library has the Hunger Games. GREAT trilogy!! I am a big audio book fan to help with my commute to work...and while I'm working in the stamp studio!

kilroy said...

So glad to hear that you are ok. I was beginning to worry and I am one of those worry wort types. Sue

Marci said...

Hi Ellen,
Keep checking your blog every week or so and gland to hear all is well. I still use a lot of the older posts and have a bunch I still want to tackle. Can relate to the empty nest as both our boys bought houses and moved out within 6 months. Just wish I had had to down size do to a possible move instead I just SPREAD OUT MORE -haha. Marci

Vivienne said...

Where in Australia is your hubby working? I can highly recommend Australia - I'm in Brisbane.

Rusticdiva said...

I am sure a move to OZ will do you the world of good...a whole new change of life style will solve the empty nest syndrome and you can share with us all here in OZ and New Zealand your amazing work. Good luck and hope all goes as it is meant to.