Monday, December 20, 2010

lesson learned

If there is one thing I've learned lately, it's that you don't talk smack about resolutions until the time has come, and is has not come yet, obviously.  I know, I know, I thought I was going to do so well, and then the Holiday season came and I really tried hard to post.  I even went thrifting and took new pics!  However, the strain of 2 jobs, motherhood and attempting a "as much as one crafter can  possibly try to craft" home made Christmas, blogging just got pushed to the back burner.  sigh.  I have not forgotten about my mission to find the latest and the greatest thrift store fail - it's just that this little thing called life has gotten in the way.  And as much as it exhausts me sometimes, I am ever so thankful that I have family and friends to make stuff (and buy stuff) for.  Although I totally believe that Christmas is about more than presents, the joy that I get from watching someone open a present that I spent so much time thinking, planning, and making or buying (or both) is so fulfilling that I can't help it.  The problem is that I'm not very organized and I tend to be a "last minute rush" sort of person.  Believe it or not, this extends beyond Christmas.  I'm entirely disorganized in my everyday life, but add in important deadlines like "the family Christmas" and my life becomes a little chaotic.

So why am I telling you all this?  Because I want anyone out there reading this that I have not forsaken my mission to find amusing thrift.  I just have to prioritize sometimes and this is one of those times.  So, for anyone still following me, or just finding me for the first time.... there is lots of thrift FAIL coming your way.  You just have to wait until I survive the Holidays.  So, patience, grasshopper.  Lots more fun to come. In the meantime, I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.  Or Happy Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa or whatever you happen to celebrate in your family.  I will be back with a vengeance after the new year when I finally get a chance to sit down and breathe.  and type.  and fulfill my premature resolution.  So for the time being, stay warm.... go spend time with your families and of course, Thrift On!!

-Carmen 

3 comments:

Kim said...

Yay!!! I can't wait to see some horrorness...heh heh

Lisa said...

Been wondering where you have been, but let me say, never feel the need to apologize for absenteeism from blog-dom. To me, blogging is organic. It should come when you love to do it, and guilt free blogidays should be a regular part of the territory.

It is awesome if the spirit so moves you to blog again and often this coming year, but if no, and other things in your life become priorities again, well, that is just how it goes. Much worse to turn blogging into just another "I've got to..." chore.

Carolyn said...

Aww heck, we know life gets in the way of things we love to do, but can't, and we have to go on the sidelines for a while. You are so sweet to post and remember us!
We're still here!!

Merry Christmas my friends!!