A couple of years ago (or so), an online friend decided to go back to school. She is this wonderful, creative soul whose blog and posts (on an online group we were on then) were "required" reading as far as I was concerned. She introduced me to new authors, great books, decorating divas and designs..and wonderful recipes.... (Thank You Teresa!!).... But when she went back to school...she dropped off the face of the earth. I was a bit miffed....how could she leave me in the lurch like that....who was going to fill that void????? LOL Ok, maybe is wasn't quite THAT dramatic....but I really did miss seeing her posts and ideas.
Now that I have started back to school....I SOOOOO understand. It has been much tougher than I thought to try and find my balance...to adjust to a new schedule and figure out how to make it work in my life without it driving me nuts!!! These first two weeks I have really stressed over my classes. They haven't been that hard, but trying to read and comprehend the textbooks is like reading Greek to me. My instructor said if we were 'readers" we wouldn't have any problems.....sorry, but I beg to differ as these writings are a far cry from my usual reads.
And quite honestly, I made myself ill stressing about the first test I was to take for my Art Appreciation class...only to find it was so much easier than I made it out to be and actually aced the thing to my surprise. Will that stop me from stressing about the next test this week....probably not, but at least I have a better idea of what is expected and I am really working to adjust.
I haven't forgotten my sweet friends here...and I am getting a laptop this week and it should make it easier for me to get online and do some fun things I have missed. So I will try to catch up a bit with all of you. I have missed my crafting too and I have been struggling to get back in the groove of that so I will be ready for upcoming shows. I did manage to get all my supplies ordered this weekend and they should be coming in soon...and that will help. Doing potpourri, soaps, room sprays...those fragrances always get me in the mood for Fall and the Holidays!!!
Just wanted to let you know that I am still here!!! That I have missed you all...and will try to get back more. But if I am absent a bit....at least you know that I am home burning the midnight oil for whatever class is driving me crazy that day!!! LOL