Besides helping with the downsizing and relocation of three households, the thing that really did me in was that the library I work at underwent a massive reconstruct in which we more than doubled the size of our building. This went on during THE HOTTEST SUMMER of all time and we REMAINED in the building with NO AC, listening to this all day:
Needless to say, this scenario essentially disabled all of my thought processes and sent my ability to focus into "duh" mode both at work and after. I have been crafting (all right, lets be honest, knitting) as a lifeline to sanity but was completely incapable of composing a legible sentence, written or otherwise.
I must confess that I completely dropped the ball where this blog stood since I simply couldn't handle it all. I wasn't alone though - my colleagues also ceased their library blogs and we removed the links from our library home page (so if you find links that don't work anymore that is why). So, I am on my own and hopefully I will be back at this more consistently again.
Oddly, while this has all happened, according to my statistics page, my blog has lived on in cyberspace and has been receiving hits and comments. Thank you!! The 3 most popular posts have been:
- Drawstring Bags: One Technique, Many Uses
- Knitting for Charity - Part 2: Prayer Shawls
- A Fall Wreath to Greet Your Guests
In addition, amazingly, a recent hit led to an award of a badge (see the icon/link to the left under "About Me") from the HGTV Design Happens blogger, Keri Sanders, who appreciated the craftiness of my Prescription Bottle Matchbox project (click the badge to link her post). I am so honored to be recognized by HGTV's Design Happens blog and awarded this badge!
This recognition combined with the fact that the library and various households are settling down, and with that the restoration of my sanity (albeit oddly slow), is spurring me back into blogging action. Thank you for the continuous support and numerous emails!