Yeah, I’m Still Here

Just not very motivated to do much of anything, lately.  I’ve had a lot going on this summer, and it seems like when I have a weekend, I end up not doing much of anything.  I think I have tried to keep up with so much, for so long now, that it’s just caught up.  I don’t mean that to sound like a whine.  It isn’t.  I think that I just need some time to just be.  And just be still.  And not put any pressure on myself.  I’ve taken the entire summer off from customer work at all, and it has helped.  I also quit taking new customers a few months ago.  I had to, or I was going to become completely overwhelmed.  I love the customers I have, though.  Absolutely love them, and I love their kind and patient attitudes.  Most are so understanding that I try to “burn the candle at both ends”.  My quilting is not my first job…that one would be my role as an adult probation officer.  That can be overwhelming, in and of itself.  It’s a draining type of job.  Don’t take that as a whine, either.  It is just a statement of fact.  I am fortunate to have a job that pays the bills, and provided retirement and health insurance.  The stress is a trade-off.

Here the last three weeks or so, I haven’t even summoned the energy to work on my own quilts.  Where, where, where is my m0tivation? I have lost a lot of my motivation for blogging, lately, also.  I’m sure that eventually it is all going to come back.  It’s just a bit lacking right now.  I notice that many of my blogging “buddies” seem to have slowed down a bit as of late, also.  Maybe it’s just summer.  Who knows?  But I wanted you to know that I am still here, I am fine, and hopefully I will get back into the swing soon.

I do have some storm aftermath pictures.  About a week ago, I slept completely through the storm that blew through, and did this:


Not sure how I slept through it.  That is so not like me.  I’m a really light sleeper.

Here are my own personal tree trimmers at work:


Such concentration:


And finally, “aren’t you done taking pictures yet?”


Well ok, but you are just so cute!

Hopefully, I will have more quilty related content soon! Thank for stopping by.  And for those that know me only through “blogland”, but still expressed concern for me, thank you.  I was very touched by that.  🙂

11 thoughts on “Yeah, I’m Still Here

  1. Hang in there! It all get back to normal eventually. With everything going on, I’ve been “slacking off” too.

    Handsome tree trimmers you have there!


  2. It is that time of the year. It’s hot, hot, and hotter, and I’d rather be in the pool than be blogging. It’s good to take time for yourself, my friend. Enjoy some down time.


  3. Sleeping through a storm is a gift!
    And yes, your son is really cute.
    I was wondering today where you were… figured probably had a lot to do this summer. Glad you posted. : ) Continue to take things easy.


  4. Randi, I think it’s definitely the summer…..I’m not real motivated either. I was just thinking earlier today that maybe I should start scheduling an August break in my quilting….especially since four of my six grandkids have August birthdays. I’ll have to consider that next year.


  5. I think every now and then us “burn at both ends of the candles” have to slow down and catch our breath. I’ve had to work hard to keep balance in my life and my job also takes alot out of me, add one more teen to raise, my quilting business and having a life and well there really aren’t enough hours in the day no matter how much we try to change that fact.
    Take care of yourself Randi! and your tree trimming crew are just too handsome 🙂


  6. Randi, I always enjoy reading your posts and miss you when you are silent. I’m sorry that you’ve been going through an overwhelming time, but thankfully you recognized it and listened/followed through on your needs.

    Continue to take care of you!


  7. You deserve some down time! I think we all feel that we should do everything everyone asks us… and then we feel burned out without knowing why! It’s hot, you’re tired– take a break, and come back refreshed! I miss your cheery posts, but completely understand the reason for the absence!


  8. Glad you popped in! 🙂 I had fell off too and I am trying to get back on track. Thought of you on Monday while watching NASCAR.

    Also, thanks for stopping by my new bloggy home. We’ll still be here when you come back.


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