Thursday, March 20, 2008

I am overwhelmed

My friends, I am overwhelmed to the point where the thought of creating is making my blood pressure rise. Can you believe this? Therefore, I have decided to take a break. My family is scheduled to move in a year, and I'm feeling restless. The clock has started ticking, and I must, must, must declutter and downsize. I have a lot items to go through, throw out, donate or sell. I have a lot of Longaberger baskets and rubber stamps which I want to put up for sale. I'm not even worried about whether I'll get a ton of money from those. I just want to get rid of them. (If I put them up on eBay, my seller name is ethel769).

Here's the deal for Stamp Shack members. I put something on the message boards about what I plan to do with my Longaberger items, should they NOT sell on eBay. So, you may want to bookmark my blog for future reference. Each week, starting April 4th, I will start listing the items that DID NOT sell on eBay. You'll know what to do. Just tell me which ones you have your eye on, and give me way to get in contact with you (not through the Stamp Shack, but privately).

So, for now, I bid you adieu. I don't know how long I will need. I just know that *now* is the time to focus on cleaning and decluttering the house. I may be back in a month. It might be sooner. Thank you for being faithful readers of my blog. I don't know if you have me on your Google reader list. But, if I start posting again, I hope you'll stop on by and check up on me. Hugs to you all!


Kim H. said...

awww I really feel your pain, Ethel! I know how hard it is to de-clutter and get you life as organized as you can! Creating runs though you veins strong and once you get everything else in will be back at it....and I will be waiting here to see it! I hope you get all your stuff sold that you want too!

Always here for you- if you need anything!


Dawn said...

HUUUUUGGGGGGG, Oh Ethel, I know how you feeel. Moving and decluttering downsizing, whatever you call it ='s major stress. know that we are here for you what ever we can do. I am gonna check out the items on ebay. I don't have any baskets so, I hope to get one from ya, and of course stamps would be nice too!! We love ya,

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh gosh, Ethel! I am so sorry about you having to move! Any chance you are coming closer to our neck of the woods????

Anyway, deep breaths... one room at a time... nice and easy... and it will feel day at a time..

Always here when you return!

Heather Grow said...

Good luck cleaning and decluttering.

Sandy said...

I'll miss seeing your creations but I totally understand....happy purging!! (Just dont get rid of anything important! lol...)

Sue McGettigan said...

Ethel, just remember this - breathe, take your time, prioritize, treasure your family every day, keep you faith - everything will work out just as it should. Sending lots of blessings your way :)

Jennifer said...

Ethel, I'll miss you while you are gone but I can understand all that you are going through and need to get ready for the move. (Remember, I moved 15 times in our military career!)

I'll be watching closely for your return to the blog-o-sphere and in the meantime if there is anything you need or just want to take a breather and chat I'm just an email or phonecall away!

Take care!

Jennifer :)