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Monday, February 14, 2011

What Going On In Sassyland?

I haven't blogged or tweeted or been active on my social networks lately because of family drama. My brother and his 10 year old son will soon be moving in with us. Brother is divorcing his wife & 10 year old refuses to live with his mother. There might be a custody fight over the 2 year old too since SIL is not providing any care for him. Anyway we have been switching bedrooms around. Girl moved out of the Master bedroom into my studio. My studio is now in the dining room. We've been packing up stuff to save and stuff to giveaway and moving furniture and painting and hurting my back and pretty much stressing me completely out!

I'm so focused on everything that needs to be done that everything else has fallen by the wayside. I did finish my submissions to STUFFED magazine but lacked the energy to send them off and they are packed away in a box somewhere. I'm pretty sad about that but don't have time to dwell on it.

I'm pretty exhausted and we are only half way done. Tore out the carpet in the dining room to get to the hardwoods below.
Also took out the old light and replaced it with a modern one that Is high enough so I won't crack my head on it.
Still a bit of a work in progress. All my toys and collections and plush are packed away. I only have the things that I really need, I think. The table in the front will hold my sewing machine. I miss my toys and I'm not comfortable yet.

With so many boxes and bags laying around it feels a bit like a Hoarder house! As soon as garbage day comes and everything boxed for the church rummage sale goes and my saved things are put in storage I can breathe again!

Not sure how long brother and nephew will be here but if his divorce is anything like mine he'll be here a while.

I hope to soon be back to creating cause I'm going a little bonkers here.

5 comments:

Moriah said...

Holy cow, Jen! What a mess! I feel for your prother. Divorce is never fun but thank goodness he has a caring sister to stay with during the storm. Hang in there. We'll all still be here when things settle down and if you need to talk or vent or whatever, you know where to find me. Hugs!

Saskia said...

Just hold on, and everything will be alright (easily said...)! I wish you courage and I'm sure your brother and nephew will find a warm and friendly place at your home!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

MAB Jewelry said...

Oh my goodness, that kind of upheaval is always disconcerting. I wish the best for your brother and his family. So hard. Hugs to you, Miss Sassy.

Finding Charm said...

I'm thinking of you!

Wendy Wright said...

Oh Sassy wow. I am late reading this and had no idea. It is so nice you are there for your brother. I hope everything goes well. I know you were just getting your studio in order. Hang in there. If you ever need to talk you know where to find me as well. :) Big hugs! :)

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