The view during a nature walk I took with my husband and kids while on "break"
Thank you to those of you who noticed my absence in the blogosphere. I suddenly got overwhelmed with one too many projects and ended up taking an unplanned blog break so I could enjoy some nights of much-needed sleep and time to enjoy simple pleasures like reading a book for a few hours at a time.
My daughter showing me that it's important to stop and enjoy the view every once in a while
Some of you may remember I've had computer troubles before due to horrible viruses slowing down my computer to a crawl. Unfortunately, even two expensive fixes weren't enough to completely cure my PC and I finally decided to end my computer frustrations by getting a Mac last weekend. I knew it was time when I commented to a friend that my computer was so slow that I always made sure to have a book or magazine on hand for the inevitable delays while I was online. She laughed hilariously, then gently led me to the nearest Apple store.
Like most everyone else, our family is on a tight budget these days but a computer is such a necessity that I resorted to creative financing techniques (garage sale! Craigslisting!) to buy my computer without dipping into our savings. This meant turning almost the entire house upside down in search of clutter and junk. Not that it was that hard, believe me, but parting with some of my kids' baby items and a few other things made me a little nostalgic.
Some artwork and prints I've collected, some of which sold at the garage sale
Anyway, I'm glad to be back. I have a few posts on the horizon about some of my decorating and crafting adventures the past few weeks.
An arrangement of treasured objects in my family room
Tell me, what do you do to get away from it all when you know it's time to take a break to recharge? I'd love to hear what works for others.