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Let Me Be Real Honest With You…

This is pretty much how I feel…

dying daisies

After many, many weeks of working crazy long hours to finish John & Alice’s kitchen and family room, and being absolutely exhausted, then receiving news last week of Matt’s brother, and dealing with a grieving husband who already suffers from muscle weakness and fatigue which is only compounded many times over after a few of days of mourning…

Well, I’m spent.

I’m generally a deep sleeper who wakes up in the morning feeling refreshed and energized.  Lately I’ve been waking up each morning in a haze, exhausted, overwhelmed, knowing I have a huge list of things I need to do, but not knowing where to start.  My own home has been severely neglected over these last few weeks, with piles of laundry in the bedroom, piles of dishes in the sink.  There’s not one single room in my condo that’s completely finished, so I sit here and stare at the thousands of projects that need to be finished, feeling completely overwhelmed.  I spin my wheels all day long, and get absolutely nowhere.

I say all of that to say this:  I need a break.  I need to regroup.  I need to refocus.  My goal here at A2D is to bring you fantastic projects and helpful information each day that will inspire you and get you excited about your home and what you can do with it on your own.  But right now, I can’t even inspire myself, much less anyone else.

So I’m going to take a short break.  It won’t be a long break, but it will be a complete break.  I need a few days away from my computer, away from the blog, away from the A2D Facebook Page.  I need a few days of not having to read e-mails, or not having to answer questions about decorating or DIY projects.  In other words, I just need a few days for me.  And because y’all are awesome, I know you understand.

So, because this was a decision I made just this morning, I don’t have any fantastic guest bloggers lined up or anything like that.  It’ll just be silence here at A2D…but not for long.  Like I said, it’ll just be a few days, but right now, I’m not sure how many days that will be exactly.

And hopefully I’ll come back refreshed, regrouped, refocused, with some awesome projects for you, and more decorating inspiration.

Thanks in advance for understanding…’cause I know you do…’cause you’re awesome!

 

P.S.  The Friday link party will continue as scheduled.  I wouldn’t pass up a chance to be inspired by YOU!!



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37 Comments

  • Reply
    Carol
    July 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about Matt's brother. I've been off for a number of weeks because of my dad's dying so I missed seeing about it. Have a very good rest and take good care of yourselves. <3

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    Sbcoper28
    July 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Take much needed time and don't stress about the blog world – we sill be fine.  You, on the other hand, are in much need and a break is not all you need.  Take time to call a dear friend who will, if nothing else, sit with you in your time of need and just be there.  Praying for you.

    Susan

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    Jbsemicolon
    July 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Just breathe….and then go shine your sink and take a break.

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    teresa
    July 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    You have my sympathies.  Love your blog.  Those daisy's are done, but just as the plant needs time to refresh, so do you.  And soon you will be in full bloom again too.  Take your time.

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    debbie_mann
    July 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Hope you have many days of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation ,, sometimes we just need it.  We'll miss you though. 

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    elaine happer
    July 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Take care of yourself! Glad you are taking a break – rest up and refresh.

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    S.Sealy
    July 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Most everyone has troubles of their and you are a lady thats needs time for yourself right now ..Never feel bad about that and rest is the best thing for you now so you can  get feeling better …take care …Shirley

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    Catherine Gear Banks
    July 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    We'll all be here when you get back.

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    Meg
    July 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Take as much time as you need.  I feel overwhelmed just thinking about the projects in my fixer-upper house, compound that client projects and then a family loss, I couldn't imagine.  Hope a few days to yourself is enough to re-energize, but if you need more take it.  We'll all still be here. 🙂  

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    Jessica
    July 21, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Everyone needs a break, I am having one right now as well! You will come back much happier and we will miss you, but be waiting patiently for your return!

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    Jeannine Bruner
    July 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Take that much deserved and needed break, Kristi!  You know your true fans understand & will be here when you are back.  Those who complain aren't true A2D fans.  🙂  Go get a massage, a pedicure, or even just a good book.  Relax!  Prayers that you find serenity again.  

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    Sherri
    July 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I totally understand, but please, please, PLEASE don't stop blogging all together!  My poor little uncreative heart would be broken!  Take as much time as you think you need, but please come back to us!  
    🙂

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    Laura Richard
    July 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Kristi, I think it's wonderful, and IMPORTANT, that you take this time you need.  So many people just keep pushing & struggling on, not wanting to really look at things, and see what needs to be done, to refocus, gain control, and get back on track, refreshed. It's not a healthy way to go, neither mentally or physically.  So good for you, for knowing and following the best way to getting everything in order again. Be sure to REST too. I'm sorry to learn you and your husband have had to deal with so much difficult matters lately. I'll add you both to my prayers, and look forward to seeing you up & running again on the web, when you're ready. Everyone will be still be here. Take care. 🙂

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    NancyU
    July 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Take as much time off as you need.  We will be here when you get back. It is time to have me time, and you certainly deserve it!

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    OurHouseOfJoyfulNoi
    July 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Kristi, I think it's wonderful, and IMPORTANT, that you take this time
    you need.  So many people just keep pushing & struggling on, not
    wanting to really look at things, and see what needs to be done, to
    refocus, gain control, and get back on track, refreshed. It's not a
    healthy way to go, neither mentally or physically.  So good for you, for
    knowing and following the best way to getting everything in order
    again. Be sure to REST too. I'm sorry to learn you and your husband have
    had to deal with so much difficult matters lately. I'll add you both to
    my prayers, and look forward to seeing you up & running again on
    the web, when you're ready. Everyone will be still be here. Take care.
    🙂

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    Fiona
    July 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Go recharge your batteries…we'll be here when you get back 🙂

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    Adels
    July 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Holding your family in prayer!  Hope the rest will be refreshing!

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    Cincynana
    July 21, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Rest and refresh…  most important to take care of yourself… bless you!

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    Jenni
    July 21, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Oh sweetie, hang in there. You would not be given more than you can handle even though it may seem that way right now. Take your break, refresh, renew, reenergize and then come back and keep WOWING us all!
    I would give you a great big HUG if I could! Just know that I will be thinking about you until your return!
    HUGS~
    Jenni

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    Stephanie
    July 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Oh Kristi! ((hugs))
    Take a break, girl! Hope you feel better soon.

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    Maureen Kirchdoerfer
    July 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Rest up!  You more than deserve it!!

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    Shannon
    July 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    You are amazing and amazing people need breaks too.  I totally sympathize and hope you feel up to par soon!!!  Best thoughts for a relaxing, revitalizing, uplifting break!!

    Shannon 

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    Harper_tasha
    July 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Take care Kristi and rest!  It is amazing how a few days of taking care of you and your family will help.  

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    Telisa
    July 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I love your honesty, take a week off! I too sit here while my house is a complete mess, it is almost 6 pm and I am still in my pajama's. I hope you get some rest and put your mind at ease. Wish there was something I could do to help.

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    Linda Pyatt
    July 22, 2011 at 12:25 am

    God Bless You!

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    Karen
    July 22, 2011 at 1:47 am

    That's a great idea.  It's no wonder you're exhausted.  Take all the time you need and don't worry about the blog.  Your health and well being is more important.

    Karen

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    Reenielou
    July 22, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Kristi ~ you and your family have been thru alot…..take your time ~ be with your hubby and family.  We'll be here when you get back.  Take care of yourself. xo

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    CA_Powell
    July 22, 2011 at 3:24 am

    I always wonder how you just keep goin' and goin', like the Energizer bunny! Take some time to re-chairge and don't fret: we'll be here when you get back.

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    Linda Wilkes
    July 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Please don't worry about your readers, just take care of yourself and Matt. My condolences at this difficult time.

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    Clipping Path
    July 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    excellent design blog! you've done really gr8 job! 🙂 thanks for sharing..

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    Deborah March
    July 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Wishing you (and your dear husband) gentle peace…

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    zoe feast
    July 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Step away from the computer and breathe. I actually relish the moment my power goes out ( its happened a lot here in Chicago this summer) I can't work…but oh well! Hope your rest feels you raring to go again. We will all miss your posts!

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    Morrest1101
    July 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Happy Recouping!  The good thing… we'll all be here when you return =)
    I've been followig for a few weeks now, but this is officially my 1st comment.

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    Leslie C
    July 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Praying for you sweetie.

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    A Creative Spirit
    July 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    YOu NEED the time off… .You NEED time to regroup. And your husband needs you at your best. Enjoy the time off…..

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    Lisa
    July 25, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Kristi,  Thank you for your honesty.  I'm so sorry about your brother in law.  Take as much time as you need.  We'll be here when you return.

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    sarahb430
    July 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
    so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

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