Wow, can you believe it's been 3 months since the last Crumpet's Journal? That was a very deliberate decision on my part. I had fallen out of love with blogging, decided to cut way, WAY back, and couldn't find ANY inspiration, and I thought that was quite a whiney story, so I held it back.
In summary, I've had a shit year, and it all just sucked the joie de vivre out of me. Let me run it by you - just before Christmas, Mark's dad almost died, then I lost my job, looked for a job, finally found a job, wrote off my car, had flu, nearly lost one of the cats, and JUST when I thought I was getting to a point when I could start to breathe again, our landlord gave us notice to leave the property because she was selling. Also, during all this, Mark has been pretty much ill all the time with flus and bugs, also got put on notice of redundancy and then last week, put his back out. Seriously, the joy has been over-flowing in our house.
So there you go - all that sucks the energy out of you. I'd get home in the evening and half the time, just stumble into bed. Weekends would be spent asleep, or, more recently, packing. For the first time ever, Digit-al Dozen got missed and I was *this* close to hanging up my blogging socks.
The only reason I didn't was because (ironically), I had items to review. Not many, but it meant that at weekends, I had to squeeze some nail stuff in, and it reminded me that I do love polish, and painting my nails does calm me. If only I didn't have to write those darned posts lol.
And now finally, at the end of this week, we are about to move house, and we'll have the weeks of rearranging and unpacking that that involves, and do you know, for the first time in about 3 months, I can't wait to sit down and spend an entire weekend painting my nails. Finally, I am excited again.
Phew! and why? Well, I alluded to this last year when I had my little blogging breakdown, a rest is as good as a cure, and although this time it's taken a LOT longer, that rest has finally fed my appetite. More importantly, shit is hot right now, and I can't believe the beauty of the collections that have been released.
So, in my mode of excitement, and celebration of finding a house (did I mention it took 7 of the 8 weeks we were allowed to find somewhere), I went on a little spending splurge this weekend, and THAT has got me psyched to hell. Different Dimension, Girly Bits, Elevation, HARE, ILNP, Polish Alcoholic, Grace-full Polish, MOD Lacquer and my beloved Indigo Bananas, all on the way in their happy, HAPPY colours. Along with the new Uber Chic plates, and did I mention how awesome some of the new MoYou plates are too?
So, it looks like I will be back, when for the longest time I was half a Gone Girl. For the next couple of weeks, I'll either be absent, OR I'll have managed to schedule some stuff I haven't posted yet. Sadly, timing will mean I probably have to sit out the next Digit-al Dozen week, but after then, it's going to be all colours blazing, with lots of HAPPY manis over here.
See you on the other side :) I'm glad I made it xx