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Saturday, July 19, 2014

A bit of an update



Hello lovely bloggers,

I know, I know, you're feeling abandoned by me, and I'm sorry.  Things are changing for me, and unfortunately not in a way that I have control of.  It's going to be a slowed down version of "downsizing" as I cannot do everything myself.  Many glorious plans were made, with the best intentions, but when our summer heat hits, nobody wants to do anything.  I can't blame them, as the heat bothers me most of all, but it's frustrating.  I have many exciting things to look forward to, but all the obstacles in the way are leaving me feeling caught in life's web.  My mind works at a super human pace, but my body just sits back and laughs at me.........mocking me for getting older and having been in poor shape for the past 30 years due to medical crap.  I tell ya, if they ever come up with transplanting my brain into either a young healthy, able body or yes, even an avatar, I'll be one heck of a force to deal with.

Since we live in the real world, not fantasy, I have to take things at an extremely slow pace.  Our summer monsoons are lovely to behold in their fury and the cleansing rain they bring, but with the pain issues I have I just get really mad if I'm hurting all day and it doesn't rain at our house.  Okay, enough babbling.

Some of the changes coming are that I will be closing down my blog.  I will be using my website address of "imagimeri.com" as my new connection site.  When I get it properly up and running I will send out notification via an invitation and a giveaway.  My website will be everything; my shop, my blog, updates, schedule of events and happenings, etc.  I am currently strictly on Facebook and Instagram, and you can find me there daily.  I also belong to a few Facebook groups that some of you might be interested in.

I'm still caring on and off for my mom who is doing fine at the moment.  That changes from month to month.  I have some exciting plans for things next year and will be sharing tidbits on Facebook and then on my website when it's up and running.

I don't know how many more posts I'll get in here before the switch, so if you're interested in keeping up on what's happening at chez ImagiMeri's then follow me on facebook and/or instagram.

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your company these past 7 years.  Things always change for the better, so I hope this is so for my future, which right now is so ?????????  Lot's of love and hugs, and if you decide to follow me on either Facebook or Instagram, or both, you will definitely hear from me about the final change and opening of my website.

Big Hugs,
Meri

Thursday, May 22, 2014

My littleist chicky is ready to fly!




Abby is all grown up now.......18, graduating tonight
and getting ready to go to ASU in the fall.

This is her Senior Solo from last week.

We love you Abby!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Crossroads


Hello fellow bloggers,

I find myself at a crossroads in my life right now.  Many things are going on, many emotional as well as financial issues have sprung up.  My mom has been back at her apartment at the assisted living facility, since Easter, and is doing fairly well.  She has an in house therapist visit twice a week to help her with her balance and mobility, and she's doing well considering her condition.  For the past few years we've been talking with her about moving in with us, as we have plenty of room in our 2,700 sq. ft. home.  She's still wanting to maintain her independence, and so we've decided to honor that.........until things change, of course.

Our youngest will be graduating high school next week and starting her new life.  I'm hosting my older daughters baby shower on June 7th, and in the midst of all this, we've been hit by taxes that have snuck up on us from when my husband was out of a job a couple of years ago.

We have finally decided to put our house up for sale in the fall.  We will be spending the summer fixing up as much as we can, on our limited budget, and hopeful that we'll at least get our money back out of the house.  We don't have any idea where to go yet, but I have a feeling that will work itself out as we struggle through the fixing process in the Arizona heat.  At this point in our lives, we need to seriously scale things down.  I currently have my house all torn apart, with my studio decor covering every surface in my kitchen, breakfast nook and studio area for friends here in AZ to go through.  There is waaaaaaaaaay too much stuff for me to photograph and list online, so I'm trying to see if anyone local will take it off my hands.  I can't hold a garage sale as all of my mom's possessions are currently housed in my three car garage.

I'm trying desperately to clean up my lifestyle and I feel like both my hands and feet are tied.

Anyhoo, I am still participating in my "LifeBook 2014" lessons, and I thought I'd share a few of the most recent pieces I've done.

This lesson is called "Tree of Life"
I'm including representations of myself
in some pieces, and how I wish to have
red hair.  This little me is wearing red
high tops and swinging......trying to
have fun.
This lesson was hosted by the extremely
talented Dyan Reaveley, the creator of
"Dylusions" ink sprays.  It's dimensional, as
the flowers "pop" out.
This piece was called "Quirky
animals" and we were to capture
how we were feeling at that exact
moment in time.
This piece was to celebrate everything
we are grateful for.  I made a little kitty
girl......don't ask me why, she just
came to me while working on it.
This piece is a lesson called "face with
limited color" and I kind of enjoyed it.

As you've all probably concluded, I won't be blogging as much.  I've got a lot on my plate right now, and I need to concentrate on getting my life back on track.  I will be back with baby shower goings on, but it might be weeks in between posts.  I hope to be back to some regular posting by October or November, especially since I'll have a new grandchild to post about.  I miss this community, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support over the years.  I will try very hard to look in all you all during all this, but I'm not going to be leaving lots of comments.

God Bless,
Meri