Thursday, June 10, 2010


I'm trying to set a schedule to blog, so I've decided that Sundays and Wednesdays would be good.  Well, Wednesday came and went and here it is Thursday.  Oh well, I'm trying!

I *HAD* a long list (about 13-15) ideas of blog postings.  I *HAD* this list nestled in with all my business paperwork so I wouldn't lose it.  No, I haven't *LOST*'s just...well...hiding. 

So I've made an executive decision:  This post will be about Random things (now it's about  Mind Clutter) until I can find that darn list!  :-)

I've been working on several custom orders that have needed to be done for a few days. I'm not on a deadline, so to speak, but I don't want to get lax in producing orders.  They aren't hard orders nor are they tedious or difficult.  My creative mojo has been taking a break., though.   I know a lot has to do with some personal things going on in my life.  I've had a lot of mind clutter.  I'm starting to clear it out.  And with any type of clutter, it's difficult.  There are things there that are so personal, so *you*, that you really hate to part with it.  It's a change and I've noticed as I get older, I don't like change much.   There are also people who are cluttering my life.  

Now, I don't make friends very easily.  Yes, I know, hard to believe but it's true.  I'm not sure why that is but it is what it is.  I have great cyber friendships!  I have several wonderful friends that will pop onto Twitter or Facebook and say good morning, respond back to me when I leave a less than 140 character response and just take the time to ask about a project I'm working on or how my grandchildren are doing.  I do the same for them.  I know one friend is struggling with the idea of starting her own business, taking care of her family (hubby and children and fur-babies) and working part-time outside the home.  Another has a very blessed life and thanks her lucky stars everyday for it but frets about not being a productive employee in the corporate world.  I check on them daily and they check on me.  I love that I have these wonderful, creative, crafty cyber friends!  But, alas, I've realized that my contact with my cyber friends is through a keyboard, monitor and Internet.  And while it's great to have friends all over the world, it's not the warm, fuzzy, personal friendships that I'm seeking.

I want more face-to-face friendships.  I've tried.  I've *really* tried!  I'm a very giving person by nature and although I'm a bit introverted, I try very hard to be open and friendly and available.
 I'll go more into detail about my life here on the East Coast in another blog post (maybe this weekend?) but I'm originally from the Midwest. I've been here for 2 years and although there are things I do enjoy here on the East Coast, I miss home.  I've not made any lasting friendships here except for family, and well, they have to be friends with you!  :-)  I've tried making plans for going to the beach, taking in the latest movie, or just going for coffee.  I've offered to be the designated driver, to do the driving, to visit them.  No takers.  Or those who RSVP tend to not show up or cancel.   ~shrugs~

So, the last several days has me clearing out clutter.  Not only physical clutter around my home (which I KNOW I need to do) but mind clutter-which has been VERY difficult. I've decided I'm not giving space to things and people that aren't important or don't feel I'm important to them.  As a friend posted on Facebook just this morning: 

If someone is truly worth having in your life, you will go through anything to keep them there.

I'd love to know you were here.  Please leave a comment! 

~kelly jo


  1. I truly enjoyed your post Kelly Jo...
    You could have been speaking about me in some respects...
    I have a difficult time getting regular posts up, so much else to do...
    I don't make friends easily either...not sure why but I don't!!! Having said that I do have a couple of great blogging friends...
    Being creative has been difficult since the winter time...again not sure why?
    I could go on but that is enough to show the similarities... :0)

    Have a wonderful rest of your day...

  2. Kelly Jo, you're such a dear. Heather, you're such a dear. And I'm quite positive if we all lived closer we'd have coffee regularly. And we'd probably set up a crafting day where we'd get together once a month and play in our crafty beads, buttons, wire and paper. :)

    However you live there, I live here, Heather lives up there ;) and we can't have an in-person gathering. But I still count my blessings everyday for friendships like yours because seeing your blog posts, reading your tweets all while having my first cup of coffee for the day are what put a smile on my face!

    It's so important to surround yourself with people that love and care about you. Life is too short not to. So whether those people are live & in person, or many, many miles away, "coffee-speak" is universal!

    Thanks for putting it out there Kelly Jo! Know how special I think you are! Have a wonderful day!


  3. Ladies,

    Thank you so much for your comments!!

    Azure, Can I call you Azure? ~smiles~ I think there are a few of us out there with the same similarities--maybe we should start a blog for that! LOL

    Dawn- Thanks for the pep talk! I truly appreciate our newfound friendship and your words are 'speaking' to me!