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Thread: Why did I take such a break?

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    Super Member coastienest's Avatar
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    Why did I take such a break?

    It has been ages since I have been here on the board. Last year was a tough one, seeming to never have time to myself. I did a bit of quilting, tried to run a quilt guild and take care of sick parents. What did that mean? Not a lot of time for the computer and this fantastic board. Checked it all back out today and I could cry over all I have missed. So looking forward to trying to catch up to where I left off. Totally missed you all. Here is to a much better 2013!!
    Everything in life happens for a reason.

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    Welcome back! Days can all run together when I'm stressed. Something that happened in the news five years ago will seem like just a year ago to me. That's a sign I'm under too much stress even when I don't think I am.
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    You're here NOW--that's all that counts. Welcome back.
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    Welcome back! Hopefully this year will be full of things that bring you joy.

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    I promised myself to take at least one hour each day to check in on the board and stay with it. Thanks for the notes
    Everything in life happens for a reason.

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    Welcome back from NE Ohio.

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    Sometimes life does get in the way. Know we are always glad to hear from you when you get time!

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    Glad you are back. I understand a bit of what you have been through. I am also helping to take care of a parent, etc. I have decided that if I wait for my life to get back to normal, I will never get to do some of the things I would like. This is my new normal and I will make the best of it. We can only do what we can do.
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    Welcome back!!!!

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    Welcome back! Sometimes, we just can't get to everything.... Just glad you didn't forget us!

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    Hello, nice to meet you! Be kind and gentle with yourself. Hope you have a great year!

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    Welcome back! I am praying with you that 2013 will be a better year. Hope you can find some "me" time to join the Board.

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    Welcome back; some years are just like that, it seems.
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    Life happens, so glad to know that when it gets in the way, the beautiful caring people on this board will be waiting for us...welcome back...
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    welcome back! if i hadn't seen that you were from ne pennsylvia i would have thought i had posted that! the same things were happening to me but 2013 is here and hopefully things will be better for everyone! i can't believe what all is one here - feel like i have found a long lost friend again! happy quilting!


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    Welcome back HOME-this board is you other family.

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    It's good to have you back..I was out for a number of months and it is hard trying to catch up on all the good projects and tips, but I keep looking. Take care of yourself...you can't be "wonderwomen"

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    Welcome back! Sometimes we have to play the cards that are dealt to us. Praying you will have a wonderful 2013!!!

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    Great to have you back!!
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    welcome home. best wishes for a better year for you.

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    Sometimes you just have to make time for yourself, especially with all of the other responsibilities you have endured in the past year. I'm sure you will feel very welcomed back here on the QB.

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    You all are the greatest. Just putting it in writing and reading your replies made me feel like a million bucks. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
    Everything in life happens for a reason.

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    Welcome back! I understand completely not having time for yourself when taking care of elderly parents. Been there---done that. I hope you can continue to find time to check in on QB. There is so much information and inspiration here.

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    Welcome back!!

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    so glad to have you back! this board is like a good book-- no matter when you pick it up you know you're gonna like it!
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