I'm Back !!!
I'm sorry that I've been away for so long. I've missed you all a lot. Missed this great forum, too. I've always said that the nicest people "play" here. But, as we all know, this place can be addictive and we're all the best/worst enablers (LOL)! And that's what happened to me, I got so caught up in creating and decorating that I ran out of space to store it all! I also ran my sweet DH's patience to the limit, ending up with 17 full and partial sets of dishes and many cabs filled to the brim with stuff to decorate or set tables with.
Soooo, I had to take a break for a while. I didn't even allow myself to come back and just read, because I knew that it was too tempting to jump back into the fun of it all.
I'm hoping that I can finally restrain myself a bit and come back now and then to visit and get inspired. You did that for me when I first joined, you know. Decorating a room was very easy for me. It always has been. But composing a great tablescape was, for some reason, incredibly hard. You old-timers here taught me how to do it and do it well and I am so grateful for all your help!
So, let my quickly fill you in on my life and then I can jump in and play a bit. I"m still living here in the mountains of New Mexico. DH has no plans to retire as yet, although I wish he would. We're empty-nesters now. DD graduated from high school this past May and is now a college freshman out of state. She loves it and is doing really well. DS, as some of you might recall, got his masters and then joined the Army. He's been in 3 1/2 years now and has been to Afghanistan twice. Very scary for me! His commitment is up this March and he has no plans to reenlist. Both kids were home for almost a month over Christmas. As much as I love all my holiday decs, I'm anxious to pass at least half of them on to the kids as soon as they get their own homes/apartments!
I hope that I can read some back posts to catch up with you all. Or, if you have a minute, please catch me up here. For those that joined after I went into "decorating rehab" (LOL), hello and please just call me Lynn, not LynninNewMexico. I'm looking forward to being back with you all again :~)