Sunday, July 31, 2011

Still up to my ears in boxes - and books...

Thanks to you all for your good wishes re the move.  It went okay but there are still LOTS of unpacked boxes sitting in the garage - not only can I not get to the workbench we can't get the car in!! :)  We arrived in Australia with two suitcases - where did all this other stuff come from??????? 

Internet was finally connected yesterday so I can begin to catch up on what's been going on out there recently.  Not sure when I'll get to do anything productive in the mini world but at least I feel that I'm 'back in the loop' again which is a good thing.

And I'm back at uni!  A bit of a shock to the system after having the whole of last semester off, which was preceded by the summer vacation, so it's several months since I've had to find the discipline to study.  The time off was beneficial and fun but I fear that my brain has grown a bit of mould ;)

A warm welcome to all the new faces on my Followers list! I have had a look at some of your profiles to look for links to your blogs but on many of them I can't find the link which is a shame so if you have a blog perhaps check your Profile settings to make sure your blog link is featured.


Susan@minicrochetmad said...

Welcome back Norma! Good luck with the mouldy brain, I haven't found a cure for that yet ;)

Claudia said...

Norma, I must be behind the times - where did you move to? I know that packing and unpacking can be a real pain. Best wishes on starting at Uni again.


Unknown said...

Hi Norma
great to see you back, happy unpacking debbie

Flora said...

Here I am, my friend.
Meanwhile, good Sunday :-)
I just took a ride in your page pinterest: fa-vo-lo-so (fabulous)!
The thought of your project will sustain you in the laborious hours of study.
Cheer up also with regard to the various boxes still to unpack...
Mini hugs, Flora

Lucille said...

Welcome back, Norma. I admire you so very much for going to university. You are certainly a very, very courageous lady!

Unknown said...

Norma, it`s good to hear from you again! Yes, where are all the things we have in the house from? Moving is a big job. What are you studying?

Piikko said...

Welcome back Norma! I wish you'll get your moving job done quickly and nicely.
Have a nice week! Piikko

Glenda said...

Hi Norma - glad your move is over :)
I'm late to this post as I'm computerless for an indefinite period (my laptop has died, and Alan's working continually on his). :( I only get borrowed and intermittent access.

Hope the uni studies are going well - at least the travelling is not in the hot season
xxx Glenda

Jollie said...

Welcome back Norma,

glad that everything went well with the moving... it is a LOT of work and too many boxes when you move!
But take your time, it will all work out just fine you'll see ;-)
First you have to get used to your new home now.

Hugs Jollie

Sandra said...

How lovely to see that you are back on the air again! Moving is such a massive challenge and so is returning to study after a break - doing both at once is mind-blowing. Good luck with both. Thanks for your text message and I'd LOVE for you to come and visit when Birchwood is finished - the Sydney Fair is too long to wait to see you vbg! I'm sure that mould will soon disappear from the brain but not sure there'll be too much time to play minis for a while! Luv, Sandie

Catherine said...

Welcome back Norma. I hope you had a smooth move.

I am just getting back myself after a nasty malware episode. lol

dalesdreams said...

Norma, best of luck to you with all of these changes, it must be very exciting for you. :)

Wateringen said...

Hay Norma,

Your blog is amazing!
I follow your blog.
Please take a look into my world.


Cinderella Moments said...

It took me forever to unpack my boxes when I moved a few months ago. And I still have another move in a few months since this house is a "waiting for my house" house!! I think my next move will be exciting and I won't mind packing and unpacking will be a breeze! Sending you that extra bit of energy to get yours unpacked!

PAKY said...

I like see you again in blogsphere Norma, a big hug!!

Papillon Bleu said...

Good luck with the studies!!! I loved my time at Uni ( I was a senior student).

What do you study?

beth said...

Good luck back at Uni!
Beth x

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Norma! Thanks for stopping by! The chairs! They are card holders from Potterybarn. I got them years ago, but I think I saw them again this season. I never use them for place cards. I love them because they are mini! Haha! Best of luck getting settled!

Sans! said...

Came by to check on what you have been up to lately , Norma :). Moving is s stressful ! I am thinking of spring cleaning my home and that sends shivers down my spine :).

I rather be playing with minis :). Thank you for swinging by my blog. I really love it when you visit. said...

Hi Norma, all the best to you and your new adventures.xx

decorator to the stars said...


beth said...

Hi Norma,
Thanks for your supportive comment on my blog. I decided to delete the post because life is too short and I don't want to be reminded of the unfortunate experience. Hope you're enjoying Uni.
Beth x

Flor said...

Un saludo Norma!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Welcome back! I'm so proud of you back at 'Uni'. Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog, good to hear from you, Norma, even if your memories of the floods & earthquakes were brought up.


Francy said...

Hi Norma, welcome back! Good luck with the studies

El Costurero de Manoli said...

Hollo Norma,I am delighted to hear from you, and enjoy the good weather in you country.I am very happy to visit my blog.Manoli A hug.

janjan said...

Hey cuz, where has the time gone, I was only thinking of you the other day. Have you got your craft area up and running yet or have you been busy with uni.
Glad you like the snowman family.


Rosella said...

Hi Norma, welcome back!
thank you very much for your visit on my blog!
Kisses from Italy