Oh. My. Goodness! You only have to turn your back for a few minutes (or months) and look what happens.
There’s only supposed to be one Cobweb around here and that’s me!, …. but then … I have been ‘M.I.A.’ for some considerable weeks. Sorry about that. There have been a few things which kept me away from blogging: A family matter which rocked my world – but not in a good way. Ill health which left me feeling very tired, physically and mentally. … and … The death of a family member ~ who I never knew I had.
I received a letter from a company who search for missing beneficiaries to the estates of deceased persons who have died intestate (without making a will). I thought it was a mistake. No one in my family had died, so either it was a mistake .. or .. a scam.
I researched the company and found they were a genuine, well-respected company, and so I called them & spoke to the gentleman who’d written to me, explaining to him there must be a mistake. He begun telling me about the deceased, (named in the letter I’d received), and by the end of the phone call I knew the letter was correct, I was an heir. It totally knocked me for six. It was the strangest thing – I was beside myself with grief knowing that a relative, who I didn’t know the existence of, had died alone, … and that I was to be a beneficiary and receive monies from his estate. I grieved for the loss of a family member I never even knew about, and still haven’t come to terms with this heavy feeling of guilt at being a beneficiary. A couple of months have passed since I received the letter, and I still feel so awful about it all.
Well anyway …. those are a few of the things which have been keeping me from blogging. That thing called ‘real life’ can really get in the way of fun stuff sometimes, can’t it?!
I have managed a little crafting time every now & again, and even though I had all good intentions to blog and share them with you – I even took photographs of the things I’d made, but I never quite managed to get them to my blog. <big sigh!>
I have however, just a few days ago, finished a little project which I found on that wonderful time gobbling website, Pinterest. I loved it the second I saw it, saying out loud to no one in particular apart from the cat under my desk, “Ohh how lovely. I HAVE to make one of those!” … So I did.
Photos have been taken – I’ve just got to choose the best ones, re-size them and then share the make with you, asap!
I’ve missed you all so much and thought about you many times. What’s been happening in your world? Do catch me up so that we can get chatting again over a cup of coffee. I’ll come and have a gander around your blog (if you have one) and leave little messages for you!
Sending love and warm, squidgy, crafty hugs from me to you.