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Jan 21, 2012

My Return to Empire Avenue - and Blogging!

Hi everybody. Today I thought it would be the PERFECT day to return from my 5 month hiatus because of [X]pendapalooza. I decided to take a break from blogging, posting youtube videos, and from Empire Avenue over the summer because I have had a lot of stuff going on in my life as of late including work, family stuff, deaths, etc...

Unfortunately since the last time I blogged my parrot Chester died. He had night frights and injured himself. More importantly, my brother's best friend was brutally murdered on Halloween. It has been a really sad and emotional time for myself and those I love. The person who killed her has still not been caught. It makes me very angry and sad. Needless to say, the past few months have been full of trials for me and thus my hiatus from most things internet related.

However, after relentless pestering from my friends from the Super Secret Awesome Group I am back on Empire Avenue and I thought I'd come in with a bang! I had 33 million eaves to spend this morning and due to [X]pendapalooza I decided to try and give back a significant portion of those eaves to you guys to spend on others via having Shareholder Missions. I have to say I am very impressed and grateful at how well these have been received and I am looking forward to continuing to chat with all of you via twitter, empire avenue and on the facebook group pages.

So now, as my shareholder mission #5 comes out - I suppose my blog will get a much needed onslaught of new followers!

Cheers to you guys, and thank you for reading and participating.



  1. Super Secret Awesome Groups are mega kewl. I am a member of one myself - they do keep life interesting and provide that kick-in-the-pants-motivation when needed!

    So sorry to hear about your beloved pet and your brother's dear friend. My sympathies to you both.

    ~Brilliance On Demand

  2. Welcome back. Sorry to hear your time away has been full of sadness. Hope things start to look up again for you and your family.


  3. Welcome back, Eleanor! I'm so sorry for your losses.

  4. absorbing - thaks for coming back - MUCH MORE to come @fractals

  5. Welcome back, I hope the darkest days are behind you

  6. Awe I'm so sorry to hear about all of this. Thanks so much for sharing. I know we hadn't tweeted in awhile but I thought you had just been busy. awe :-( <3

  7. Thanks everybody! It means a lot to me.

  8. ☠ Interesting story ~ I'm glad I read it and now understand - what I'm not sure... Lot's of trials it seems- but it sounds like you are out of the Forrest. ☠

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  10. Elle, many thanks for sharing your strong and very well written story. Happy Pendapalooza VI and I hope we get to know each other a bit more :) take care xx

  11. Welcome back and cheers to a new slate in 2012.

    1. Cheers to you too! I like that. A new slate for 2012. I'll take it!

  12. Welcome Back! I'm so sorry about all that you've encountered as of late but like others have said the worst is behind you.

    Cheers to better days :)

  13. Smart idea...I'm stealing it for my blog. *ahem*