Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A Truly Blessed Day

What a wonderful day I had! Rick was around much of the morning. Janie picked me up at 11:15 and took me to Mimi's Cafe for lunch. I had the roast turkey, very yummy! Then we went back to my house and opened my Kellar Creations order that had just come in. Pearls, rhinestones, beautiful paper with matching brads, some wooden clocks to decorate. It was really fun opening the box. Thanks Janie for a wonderful and memorable lunch, for the great presents and of course for having the foresight to bring your camera!

I am such a lucky lady. Hubby's aunt, brother and mom called today as did my brother, my best friend from Ottawa, my best French friend who lives down the street from where I used to in Parrish FL. Another friend, Judith also affectionately known by some as the Puerto Rican Mafia Godmother, dropped by unexpectedly, also bearing gifts. She couldn't really stay long, but while she was here we had a few laughs! Last but definitely not least my son called once he was free, which was after work and after Kendo.

I also of course had to do a little work as I have a crop I'm vendoring at on the 12th. So I had to prepare catalogs for the gift bags with a discount and information on TLC etc. Tomorrow I have to be a good girl and go back to the gym. So up not too late, breakfast, gym and then I have to make sure that I get the items off to the lady who is stuffing the bags as I am already a little late with that. Then back home to finish putting prices together and tidying the house, followed by cleaning it all up before the crop at my house on Friday which goes from 6:30pm till midnight. I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. All in all as you can see, another exciting day in the life of MC, LOL!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

And the winner is...

Well it's been a busy day, but then which day isn't? Looks like the prescription for my glasses has changed yet again. Isn't getting old a pain? Well not really! I got an email form my friend Katrina today, that reminded me that we are lucky to be getting old and to be alive! On the eve of yet another milestone in my life, I am indeed happy to be where I am, who I am and much more that that, to be surrounded by the people that I have come to love and cherish. Yup as of tomorrow, I can now move into many if not all senior communities. Unbelievable! How the heck did I get here! But right now that's probably not the topmost thing on your mind! You probably want to know who won the posting contest for this month, right?

Well there are things that happen when you are Your mind wanders and sometimes jump from one topic to another. You are more likely to lose your train of thought and have any of you noticed that you often walk into a room knowing that you went to the room for a reason, but you can't for the life of you remember what it was? But to get back to the contest, I did pick a winner today and that lady is going to be very happy with what I've got going her way.

Did I mention that my first call of the day was fom a nice lady from whom I buy wholesale scrapbook products? We chatted for a while. She does expos and I got to see her this weekend. But I digress. Here is what the winner will get.

1 TLC 12345 Chatter Book and 1 Runway Meadowbrooke Shapes Kit and a surprise or two not mentionned here!

Curious to know what our April winner will get? Come back tomorrow and see what it is! And don't forget that the more "different people" post comments, the larger the prize is! The more often you post, the more chance you have to be the winner!

Seems to me I forgot to do something. Hmm... could it be that the winner is scraplin also known to her friends as Linda! Congratulations! Please email me to confirm your address and I'll ship that out no later than next Monday!

Linda, I hope that you enjoy your prizes and continue to post next month.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Woohoo! I'm back from the Scrapbook Expo

What a wonderful expo for at least 4 members of my Scrapbook Buddy group! We all won prizes! But more on those later! Yup, I'm a tease! Aww come on, don't spoil the surprise by peeking below!

I had such a great time! After picking Janie up at her house we drove to Orlando via Lakeland so that we could stop at Violettes. Janie did some shopping. I was good and just looked around and watched her shop! After eating at one of the best Chinese Buffets ever, Janie is better with names and might be kind enough to post the name in a comment, we went on to out hotel in Orlando. It took us a little while to unpack since our "luggage" included 2 folding tables and chairs , my cuttle bug, QK, BossKut dies as well as a whole lot of scrapbook supplies. Oh and I forget a very small suitcase with clothes for me and a slightly larger one for Janie. Our first night we decided to just scrap the evening away!

We did exercise while we were there! What can I say, we are ever so conscious of our waistlines (I'm definitely on the lookout for mine, which I lost in 1997). Given that the fastest way to the convention center was to hoof it there, we really had no choice, for which I'm quite grateful! The first day, the 20 minute, slightly uphill walk, left us slightly winded. By Saturday midnight, we could do it under 17 minutes, talking and laughing all the way! Three cheers for the grand (Janie) and her sidekick (moi)!

We shopped, took 2 classes, went to two evening crops and just enjoyed! Now for the prizes. Most of you already know that I am the organizer of the Scrapbook Buddies, a scrapbook meet up group that I started 18 months ago. Janie recently was elevated to the august title of assistant-organizer and Sharon and Anita are members. We planned on meeting up with them on Friday at the crop.

If you've been to a Scrapbook Expo, you also know that you do not have to be present to win a prize. Some, including the grand prize are drawn from the advanced ticket sales or pre-registrations and others are drawn from the tickets required to get into the convention, whether they are or aren't pre-purchased. The names of the winners are posted on a board at the entry to the floor and everyone checks the board.

Janie and I had quite a surprise when we came back from lunch on Friday. We read the name of the winner and all of a sudden I turned to Janie and told her that's our Sharon!!! Indeed Sharon, shown in the picture wearing a read sweater, won the grand prize of the beautiful scrapbook armoire shown in white, which is precisely the color she picked for the one they will be shipping to her! She has to pay for the shipping but so what, she won the armoire!!!

Anita and I also won door prizes, though small ones at the Friday night crop. Janie waited until the Saturday night crop, while I was out to dinner, to win a wonderful lavender faux-suede scrapbook bag filled with three months worth of storyteller monthly kits! Just a great, great prize! I also won a door prize at Saturday's crop, a size small t-shirt that the two ladies sharing our table both wanted. So I traded it in for some nice embellishments which I was able to start using right away. I'm realistic enough to know that no matter how much exercises I do, I will never be a size small, LOL!

Speaking of Saturday's dinner, which Janie was invited to but decided I should just enjoy with my son and his girlfriend, it was at Nelore, an authentic Brazilian Steak House. The occasion was my birthday, since we won't see each other the day of. Can I say OMGosh!!! It was amazing! Simply, simply amazing food, a wonderful ambiance, a charming waitress and all the food you can eat! Add to that charming hosts my son and girlfriend and the whole thing was just perfect! Yummy to my mommy's tummy!

All in all a wonderful weekend, where I did get some work done, but mostly had a great time, shared with wonderful people!

Have a great week people! You know the will only come once, so make the best of it! Oh! and don't forget! Tomorrow is your last chance to post comments for a chance to win the my March scrapbook/prize giveaway!!!