Thursday, May 22, 2008

What an Interesting Couple of Days!

As I write this Keshia is, I think, passed out from exhaustion! I've got to tell you that it's been an amazing couple of days! We've been going around not only to scrapbook stores, but also to an amazing home and crafts decorating warehouse, Home Goods, Pier 1 and I've probably driven a couple of hundred miles. We've found items that I had seen at the Doodle, that up to then I had no idea where to get, tracked down big and small wrought iron easels in a couple different sizes and just had a general great time.

Of course, I myself am about to go and crash. I've got tons of things to do, sorry to say still no passport, but who knows I may get a phone call from DHL telling me that they have a delivery that needs a signature tomorrow. No leaving of a passport at the front door or in the mailbox. Big no, no! The great thing about DSL is that the driver works around your schedule if at all possible and gives you a 30-60 minute window when he will come to deliver.

I'm glad to say that my buddy Janie got home safely a couple of days ago, but we've had no time to catch up yet! If you're reading this Janie, I hope we can catch up sometime tomorrow.

I completed a series of 4 layouts with the Basic Grey Sugared line and I will be teaching a class using those layouts at the end of month, so that is a total three classes plus Nassau in June! Of greater concern, I can't seem to get a human being at CK to return a call or answer an email, which really sucks because I absolutely need to cancel my two booths! Perhaps next year I'll come up with a new way to have a booth, but I need to regroup and figure out what I really need/want to do going forward. Of course if I don't get in touch with them soon, they will say that I didn't cancel and charge me anyhow. It would be nice to know how to get that one sorted out because if it's already too late to cancel, I need to figure out what I'll take to sell.

So there you go, live in the fast lane, M-C style, LOL! Hope everyone is making every moment special. Because as you know, each moment only comes "once"!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ou I've Neglected my Friends

Speaking of friendship, below are my buddies, Marie Laurence and her grandaughter Chloe. We've been friends for quite a while now. She's been around to help me pack to leave Florida, helped me find a house when I moved back and I even taught her to scrapbook. She is a talented artist in so many medias that the truth is I basically just showed her the tools and the basics. ML is an awesome friend! If you want to practice your French, visit her blog!

I must say that it's been a little tough over the last few weeks keeping up with people and things and I can only hope that it will get better soon. I miss being in close tough with everyone.

On another front, my Canadian passport is being printed and I'm told it will be here by the second week in June. That means that I'll have to postpone my trip to Nassau and hope that Keshia will understand! What is really sad is that it would have been here in time if and it's a big if they had not sent everything back because they didn't like the picture, something about a glare in the glases that honestly I could not see!

I have been working on the kits for my class at Scraptopia, completed a four page layout yesterday that features the Basic Gray Sugared collection which I will bring by Scraptopia Thursay or Friday so that I can find out if Jackie wants to do a class with those. My mailbox class is set and people have started registering so I'm kind of happy about that!

Tomorrow I'm meeting Keshia from "The Scrapbook Cottage in Nassau, and we are going to three scrapbook stores, two for sure Violettes in Lakeland, and Whim-So-Doodle in St. Pete and if we have time the Scrapbook Shoppe in Tampa. I may have to stay away from that one since Senator Obama is holding a big rally at the St. Pete Times Forum (where the Lightning play)which means the traffic will no doubt be terrible. I'll have to check on the timing for that! Should be a lot of fun and there are a couple of things I really need to pick up if they are not out of them, particularly the Kaisercraft flowers. I use a LOT of them and I've started doing all sorts of things to them, LOL!

So tonight there is the finale of Dancing with the Stars and we get to see the battle of the David's on Idol. Yes I do watch TV... while I am either doing office work, answering emails or scrapbooking. Thank goodness I have a TIVO as it also means that I can replay something that catches my attention and that I actually want to look at! Oh, my picks, Kristy and David Cook should be the winners. But whatever happens, especially in Idol, David Cook is going to be a big star.