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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Back From Florida!

Wow--I am behind on posting! But, hubby & I went to Fl to visit our daughter, Jamie, for Thanksgiving! We had a great time & I did pretty well with my limitations. We drove down & it takes roughly 12 hours, so it got a little uncomfortable, but was worth it! Got to see my brother & Step-Mom, too, as well as meet Jamie's Boyfriend's family, which was great! I also got to meet with an online friend from one of the chat forums I am on...Jo...& that was lots of fun, too! We ate so much the entire time we were there! I need to get serious & cut back some before the Christmas meals arrive! LOL! So... now I have to get ready for 2 upcoming shows & then I will be done crafting for the rest of this year...I will take a break to enjoy all the holiday festivities! Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving & counted all your blessings...more later!

Monday, November 12, 2007

43 Days till Christmas???

Does this make anybody else feel overwhelmed?? This year seems to have just flown by for me! It seems scary, really! I have 2 more shows that I'm doing & will be done by Dec 8th, so I really want to make it a top goal to really enjoy the holiday should, too---let's all do that! I really need to get to work....but, on top of my usual pain I have a sore throat & earache & just want to sleep! :o( More later.....

Friday, November 9, 2007

Dry Embossing on Cards

OK--I am loving my new dry embossing tools from Stampin' Up! What a great, easy, little extra touch that really makes the cards pop! Go here for a tutorial: And if you find yourself needing the tools, you can go to my Stampin'Up website OR just email me thru .

We had another really great day here, weather-wise & I made a point of sitting outside in the sunshine & fresh, cool air! I even took Marbie (my cat) out with me... she has rarely been outdoors, but she loved it. She ate a little grass, sniffed the air & then wanted back in the house!

I'm working on some more of my "souper" cans to sell at an upcoming show & I've also been on some forums to promote my website & blog. Nothing really demanding, but enough to keep me from getting too bored & restless! I'm off now to make some 4" tiles for the show, as well...More later!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Back from Gatlinburg!

Oh wow! We had the BEST time! I was so excited to have made it thru the weekend without any health dramas--I just really paced myself & took breaks/naps...... & they worked! We had such beautiful accomadations & couldn't have asked for better weather. The mountains were just gorgeous with color & we just had a great time catching up & we laughed a lot! It was a perfect weekend & we plan on doing it anually! Now...back to the ole craftin' table!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Cousin's Retreat!!

OK, with my nerve damage condition it's hard for me to physically do much, BUT I am heading off today to Gatlinburg, TN with my sister to meet 8 of our cousins for a fun weekend!! I am so looking forward to it, but feel anxious about it at the same time. I don't want to get down there & then lay around like a slug! I just never know from one day to the next what is going to happen with my pain & sleeping, so it's just a chance I'm taking! We have rented a huge chalet & we are going to a dinner show & just do some relaxing & catching up on each other's lives! Say a little prayer for me if ya would! If I over-do it I will be down for several days for sure, so I just want to try to pace myself at the right balance. Hope all of you have as great weekend & when I get back I will be posting some new stuff! More later...