Sunday, October 30, 2011

Nice, Clean Carpets!

Carpet cleaners came and did a fabulous job yesterday!  Love the C L E A N feel of newly steamed carpets!  I highly recommend SteamPro in Springfield!  On time, great price and no pressure to do a bunch more stuff.  I WILL use them again!

I started out doing a 2 page layout with Trella and Brenden.  So cute!  But then, my focus turned to my retreats!  I got Fall 2011, Spring 2011 and Fall 2010 done!  8 pages all together!  Doesn't sound like a lot, but it actually is... for me!  I really enjoyed spending some quality time with my "stuff"!

Now, tomorrow, I go to the plastic surgeon to look at my nose.  I have another spot that needs to be looked at.  It's grown and it's bothering me.  Hopefully, it's nothing, but, with my history on THAT nose, I need to make sure.

Then, Thursday night, I'll head to KC to be there for Stacy's surgery Friday morning.  And to spend the weekend there.  I think she will do just fine, but will probably be sore for a few days.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Taking A Break this Weekend

I decided to get my carpets cleaned.  Well, when you do that, you have to be out of the house for a while while they dry.  So, I saw a scrapbook getaway in my future!  That was this past Monday.  I set up the carpet cleaning for today and decided to take off Friday, too.  Judy and I decided we would SCRAPBOOK the weekend away!  It has been great!!!

One little hitch... Wednesday morning, Stacy called and she had found a lump in her breast Tuesday night.  She called the doctor and they got her in at 2:30... did a mammogram and a sonogram.  Found 2 tumors. Set her up for a surgical consult on Friday at 3.  She went to the surgeon yesterday and surgery is set for next Friday at 10.  I'll go up Thursday night and stay the weekend to help around the house.  The surgeon didn't seem concerned about them, just that he was there to get them out!  Pathology will take 4 - 5 days.  We are all remaining confident that this will be a positive outcome.  Those negative thoughts do try to slip in once in a while, but I try really hard to pray them right out!

So, the carpet cleaner should be here around 2, so I'm going to head over to Judy's for a while and work on some pages!  Sure wish I had some Krispee Kreme's!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Life is about to get back to Normal!

I love the Crazy Cropper Retreats.  I love the planning and the organizing and I actually love the packing and loading and unloading (especially with a lot of help from my friends!).  I love the excitement and how much stuff people haul into the room.  I love watching them get all set up and I love getting them registered. And then, I love to just watch them take of and have a great time for 4 whole days! 

But, too soon, Sad Sunday comes.  We have to pack up and say goodbye to each other.  Final pictures, hugs and a few tears.  It's just sad. 

But it's not really until I get home and get unloaded (note that I didn't say unpacked!) that it hits me how tired I am!  And all I do for 3 or 4 days is just wonder aimlessly around the house.  Good thing my laundry is done before I leave or I'd have to wear dirty clothes!!!

But now, it's about a week since unpacking and I'm starting to feel normal. Unpacking done - check.  Recipes done - check.  Retreat pics done - check.  Laundry done - check.  2012 Spring Retreat FULL - check!  WOWSA!!!  What a great month this has been!  And all of the registration forms for Spring are all printed and organized.  Feels good... until someone mentioned Christmas is 2 months from today... WHATTTTTTT!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Today's the Day!

I am all packed, my car is loaded (in fact one load has already been taken to the hotel and Becky's vehicle got loaded yesterday) and I'm waiting for Vickie, Lavon and Michelle to get here so we can finish loading up and off we go!  We will be headed to Branson for set up day.  Everyone is so excited and I just can't wait to see all of my wonderful Crazy Croppers tomorrow!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Just got my E2 Anniversary Edition!!!

I am so excited, but I wouldn't have said that earlier!  I got home and the UPS tracking website said my new Cricut was delivered at 12:22 this afternoon... to my porch.  I don't think so!!!  There was nothing on my porch when I got home.  Well, after several phone calls, I finally heard back from the UPS dispatcher here in Springfield (by the way, she works all night and was VERY nice!) She tracked down the driver and learned that he specifically remembered where he dropped it off and after hearing his description, it was clear it wasn't my house!  He finished his deliveries and about 8pm, he showed up on MY porch with MY package!  I was so happy!

I've already unpacked and have it all figured out.  I haven't cut with it yet, but I am totally ready to!  But, I need to get my retreat stuff all done, first... and my taxes.  Dang it!  Back in April, when I was so stressed out about my taxes, I filed for an extension...and then I just forgot about them.  They have to be done by October 15th.  Guess we know what I'll be doing all weekend!  Good thing I've got almost everything done for the retreat!