Goodness, CHA was such a fun time and I’m so glad I decided to make the trip. It was nice to just peruse the show and see and hear and meet some folks. There’s so many, if I’d try to name everybody, I’m sure I would miss someone, so–I won’t. I was really looking forward to meeting new friends Donna and Stephanie in person and of course I did–they are both just precious!! …and then there were so many more new friends I made and got to spend time with. I got to spend the first day with my dear sweet friend Tammy (who now lives in Cali). Friend Ginger made me feel welcome to hang with her and we enjoyed some good desserts together! I was so happy to get to be there for Teresa’s big debut and get to hang with those girls too (Bek & Jamie). I uploaded all my pictures in an album…there’s really not that many and I missed getting some pictures I really wished I had’ve. Like the fun girls I roomed with– Mary Kay & Houston. Darn it! Those girls were such a hoot. Thanks to them (& Vivian & Heather), I had my first In & Out experience! LOL!! I met new people all the way from Dallas the day I left (a sweet girl from Arkansas that is the sister to the owner of BO BUNNY) to the Santa Anna airport waiting to return home (Marla & Staci from Texas :). Good times.
After last year…I’m still trying to figure out just exactly what to do with myself. I hoped this trip would help me do that and it has in a lot of ways. There are so many possibilities…I just want to make good choices, for the long term. Everyone has been so supportive and encouraging…and I’m so grateful for that. For now, I’m just going to continue to pray for direction and know that it will come. I’m enjoying my work with Fiskars so much, that I really shouldn’t want for more– so I will be patient and have faith.
This week…actually is looking pretty sparse with things to do. I know I’m probably just forgetting something. Just a couple assignments on my agenda and I’ve got a class to plan for Scrap A Faire, but I feel like I can breath easy right now. Maybe I can get a step ahead and get some of my random ideas organized. Get the old scraproom whipped back into shape. Perhaps get the housework back under control…oh, who am I kidding, it really never has been under control!! LOL!!
I’ll have to share some photos tomorrow–of the project I created for Fiskars tv…I taped a little segment when I was in Cali and things were going fine till my phone started ringing right in the middle of the taping. Suzanne was so nice–they acted like it was no biggie–but I was so embarassed after that I just got all hot & bothered–not in a good way 😉 LOL!! Oh well, hopefully they can de-sweat me through the miracles of camera magic?? Probably not!
Better go for now! Here’s to a great week ahead! Blessings…jw