I haven't been very good about blogging... my apologies.
I haven't even spent the time browsing other bloggers writings... shame on me!
I am busy with work, my sister is just now able to be at the store more hours. The radiation treatments took a lot of energy away. The one thing we are the most grateful for is that it was NOT cancer. If it weren't for Dad and the wonderful friends we have, I would have run myself into the ground! I am thankful for that every moment of every day.
It is the time of year that we start stocking the shelves with wonderful gift ideas. Terri had the window of opportunity, after recuperating from the surgery and starting radiation, and went to the Atlanta Gift Market in July with our friend Phyllis. (I went to Chicago with Mary for the Craft & Hobby Association show)
We also are gearing up for Christmas and the other end-of-the-year holidays with card and gift making classes. That is where it gets tough for me. I want to offer everyone lots of classes, but in the evenings, I am the only one who can teach for the time being. If I were to offer classes every Tuesday & Thursday evening, and throughout the days Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, I would not have a milligram of energy for life.
Next week, Mary & I are headed off to Orlando for a trade show. The rep group deals with paper arts (rubber stamping, scrapbooking...) and Mary & I will be taking several classes between us to learn new ideas and techniques. We have a lot of talented & creative people in our lives, it is nice that Mary can be a part of our staff and share her talents with those interested, and share a big smile while she is at it. And, since Terri is still physically unable to handle a trip like this, I am glad to have Mary as a travelling partner as well as someone whose opinion I can get while shopping for creative goodies for the store.
What do I do in my spare time these day, you ask... and do I even have any spare time?!?!? Well, I still do occasional house & pet sitting and enjoy these little get-aways so the pet's humans can get away. I am at my nephew's house this weekend, enjoying the dogs and the peacefulness here at the lake.
When I am at home, I am working on my pottery. I have my Fall show coming up in November at the Anderson County Museum; Mistletoe Market. It is my 6th or 7th year (I lose track of time...). That is the first weekend of November.
I would post photos, but I am not on my own computer...
I hope to not be such a stranger 'round these parts...