Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I'm HOME!!

and all is well, the only thing I am doing tomorrow is taking my ring to the jeweler...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Warning: Pity Party Below

Okay so I left on last Thursday for the ELCA Communicators Conference. It was a great conference. I met some great people, hey Nikki. I was scheduled to leave Chicago yesterday afternoon. My flight was rescheduled 3 times and then eventually cancelled. I get a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency for 69.99, the airline rate. After eating dinner I eventually dose off, around 3:30am the fire alarm goes off....I get dressed and get down stairs via the steps which wasn't so bad going down. I get outside and it's a false alarm. I reenter the hotel and due to the long lines at the Elevator I walk the seven flights to my room, which were murder. I can't seem to fall back to sleep so I have been on the computer since I got back to my room.

I just noticed one of my diamonds is missing out of my ring, and my cellphone refuses to work. I haven't seen my daughter and husband since Thursday and my flight today does not leave until 8:00 pm which means I still won't get home until 11:30 pm. I am doing okay, but say a prayer for me cause I am trying not to be too upset about all of this, knowing that there must be some type of God moment in all of this...


Monday, August 04, 2008

CKC and other ramblings

I went to CKC Valley Forge for the first time. I was excited nervous and overwhelmed all at the same time. My tour guide for this event, Stephanie was the best! She scoped out the place before I got there and we managed to get come great deals. As she mentions in this post
Heidi Swapp's company Advantus was having a serious close out! Here is what I scored for just $20 bucks.

I volunteered also and got a $30 credit for my service, with that I bought two books the Scrapbookers Almanac by Elizabeth Dillow and The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker by Aby Garvey and Wendy Smedley.

I also purchased an 8x8 book of SEI's Jolie Chocolat and 5 12X12 sheets from the some collection. I also bought 3 chipboard mini albums from Gifted memories. The owner Shere has be in business for year now, check her out she has some nice premade pages too.

i stopped off at the Memory Lane PA, which is kind of a lss. I got one of the Making Memories 4X6 journaling books i didn't have and I also picked up Simple Scrapbooks mini albums in an evening mag.

All and all I had a great time. When Stepanie and I finally made up our minds about lunch Ruby's diner sure hit the spot.

I managed to score some deals at Sears in the King of Prussia Mall for My duaghter and sister Aisha.

Last week I was on vacation from work, attending our Youth Convention. Can you believe my three year old sang in the children's choir everyday and sung a solo. I was floored when I saw this and I had nothing to do with it.

I am home today nursing a sick child with a fever...and it's onto Chicago on Thursday for work. I am hoping to get to Windy City Scrapbooking or Archivers. The schedule for the conference I am attending seems a bit tight so I may not be able to get to them, but hopefully I can.

I need to fix Danielle something to eat so I will talk to you all later.