Wow! can't believe it's been over two weeks since I've posted!
Thanks to all who wondered where I was, or thought I fell off the planet.
i'm A.O.K.! just insanely busy, but all in a good way!
Time just seems to fly by doesn't it? especially during this time of year, everything seems so rushed and fast paced.
We had our Open house and it was a great success!
People lined up outside the door, and it just kick started our season in such a fabulous way!
We have been wild ever since then!
I have been busy with bookeeping, re-ordering, crafting, blowing noses, and cooking and cleaning in-between. not to mention a few dog-squeezes in there too. Poor sweet neglected Pearl.
I Also haven't had a chance to take any pictures lately either because of glitches in my computer!
UGH! technology is both a blessing and a curse!
I spent most of yesterday burning 16 discs full of photos and backing them up on an external hard drive, then of course dumping them, all 5000 of them, I am not kidding. I have 3000 more to go. but hopefully I gained some space on my hard drive. My computer has been incredibly slow, which of course drives me nuts.
I need it to be lightening FAST!
I also spent some time at the Apple STore in the Mall yesterday.
have you ever been there? oh my. it totally speaks to my inner geek in such a big way.
I stand there mesmerized by all of the high-tech gadgetry. totally in love and smitten with apple products.
you will never get me to change from an Apple to a p.c., no way.
I was checking out the new Ipod Nano's and other wonderful things, ended up coming home with a new Ipod
and of course had to start downloading songs to it right away. more time wasted.
The wonderful thing about that though, is now I have one at the store, AND my home, it cleared up 2 shelves at the shop, more room for boxes and tissue paper, and less room being taken up by electronics! gotta love that efficiency!
Today I have parent/teacher conferences, and a dinner to prepare, but Honestly, my new schedule has allowed me to become more efficient with my time, and I have been able to actually cook for my people EVERY day.
This is quite the accomplishment, since we usually are out in restaurants all the time.
So Hopefully by next week, I will be back on target with other things and able to produce more work. and be a better blogger, and friend.
I also have been very behind in the craft department.
I DID manage however to make a few of my snowmen,
and paint a dresser before the Open house, but that's where it stopped.
I plan on making some ornaments next week, and some more jewelry. keep your fingers crossed.
For this weekend we have an in store Book signing with Local author and artist Tracy Gallup!
She will be here on Saturday dec. 1st from 12-2 to sign copies of her adorable books from the crazy little series,
snow crazy, tree crazy, stone crazy and shell crazy! ADORABLE! she will also have some of her small dolls for sale too.
NExt week we will be open late for Midnight madness
and for all of you local people with small children, we have been so lucky to have been chosen to host Santa's Mailbox in front of our store!
So come by and drop the old Jolly guy a letter if you wish!
And lastly, here is an example of time flying by.
I had my children's picture's professionally taken by my friend Myra Klarman a couple of weeks ago.
I have NEVER had my kids photographed, not even those J.C. Penny kind, or Sears packages, nothing, nada, zip.
I figured I see them everyday, and I have some of my own from my camera. (bad mom)
well, let me tell you. this was the best money I have EVER spent on pictures. She did such an amazing job of capturing them. they were comfortable, casual beautiful pictures that make me want to cry.
I still can't believe my little babies have grown up
so quickly! I am So happy she was able to capture them and their spirited personalities!, She was even so kind as to put them on her business cards! how special is that!?
I now have the arduous task of trying to choose a few photos to have framed. very tough, would you like to help me?
I'll show you a few to give you an example of my huge task! here are just a few, I literally have 98 to go through! OH my!
SO if you are local, please call this woman and schedule a sitting, you will NOT be disappointed.
o.k., I am off to twirl around in circles for a little while before I blast off to somewhere else.
I will try and post more pictures in the next few days!
Hope YOU are all well! BIG HUGS!