Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The stamping world has said good-bye to Norm of Polly's Pals. Norm had been one of the "regulars" at the stamp shows for many years, and was on the road to the Portland show when it was time to leave us. His smile and kindness will not be forgotten. Norm, I wish you a safe journey to your next destination.

Our condolences to Norm's family.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Another quick entry. I got back from Portland late last night and have been frantically packing for the next shows. I don't know why I thought that 7 shows in 4 weeks was a Good Idea, and many thanks to Tami (Allentown, PA), Adrien (Sacramento, CA), and Sandi(Ocean City, MD) for all their help.
Backing up a bit....I was in Albuquerque two weekends ago for the stamp show, and stayed a couple extra days to teach a Visual Journaling class at China Phoenix 2.
That's owner, Nancy, and resident cat, in the back row.
The class was more successful than I'd dared hope, and I'm planning a repeat performance at China Phoenix 2 maybe in October.
And I got to spend some quality time with my BFs, Paula and Teresa (www.paulabest.com). YAYYY!! Paula even was at my class for the first day, but the pic is from Day Two.
I'm at the Coeur d'Alene show this weekend, but will also have a booth at the show, so stop by and say Hi to me, or Sandi in Ocean City.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More on Indy...We're trying to eat healthier so hitting the better grocery stores rather than fast food. I spotted this

Sounds healthy, and should be good on a salad....but this is what's inside.....

CAT FOOD!!! I would have been better off, certainly cheaper, to have just gone straight for the Fancy Feast. YUCK!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

I'[ve gotten seriously behind in my blogging (again). well, I've been to Indianapolis for a show. Remember this pic? Well, I did it again. Indianapolis is like part of the Bermuda Triangle. I think they move or rename the streets every year, and my GPS squawks useful directions "Get in the left land and turn right" and "Sharp right turn" when I'm on the freeway. I'd only gotten a couple of miles away from the airport and was already lost, it was after midnight, cold and rainy, and I noticed the rental gas gauge wasn't full. There was no way I could get back to the airport car rental lot, so I took this video of the gas gauge the odometer and the clock. The next morning I called the car rental Customer Support with my story. They thought it was very funny, and didn't charge me for the missing gas. I was so very proud of myself. Well, this gets me caught up a bit. I'll try to write more before I head for Portland this weekend.
...Hours later....Shit! I've tried 4 times to get the video to load. It's only 5 seconds long, and I don't know what the problem is, so I'm going to bed.