Friday, April 23, 2010

Strange Little Story ...

Here's a strange little story for you ... I'm still shaking my head a bit over it.
Last night, I thought of a friend of mine that I hadn't seen in probably a few months. Wondered how she was. And then, like a chain reaction, others crossed my mind. A friend and customer from years ago from Bear River, another customer whom I hadn't seen for months, and another who had been diagnosed with cancer that I often thought of. The thought process took just minutes and that was it.
The first person in this morning was the lady from Bear River. Hmm. A few customers later the other customer came in. Then the friend who had been busy for the last few months. Then the customer who had been diagnosed BUT successfully treated for cancer. All in the same day. All with no connection to one another. Strange...

Friday, April 9, 2010

buuuuuuuusssssssyyyyyy !!

*Been super Busy ... but it's great !
* renovations at the store and a load of samples ... check.
* a great beading afternoon with my four nieces, their kids, and my sister-in-law. A great afternoon ... loved spending time with them, loved their creative sparkle, just loved it ! Followed it with a pot luck and then family game night. Pictureka ! Interrupted only by another visit to another favourite family to deliver Easter goodies and play the mini card version of .... Pictureka !! A GREAT GREAT day !
* more renos and sign planning ... check.
* baked this ... mini pumpkin bundt cakes filled with sticky cranberry compote, with maple syrup pecan topping , drizzled with warm vanilla sauce and whipped cream. YUM.
* a trip to Pearl's ... always fun & spring-y !
* so many plans in my head that I am SPINNING !!!
so ... that's it in a quick nutshell ... life the last week has been busy, yummy, sparkly, kitteny, and full of love. What more can I ask for ?!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


The first year we were married, we lived in town. We had a little dog that I adored. In the morning we would tie him out for a few minutes because dogs couldn't go loose in town. On April 1, Charlie left for work. Then the door opened and he came back in. He was so upset ... he had backed over the dog. WELL. I fell apart. I wailed & screamed & tried to run out to get to the dog. Then the look of horror on Charlie's face ... had to fess up. It was an APRIL FOOL'S PRANK. The LEAST FUNNY EVER. I guess it seemed clever at the time. Maybe he had been raised by evil clowns and that would have been funny to them. It took a long time for me to realize what he was saying ... and then I EXPLODED !!! I was livid. I considered backing over him ...
Anyway ... last prank in our house ever. (But we do revisit it every April 1st ....)

Just a footnote ... Charlie isn't an evil clown and is very sweet. I adore him and NEVER consider, now, backing over him ...

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