Friday, January 30, 2009

Class cancelled

I'm sorry to do this, but I'm going to have to cancel class for tonight. Carol is checking to see if she can extend the offer for the beautiful stamps, and I will be in the store tomorrow from 10a.m. until 5p.m. if anyone wants to come in and place their order, and/or take this weeks class. I know the weather looks good and all, but I am still worried about people driving home in the dark, and Green Forest has asked that everyone stay at home once it is dark. (And I wouldn't want to be the cause of any Also, Carol is still without power, as many of you are, and therefore can't even read this..gee, I'm bright! I do hope that you are all safe. I hope to see you tomorrow. Be careful!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Warm at Last!

Phew! What a crazy experience. This desert girl has never had to deal with the likes of freezing like this! Not even while I lived in Utah. (There, it was just snow and crazy people who like to tailgate while driving in it!) All in all, we handled it pretty well. Thank goodness for propane grills, flashlights, and candles. (I'd like to be thankful for the fireplace, but it wasn't much help..."Note to self, buy a rick of dry wood and don't try to burn the green wood your dad cut off of the tree in the back yard." Did you know that green wood doesn't give off much heat when you burn it? Nope...not much at all. I must say that it was pretty helpful in reheating some yummy ham and potatoes from Monday night. Gotta love those cast iron pans.

Of course, like many of you, we've got branches down all over the property, and my favorite Maple tree beside the house is probably history, but we are all safe and warm and our power is back on. There is indeed, much to be grateful for. I am worrying a bit about my hubby driving that big truck over the icy dirt roads. (I know that ours is no fun to drive up....I mean slide down! LOL) He is a good driver though and I know he will be very careful.

I took several pictures yesterday and today. I will try and post tomorrow night. The ice on the trees was gorgeous. Especially when the sun came out and made them sparkle like they had been formed from crystal. It's just too bad that something that beautiful can cause so many problems. Billy drove me over to the store today to check on things. All is well, but the roads around the square are a little slippery and the trees have many broken branches. The City was busy cleaning them up, so hopefully it will be better tomorrow. I AM planning on being at the store tomorrow for anyone who would like to come and take the "Dream" class. The pages are quite pretty and the technique is cool too. I think that Carol is planning to come for the open house tomorrow night, so if you're still interested in ordering some CTMH stamps and doing a free make-n-take, come on in between 5:30p.m. and 8:30p.m. (Call first, just to make sure everything is still on!) The store number is (870)-423-1027.

Next week's classes are Valentine Cards. Tuesday, 10a.m. , Friday, 10a.m. or 6p.m. and again on Saturday at 10a.m. Also, if you would like to make up this weeks "Dream" class, give me a call and we can work out a day, or you could come to class early or stay late. You know I always love to have people in the store working, and I'll even make sure to clean up a table for you!

I'll be posting the rest of February's classes here tomorrow and I've got some plans for March that I'd like to share with you all. (Or is that "both" of you?...I'm never sure if anyone is really reading this!!) Be sure and stop by the store to pick up a schedule. If you can't, call me and I'll gladly drop one in the mail for you!

SALE!!! Yep, that's right. Come in and take advantage of 30-40% off of American Crafts and Imaginisce Christmas collections. It's time to make room for some new goodies! Also, keep an eye out for some new Valentine papers. I'm hoping my other favorite guy (the one in the brown uniform) will be dropping by the store with the goodies I ordered from Bo-bunny and Kaiser Kraft.

Well, it's late and I've got to get some sleep. I'm feeling rather lazy after having 5 days off and I'm pretty sure it will be difficult to get up and going in the morning. I hope all of you are doing well and that you are all safe and warm. Don't forget to take some pictures of all of this beautiful ice. Oh, and don't forget to include some pics of what everyone is doing to keep themselves busy without the tv and video games! It's times like these that we remember how much we really like to "connect" with our families. (At least I hope you do!)

Much love and gratitude for all of you!