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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Should I get a Gypsy???

I'm debating today whether or not to get a Cricut Gypsy. I keep saying I don't want one...but that's what I said about an Expression, which I have purchased along with over 20 cartridges!!

So now I'm thinking about a Gypsy because you can design with it away from your computer... and in the car...I could be playing with it while we drive to vacation in July. How awesome, right? Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too.

I will be teaching advanced Cricut classes at My Creative Classroom in the fall and really "need" it, right? The classes will be creating with all the extras...markers, vinyl, stencils, mixed media stuff and home dec...and also shape books...mini books out of chipboard with different characters and shapes at the page edges...and all sorts of embellishments on them.

Ugh! I just made a bid on eBay for one...we'll see if I get it. (Updated: Yes, I bought one on eBay!!)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's a crazy week!

This has been and will continue to be "one of those weeks".

We found out on Monday that a dear friend of ours had passed away. He was 53, married for over 25 years and had two grown children. He must have fallen asleep at the wheel...he was hit head-on by a truck. You really can't believe it when someone tells you that. We hadn't seen him in quite a while, but our families have spent some great times together. The family is doing amazingly well...or so it seems. But it weighs heavily on my heart. I do believe he is in heaven, so that is a very good thing. Faith and a love for God is always a good thing. But he will be severely missed.

Next, we found out that my #3 son will need hand surgery...and that will be taking place today! He probably tore a tendon a (few months ago!) when he was playing basketball and he's ready to get it fixed. He is only a little scared...mostly because I told him he has to wear a gown! LOL!(Teenagers!)

The same son had an orthodontist appointment this week and still another doctor appointment this morning and tomorrow we will have a dental appointment.

We will be going on a short vacation next week, but he probably won't be able to get his hand wet...he's bummed out that we're "making" him go on vacation and he won't have any fun. Poor thing! I keep telling him that his father and i are fun and super cool, but he just doesn't see it!

Sheesh! Crazy and busy week.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I was out at J's yesterday working on a few projects for one of many new online classes I'll be teaching in the fall. I was supposed to be just getting two items on my list that I needed. Of course I ended up with a whole lot more than two items! ;-)

Found these great acrylic paint colors that I just HAD to get...only $0.44!! Now tell me, how can you pass that up?? And they are such summery, juicy colors! I plan to paint on fabric with these!