The sun was shining. Didn't get much sleep last night. My mind and heart was racing as I was thinking about all of my wonderful demonstrator friends!
I couldn't wait to start the day! I went into the bathroom, got out the scissors and clippers and gave myself a very nice haircut. I feel better in times of stress and worry to keep myself busy. My hair really turned out nice too.
Many of you may have noticed my manly hair cut on my stenciling video. How embarrassed I was! I ran to the shop to have my hair cut, the day before the video shoot, and told the beautician that I liked the back cut really short. I meant the bottom of my hair, not the entire back. She took the clippers and shaved up the back of my head all the way to my crown. After she took one swipe I knew it was too late to tell her to stop. She had to even out the rest of my head. But she continued onto the sides. Yikes ... now I was looking like an old, gray-haired man! Finally I grabbed what little hair I had left on top and said, "Don't cut anymore!" She handed me a mirror and asked how I liked the hair cut. I replied, "I've never in my entire life had my hair cut this short." "You mean, you don't like it?" she questioned. "It's a great hair cut, only there's no hair left to style!" I exclaimed. "Oh sorry", she said as she smacked on her gum, and began cleaning up my precious locks.
So yes ... I cut my own hair, lots of times. Anyone up for a haircut, perm, style, or color? I'm looking for work!
I met with the work force today. Stampin' Up! had arranged a special meeting for all of the laid off employees. This was exactly what I needed. It was great seeing my friends and listening and sharing what we are all going through. Please don't bad mouth Shelli or the company for the layoffs. It was necessary for the company to still be successful. It was better that I was laid off than my other three children who still work there, and they have little families to support.
After the meeting several of us sat around for another couple of hours talking and laughing and connecting with one another. We ended up at Wendys for probably another hour with the promise of keeping in touch with each other and meeting again for lunch at Wendy's because they have a great 99 cent menu. We have to be careful with our spending now that we're lookin' for work. :)
The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent running a few errands and reading all of your wonderful comments. You'll never know how much they have meant to me.
Please, please, please, don't stay away from Convention because we won't be there! There are fabulous presenters still at the home office who will fill our place and you will come to love them as much as you love us! Convention WILL be the same without us, because convention is all about Stampin' Up! and what this wonderful company stands for. And besides that I had a wonderful class prepared for you, which another wonderful presenter will deliver.
If any of you ever need a fun presenter to come to your events to be your keynote speaker, I'm willing and available and my rates are the best in town! (Special deals for Stampin' Up! demonstrators!!)
Have a great night. It's off to bed for me. I'm tired and I think I'll sleep better tonight knowing that so many of my wonderful friends are praying and thinking about me. Life is wonderful!
A Wonderful Day!
Well ... I'm just an ordinary granny with 28 beautiful grandkids, 7 fabulous children, and 1 fantastic husband! My fantastic husband and I met while both serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, in the Gulf States Mission. This mission included Mississippi, Louisiana, part of Tennessee, and most of Arkansas. While in the mission field we were committed to the service of the Lord and of course no dating was involved. But two dates after our missions we were engaged and married two months later. Life has been wonderful with my Lynn! While raising our 7 children I helped supplement our income by teaching vocal lessons, babysitting, and doing hair, all in the comfort of my home. I'm currently employed at World Joy, a nonprofit organization improving health and education in the Atiwa District of Ghana, Africa. Now, we have been called to serve as full time Public Affair Specialists for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Africa South East Area, living in Johannesburg, South Africa for 23 months. We are beyond excited since we will have each other as full-time companions 24/7. It REALLY is a wonderful life!