Thursday, May 21, 2009

When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day....!

The title to this blog is actually a song that I sang at my wedding reception. It was a perfect day back then and it was a perfect day yesterday ... good news, great friends, family, work, and cookies! I got up early and made a batch of chocolate chip cookies to take to a former co-worker. I even took beautiful pictures which I accidentally deleted this morning ... oops!

I had a wonderful phone call from a lovely demonstrator who offered me a wonderful opportunity, of which I'll let her give out the great news! I'm excited ... I have so many fun things in the works.

Right before I left to go to lunch with Jaron, Lori, Lori B., Christa, and Leslie I received some more great news! This is something I've been working on for several months. It doesn't have anything to do with a job ... it's personal. When it comes to fruition I'll share everything!

Lunch was fabulous because of the great company. We laughed and there were even some tears shed. I introduced Leslie to my straw trick. Some day I may share on You Tube ... perhaps NOT! Every time I think about it, I laugh! I know ... I'm crude!

Then I went over to the home office of Stampin' Up! to pick up a few things. It was wonderful driving back to the building, and the best part of all was being able to park in Visitor Parking, which is close to the front door! I had a wonderful visit with several of my friends. As I drove away from the building I thought, "Nothing has changed! I'm not sad, I'm not mad ... I still have the same friends that I had before I left. The only thing that has changed is that I don't work at that building anymore."

I wanted to share some beautiful cards that I've received recently from Shannon West, Lisa Pope, Carrie Cudney, Cindy Major, Patty Bennett, Ngaire Anderson, Connie Milazzo, and Elizabeth Reeve. Once again, I took pictures of them lying flat and I deleted those too and I'm too lazy to go take new ones, so these will suffice.

O.K. ... I have to confess, I have a few watches thanks to my husband. He loves watches and I do too. I had 8 watches that needed batteries so I took them to my daughter's home where she popped off the backs and then I replaced the batteries. Well, all but two. The Skagen watches need a special tool to get the back on. I'm either going to have to scotch tape the back on, or buy the tool, or take it to a jewelers. I think I'll buy the tool. :)
After watching the Idol upset, I did some phone recordings for a company. That was a lot of fun. I felt so productive yesterday and so grateful for all I have.
Here's to a wonderful day! I'm doing research on our up-coming cookbook. I'll post soon what format I need you to send your recipes. We'll definitely have sections for easy workshop treats, good main dishes, soups, salads, you name it ... we can have it! Start looking through your pictures because I would like to include your picture and short bio.


Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh you sound happy and content...thanks for keeping us all up to date Linda! Hope you don;t think I am stalking, :) I jst love your stories that's all. Hmmmmm...after the cookbook maybe you will publish a "girl's good stuff to know book"!

Linda Lou said...

Heavens no ... Donna. I don't think you're stalking!I love your support, comments, and friendship. Keep it up!

Linda Lou said...

Heavens no ... Donna. I don't think you're stalking!I love your support, comments, and friendship. Keep it up!

DJ and Gin Family said...

I didn't know that you sang at your reception! I learn something new everyday!
I'm so excited about your good news... what's your due date? (hahahaha, wouldn't that be funny, a little sibling for Dieter)

Live said...

Hey Linda Lou - I've been visiting your blog, keeping thinking I'm going to send you a note or email or card . . . and never doing it. So here I am. Just letting you know that you're still my hero - I think of you so often, and am continually amazed by your spirit and devotion and life. I'd love to catch up some time - school is over tomorrow, and I feel a HUGE weight is lifted. . . . Deirdre

Live said...

BTW - my very behind the times blog is at

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog! It's nice to see what is going on with you and always makes me smile.
God bless!


bellameabhn said...

ciao, linda! gorgeous blog! dawn sent us an email stating you'll be joining us for ustamp this summer! how wonderful is that?! i loved seeing you at convention last year, so i'm totally stoked to see what you're going to teach us on ustamp with dawn and friends this summer! i wanted to say thank you for your lovely countenance. i always smile/laugh when i watch your videos on the demo website. i hope you'll have a great weekend! you rock! abrazos,mirabella

kareNstampZ said...

Hi from New Zealand - very excited to hear you're joining U Stamp. It should be a blast.