Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hugs & dishes....

Wonder how much money Hallmark earned this week? I did my part, I like this holiday.

Here's a cute story about one of my favorite Valentine's Day ... those of you who work in education or who have nosey 'front desk' personnel will probably relate to this one. The first Valentine's Day that Danny & I were a couple, he sent me roses. He had them delivered to school. Sweet, but totally unnecessary, I'm just not a 'give me flowers kinda girl'. Think he had been trained in his 'former' life that on special occasions flowers were expected and that they BETTER be sent to the work place for all to see...that's cool, all girls have their thing, flowers just aren't mine. Anyway... our relationship wasn't a secret, but not everyone knew I had a new 'someone special '. By the time I got to the office to pick up the flowers, there were no less than four or five sets of 'pin holes' in the card envelop where all the ladies in the front office had taken a peek to see who had sent me flowers. He had signed the card 'Hugs & dishes' (which was an inside joke between us) and I'm sure the ladies were totally frustrated by our 'code'. Ten years later he is STILL my 'someone special' and everyday with him is like Feb. 14. Hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Seems like everyone loves owls these days, even for babies...gotta admit this gift set turned out pretty cute!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Just one day

We had 'Saturday School' to make up one of our snow days. I didn't really mind, 3.5 hrs vs. for me! Please remind me of that on Thursday when I'm complaining about a one day weekend. I did get 'the clamp' and it works like a charm. Makes embroidering the quilted bags sooo much easier...was able to do several in record time. Don't you love the houndstooth duffle bag? I also finished some burp cloths and this precious shoe bag. Hope your team won the Super Bowl. Halftime, which is usually my favorite part of the game, was very disappointing this year. Was that really 'the Who'? Some entertainers don't know when to hang it up.
Bedtime...5:15 am will be here in like 2 minutes (that's what it will feel like). ugh!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sun, Sand & Blue Water

This beautiful bride (in pink/orange) sent me this photo today from her wedding in Turks and Caicos. She ordered bikini bags for the Bridal Party and some special guests. I love it when customers share pictures or stories about their purchases. Makes me warm just looking at that blue water, sand & palm trees - wish I was there...especially since we are gearing up for another blast of wintery weather here in NC.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This & that

I'm enjoying a second 'snow day' out of school and decided to make a post on this much neglected blog. This is really an uneventful time of year and there's not much news from the basement.
  • been suffering with a sinus/ear infection for weeks now, absolutely miserable!
  • my new students this semester are wonderful
  • my student teacher is young & enthusiastic
  • a SmartBoard was finally installed in my classroom last week...unbelievable!
  • lost 12 lbs. (that's 12 of the 20 that I lost & regained last year...geeze!)
  • wish I could work at home all the time
  • anxiously waiting for a new embroidery machine gadget 'the clamp' to arrive
  • January sales were surprisingly good...hugs to you awesome customers!
  • glad my Toyota isn't part of the recall, old cars are good for something ;)

That's it for now....hope you are staying safe & warm.