Obviously I didn't manage to post Tuesday as I had hoped ... I can't BELIEVE how crazy busy I've been since I got back from my weekend Getaway to South Carolina! I hit the ground running Monday morning and am only just now starting to catch my breath. Having said that I really only have half an hour before I start running again as it's Alicia's birthday tomorrow and I still don't have a present for her - ACK! I have NEVER left things this late before - I almost always have birthday presetns MONTHS in advance. If I don't have them bought I at least know what I'm getting ... not this time! Toy's R Us opens in 40 minutes and I only have a 1 1/2 hour window to find something! Yes, stress levels are rising *lol*.
So let's backtrack a few weeks. Last week I was crazy busy getting everything in place so I could run away with my husband to South Carolina for our free weekend vacation. Now I KNOW I'm not the only one out there who procrastinates on packing but I really do set my self up for last-minute rushing! Wednesday I had pretty much caught up on all the ESSENTIAL things I needed to do ... wash the sheets for mom before she moved in for the weekend ... do the grocery shopping so she had food to fee the kids ... made the list on how to feed and take care of the cats and dog (and kids!) ... and so on. Now of COURSE when I got up in the morning I probably should have considered packing ... but no. I felt the need to organize my food pantry ... and clean the fridge out ... and naturally organize my Tupperware cupboard. Around noon Craig asked if we had any American money ... ummm ... no - that hadn't even hit my radar ... but my cupboards were tidy *lol* . Hee hee - I just have to laugh at my "quirky" ways sometimes! I started packing somewhere around 6:30 pm. It didn't take as long as usual since I WAS only going for 3 days ... but of course I had to shave my legs, find and organize my "travel purse", pack snacks for the plane (my standard M&M peanuts), charge the camera batteries, fill all my little travel bottles of lotions and shampoo etc, etc, etc. At 8:30 pm Craig announced he was going to bed. BED? It was only 8:30! He pointed out we had to get UP at 2:00 am. Oh - right. I guess I wouldn't go downstairs to finish my little Club Girl treats. I went to bed too. 2);; am came around VERY fast ... but it's funny how getting up at 2:00 am is a lot more "doable" when you are getting on a plane to fly away rather than at 2:00 am when the kids tell you they had a bad dream *lol*!
Long story short(er) ... we had a FABULOUS time. I questioned if it was really worth it to fly to the other side of the country for 2 days but once we got there (at 7:00 pm) we had both decided it WAS worth it. What a beautiful place. We stayed at the Westin which was awesome. HUGE room with a king size bed. We had an ocean view and it was SO relaxing. There was NO agenda - no scheduled activities just pure relaxation. I had a great massage on Saturday while Craig lounged at the pool. The food was amazing - fresh sea food every day ... and of course lots of "foo-foo" drinks by the pool. I met lots of great ladies (hi Pat, Sue, Izzy, Susan and Janet!) and saw some stamping "stars" like Becky Roberts and of course Sara Douglas (Shelli's daughter). It was just a great time all around. Every night when we got back to our rooms there were "pillow gifts" from Stampin' Up! We got a great Lands End tote bag, fresh fruit, cheese and bottled water and a craft keeper filled with DSP, a stamp set, ink pads, ribbon, buttons and jewels. It made me feel very special. SU sure do know how to treat their demonstrators! We didn't leave the hotel much - just to walk the beach and stroll through a nearby neighbourhood. It ws positively fabulous! Here are a few pics:
Yesterday was "delivery" day which took me all day and then my Team Meeting for stamping. Today is a half day for the kids and yoga tonight with Rebecca. Yep - back to reality - with a BANG! Soooooo ... now that you'e all caught up on my life-craziness lets show you those little treats I made (I now have 11 minutes before Toys R Us open!!!!)
I have another Thanksgiving treat to share made by my friend and Club Member Tammie Morris. Check these out!
Right - I have a Halloween Treat to share but Toys R Us opens in 6 minutes. I better go get my daughter a present or I'll lose my "Mom of the Year" nomination *lol*
Have a stampy day!