Friday, January 30, 2009

Loving my laptop!!

I think most of you locals know I have my laptop back after 6 or so long weeks. Two words Circuit City. Don't even get me started. I went through HELL and back with them! I've been stamping up a storm for my BIG Superbowl Sunday class at Lunds in Plymouth. I still have a few spots left so email me if you'd like to join us. Its going to be a blast. I have a party every year as well as a Halloween party. We are making a total of five cards including winter and Valentine cards. I also added a new class at Smudges. It will be next Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 10 am. I had to reschedule the class I was suppose to teach today. Please sign up early if you want to come. I am going to mix up things in my next class at Smudges. We will make two winter cards and two Valentines. I will still be serving cocoa and treats. I hope you can join me as it will be a *lovely, snowy* class!! I am unable to post any pics of my cards at this time. Hopefully by Monday I will have my printer issues resolved. Have a nice weekend. I will see lots of you on Sunday at the Superbowl class. I can't wait. Thanks for stopping by. Tami

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm an OX.....Happy Chinese New Year!!

Greetings from Golden Valley, MN....First of all, my laptop has been located and I hope and pray it survives the trip from NH to MN this week. Thanks Dad for picking it up for me yesterday at the former Circuit City in Amherst, NH. There is hope for my baby returning to its Mama after a month and a half!!! Whoo hoo.

I had a wonderful time at my friend Nancy's last nite. She invited me to her Chinese New Year's celebration. Nancy and her Chinese friends and neighbors celebrated the year of the OX just a couple days early. Nancy was certainly the hostess with the mostess and the food was amazing!! Yumo. Can you say the most delicious pork POT sticklers ever!!! It was a very fun nite out despite our lovely FRIGID weather. I am not kidding when I say this!! I pumped gas last nite around 5 and my hands were frozen when I went inside the store to pay. Yes, I did have gloves on too. I could not get my hands to work to pull out my credit card from my wallet. I had to step out of line and work it baby!!! My poor hands. That's MN for you.

Oh hi Jan in lovely San Diego if you are reading this you lucky dog. You better go to Paper Tales in San Diego before you come home or you will be dead meat!!

OK...enough boring Sunday nonsense from the library! I did pop into Starbacks this am after chatting up a storm with *MAMA Ellie* and I'm in! I pledged my 5 hours for those of you who know what I'm talking about. It's a promise I made to give 5 hours to help my community in the near future in exchange for a free cuppa JOE. I was able to glance over the newspaper quickly too. I'm off to the laundramat now to wash my KING size mattress pad. I don't want to put it off any longer but I dislike going there and stairing at the machines!! It broke my laundry machine before so I have to go there!!! Bad pad.

I will post a card hopefully within the next week. I hope you can come to one of my new classes soon. It would be so nice to see some of my MN friends again. Big hugs and happy New Year. I found out last year I am an OX at the Chinese New Year's party. I will for sure probably buy my friend Missy Ballance's new OX stamp now especially after finding out I'm an OX according to my birthdate. Ta ta...Tami

PS...My holiday vacation to New England was SO wonderful. I am very lucky to have such a loving family. They spoil me rotten and I am so grateful. Thanks family!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Surprise, I'm back online!!

Greetings from Pine City, MN. I'm 85 miles from home at a lovely scrapbooking retreat but just for 48 hrs. I did go ice fishing yesterday out on Cross Lake. I know its all SO hard to believe! I haven't had my laptop for 5 weeks so therefore no blog update. I won't get into it now as its a long painful story. I was also in New England for a wonderful three week vacation. So on that note, Happy New Year. I do not have any cards to share at this time but I have a few classes to add to the 'ole blog. I promise to update just as soon as I can but its a little difficult to email people or scan anything when you have no computer. Its been bittersweet. Please note my two newest classes. Tami!!!