Today they announced on Good Things Utah that Angie is leaving. Angie Larsen is one of the hosts of the popular show. I have known about it for a while. Yesterday, I went on air with Angie for the last time. We talked behind the scenes. I knew this was so hard for her to leave. It was something that she had not anticipated and so she too is struggling with saying goodbye. As I watched her today telling the viewing audience that she is leaving...my tears started to flow. I will miss her! I know this change is hard fo her. I wanted to share how I am feeling since I too am feeling really sad to see her go. I have been going on Good Things Utah for years. They are my friends and I love every time I go on. I love talking to them and consider the Channel 4 girls my family.
Reagan left recently and I LOVED her! We just clicked from the first time I met her. Marti then left next- yes, all about the same time. Marti was like the mother figure and she just always had words of wisdom to share. So today I am SAD! There I said it. I am DONE with the changes because they make me sad. I am one of those girls who is a creature of habit. I don't like change BUT I know often it is WHAT is necesary for us to change. It doesn't mean we have to like it...right?
Anyway, the positive is that Nicea is still there. I love her! I can't tell you how nice in person she really is. She radiates sweetness and she is a true professional. If you live in Utah, I am sure you know all these girls and feel like you know them if you watch the show.
TODAY...I am thinking and praying for my friend Angie- CHANGE is hard. I will be going on Wednesday for her last taping. I want to show her my love and support.
UPDATE on working out- I have not been able to go to PURE WORKOUT due to my back. However, I have been working out on my own- EVERY DAY 6 times a week again (I take Sundays off!). I am feeling much stronger and I'm trying to listen to my body. I do lots of push ups, squats and yes, burpees. I have tried to do kickboxing once a week and this seems to work and NOT hurt my back. I am feeling better daily!!!! For this I am so grateful. I feel GREAT and I'm addicted to exercise. I will not give up- especially since as I am getting older I know mobility and keeping fit is even more important.
I am looking forward to NEXT week- THANKSGIVING!!!!! We are having a family dinner at our home. I am so GRATEFUL that I will be able to spend time with my family. Gentry will be coming home from college and she told me yesterday that she "can't wait to come home." Ahhhh... I miss her. I'm getting weepy as I type this. Honestly, NOTHING matters more in life than LOVE. The worldly possessions will never give us what the simple feeling of LOVE does. I am very fortunate that I have GREAT friends in my life. YOU know who you are! In the past two years, I met the FRIENDS that I wish I had had my entire life. I love them so much!!!!!
Now, I have to share the following project. It was sent to me from a friend who saw it online. I emailed her and asked if I could share it- ENJOY!
Hi there, Laurel here. I am so honored that Teresa emailed me and asked for my project for the Teresa Collins blog. I love Teresa Collins products and especially the Christmas Home collection... I ordered 2 packages of it! I have made a few home decor items with it already and used some of the scraps to make this tag/gift card holder... and I haven't even broken into the second package yet.
For this tag I pieced together 2 pieces of pattern paper for the base. The gift card holder is just one of the die cut images in the Christmas Home collection... I love how these are 2 sided. I did add a strip of pattern paper to the bottom of the pocket. Before adhereing the pocket I wrapped some ribbon around the tag. The snowflakes were covered with coarse glitter, I love the look they give. Finally a little snippet of ribbon was tied along with a couple of bells and then adhered to the tag. I intend on hanging this from our tree with a Gift Card to a favorite store - perhaps Santa will leave it for me ;)
Thanks Laurel- this is GORGEOUS... LOVE your work!