Wow... is this week flying by!
I am getting ready for McKays farewell and open house this Sunday. I am buying and preparing lots of food for our family and friends to come and say goodbye to McKay. She is almost done packing and we are putting things in storage, and some clothes she is giving away since it will be 18 months before she will wear them again. She figures if she doesn't wear the items now it's best to go ahead and give them away and not store them.
This week has been day by day for me. My heart is truly happy for her. Her desires are righteous and I know she will be a light to others. I know as her mother I will miss her like crazy. She is my baby (yes, always will be) and our connection is very strong. I can look in her eyes and know what she is feeling. I am trying to be strong and not cry all the time. Okay- I did break down Wednesday in the grocery store produce department. ha! She just hugged me. She is right... it's a very good thing.
This week I prepared my sales staff to go to a big show (like a pre-CHA) next week. My new CHA Summer lines came in and they are BEAUTIFUL. I was making samples every night this week. I am running on 4 hours of sleep and last night I crashed at 7:30 am. No kidding and I slept until 8 am this morning. I did samples that I love. I did my workshops for my event Inspiration Unlimited (Vegas- SOLD OUT!- but you can get on the waiting list for next year), Archivers workshops- big workshops and I have a longer time to teach them and I did projects for the event next week and the display boards. Whew...
It was a lot and yet I love it. I am so passionate about what I do. CHA had a meeting yesterday in Sandy for the Craft and Hobby direction and show. We as manufacturers want this industry to THRIVE and grow. Some make think... Scrapbooking... Scrapbooking is not cool. Let me tell you... not only is it COOL but I am doing something meaningful and it has purpose. I am so proud to say I am a scrapbooker and what I create does matter. I am so thankful for my support. My company is growing and thriving and I owe it to YOU. This economy is not the best. I often (pray) and (pray) and analyze why I am doing well in a horrible economy. I know it is because of you. I know that I create from the HEART and I want a message to be felt and a desire to create to come when you see and use my products. SUPPORT you local scrapbook stores... PLEASE or they will all go away. Think of ways to support them- have a birthday party at your local scrapbook party. Have your daughters or sons parties there and let them create and have a fun time. Oh, I could go on. I love what I do.
Well, I have so many more things to share and photos from Puerto Rico still. They are coming. I'm off to walk... yes, 5 miles this morning. Have a great Friday!!!!!