Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's nice to know you're missed....

After spending the entire day, and I mean the entire day, shopping with my sister, I logged on to Facebook to see if anything important had been posted on my home page.  This is what I found:
Okay what's going on? I tried calling several times and no answer. You haven't posted to your blog or on facebook!! ARE YOU OKAY??
Hmmm You have been gone 24 hours now...either Pinterest has sucked you into the virtual corkboard world or you have lost your shirt at the casino! Hope all is well!!!
I missed posting on my blog or FB for 24 hours and it seems like my friends were considering calling out the bloodhounds!  LOL! 
Today was set aside to take my sister to do her Christmas shopping.  I knew it would be a full day but had not considered that it would be after 11:00 p.m. when I got home.  
DH did a little shopping today also, but he didn't know it until I got home and showed him what he'd bought for me!  There's a pretty pink Cinch machine sitting on the kitchen table.  It's something I've wanted for a while and since you should get some things for Christmas that you don't necessarily need.......well, you know the rest of that story.
While walking toward the Cinch at Hobby Lobby, I passed by the Cricut display and overheard a woman asking a clerk questions about the Cricut cartridges and supplies.  The lady's name is Wilma and she was very excited about having ordered the new Cricut Mini from HSN yesterday.  She's never used one so she was just checking out the things availabe to use with it. 
Being a good "enabler"  I suggested that she just give me her credit card and go get another basket! That for around $1000 I could pick up everything she'd need and for around $200 I could get her a good start.  We talked about papers, cardstock, where to buy cartridges, and how addictive the paper crafting hobby can become.  Fortunately, she has a daycare so she can deduct the machine as a business expense! 
I shared the links for my blog, Okieladybug's blog, and the Cricut message board and suggested that she just start looking around and watching some of the tutorials, etc.  This should provide her with a good head start when her machine arrives.  I also told her about the upcoming swarm in Norman and encouraged her to attend and see what everyone does with their Cricuts.
If she has as much fun using her Cricut and meeting new people through it, as I've had it's going to be money that was well spent.  I'm hoping that she'll join the message board and post photos of her creations she's already got planned to make for her day care as well as with the kids.
Today was a fun day.  It's very nice to be able to take a day and just go do what you want and never have to rush around or worry about having to be at work the next day.  As of today, I've been retired 13 months!  I'm not sure where this last year has gone, but I know I've managed to keep busy and not bored enough to want to go back to work! 
It's nice to know that you're missed---in as short a time as 24 hours! But, I'm safe and reasonably sound and at home.  Tired, but okay so you can call up the dogs and put out the fire for tonight, this old gal's headed for bed.  Tomorrow's another day and there's no telling what I might do!  LOL!


Heather R... mousemomma said...

LOL Linda,
Yes you ARE a good enabler! You've enabled me a bit!! :) You will also enjoy your Cinch. My DH "got one for me" for my birthday last year. I love it! I'm glad you had a great time shopping with your sister, that's always fun! Best wishes... :)

okieladybug or okie_ladybug said...

Next time tell me you are going with your sister! You always inform me of this things. I actually started to call her Hahaha

Carrie said...

Glad you had a good day shopping and that Fred is getting you a wonderful Christmas present - will you wrap it and put it under the tree?