Where oh where have I been?
February has been a busy month for hubby and I! I’m pleased to share that my man has been given a temporary assignment that he is really excited about at work. For those of you unaware, Rick is a police officer. Given the nature of the assignment, I’m not going to go into details, but he is excited and I’m bursting my buttons proud of him!
I will be seeing a drastic increase in my traveling this year and my adventures began this month. Mid-February I flew to Orange County, CA to teach at the Scrapbook Expo. Our company was debuting a new slate of consumer classes designed by several of our design team members that were all well received. While in town, Melissa, Rachel and I made a point to visit the Shabby Chic store one evening and I bought some fabulous bedding that was on sale. I must say; I love, love, love the Shabby Chic line, but unfortunately at regular price it is totally out of my budget. So this sale, where some bedding was 50-75% off, was very appreciated by me! I bought the duvet and pillow shams pictured in the image above. (Image from the Shabby Chic site, not my home!) I also bought some sheets to make pillowcases. Sad to hear upon my return home that Shabby Chic has applied for Chapter 11 protection L Even though it is out of my price range, I love that line, and find so much inspiration from it. I’m sad that the economy has knocked one of my favorites down. Hopefully they will be able to restructure and emerge strong once again.
Last Friday saw me taking a ferry over to Vancouver Island in the early hours of the morning to teach at Camp Crop-A-Lot hosted by a local scrapbook store called Treasured Memories. The lovely storeowner, Sharon graciously worked with my wishes to be able to return home Saturday night, how I appreciated that! The ladies at the crop were very sweet and kind and it was great to teach at a somewhat local event.
My final piece of news comes with a question. I have been having problems with one of my dogs over the past 2 weeks, so took her to the vet yesterday for a check-up and blood work, and our fears were realized when I got the results today. Our Dixie has diabetes. So we’re now at a cross roads and need to figure out how we want to proceed. Just wondering if anyone has gone through this before, and if so if you can give me an idea of cost of care. We love our dogs, and with no children we interact with them a whole lot. Our house would seem very empty without her. But I also do not want to shell out a ton of money to get everything figured out. ‘Cause as much as I love her, at the end of the day, she’s a dog….So any help from someone who has been through this would be appreciated.