i have so many things to share… first of all, this week started out with a LOT of rain… and i do mean a LOT. washington state actually made the NATIONAL news due to all the flooding. we had a few roads flood here in whatcom county and we had to drive "the long way home" from work for two days, but no mishaps or near "oops" situations for us. it sure was wet around here, though. lots of flooded fields that looked like lakes!
yesterday was my FIRST day teaching Tuesday card classes. it went pretty well. my thought was to let stephanie teach and i would observe. we even talked about that. but she put me on the spot and i wound up teaching all three classes. it was fun. energetic. lots of talking and questions. super cool for me. it’s a fun experience and something totally new for me. i don’t teach again until the 28th (?) but i already have my cards designed. i turned them in to the store today, though, so i can’t post a photo.
i also finished playing with my first Design Team kit… i made three sets of cards (4 in each set) and 3 layouts. totally crazy, i know. i just kept playing until i was uninspired. i could probably make even more, but i had to head home to finish the laundry!
today i had a blast shopping for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. true to form, i got SO EXCITED that i bought WAY TOO MUCH for just the two shoe boxes we adopted. so i called our coordinator and told her we’d take two more. yep. four shoe boxes full of goodies. sunday afternoon is a big "party" at church to eat (pot luck) and then wrap and fill our shoe boxes. i LOVE that part – the filling/stuffing. i just imagine the joy on little faces as they open the boxes and find all kinds of GOODIES – shirts, coloring books, yo yos, punching balloons, etch-a-sketch, slinky, stuffed animals, hair clips & necklaces (for the girls)… ahhh… so many good things. plus some other necessities – paper, pencils, crayons, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, wash cloth…. and other things i cannot currently recall. we’ll probably have some photos of the event available and i’ll try to post them sunday/monday.
i guess that’s enough for now. love to you all!