Monday, February 22, 2010

We planned the date

Over breakfast yesterday, Ramon and I decided on a trip to Vegas to say our "I dos" officially on New Years Eve. We'll have a party to celebrate after we get back. We are going to have a ball!

Today the Vet looked at Casey. He wants to have the lump biopsied. Not ready to put her under the knife again. She doesn't appear to be in any pain and she's 11 years old. We'll talk about it more before we take that step. Not going to watch her suffer but will take less than drastic measures to keep her with me as long as she is enjoying life and wants to chase toys and kitty cats. She came to the store with me today. She wants me to hold her, so I did. Made it a little tough on Amber teaching a class, but she's a trooper and got what she needed on her own.

Amber rocks BTW! She is flexible and able to think and act on her feet without losing it. She had made arrangements with a student for a one-on-one double class tonight. Then we found out that another student had signed up for her step 2 scrapbooking class, so she had to regroup and pulled it off beautifully!

My instructors are going to mutiny on me if we don't get a better grip on the number of people coming to class. Michelle was ready to shoot me on Saturday. We thought she had at least 4-5 for her Ribbon 101, but it didn't turn out that way. I will make it a priority to get the classes booked and follow up to ensure attendance.

Not promoting the classes and events has really hurt us lately. I took some pictures today and will upload them to the online calendar and send out an email later this week with that as the focus. I am sending one out tomorrow with pics of the new product. It's almost ready to go.

Speaking of ready to go, Ramon is waiting for me at home and that's where I should be. Catch 'cha on the flip side.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A new beach

My Sweetie took me to Edisto Beach yesterday. I've lived in the Charleston area since 1994 and had never been. I have the most awesome scrapbook page drafted in my head, using some flat shells we picked up.

I wish we had brought Casey. I found a lump under her right leg today and just feel like I should spend as much time with her as possible. Get her out of the house and into the world. Everyone, including dogs, should travel and see new things often. Life is full of wonder and pain. The only choice you have is which one to focus on.
I can't sleep right now with all the thoughts spinning in my head. Watching people around me go through such daunting challenges has brought me peace in the face of potential disaster. I am sure none of this makes any sense on the surface, but once you analyze it, which I always do, it becomes perfectly clear. Life will continue to be hard so you may as well just let it roll and capture all the fun you can. Be responsible and plan when it's appropriate, then be spontaneous when that seems right. It's actually easier than it sounds. I have some of the feelings of life being out of my control that would previously have brought on a severe depression. But, I just control what I can do best and let Ramon, Michelle, and whoever else control the rest. Seems to be working better than trying to control it all myself. Go figure.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 2 in a row!

So, it's my day off, right? Well, noooooo, of course not. The PC is giving us a fit AGAIN and Ramon to the rescue again, poor guy. Don't feel too sorry for him, though. I keep reminding him that he knew what my life was like before we allowed our friendship to develop into the love we now have for each other. Did I tell you he's the best man on earth?! It is truly so, I tell ya! He is spending his day off fixing the wireless problem by hard wiring the main register (POS) PC to the router. POS is a homonym in this case, BTW.

Gotta share an "aren't my grandkids the cutest" story with you, that of course, comes with pictures. My grandkids are the smartest grandkids on the planet. Oh, have I used that best on the planet saying before? Better hope you don't get tired of hearing it. My Zs were playing in the scrap box at the store yesterday and found the googly eyes. Zadie put some on her hand and looked up at me and said, Grandma look -- talk to the hand. Toooooo cute. Then she and Zophia got together and Eye 5'd each other with the googly eye hands. Of course the Grandmarazzi captured the moment to embarrass them in later years. I love my grandbabies!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Look out 21st Century! Here comes Karla!!!!

My 2010 New Year's Resolutions included the standards. Of course you have the loose weight, spend money wisely, make it so you can spend it, and to show your family how much you love and appreciate them. I could go on all day about my family and all it's many facets and I will do that in a later post. Suffice it to say for now that I have learned some hard lessons so far in the 21st Century. It's been a tough 10 years. The bottom line is that Family really does come first!

I'm not doing as well as I had hoped in any of the Resolutions. I have GAINED weight, have alot less money than I did on January 1, 2010, and have been working so much my family barely hears from me. So, today is the first day of the rest of my life. Today I am going in to "work" at the coolest job on earth! I woke up this morning to a hug from the best man on earth! And as my feet hit the floor, I was greeted by the cutest puppy on earth! I revel in unconditional love from family and friends. I enjoy overall good health (despite the lack of care and sometimes deliberate sabotage to my metal and physical well being). With all that going for me, who could or should ask for more? I realized when Romeo kissed me as he left for work this morning just how lucky I really am and had an epiphany, which manifested itself in creating this blog. Bearing in mind all the good things life has to offer (and I will in my new found positive outlook) I am heading into the day with a good attitude and a plan.

My friend and fellow crafter, Amber, covers every other weekend for me at The Pink House. Check out the website and keep an eye out for more posts on this huge part of my life. Memo is teaching a class on Saturday, at great sacrifice with her current life situation. The store will be in good hands and I will spend the weekend with Ramon, starting at 6pm today. He thanked goodness it was Friday this morning because he has a Mon-Fri job. I am going to work on what has to be done first in order to ensure the success of the store until closing time. I have several huge challenges that shall be overcome. My awesome psychologist has always reinforced that I can accomplish much more with a clear mind, free of the anxiety which can keep the solutions hidden in the fog. Today those demons be gone!

This is my first personal blog, so I am sure it is not the norm. Nothing I do ever is. Eye am what Eye am. Strong enough to leap tall buildings with a single bound! Enough story boarding, let's kill something! 3 cartoon references should get me off the couch and on my way.