We are waiting for confirmation of the vote tally from Channel 12 and trying to say thank you and catch up on all the things we missed because they couldn't be done during 12-minute intervals last week. -wry smile--
We were thrilled Friday night to be invited over to Annette and Bill's for a delicious dinner. Many of you scrappers and artists will recognize Miz Dragon if not from her photo then from her work or from her message board presence as TichWolli (sorry if I spelled that wrong) on the Club Scrap and numerous other artists' boards.
I've been able to talk or PM several other dear and precious friends like Lynn, Kim, Jill, and Carmen over the past 36 hours too and it's so funny not to interrupt our visits with voting chimes.
Henry and I have already accepted Nancy's invitation to visit the upcoming Orlando Scrapbook Dream Vacation event this year too. I'm wondering how long it will take to hug 1000 scrappers....We'll do our best. I know one thing, I still get goosebumps at the thought of walking into a 700 seat ballroom filled with those who love what I love too.
Our families from Virginia and far reaching areas have been so grand too. Co-workers of the current and former persuasion have all contributed to this rush of giddiness. We're still working on a video or series of videos, but we want to figure out what's up with the station too. Plus between work and contests and phone calls Sir Henry and I haven't been able to have more than a few moments alone together. It will all work out.
On a sadder note, I have lost two uncles in two days and my father has lost two dear brothers. We're still reeling at how it all happened so quickly. Yes, they were older and yes they had had health problems but it is still never easy to grieve. Henry called my Daddy tonight after working all day and I got all teary again just hearing his caring concern for my family. It's a corny refrain, but still so true: No one ever truly dies if they are alive in our hearts.
Blessings and Peace to you all