Well, I've found a house to live in, emptied out my stuff from the store front, (I refuse to write about that cause it will just make me sad again), began organizing all the stuff from a 1300 sf store into a 12x18 room, and also began the hard task of "what are we taking to Bolingbrook with us"? Oh, and preparing for my last official Dream Weekend Scrapbook Retreat!
I have enough going on to fill 5 peoples calendars...but I keep plugging, One Event at a Time.
Sunday at church (Healing Grace Ministries in Tulsa), Pastor called me up and they presented me with a certificate of thanks for my work with the youth (Holy Dorks). It's a great plaque. Lisa had gotten hers last week, while we were in Chicago. It was a surprise and, as usual, I cried. It has been such an honor to work with, play with & pray with all my yute in the last 7 years. I know they will never be replaced in my heart. Hey kids, watch this and hold my b....
Well, Monday Alice called to let me know she talked with her Aunt who works at the camp we are having our retreat at....and because of the ice storm, the camp has no electricity! NOOOO! I got on the phone and frantically called them. Sure enough, no juice, we have no place to retreat to. Hmmmm. Patty and I began scouring the internet for places on Tuesday. Wow there are some nice places in eastern Oklahoma to stay...Wait!...that's where the power is out. Then I remembered that Camp Egan is part of the Methodist church and they have a site in Hinton, called Canyon Camp. A phone call to the nicest people, and we have a weekend getaway! It's a little further to drive (50 miles west of OKC) but I'm so glad we have a place. I don't think my heart could've taken not getting to retreat with the girls, one last time. This has all been very tough.
So, we're off to retreat tomorrow. I've got so much planned for them..wait I can't tell you cause they read this. I promise to let you all know. I am introducing a new "fad" to them. I know it will be something that they (and you gals) will love. CAN'T WAIT!!!
I'll check back in with you on Sunday night, show you some pics, tell some fun stories, share the new technique, you know....Dreamer Stuff.