and my crafting!!!
Actually we returned late on Friday and Saturday morning when I jumped up to log onto my blog I found out I didn't have internet, televsion, or telephone service because AT&T U-verse was doing maintenance work on the lines in the Illinois area -- it's unbelievable to me that it could take allllllll day, but it did. Anyway, I couldn't get to you earlier today either because after church I went to check on some senior relatives and other family to make certain they were okay. I wanted peace of everyone was as all right as they said and, if you've kept up with the news you know, until today, Chicago's been under a heat advisory. Although I don't think it was nearly as hot and/or humid as it was where we vacationed, for seniors these brutal temps can be devastating... well, you know. Anyway, I'm happy to say all's well; everyone is fine and comfortably tucked away indoors under their air conditioners!
Now for my good-good news!!! Look what was waiting for me when I came home -- and what a wonderful welcome home surprise as I didn't expect it to get here so soon:
Yes, it's my Teresa Collins' Stamp Making Machine!!! I told you I was going to get it and I'm so excited about it!!!! I actually tried it yesterday and, of course, I had a perfect stamp -- that really works -- in about 5 minutes!!! It's absolutely wonderful and unbelievably easy!!! I'll let you know when I use my stamp on a project.
In the meantime, the hubby and I had a wonderful vacation, despite the heat -- we were in temps in access of 100 degrees. The heat doesn't affect the hubby too much but it definitely tends to zap me of a lot of energy, so I wasn't as enthusiastic as he was about being out and about in the weather as he was-- and the man loves being OUT and ABOUT!!! But eventhough I tried as best I could to spent as much reading and relaxing time in our hotel rooms under the air conditioning to avoid the heat as much as possible, my loving hubby refused to leave me for long alone and pulled me away from our nice cool rooms more than I would have liked at the time. However, he knows me and once I was out I had a great time, as I always do! Which brings me to "Game Time"!!!!
Ready? Okay, here we go. I never told you where the hubby and I were going on vacation, did I? Well, we actually visited two (2) different states spending 4 days in one state and 3 days in the other. Here's where "game time" comes in because I'm not going to tell you where we went, you have to guess. Of the two states we visited, you must guess one of the states, doesn't matter which, and leave me a comment with your response (only one response per person). The person who correctly guesses one of the two states the hubby and I visited by Wednesday, August 18, will win a 20 page pack of 12"x12" embossed quick scrapbook papers by Best Occasions. I'll post a picture of the paper pack on Wednesday after the winner is announced. If there is more than one correct answer, I will list the runners-up and select the winner by Random Generator.
That's it, just leave me a comment on which of the 2 states is your guess that we visited. And, this game is open to everyone who'd like to participate -- followers and viewers!!! Good Luck!!!
Now I've got a LOT of catching up to do!!! I'll be visiting each of you and checking in to see what you've been up to, and I still have to update my blog, edit/update my cut.files, and of course post projects; so I'm going to be very busy over the next several days.
NOTE: Because there are so many of you and you've probably did a considerable number of projects over the last week, I may not be able to immediately comment on every project you've done since I've been away -- I'd never get around to all of you if I did. So, in an effort to hopefully visit all of you before the week is out, please excuse me if I don't go through your entire week's projects when I visit you. I know you'll understand that I really want to get to you all as soon as possible; however, over time I will revisit and get through all your projects.
Well, again, I really missed you all, glad to be back and...
I'll be seeing you!