Sunday, February 17, 2008

When it rains, it pours!

Many of you don't know that I almost lost my demonstratorship with Stampin' Up... I was in pending in January, because I really don't have any customers anymore, since we moved, and my two customers that I found when I got to NC signed up to be my downline (hi Gina & Anette!). Anyway, the whole month of January, I was sweating, wondering how I would ever be able to place $400 by the end of the month... the 31st rolled around and I met my goal... by the skin of my teeth! I ended up having to purchase $160 worth of new stamps & paper in order to make it, but it was SOOOOOO worth it!




and now that I'm up to my EYEBALLS in new stamp sets, I have been diving in full force in an attempt to ink 'em all up!


I also recently received a $100 gift certificate to Michael's for a belated Christmas gift from my in-laws... needless to say, it was burning a hole in my pocket, so I HAD to go shopping.

Saturday, Anette & I ventured out with my 3 children and I came home (very happy) with this...

TWO new Cricut cartridges (Animal Kingdom & Fabulous Finds) and lots of goodies from the infamous Dollar Bins! I am very pleased and can't wait to get the Design Studio program so I can WELD images from different cartridges... OH the possibilities!
Anyway... last night, after our outing, Kailynn Grace developed conjunctivitis... aaarrrggghh! When it rains, it pours!
Brandon's Granna and his Aunt Sandra are both in the hospital, he's in Georgia with them. Please add them to your prayer lists... Granna suffered from a stroke on the way to see Aunt Sandra in the hospital (she's diabetic & got very sick... when they tried to give her a chest tube to help her breathe, they punctured her right lung... then, they went in to try and intibate her left lung & punctured that one too, so now she's on a ventilator and in a medically induced coma.
I've postponed my mouth surgery until they are stable & taken care of...
man, oh, man... I guess it's a good thing God knows how strong I am... cause Lord knows, I wouldn't be able to handle all this alone...
I was reading a blog last night and the girl (I forget where I was) adds a little known fact about herself to the end of each of her blog posts... I think I will follow suit... I think it's good for my readers to know me personally... so....
Fact # 1
I was born in Buffalo, NY on July 16, 19.... wouldn't you like to know? Ha Ha Ha... take a gander... how old (or young) do you think I am?
Leave a comment! Love ya bunches! Mom... don't tell - that's cheating!









15 comments:

Gina Juliet said...

Ok I know how old you are so I'm not gonna guess... but I have to tell you.. I am pretty sick... I think I have the flu and a bad case at that. I can't hardly eat drink or sleep... AND when I do sleep I have dreams like this. I am at my pasters house helping to move his daughter and suddenly without worning I am in an old fashoned office of sorts and I am not sure I think it was a mix between a hair salon and a government office with a bunch of rednecks in it. There is a tornato outside and I have this magazine with this awsome immage of a girl on it with an apron that has sizzors and gluesticks and all things scrapbookiy. and the title of the book is Dabbles by Deb. and I am fighting people for this because it is mine and they want it but the tornato is comming and If I'm gonna die I'm gonna die with this magazine in it...Yeah... Kind of strange I know...:)

Debbie Yates said...

Yes I do know - I remember it vividly some ..... several years ago! Hopefully everything will be okay with everyone - give Gracie my love through her goopey eyes!

Latisha said...

Look at all of those stamps you got! Glad you got to stay active >"< Can't wait to see what you make with all of your new goodies. I am not a good age guesser so I'm not going to guess >"<

Lisa said...

Wowsers. You are going to have a blast with all those stamps. Lisa SBS10

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I did that in the fall! lol. I wanted to get to a lvl in SU so I ordered way too much! lol. but its sure fun to get!!!

Alyssa Walters said...

I will say lots of extra prayers for you and your family -- it seems like when it rains, it pours, doesn't it? Hang in there -- and use those great new goodies to create some amazing things! Can't wait to see the great creations! God Bless -- Alyssa (SBS10)

Rochelle W said...

Look at you. You look so happy with all that new rubba and cool embellishments and supplies. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Rochelle SBS10

crazy4mycrafts said...

You look like you are in stamp heaven!! It's a good thing you have your stamps, its the best therapy! It is for me anyway. I hope things start looking up for you! Hugs,
SBS10 Sarah

Trudi said...

Hey I know how you feel, I'm still a couple of hundred short for this quarter so am saving up just in case I don't get enough sales. Maybe I'll just have to get a few of those sets I've been putting off for a while...

Whimsey said...

Oooooo what fun - new stamps; ink 'em up and have some fun! Can't wait to see what you create!

~Michele
SBS10

Whimsey said...

WOO HOO; way to stay active!!

Lastel said...

Lots of fun goodies to play with ! You have been tagged ...he he ... diferent game , check out my blog for details ! SBS10 sistah

Noel said...

Love you Sara Leigh ;)!!

Michelle said...

Hey Sara - what a week! Great you've got so much new stuff to play with and keep you busy. Will be praying for you all tonight - God bless you all, and trust that you can handle in God's strength the extra things you will have to do with ill family. Take care {{{BIG HUGS}}}
Michelle SBS10

Michelle said...

Oh, and by the way, you LOOK about 20, but I'm gonna say you were born in 1980.

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