Two things happened this weekend in this regard and they both deserve their own post (and you'll want to take in the eye candy). So I'm going to go in chronological order. The first of these embarrassments of riches occured on Saturday afternoon.
I had quite a day on Saturday! I got up at 5:30 a.m., a woman on a mission. I left the house at 7 a.m. to hightail it down to Schaumburg, IL to visit the closest IKEA. I had an idea about a project and found the perfect item to use in said project, so I took my IKEA gift card that Brian and I got as a wedding gift over five years ago and put it to good use. I was on a roll! I got in and out of there in an hour, including a trip to the cafeteria for some Swedish pancakes.
Everything was going great until I hit Milwaukee. I had to be back in Milwaukee by 1 p.m. for our ATC live trade. I reached the outskirts by 12:35 and I was feeling quite proud of myself, being on time and everything. Unfortunately, the directions I had printed out didn't account for the massive construction going on, so I got all turned around and it took me nearly an hour to finally find the place (I had to call Brian to get me back on track!). To make matters worse, they had WAITED for me to get there to start the meeting. I felt absolutely terrible about this. I pride myself on my puncutality and I HATE being late. It's a fate worse than death. I thought I'd be able to just sneak in....no such luck.
|"Stock" (more like "investment"|
into the auditorium), and the letter
from an angry "shareholder" who
discovered the "stock" was
worthless after the '29 Crash
Speaking of repayment - here is a piece that I made for my friend Julie. Some of you may remember a post I did about a month ago regarding an ENORMOUS pile of cabinet cards and postcards that I'd received from Julie. Well, I took one of those postcards and made this collage and had it framed. Believe me, it was the very least I could do.