Busy weekend ~ and we love it that way ~ it's been way too quiet for me! Friday night was the monthly Shop Hop in Mansfield but there are barely any shops to hop anymore except for the little art gallery! We hadn't been for a while so were happy to go and see some familiar faces. They had a collection of door prizes donated by the artists and I was sooo happy to win this lovely wooden feather!!!!!! All the other gifts that people were opening seemed to be just fun things like chocolate rabbits ~ Sonny won a whoopie cushion! ~ and odd things like that! I picked a white bag that a child had drawn on and inside was this beautiful work of art made of exotic woods. I was so happy to be able to thank the artist in person ~ a nice man named Forest! Then we went across the street to the martini bar and had a little supper of asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and a wonderful grilled mozzarella,tomato, and basil pesto sanduiche (that's how they spelled it - the chef is from Brazil!) ~ it was a fun Friday night!
On Saturday, I took a class at our local art center ~ the week before I received in the mail my new membership card and a welcome letter!! That was great except I didn't remember joining ~ I hadn't belonged for many years ~ so I called and they informed me it was a gift!!!! Wow! It was my niece, Cheri ~ for my upcoming birthday ~ but they sent it early!!!! The good news is that they were having a polymer clay class on Saturday and I thought I should take advantage of this new membership immediately! So these are my creations from an afternoon class ~ well, the three pairs of earrings and the beads are my creations! ~ the scarab pin I bought from the teacher/artist, Lori Wilkes. She makes gorgeous things and many of us purchased that afternoon! Anyway ~ the class was fun ~ I would like to learn to make 'canes' next ~ that's the little circles of color that are used to create the millefiore style of jewelry. I'm not interested in doing jewelry but want to make my own buttons ~ that's where this is all headed ~ I hope!
Sunday, as I was printing out a quote for Sonny, my charming Mr. Kitty shoved his paw into the printer (he loves the printer!) and knocked it out all out of whack ~ seriously out of whack ~ it wouldn't print at all and made a grinding noise!! So, off we trekked to the office supply store and bought a new one ~ it didn't seem prudent to repair a 6 year old printer when new ones are not that much. It's really a fax, scanner, copier, printer combo ~ and I was so happy that without calling my son, I got the thing up and running all by myself!!! Big Girl!!! Good thing we had a fun weekend prior to that ~ damned cat!!! But I like him.
One more thing ~ I sure can ramble, can't I ~ last week I joined Facebook!! I didn't want to ~ I thought it was for young people ~ but after four invitations from various people, I joined!! I'm sure I'm one of the oldest people on there! But the wonderful thing is that after four days, it occurred to me to put in the name of a nephew I had lost track of over 15 years ago ~ and voila! ~ there he was! I contacted him thru Facebook and we had a nice IM chat yesterday and he's now in contact with a step-brother and step-sister that he hadn't seen in more years than that. So now this old girl is a big fan of Facebook ~ imagine finding this kid after so many years ~ finding out he's very successful ~ and finding out his sister lives only an hour from us. Technology is a wonderful thing!!
On that note ~ I will close ~ have a good day ~ and thanks for reading!!
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