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Okay, I’ll admit it….I’ve taken a couple of days off and headed out to New York again for a brief visit. Hot and humid doesn’t do it justice. Stinkin’ hot is a bit more realistic.
We managed to see The Drowsey Chaperone and Grey Gardens. Grey Gardens was wonderful. I noticed it is closing soon so if you have a chance check it out before it’s gone. Very emotional and the main actress was spectacular, Christine Ebersole.
We also visited the Cloisters, in Washington Heights. This is done in a recreated neo-medieval cloister built in 1938 but it truly looks like it existed at the time of knights and queens. I highly recommend a visit. They have the famous Unicorn tapistries which were so inspirational for design ideas. Beautiful colors and intricate designs which sometimes took 10 years to create.
We fly back this morning so I will be getting back to finishing the paper designs for this next print and will have them up soon in a new sneek peek to show you.
The designs for the new chipboard went out last week…after months of working on them. You will love them! They are so different and so detailed compared to last time.
Gotta catch a plane!
So Ottawa was the last scrapbook consumer show. My girlfriend came out to help with it and we took full advantage of the spa at the great hotel where we stayed. If you ever get a chance stay at the BrookStreet Hotel in Kanata just outside of Ottawa. The BEST restaurant and a fab spa!
The scrapbook show itself wasn’t as busy as last year and was horribly hot…about 35 C all day. I felt like I was melting after 5 minutes. It was a loooooong day.
As we were packing up I’m not sure if it was the heat or the fact I was just trying to get out of there as fast as I could to get to a cold martini but as I was lifting a 60 lb box to load into the van I didn’t see another very heavy box on the floor and managed not to clear it with my foot before falling sideways and smacking straight into the cement floor with my elbow, arm, hip and head. I vaguely remember this woman running and yelling, "dial 911! dial 911! emergency!". In pain and stunned, that was all I needed to get my senses back. I HATE hospitals, and I didn’t want to go to one. I was forced to lay on the floor for a bit before I was able to get back up. Thankfully nothing is broken. I am one big bruise all the way up and down that side though. Put a damper on that evening out as well since my nurse Hazel had to make sure I had ice on my arm the rest of the night. I’m thankful though since I think that’s why it didn’t swell up.
The next day we had planned on going to a gallery but Hazel has been making lots of changes in her life this year and decided instead that she needed a personal shopper to help her get a brand new wardrobe to start off her brand new life. When someone says the word "shopping" everything else afterwards is kind of a blur for me….I pretty much never say no to shopping. So we got in a couple of hours before having to head back on the road to Toronto.
The following day we spent the entire day getting her a new image. It was wild because when I took her back to the airport she looked like a "mini me". I’ve done up a couple of pages of her on one of the new lines called Take-Out.
Next week I will be heading out to California for a few days. It’s some true "down time" that I am looking forward to. Hmmmm….I’ve heard California has good shopping…… : )