Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I haven't fallen off the wagon!

Hello my Quilting, Bloggie Friends!
I'm still here!

Just been so busy!

Trying to get ready for all my kids and grand kids...
who are coming in this week!

This one is arriving tonight at midnight...
So there will be lots of 
and playing
going on.

As well as water parks,
library days,

I'm determined to kind of take a vacation.

We'll see how that works out.

It is not my specialty.

Haven't done that much...
so will have to figure it out as I go along. (Smile)

We had a wonderful show at Knoxville.

it was the show ...
you know where!

Not because of the people...
they were great.

But here's a few things that happened.

First day...we barely made it there for set up...
only to find out we hadn't allowed for the one hour 
time difference.
Of was a loss not a gain!

We were rockin' and a rumblin'
trying to get the booth set up in time.

Amidst this...
the vendor across from us
while loading his heavy metal racks
on a dolly...
let them slip....
and guess who they fell on??

Yep! Me.
Bruises up and down my left side.
The whole show I called him my abuser!
He felt bad...
so I tried to make light of it.

Ken comes over to me and says...
guess what we forgot!?"
And when he said it...
right away I knew.

Buttercream Summer!

I had it on the floor in the dining room at home...
as I was trying to measure borders.

When I shut the door on it 
the previous day,
I even said to myself..
"Watch me go off and forget this!"

So the Guitar Man was going to go and check me into the hotel
and then planned on heading back home
for the night 
to get the quilt.

At the hotel...
we found out our credit card
was red flagged.
Supposedly they had put a fraud alert on it...
and nothing could be done.
We had to destroy it.

Right away I get on the phone...
and literally an hour and a half later...
supervisor, after supervisor...
the problem gets corrected without destroying the card.

Now it is too late for the man to return home.

So for the first day of the show we were resigned to 
the fact that the main quilt
was not going to have a showing.
 The Guitar would head home the next night.

after being put in a smoking room 
at the hotel 
and having a horrible night.
I said to the hubby..
"There is no way I am staying another night here!"
So I went all the way back home with him
the first night of the show.

Poor man...
he ended up getting '1' hour of sleep...
before heading out at 4 am
the next day...
All the way back to Knoxville.
3 hours.
When we get into the car...
I am in the back
on my feather bed.
I look at him through the rear view mirror
and say...
"Quit being a woos!
Just suck it up and drive!"

He looks back at me with flashing anger in his eyes..
until he sees me laughing!

You would have had to been there!

It was just one of those shows.

But the 'people' made up for it!

at a gas station...
I found a 
American Express
card of someone's on the ground.

The Guitar Man is pumping gas....
and I slyly go up to him...
and say,
"Hon....I've found a way to
solve all and any money problems!"
show him
the 'card'!

He laughs!

I call
American Express...

and get it cancelled 

for whomever lost it!

So that's all for now~
I promise
to be gone so long...
this next time...
my loyal quilting buds!

Have a wonderful and blessed day!


  1. Wow John'aLee you've had a time of it! I hope things settle down for you so you can enjoy your family time :)

  2. Oh, my what a nightmare. But your good deed with the AMX card put it all in perspective. I hope you are not too sore from your injuries. Stay cool... literally!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  3. If you don't take a vacation after all that, I'm going to have to come there and insist, lol! I think it's high-time you had a great one!

  4. Wow, what a nightmare, But you survived! Now take a "dream" vacation. Enjoy those little ones, they grow too fast!

  5. John'aLee - I must say everytime I read the word "Grandkids", and then I see your smiling face over there on the right side of the screen, it just makes me giggle. You DO NOT look like a Grandma.

    That said, enjoy your time with your family, we all need to keep our priorities straight, and you seem to do that well.

    Enjoy your "Staycation" with your Grandkids. Surely you will have a better week this week!


  6. What a nightmare!!!! Glad you could still laugh at the end of it.

    Enjoy the company.

  7. You need a vacation after all that! Enjoy your time off...

    Jennifer :)

  8. Heck with your vacation ... I need a vacation after reading all of your travel woes, and I was just reading it! You poor dears ... enjoy every moment with your kids and grandkids ... Bless, bless, bless your heart!!! Can't wait to see your next adeventures :)