The day before yesterday I stayed home from work, in bed all-day, with a terrible head cold. I was exhausted and in between naps kept wondering who the heck got me sick!! Couldn't be just some random cold germ floating around out there, right? It had to be someone...
Used to be, with three little boys going off to school and coming home with a plethora of plague-like hitch hikers, I was used to fighting off some sort of bug...but, now? What gives?
Was it the guy in Wally World in front of me telling the checker how he was just getting over a bug?
Or was it the checker at the paint store that was hacking into a Kleenex saying how he was just getting over a bout with a bug?
Or was it one of my employees that was feeling a bit under-the-weather but still coming to work?
Whomever it was or wasn't, I was laid up at home on a beautiful, end-of-summer day while my sweet Phillip was at work. When he came home he told me I got a box of magazines from Stampington.
Well, since our shop is about 30 or so miles from home, I would have to wait to see what was in the box.
The next morning, yesterday, I saw the box sitting on the conference room table. "Oh, it's my wholesale order of Life" and then went about my day --- see yesterday's post....
Fast-forward to about 3 p.m.
Ginger and I took a break from over at the Rusty Monkey so we could eat lunch and I could get an E.B. (see day job) freight shipment out. While I was in my office completing a BOL (bill of lading) for the shipment, Ginger was sitting out at the conference table and apparently found the magazines.
She yells to me, "Hey! You didn't tell me you were in Life!"
"Um," I reply, "me neither. What's in there?"
Truly, I had NO idea what could possibly be in there. I am waiting to receive the Premier issue of Mingle - our 25th Anniversary Party is being featured - and I have NOT seen a sneak preview yet!!! Only the little teaser House Ads...and to make my antsy self even more antsier (that's a word, right?)
I've received some emails about how great the article looks....It's driving me crazy, but I SO love surprises!!!
So, back to Ginger...
She, in a most excited voice, yells..."and it's the first article! You're getting closer to the COVER!"
"What? What is?", says me.
"...and Kristen!", says she.
So, I go out there...
"OHHHH! It's the article and photoshoot Kristen and I did at Anahata's place, Papaya Living, over in Ashland!", I finally say.
So, friends, just goes to show, even when you do something and completely put it on the back burner, it can totally be a surprise!!!
***Thanks to Kristen Robinson for trusting me to do the photoshoot for your article.
***Thanks to Anahata for your generosity...you know what I mean!!!
***Thanks to Stampington for another great publication.
***Thanks to Ginger for surprising me...I needed that!
***Thanks to my sweet Phillip for telling me about my magazines coming in...and SO much more!
***Thanks to whomever gave me my head cold....NOT!!!