Sunday, December 31, 2006

Year in Review

Well, now that it is the last day of 2006, I find myself reflecting on the past year, and all I have accomplished! In July, I attended a Stampin' Up convention in Salt lake City. I travelled by myself, roomed with 3 complete strangers, and experienced everything convention had to offer! Not bad for someone dealing with Anxiety Disorder.
I have stuck to my goals for my SU business. I was featured on Stamper's Showcase 4 times. I still haven't won the contest, but I keep entering every month!
My Day Care center is flourishing with the addition of 2 new kids. Every day is a fun new experience!
December was bittersweet. We had to say good-bye to our old cat Bob, and the same day we found out our hamster Marshall, presumed dead, was actually living at our neighbor's this whole time. We were so HAPPY to get him back!
I'm looking foreward to 2007!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Miracle on 49 Frost Street

OK, so it's an avenue, not a street, but it's the only way this title would work!
Monday, we had to euthanize our 16 year old cat Bob. She had cancer...a large tumour behind her eye. We were very sad by this.
While waiting for my day care kids at the bus stop, I was talking to my neighbor, Anna. I told her about Bob. I also mentioned that a couple of months ago, we lost our hamster Marshall. She asked me what he looked like. "Well, he's a teddy bear hamster, white and gold, long hair..." She said, "A couple of months ago, we found a guinea pig or something on our front lawn. He's been living quite happily in our bathtub."
I thought, no way. Ther's no way my tiny Marshall could have survived walking down my street, across the street, over to her house. But when my husband came home, I asked him to go check it out...just in case.
Well, he comes home, tears in his eyes, with our tiny ball of fur. I cannot believe it! It's Marshall!
So, on the day we had to say good-bye to our beloved Bob, we got to welcome home our Miracle Marshall.