So Capri has officially graduated to the snuggli stage. She is more awake and really likes to be held… so I dredged that front pack thing out of my baby-archives…and tried to remember how to put it on, get her in, tighten the straps appropriately etc. she loves it. she is happily sleeping in it now.. I occasionally hear the little sucking noises from the binki…3-4 little sucks, then nothing. So cute.
Despite the fact that she is happy and my arms are free, I can’t really DO anything… I think it’s a little bit of a fallacy that you can put the baby in a pack and still get work done! You can’t see what you are doing- no writing, if you try to eat, you totally spill crumbs and stuff on baby… you can’t like pick up the house, you can’t really bend over- you have to bend at the knees, and then you can’t see what you are trying to pick up! And now that she is sleeping pretty soundly- I defiantly can’t take her out of the unit… I remember when I used this with my other kids, taking it off my body and laying them down in their beds still in the snuggli. The good news, is that I can type. So this time can be spent answering the 1.2 million unanswered emails. And maybe the ‘no eating’ is a good thing! I have a straw for my diet coke (thanks mom). And I guess I like having an excuse not to pick up the house. I still haven’t unpacked completely from CE… although I have done laundry. Today is the CKC Phoenix, and I am teaching at 3, so I should have something to wear!
Yesterday was spent at Bazzill for the ‘wrap-up’ meeting… the list of things for us to talk about was REALLY long! It was actually really fun to talk about everything. Kind of reliving the event. I was teaching all day both days so I liked hearing what was going on outside of the classes. We spent some time talking about different comments and I will admit, we took a little time to enjoy the happy emails that have been flooding all of our inboxes! I even liked talking about all the things we learned, and will do better next t ime!
One of our goals for CE was to provide some residual exposure for our sponsors. We wanted to promote education… and we wanted to pass that education and good ideas on! in order to accomplish that, we created the CE show book. Attendees got the book that acted as class notes, and we knew that we wanted to send the book to retailers so that they could plan classes out of it to perpetuate the ideas (store owners know what a constant battle it is to come up with great classes-I have 600 women that will agree these are great classes!) and give further exposure to the sponsors involved! The book not only details every single class and project with step by step, instructions and how-to photos etc. but includes each and every item used on each project down to the size, color and item number so that retailers can order the exact parts and pieces for every project. in addition, there are organization solutions for each project contributed by none other than Kristi Sikora-Blankenship of Cropper Hopper (by the way, happy birthday yesterday kristi!) and details from Eva’s WORD class. If you missed out on CE this year… this is your opportunity to participate, and live the event vicariously! (the projects included are killer Christmas gift spring boards!) Also, there is this cool “trunk show” section that has a bunch of projects created by the teachers- just a little extra fabulous inspiration that you will love. (all it’s missing is a little bottle of stacy julian! You will have to find that on BIG PICTURE… stacy, could you just repeat yourself, so that we can download your talk and listen to it once a week?)
We are sending out complimentary books to Heidi Swapp and Bazzill retailers, and they will be able to order additional books to sell in their stores. This is limited edition…there are only about 5,000 available. So watch your LSS and your favorite online stores… and if you want to be sure you get one, maybe drop a line to your LSS owner and get your name on a list! Based on the response and interest we have rec’d…they will go fast.
Ok, so I gotta go peel this snuggli off of me and try to get in a quick shower before I have to head down to the scrapbook convention at the civic center. I am teaching a class on tape… I am excited, it’s a fun class to teach… we are using glitter… that rocks!
Just as I was posting this, she just puked right down my front… she was perfectly positioned… I guess another bonus of the snuggli! Wow, that was a lot of …..
Good thing I hadn’t showered yet!