Monday, May 17, 2010

Look at What I Got!

I actually won a giveaway! Spectaclealamaison was having a giveaway on her blog, just about the same time that mine was going on, and I entered. I've only one a few things in my life, including once when I accurately guessed the weight of a huge squash at a country fair. I was only around 9 years old at the time, and I still remember that the prize was a dinner gift certificate at Bonanza or something like that. My Mom got a kick out of it, and we all had a good time going out to dinner for free :)

Well, lucky me, and my name was drawn, and here is my prize! A beautiful, handmade cuff, which arrived packaged up like a surprise gift!

Thank you so, much, Sanne, for the lovely cuff!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Went to a Really Interesting Meeting Today! What'd you do?

That's John, asleep at our table. Stuart had wandered off aimlessly, but eventually came back to his seat when the next speaker appeared.

Actually, the meeting was pretty good...John really didn't fall asleep, but maybe it was because of the energy drink he consumed! Titled "Shop Local, Strategies for Starting A Community Campaign" it was held by the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative and Pioneer Valley Local First, and included some really amazing speakers from the Eastern part of the State. If you are interested in Buy Local campaigns, or maybe just exploring ideas about how to go about starting something in your town, check out the links at Pioneer Valley Local First.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quote of the Day ~ Yoda was a smart guy

"Do or do not.
There is no "try"

[Luke:] "I can’t believe it."
[Yoda:] "That is why you fail.”