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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Closed Mondays & a Totally Random Contest

And
the winner of the totally random contest is....HollyPK!  Holly,
shoot me an email about when you'd like to use your FREE Midnight
Madness in September at aboutmemories@safeaccess.com. 
Congratultions!  Who knew you had such a Pirate streak in
you...you're so quiet... 




"In
reality, as an acknowledged neat freak, I’d organize my sock drawer,
clean under the fridge, deadhead the garden, and take an extra long walk
around Kachina Village checkin’ out the neighbors’ yards.
In
fantasy, I’d do something totally meaningless and frivolous. For
instance, as a fan of Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean,
I’d sew myself a ‘Jacqueline’ Sparrow costume, and plan a fab
Halloween costume party where I could trounce around in my skirts and
boots, swill rum from a label-less bottle, makin’ toasts like, “Take
all ye can, give nothin’ back,” and “Here’s luck,” and
“Shiver me timbers.” Something like that, that would make my husband
say, “Where’s my sensible practical Holly, and what have you done
with my wife?”



Ah, the sweet smell of fall...with the changing seasons come changes
at About Memories and More.  Doesn't that sound all serious? 
Well, actually, just one change and it's not even serious. 
Beginning Monday, September 1st, we'll be closed on Sundays and Mondays
I know.  It's a terrible thing to do to you all.  But I had
the sweet taste of 2 days off...in a row...when we tried this back in
the winter and frankly, I just can't get it out of my head.  I
cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to  have some time to myself...I
love you all, I REALLY do!  But I'm coming up on 7 years of 6 day
work weeks and, well, I'm beat.  Plus, our house will be EMPTY from
7:30 to 2:00...just me to work on whatever I choose...at the moment, my
lofty goal is to REALLY CLEAN one room in my house each Monday...we'll
see how long that will last...and then there's the scrapbooking I'd like
to do for my family...and blogging (that won't stop)...or maybe I'll just watch movies all day & eat bon bons...who knows? 


What would you do if you suddenly found yourself
with a free day all to yourself?



Leave a comment & I'll give a free Midnight
Madness in September to a random winner...but post it by Sunday 8/31 at
midnight.  I'll announce the winner when I blog on Monday (I love
blogging by the way, and doing in the peace & total quiet of my own
home, well, that's priceless.)


Ooohhhh....and maybe I can have lunch with a friend now &
again!  How sweet would that be?!  Sorry, totally random, my
mind is wandering to all the possibilities!


If you come by on Monday & we're closed, we'll I'm sorry about
that.  It kills me that you'll leave disappointed, but I hope
you'll come visit us again Tuesday thru Friday 10-6 and Saturdays 10-4.  Everything else is staying the same...we still have a PACKED
Fall Class Schedule (which I will have printed & ready for you this
afternoon).  We even have almost all of the September classes up
& ready for you to check out at the store...I'll post photos soon!


And bear with me a few more days...I need to change the voicemail at
the store, but currently, I sound like a phone sex operator (not that I
have any idea what that sounds like)...and really, I don't think that's
the image I'm trying to project on my business.  But as soon as my
voice is back to normal I'll take care of it.  If you notice some
other random place I forget to change, just let me know.  I really
just decided this a few days ago, although I've been agonizing over it
for months.  Blog headers take time to change...gotta go take
another stunning photo...Oooohhhh, I'm going to go to Buffalo Park right
this very minute & get a photo of those lovely, but deadly
sunflowers....gotta go!

14 comments:

  1. Hmm, a free day - to do with what I want. I wonder how many days it
    would take to complete those tasks that I have on the list to get done -
    sometime. Oh who are we kidding, with a free day, I would lounge
    around reading magazines, drinking coffee, and eating bon bons.

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  2. Good for you!
    If such a luxury were available, I would love a whole day to scrapbook
    and work on other projects.
    I like your idea of cleaning one room well each week. And DO keep
    blogging. It is fun to read! You beat me to a "garden update" post.
    Those patty pan/scallop squashes were our best turn out too!

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  3. I'd like to say that if I had a whole day to all to myself I would do
    something terribly productive or inspiring...but sadly I am lazy. What I
    really would love is to have the whole day to lay in bed and read, and
    maybe sleep, and then eat something delicious...read and sleep some
    more. Sad I know.

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  4. On my free day all to myself, I would set out to put the studio in
    order. Shortly after starting that, I would find a project that I hadn't
    finished and start working on it. Once that was done, I would admire my
    collage journal and prep more pages for collaging (is that a word?).
    While the paint was drying, I would realize I was out of glue. Then I
    would have to make a trip to the scrapbook store - OH DARN!. While I was
    there, I would wander through the aisles of paper and cool tools
    looking for the new stuff. And, I would hang out with all my friends
    there and chat and look at their new creations and eat all of Kirsten's
    snacks. Yep, that's pretty much how the day would go.

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  5. I think if I had one free day, completely to myself, I would get up
    early, load the dogs in the Jeep, and head to Sedona for a great hike.
    On my way home, I would print pictures and stop by the scrapbook store
    and pick up some goodies. Then come home and set the house up a for a
    day of finally scrapbooking my wedding, something I have only wanted to
    start for a year. And of course munch on M&Ms during the whole
    thing!

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  6. I'd plan to do something just for me, but I'd probably end up cleaning
    out the closets or something awful. But, lets say that didn't happen,
    then I would probably drive to Sedona and read a book by the creek.

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  7. Oooh....an open day to do whatever I choose...that would truly be a
    luxury. Would sleep in a bit, go have breakfast somewhere, then maybe a
    drive to Sedona for a hike by the creek(short one, I'm not a big
    hiker)- camera along of course. After that some time by the pool would
    be good, followed by a couple hours at the spa - manicure, pedicure,
    facial, massage. That would have to be followed up by a nice glass of
    wine with dinner and then a movie. What a wonderful day - can see one
    of these in the works soon!
    Kirsten - enjoy your Mondays off!

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  8. Well, I would sleep in and then I would read ALL DAY LONG and I would
    eat food that is bad for me but fun to eat. I might take the dog on a
    walk if the spirit moves me.

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  9. Since days off are rare, I would pack it full of things I've been
    meaning to do but don't have time for. So, it would be errands, laundry,
    dishes, paying bills....I guess I'm glad I don't have too many free
    days as I don't like to do house chores. This way, I get my fiance to
    do the house chores instead of me :-).

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  10. okay - so spending my free day at AMM is off.... SO.... Scrapping all
    these photos i have. I would LOVE to finsh my album for my NOW 4yr old!
    :) How about laying out in my lounger on my porch and taking a nap!
    I am glad, no sad you are closing (who am I kidding) but I am glad you
    are closing for you, you need this too! enjoy!
    See ou on Tuesday!

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  11. In reality, as an acknowledged neat freak, I’d organize my sock
    drawer, clean under the fridge, deadhead the garden, and take an extra
    long walk around Kachina Village checkin’ out the neighbors’ yards.
    In fantasy, I’d do something totally meaningless and frivolous. For
    instance, as a fan of Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean,
    I’d sew myself a ‘Jacqueline’ Sparrow costume, and plan a fab
    Halloween costume party where I could trounce around in my skirts and
    boots, swill rum from a label-less bottle, makin’ toasts like, “Take
    all ye can, give nothin’ back,” and “Here’s luck,” and
    “Shiver me timbers.” Something like that, that would make my
    husband say, “Where’s my sensible practical Holly, and what have you
    done with my wife?”

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  12. Ahh to be alone. I would definately spend the day watching chick flicks
    and scrapbooking. Is there more to life than that?!

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  13. Interestingly, that has happened to me recently - well, half day,
    anyway. Many choices, but first I think, is to do some planning,
    organization and prioritizing. It seems like I run around like a
    chicken with my head cut off a lot because I have been too harried to
    make a list, make a plan, decide the best way to attack the issue...so
    when I have time, I am ineffective with it.
    Have fun!

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  14. I LOVE being HOME alone during the daylight hours. I'd love to say, I'd
    go do something adventurous, but the truth is I'd stay home and
    organize my scrap space (which is a big pile of clutter currently) with
    nothing but 70's tunes in the background. Sounds like heaven to me.
    Enjoy your Mondays, Kirsten!

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