What a glorious day yesterday!!
You know I was heading to Petrolia to meet and have lunch with Kim Reid from Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner and Phebe (owner of The Town Scrapper) friends......well I left home about 11:30 for a reservation at Actor's at 12:30. Never mind it only takes me 20 minutes to get there from my house! I was so excited and I thought I could get a few minutes of shopping in town. Petrolia is a wonderful little town full of glorious shops....so.....off I went!
Well, I drove into the parking lot, a huge parking lot that holds 100 cars I'm sure, and just sat there.
I sat and thought.
You know how, when you are so excited to do something, and then you do it, and it just doesn't turn out how you expected ?
Well, that is what I kept thinking. What if Kim is just a fake? What if they don't like me? What if we all just sit there in tense, pained silence?
I finally got out of my car (a little VW my hubby just bought me "great on gas!! you'll luv it!" - see later story!) and went in to Actor's. Ellen, the owner, greeted me and said that they weren't here yet, but that there was a fabulous little shop at the front - she got no further and off I went to do a little shopping - FANTASTIC shop!! Of course I bought a picture frame to put Jake's picture in....
When I was done I went back to the restaurant, and was seated and waited with a coffee (the best coffee!, by-the-by) and then in they came! There were six of us, Kim Reid, her mom - Nanadiana - on SCS, their friend Connie, Phebe, Ellen (owner of Actor's AND a stamper) and me!
Oh my gosh! What a fun time we had! First of all the food was fabulous (and I am not just saying that because Ellen may be reading this!!) The menu is too cool! I had a Danny deVito, there was a Sally Field and a Flip Wilson - everything is named after a famous person! There was even Betty Boop dessert - a luscious chocolate marshmallow fudge concoction that was brought out for Kim's birthday!!
I was totally in awe the whole lunch! Kim whipped out her copics and gave us an impromptu lesson in colouring and shading (I hope I can remember it!). She had brought some cards that she had made and an altered lunch box....and yes I bought one at The Town Scrapper and I am going to give it a go. I am NOT an alterer but Kim has inspired me so.....we'll see!
Then we all went back to Phebe's at The Town Scrapper and of course, I had to get a couple of more Magnolia stamps.....I LOVE them!! and some paper and the lunch pail!
All in all, it was a fantastic day! and I am so duh to fret! We have all decided that, time permitting, we would love to do it again sometime, and make sure it is at Actor's because it is too fabulous!!
I am going to post a card later......it is Jake's bathtime right now!!