The scenery was beautiful at the scrapbooking retreat. Nothing like the sound of the horses feet going down the road.
It was cloudy and raining off and on the whole time I was there. And to top that off......cooler temps. Love that part.
Now about the week-end........do you notice there are no other pictures. Wellllllll where do I start.
About one hour after we arrived and everyone (12 of us) were unpacked in the scrapping room, the owner came in and said, "I have found the light on in the bathroom twice now." Say, what? Are you kidding me. Then she said we would wait until everyone got there and she would show us the sleeping quarters. I think we were expecting them to be in the same building so you could come and go when you wanted to. No, we all paraded down the hill to the basement of her home. One window as the rest were blocked with wood. 20 beds......bunk beds. There were sheets but they had sat there for awhile and needed brushed off. We all put our sheets over these and set up our beds. One bathroom.....and that was a mess......a faucet that sprayed water all over you and hardly had enough water coming out to wet a rag. The whole place had carpet cemented down, ages old, very damp. Then the parade back up to where we were to scrap. She had a huge store attached to this room. Almost like a hoarders store. She then told us we were on our own for dinner. Also that she locked the place up and everyone had to be out at midnight. Usually you come and go at these things.
Usually here are places that you can go sit comfortably or walk to so that you aren't sitting in a hard chair for hours. There were nothing but hard chairs and the scary sleeping cave. I was so sore from sitting so long.
The girl sponsoring this event was loud and annoying. No freebies no demos no nothing. I had to buy a bottle of water from the owner. She did provide breakfast and lunch. All store bought right out of the package stuff. My friend, her friend and I left at 4 p.m. on Saturday. No way was I sleeping in that cave another night. I was so glad to get back home. So sad that something I had looked forward to was a bust. I did manage to do some scrapbooking. I couldn't hear to talk to anyone. Everyone being so loud and shouting and going out for smokes. I think the three of us early leavers all felt the same. The owner had set the tone early on about the lights being on and not trusting us alone in her store.
I called Mr Cozy early on and said I was coming home. He went and got steaks to cook for us for dinner. He also made arrangements to take Goose and Hope to the movies on Sunday. The movie was something I was avoiding but wanted to go with them. We saw the Wimpy Kid movie. The girls liked it. It was a perfect movie to take them to. Later Mr. Cozy and I had Mexican food and watched the closing events of the Olympics. So the week-end wasn't a bust. Glad I came home early though.
I hope the week-end went well for all of you.
Please pray for Laurie's husband (What I see in my dreams) LuLu (Nana takes a break) Claudia's husband (Mockingbird Hill Cottage) and for a little boy that lives close to me. He fell down his interior steps of his house on Thursday. His mom had to do CPR and he was rushed to the hospital. Just learned this morning he was life flighted to Children's and fighting for his life. I don't know what happened. His name is Landon and he is only five. Thanks friends.